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quick question about shutting down please

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mtalea, Dec 16, 2005.

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  1. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

    Dec 14, 2005
    Bristol, Connecticut
    If one choses to shut down a pellet stove for the night. what is the proper procedure....So there isnt any smoke etc;


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  2. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 6, 2006
    Oakhurst, California, USA, Earth
    The pellet master will smoke on shut down if

    You do not have enough vertical draft

    Door gasket bad

    Ash pan gasket bad
  3. zogboy

    zogboy New Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    The titan will do the same, ie, the room blower runs until the stove is cool as long as you turn off the combustion switch.

    I have unplugged the stove and it burns down to the top of the auger,
    but I recall you saying your stove smokes pretty bad, That might indicate you have a back draft into your hopper. If that is the case you could set the hopper on fire. That is why it is important to keep your gaskets on all the doors in good working order.

    If I recall correctly it can take a few hours for the stove to go completly cold.
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