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Loud bang from the 30 just now.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrowningBAR, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Really loud. Sounded like someone dropped the ash bucked from ten feet up.

    I'm well into a burn cycle. Stove top is at 450. No splits left to roll around. Nothing appears to be warped. I have no idea what the noise was, but it was loud.

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  2. colin.p

    colin.p Burning Hunk

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    I've had quire a few of that this winter. Scares the bejeepers out of me, but nothing damaged. Must be the wood I have.
  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I was down to coals. It was not possible for it to be the wood.
  4. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Something in your chimney that fell?
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Time to check welds.
  6. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    It did not sound like it came from the chimney. Definitely sounded like the stove.

    Any specific welds that I should be sure to check?
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    About the only ones you can check are the ones between the top plate and the stove body and the ones on the back. Every year I say it and nobody believes it but when a steel stove makes a loud bang I level the thing and it stops.
  8. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    What do you mean by "level the thing?"
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Those are fine. No cracks that I see at this point.
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Lay a level on the stove and use those leveling bolts in each leg to make sure the stove is sitting level side to side and front to back.
  11. charly

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    I remember a post on here a while back where someone said that it sounded like a 22 cal. went off when their steel stove cracked... Maybe check behind the firebrick or any heat shields...Sounds like something came apart being as loud as you described it... The Quad 5700's were cracking behind the side heat shields at one time...
  12. lopiliberty

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    Happened to me with my liberty a few times last year. I was in the living room when it happened and I must have jumped 10 feet. I thought someone shot through the living room. Checked the entire stove good and found nothing. To this day I don't know what it was and it hasn't done it since
  13. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I thought you meant that. Just wasn't sure.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Three things:
    1. I'm at the end of a burn so I took a closer look at the inside of the firebox. No visible cracks. Nothing that I could see was warped.
    2. Checked all the exterior welds. No visible cracks.
    3. I burnt my nose while trying to take a look behind the rear heat shield.
    Swedishchef, Redlegs and lopiliberty like this.
  15. PLAYS WITH FIRE

    PLAYS WITH FIRE Minister of Fire

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    Can you see anything if you take out the ash pan?
  16. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Don't know. Let me check. I haven't touched the ash pan since I installed the stove.
  17. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Nope. Nothing in or around the ash pan that would draw concern.
  18. begreen

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    How does the level check out?
  19. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I'll have to wait until the morning reload on that. The level I have has a plastic frame and the stove is already at 500.
  20. Diabel

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    If you see no difference in the way it runs/burns I would not worry about it....
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    Only time I ever had that happen was a couple years back when some of my old runnin buds stopped in and 1 of them kicked a half full Bic lighter under the stove. It took about 3 hours after the party was over but that thing went off like a stick of dynomite. Scared the livin bejesuse outta me when it exploded.
  22. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I'm not really worried. More curious than anything.

    It would be kind of funny if, out of all the stoves I've bought used, that the new stove would be the one that ended up with a problem.
  23. Diabel

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    I am sure the stove will be fine...if anything, a busted weld, you are used to hauling these things back and forth, get it weld it and back to work!
  24. DexterDay

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    My 30 "Tinks" a lot getting up to Temp (heating up really fast), but never at the end of a cycle?

    Then again. Its in the basement. :( So I don't hear a lot.
  25. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    This wasn't a tink. It was a loud bang. Very loud. I expected the glass to be cracked or the pipe to be split or something obviously bad.

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