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New stove smell

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by ken3698, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. ken3698

    ken3698 Member

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    I just put in a brekwell P23 Insert. The manual states that we will get a smell for the first day or so, But I'm surprised on how strong the smell is. If I stick my head behind the machine, you can tell that's where all the smell is coming from. I went and applied UL certified tape on all the joints but no change in smell...

    Current smell is like oily rubber,

    Is this normal?

    Thanks

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  2. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    New stove smell is definitely normal.....I had to have a window open a crack or so for half a day or more but the smell didnt go away for 24 hours or so.
  3. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    Did you take the owners manual out of the Ash pedestal?
    Just kidding

    You want to burn it off on a low to mediam heat
    the smell will be around for a day or soo but if it keep up
    something might be wrong

    One time I had a customer complain about smoke for 4 days
    I when out and found a 6and1 screw driver melted between the Decorative top plate of the stove and the top of the firebox
    Looked like Peanut Brittle on a stick
  4. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    lol Yikes Rod....funny but not funny. yikes.
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