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Pellet Mishap (links work now)

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Shane, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    This person had some pellets fall in front of the convection tubes and apparantly one of them was expelled burning their carpet. It filled their entire house with smoke. The children were the only ones home (old enough to be alone) and with their quick thinking they immediately exited the home and called the fire department who arrived within minutes and stopped the fire before it spread. Scary stuff. Little details.

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  2. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    your links to the images dont work here ither
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Hopefully it works now.
  4. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    Still not working for me. I notice the word "session" in the url. Is this some service that you have to log on to to see the photos? If so, you will probably have to download them and attach to a post.

    Corey
  5. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    fixed the links.
  6. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    Links are coming through now. Wow - from all that ash up there, I would say they had "chronic problems" with pellets getting in by the tubes. Looks like there must have been handfulls of them considering what was still on the stove and what looks like blew out on the floor!

    Corey
  7. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Something doesn't seem right there. Only thing that gets up there on
    our stove is ash.
  8. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    It seems weird the pellets were down in there. Maybe the kids filled it and spilled some or something I didn't ask about that the insurance co. wanted me to look at it and see if it was due to faulty installation. While the stove was improperly installed, the problems with the installation wouldn't have caused the fire. The only reasonable explanation is that one of those pellets ignited and a large enough spark was blown out into the room.
  9. DavidV

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    That's something. anyone else see the pictures and think they were keeping their pellets awfully close to the stove?
  10. babalu87

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    Yes thats pretty close
    Imagine if the fire started on that side
  11. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Yes. Even though that wasn't the cause of the fire, it's still not a smart move.
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