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Just heard noise

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mfglickman, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Like few pebbles falling down flue. It is ss, capped and was cleaned oct 1. We've been jurnin 1 year seasoned wood and not building up creosote in the stove.

    That noise isn't good though is it?

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  2. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Odds are, it's nothing to worry about. Which stove was this?
  3. corey21

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    Don't sound like a major problem to me.
  4. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    The Fireview 201. Stovetop and flue are both about 450 right now which is a little hiker than normal flue with cat engaged. Stovetop temp is on it's way up about 45 minutes in.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I may be wrong but 450 is about 850 flue gas temp my probe says 1000 is to hot.
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    If it were me I would check it out when it cools, its probably nothing but you'll sleep better when you confirm its nothing.
  7. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, the 450 for the pipe is a little hot. Is that surface temps? The surface pipe temps really shouldn't be that, especially with the cat engaged.
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    O the cat is lit off i missed that.

    From all the research i have done on cat stoves that don't sound right.
  9. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Yeah it's weird. I opened the air all te way. DH threw in a big (4 inch by 12 inch) piece of Northern white cedar to see what it would do. I don't think we will do that again!

    Stovetop 600 pipe 400. Surface pipe. Opened door for a minute and opened cat pass for about 5. No change, closed door and cat, left air open.
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    More than likely just some soot or perhaps some light creosote in the chimney falling down. Note to self. Check the chimney soon even if just for peace of mind.
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    I had the same thing happen last week,see thread what happened here,I believe I had a small chimney fire and the burning creosote was falling down the pipe.My chimney was cleaned in Oct,but I guess it could happen,also had hot embers hitting underside of cap,and then a fireball,after that everything was okay.I'm going to check it out further tomorrow.
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    I also thought it was soot falling down the pipe but i did not want mention it at first.
  13. MnDave

    MnDave Guest

    I used a creosote remover (powder) on my Class A every week or so. That was with my old stove (non-EPA). I found that after I burned a cord and a half I would have about 5 inches of fallen creosote flakes at the clean-out cap. It even started to block the flue and cause the draft to get marginal. I have heard creosote flakes falling down the chimney when I have a good strong fire a few days after I use the crosote remover. It is normal and good as far as I am concerned.

    I now have an EPA stove and it is burning much cleaner but I still plan on using the creosote remover until I know how much is being deposited. Given what I am seeing for smoke (next to nothing), I should be able to cut back on the creosote remover to once every 3 to four weeks.

    MnDave

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