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Quadra Fire 1200 ash into room

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by aufdenkamp, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. aufdenkamp

    aufdenkamp New Member

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    My Quadra Fire 1200 pellet stove has been putting some pellet-fragrance into the room at startup for quite some time, and has just recently started shooting occasional fly ash (fireflies?) into the room from the convection blower. Stove is about 10yrs+ old, vent cleaned last month, cleaning rods move freely, stove is burning well. Where can this ash be coming from?

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  2. hooter04

    hooter04 Member

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    How good is the convection blower gasket?
  3. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    My quad's don't have a convection blower gasket. Are you thinking combustion blower?
    If you have a leak in the exhaust system near the combustion blower, your convection blower could easily be picking up the fly ash and blowing it out into the room. Time to do some investigating with a flashlight and a smoke source!
  4. DBCOOPER

    DBCOOPER Feeling the Heat

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    If you convection blower is shooting "fireflies" into the room you should stop using it. I would do all trouble shooting outside.
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  5. aufdenkamp

    aufdenkamp New Member

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    Investigation revealed the cleanout plate on the right side of the back chamber had been left a little loose. Cleaned/reseated, startup looks better. If I make it through all the games tomorrow with no fireflies outside the glass, I'm golden. Thanks!

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