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Help! First fire not going well

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by claybe, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. claybe

    claybe Feeling the Heat

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    I just got the blaze king installed and lit it up per the instructions. I got 4 splits in it and it got to active so I closed the bypass and left it on high per instructions. Then the thing starts smoking bad. I turned it down to medium and the catalytic gauge keeps getting higher. So I turn it to low and it keeps getting higher and smoking more. So it is at low with the bypass closed and the catalytic gauge is all the way out of the active zone on the high side and the house is still smokey. The installers used a some kind of goo to seal the stainless junction to the stove. Could that be where the smoke is coming from??? Help!!!

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  2. claybe

    claybe Feeling the Heat

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    Okay the catalytic thermometer is back in the active zone. The fire is "out" but I still have this sink and smoke issue.
  3. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    It could be the goo and the paint itself curing. You can get a little smoke from that. The cat going higher as you turn it down is nothing to worry about. Does it smell like wood smoke or a chemical type odor?
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  4. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    The more smoke the wood gives off the more smoke your catalytic converters is eating so it should go higher, turn it down quicker so it doesnt get away from you at the beginning.
    The other smoke may be the oils and paint burning off lie Waulie says.

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