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  1. SMOKIE88

    SMOKIE88 New Member

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    Jenson wood stove,new six inch ss liner . First week of burn still have cresote!!! Dry wood six years old. Have blower on stove to burn hotter but does not seem to do job. Have magnet on pipe to tell temp.Any ideas??

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  2. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    you may wish to repost in the hearth room for a better response.

    could someone move this to appropriate room for discussion? good luck Smokie88, someone will be able to help.
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the Hearth Room. :)
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    More info needed. Is this Jenson and older stove or is it an EPA cert stove? You say you have a thermo - at what temps are you running and where? "dry wood 6 yrs old" could have a different meaning to you, than it does to me. Are we talking cut, split, stacked for six years, or the tree has been down 6 years and you went an chopped it up last weekend?
    "Blower on stove to burn hotter" - hmmm is this a combustion air blower or a blower to help move the heat from the stove?

    And welcome to the forum.
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  5. laynes69

    laynes69 Minister of Fire

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    Is this possibly a Jensen wood furnace? I would be surprised if there's a wood stove with a combustion blower. Is the unit tied into the ductwork or have an air jacket around the firebox?
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    That is what I was thinking????
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum Smokie88.

    This certainly sounds like a wood problem. If you can explain that six years it could help us out. Also realize that drying time for wood starts only after the wood has been split and stacked. If the wood is not split, it dries extremely slow except for the ends. Folks see the checking or cracking on the ends and assume the wood is dry but that only tells the story for the end of the log. The center is an entirely different matter and this is why we split wood.

    We also want the wood stacked off the ground and stacked so wind can hit the side of the piles. It is air circulation that you want, yet we still see folks cut the wood and stack it right away in a shed or basement. It should be moved there only after it has dried. In addition if one covers the wood, only the very top of the wood pile should be covered. Never cover the sides. Strange that some folks cover the entire stack, top, ends and sides with plastic. All this does is hold the moisture in and perhaps even make it worse. You want that moisture to evaporate. Let Mother Nature do the task for you.

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