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  1. no1psycho

    no1psycho New Member

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    I just installed my P68 on Saturday and have been burning it off and on ever since. The stove is great and puts out an enormous amount of heat. The only concern that I have is that there seems to be a lot of fly ash embers flying around all over the place. Is this a normal condition? I've tried messing with feed rates thinking it was pushing new pellets in before they were needed but that didn't seem to help. If it's normal, that's fine, it doesn't bother me or anything I was just worried that I'm possibly blowing partially burned pellets around and I don't won't to waste any.

    Thanks.

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  2. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    by fly ash, do you mean sparks flying around in the burn chamber?
    If so I get some on my p38. Sometimes more than others depending on the pellets I use and how high I have the feedrate set.
  3. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Fly ash embers around all over the place?
    Does this mean in the kitchen, bedrooms, on the couch, front porch?

    Fly ash and embers are two different things.

    If you burn pellets you will get ash. Some pellets a little more than others but you will get some ash.

    Eric
  4. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    So what you're saying is that its okay to have some ash from time to time, and if you get too much ash you might have to start going to meetings?
    Sorry, its a little silly here this AM I couldnt resist.
    Eric
  5. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Everyone likes a little ash but no one likes a smart ash.

    Eric
  6. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    D'oh
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    :lol:


    On a serious note, the little flying "sparks" are a normal part of pellet stove operation, from what I can figure out.

    And ash...well, DUH, you ARE burning wood, so there is always going to be some ash left over.
  8. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    As long as its all remaining contained in the stove.
  9. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    good one! :lol:
  10. no1psycho

    no1psycho New Member

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    Yeah, I know I'm going to have ash. And, yes it is staying in the stove. I am from Maine but give me a little credit. I'm talking about the little "sparks" that are flying all over the place. Give me a break, I am new to the pellet scene...
  11. wizardsway1

    wizardsway1 New Member

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    I am looking at a US Stove 6039 for my basement ,any comments.
  12. BubbRubb

    BubbRubb New Member

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    It would be helpful to start a new thread in order to have a better chance of your question being answered.
  13. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    If I didn't get sparks I would sell it , very entertaining.
  14. pelletfan

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    Nice stove and picture.
    I like the sparks, at least the fire is alive.
  15. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    Thats pretty. Do you get a good view from the sides of the bay window on that from the fire?
  16. DiggerJim

    DiggerJim Feeling the Heat

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    If they're inside, they're from fines no doubt and are burning so therefore producing a little bit of heat. Nothing to worry about.
  17. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Yes, all sides. The Penningtons fog up the the right panel more than Energex, only have full hopper and one bag left. It is actually a grey haze you can still see through. The front panel stays the cleanest, very little haze.
  18. roadrat

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    Those sparks are the ash being blown out of the burn pot, This is a good thing if the ash did not blow out of the burn pot it would smother your fire out, It sounds like your stove is running great.

    enjoy the heat!


    bill
  19. Smudge88

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    Most Stove don't have air washes on the Bay glass...Cool phot tho!...Happy BURNIN!
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