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My Stove Still Smells!!!!!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Drew1024, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. Drew1024

    Drew1024 New Member

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    I have been running my Mt vernon ae for about 10 hrs now and i am still getting a burning paint type smell in the back where my duravent pipe meets the top vent adapter. I have a vertical install with black pipe on the inside and up through the roof. There is no leakage anywhere since every crack has been sealed at least twice. No smoke smell, just burning paint smell! HELP! My wife is REALLY getting a headache now from this!! And we all know we can't have that!

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  2. SNAPMAN61

    SNAPMAN61 Member

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    Open all of your windows, set the stove on high and let it burn off. These stoves don't get as hot as wood stoves so it takes a while
  3. stoveguy13

    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    put the stove on manual High and put the blower setting on quite it will allow the stove to get hotter then any other setting and keep it on for a good 6-8 hrs and it should clear it up
  4. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Send the wife to her mothers house for a while (week or better yet a month) . Tell her you will call her when the smell goes away.
  5. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    Now thats funny right there.....
  6. natnyer

    natnyer Member

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    All the answers sound good to me . Especially the one Gio gave.
  7. ktfinch2000

    ktfinch2000 New Member

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    it took about 20 hours to rid my house of the smell
  8. Drew1024

    Drew1024 New Member

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    Still smell it- at least 25 hrs on it now. Coming right from the top vent adapter- makes my nose run! No wood smell, just chemically paint type smell. Give it more time or call my dealer? Could it be anything else besides the normal curing process? If there was some sort of leak I would smell wood burning, correct?
  9. STOVEGUY11

    STOVEGUY11 Feeling the Heat

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    I would give it more time. If you feel its a leak, run it tonight with the lights off. Grab a flashlight and look around to see if you see any smoke coming in anwhere from the pipes. Or take a match or lighter to each of the joints and see if it sucks the flame in. Happy burning!
  10. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    i install some new black pipe it smoke hard for a hour sure look like a leak.The voulme of smoke COMING OF THE PIPE was unbelevable
  11. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    The whole stove is in a vacuum state until it exits at the combustion fan, vacuum won't let smoke smell out.
  12. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Just running the stove wasn't enough for our st croix.
    I had to run it on one of the higher settings for about
    4 hours. Gotta get it good and hot.
    I'm guessing that it is not cold enough out
    to run your stove on a hi setting which is why it's taking
    a long time for the paint to cure.

    Not sure why you created a second thread about this but
    you may want to ask a mod to merge them. Too confusing
    to respond with two threads from the same person about
    the same problem ya know?
    Hope it works itself out.
  13. cogger

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    Yep, you are suppose to "cure" your new stove before getting too cold out so you can open your windows while curing
  14. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, run it on full blast for a long time.....
    Also, listen to the advice about checking for leaks...use a match or butane lighter - hold it near the joints on the rear- make sure it does not sense air coming out!
  15. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It probably needs to get hotter, but just curious, what was used to seal the pipe?
  16. Alan

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    These things tend to smoke the most at startup, just as the pellets are igniting & before they get hot. I suggest waiting until it's dark like suggested above, and use a desk florecent light postioned from the side of the stove & look for smoke leaks at the exhaust area of the stove, & the pipe fittings near the exhaust. Partcularly elbows & tees. Particularly if it's Duravent.
  17. djarseneault

    djarseneault Member

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    Actually a pellet stoves exhaust is under a positive pressure, that is why you have to seal all the pipe joints. So, useing a lighter to see if the flame "sucks in" doesn't work.
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