This is from a wood stove so be glad you have a pellet burner

kinsmanstoves Posted By kinsmanstoves, Mar 10, 2013 at 7:09 PM

  1. kinsmanstoves

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    I will not mention names on the owner of this wood stove but it was cleaned today after 1 1/2 yrs from being installed. This is not all off the creosote cause the pipe was still full of about 4" of more nastiness.

    Please remember to flush your pipes every season.

    Eric
     

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    Do you recommend Trill or Draino in the flush water?
     
  3. mralias

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    My diagnoses would be restricted airflow. A nice controlled chimney fire would take care of that.==c
     
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    What airflow?
     
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    [quote="mralias, post: 1403500, member: 4948" A nice controlled chimney fire would take care of that.==c[/quote]
    .???
     
  6. mralias

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    The airflow when the door is open to put more wood in. Bet the house gets a little smokey...no pun intended.
     
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    The problem is the operator:cool:
     
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    .???[/quote]

    They used to do that in the country back in the day, not so sure about the controlled part but they would intentionally light off the 'sote in the chimney before it built up.
     
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    They used to do that in the country back in the day, not so sure about the controlled part but they would intentionally light off the 'sote in the chimney before it built up.[/quote]

    I know, I have responded to a few in my day pulling the damn a chimney nozzle up and down the chimney. We had one guy the did it once a year without fail and it was never controlled. Sounded like a damn freight train coming through the house.
     
  10. save$

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    Once had a fire from a dirty oil fired hot water vent pipe. Some spiral thing in the hot water heater fell loose and interfered with the venting. Light black flakes piled up in the horizontal part of the vent pipe leading to the chimney (I had cleaned it out about 6 months earlier). The black stuff caught fire and the pipe turned red. I thought I was going to have a house fire. I called the fire dept. they stood by and let it burn out. I had the heater fixed the next day! Too scary for me. I only want fires where they are intended to be.
     
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    Thanks for no names Eric. I promise I will get that stuff cleaned out tomorrow.
     
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    Hello

    This is from a pellet burner! Much harder to clean than that wood stove! It took 3/4 of a can of Acetone!
     

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    Oooh pretty. Even if I had a wood burner it def wouldn't look like that.
     
  14. DexterDay

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    So?? What kind of wood stove was it?

    You know it was the stoves fault. So I don't want that model? I want me a different one that don't make no creosote (double negative for ya) ;)

    Can't be the wood, can't be the operator, so it Must be the Stove!!
     
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    Good thing it wasnt a pellet stove looking like that. If so, it would be the dealers fault ! :p
     
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  16. kinsmanstoves

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    It is a QuadraFire Isle Royal and the owner is me.

    Eric
     
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    So it was the dealers fault. QED
     
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    That's got to be from a lot of hard burning of either pretty wet wood or burning a sappy wood like pine. That's really really asking for it.
     
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    Curious what kind of wood you have been burning to get that kind of buildup.
     
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    You need to spend more time in the hearth room. >>
     
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    Can't be ! A Quad would never allow that to happen. They burn way too hot. Nothing burns like a Qaud! Must have been one of the Harmons.::-)
     
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    You could start a thread in the hearth room and just put a link to this thread in it along with an enticing thread title. That might really start something.
     
  23. Lousyweather

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    Obviously a dealer issue.....I feel quite certain the original dealer never told the end user to clean the pipes, and therefore a substandard dealer issue.........bad dealer!
     
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    That is like when you see a painter's house, usually the wrost looking one on the street!
     
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