Hi all! We found this forum really helpful when we were researching and shopping for our new wood pellet stove. We ended up with a Harman P61. I tried a search for our topic but didn't find anything that seemed similar to our situation. We had it professionally installed and did our first start up last night and then restarted it again this morning. Is there normally a new burn-off period and smell? When we started it last night it filled the house with a creosote-like smell that lingered throughout the night. We restarted it again this morning and got pretty much the same thing. Is this normal or will it go away after it burns for a while? I hope so, it isn't a smell we really want to live with. We have 5.5 ft. of inside rise on our pipe and a horizontal cap outside. We followed the Harman start-up directions and can't find any leaks. Is this just normal start-up odor and if so, how long do we have to use it before the smell goes away? Appreciate any insights & info.!! Thanks.