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help please! kids/crayons

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by pelletstovenewbie, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. pelletstovenewbie

    pelletstovenewbie New Member

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    Hello. Our kids put crayons(we think) down the heat exchanger vents, resulting in a awful smell. We took the back off under the stove but couldn't find anything. Do we have to take off the parts with the red glue? Has this happened to anyone else?Any advice?

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  2. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    Ain't kids great. :)

    I'm not familiar with your particular stove. But once you do get to where the heat exchanger is open. A buddy of mine successfully used diesel fuel as as good solvent for crayon.

    He had a child draw on his 50" projection screen TV

    Another plan is to send the rest of the family out for the day.....crank up the stove and open the windows. Let it "burn" itself clean.


    Note: If you do use diesel to clean, let it evaporate before using your stove.

    ---Nailer---
  3. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Member

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    Fuel not a good idea! Open windows and turn it up and burn it off.What unit do you have? most of the tubes can be taken out without much trouble but some are not so easy.
  4. Kenny1

    Kenny1 Feeling the Heat

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    You may want to post the make and model of your stove. Someone may have advice on how to access it.

    BTW, is there anything in your manual that can help?

    Cheers


    Kenny
  5. pelletstovenewbie

    pelletstovenewbie New Member

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    Thank you all. I think we might try the burn it off thing. Our stove is a quadra fire castile, I couldn't find anything in the manual to take it apart.
  6. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    Burn it off with heat, it may take a while but..........
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    ...............like I said it could take a while...

    Oh that red glue is probably high temp RTV
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