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  1. Bella77

    Bella77 New Member

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    Is it common place to have a haze in the home during stove use. I just installed a morso wood stove to the install specs and we have had it inspected. the stove burns well and the heat is nice, but there is a haze in the home and my wife is pregnant and this is concerning to me.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    It is common if the stove is new. The paint will off gas as it cures. It's probably not the best for a pregnant woman, maybe she could go for a drive while you air out the house.
  3. Bella77

    Bella77 New Member

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    Thank you all for your reply's. all good now the stove is working awesome and no off gassing.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Should this happen again (it might when you reach higher temperatures with the stove), light a few candles in the stove room or anywhere there is haze.
  5. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    I'm surprised there was a visible haze, but just for the future or for the sake of others, it's best to do the break in with a good fan venting the house with open windows or door. The paint fumes are not toxic, but they sure are unpleasant.

    When I did mine, my smoke detector went off even as I was venting the house.

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