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soot on window fo pellet stove

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by gsxr-rider137, Oct 28, 2008.

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  1. gsxr-rider137

    gsxr-rider137 New Member

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    i recently bought and installed a breckwell P2001 fireplace insert pellet stove. the issue i have is soot on the window. the manual says common issues are damper not being open enough,,and pellet auger speed too slow.. i opened the damper 1/2 more and increased the flow of pellets. still i have soot that forms and the top of the windows and seems to flow downward..almost looking like stalagites that form in caves..dripping from the ceiling.. what else can i do to stop the soot from forming on the window??

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  2. krooser

    krooser Minister of Fire

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    You'll always have soot when running on the lower settings. Turn it up and it burns cleaner without soot.

    I clean mine everyday...
  3. kast

    kast New Member

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    I’m sure it’s not recommended, but I just open it up when it is running and wipe it a few times (two seconds worth) dry towel of course :) that keeps it looking nice while it is running. Then I’ll just give it a good cleaning when I shut her down.
  4. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    Grey soot on the Glass is normal
    if you have Black soot or a sticky build up then you have a Problem, Air adjustment or with air leak from the door or ash pan.
  5. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    ^^^^^^ I do this too.


    I think most stove glass soots up quicker when the stove
    runs on low settings.
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    abbdog New Member

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    I have the p2000fs and i get the same upside down Stalagtite look on the glass running on the #2 setting.Removed my log kit and tried different damper settings with no luck.I'll have to keep the rags handy.
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