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Cresote Build Up 2 days after cleaning of chimney and pipes

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by James Klinestiver, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. James Klinestiver

    James Klinestiver New Member

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    i have been running a woodstove for 2 years now and never before have i had the problem i am having this year. The cresote is building up too the point of it being flaky on my pipes. One of my family members out of good hearted intentions put together a pipe leading into the chimney a damper and told me too keep the fire burning but only too make sure that there is a blue flame no hotter. This kind of fast and flaky build up only happened after i installed the pipe w/ the damper and started to burn the wood as i was instructed. Also on my door too the part where you dump ashes out at i am getting this smooth build up on the door. Also i was instructed too only leave the ash door barely open. Here is the page too the closest model that i could find http://www.tractorsupply.com/wood-h...eZip=26726&ddkey=http:LocationBasedPricingCmd. Please someone help me.

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  2. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Are you running a wood furnace? The link points to a wood furnace, not a wood stove.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Ignore your family member and do what you know to be right. The ash door should be completely closed and sealed when not in use for starters. EPA stoves should be run WITHOUT a key damper unless extending circumstances warrant one (such as a very tall pipe).
  4. James Klinestiver

    James Klinestiver New Member

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    I am running a wood furnace,plus too add all to all i have to go buy a new elbow,the one leading to the stove fell apart.
  5. James Klinestiver

    James Klinestiver New Member

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    how tall a pipe?
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    A wood furnace can be a little bit different animal. Still - keep that ash pan door closed. I assume that the furnace has a primary air intake. On a furnace it is a little more common to have a key damper partly because of basement installs having a taller flue.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Depending on the install, anything after 20ft could have a need.
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    James Klinestiver New Member

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    what is a primary air intake? should i keep the damper on the pipe leading out too the flu or not?
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    We would need more info to suggest anything different. How tall is the overall stack? What types of temps is the furnace running, etc.
    You should have an adjustable primary air intake. It is how you adjust the level of oxygen feeding the flame and therefore the adjustment that establishes the burn rate (temps). A key damper can also be used to aid temp control.

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