Ticking noise when stove is warming up - normal?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by zhukpavlo, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. zhukpavlo

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    Hello,

    I have a Regency I2400 insert - when the insert is heating up it makes this noise (like the metal is expanding) - Is that normal? Just want to double check.

    Thanks,
     
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    Perfectly normal. You will hear the "ticking noise" on warm up as well as rapid cool down. It is merely the cast iron and steel expanding and contracting.
     
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    yep, just like your car exhaust does on a cold day when you shut the motor down!
     
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    yup...nothing going on that isn't normal. You'll get use to it.
     
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    It means you have 15 seconds to defuse it. Don't cut the red wire.
     
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    Check out the MFG tag to make sure it wasn't manufactured in Fallujah. If not.....your good to go.
     
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    The ticking is my signal to go take a look and start moving the damper in a little. It starts it as regular as clockwork at 500 degrees stove top and stove body temp.
     
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    Sometimes my shop stove gets to ticking a bunch when it's heating up fast. I figure that it's more the stovepipe than the stove itself. No big deal, it'll figure itself out...but if it bugs me, I just take a rubber mallet and give the stovetop a quick smack near the flue collar and that seems to just help the system get over the fact that I'm, once again, putting it through a significant thermal transient. Rick
     
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    I'll start up my Lopi insert in a cold house, and let it burn for about 20-30 minutes before I hear the clicking....... and THAT'S when I know the blower is going to come on and warm the house. The clicking always starts at around 400 degrees and the blower comes on around 450-500.
     
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    Must be A Harley Stove, Bad lifters
     
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    Happens every time with my Napoleon. I've actually gotten to the point when I can tell the difference between the stove pipe ticking, the stove ticking (not so much) and the thermometer, which ticks when the temperature goes up. That way I can watch TV and monitor the stove while the air is open.
     
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    I have a Regency I2400 and hear the same noises when the stove starts to heat up. This is normal. From the Regency manual:

    Some cracking and popping noises may be experienced during the heating up process. These noises will be minimal when your unit
    reaches temperature.
     
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    That's good, Hanko. Got a good chuckle out of me.
     
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    LOL

    I think you're sitting on a time bomb! %-P
     
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    BWAHAHAHA! Is there an oil stain under it??? :cheese:
     
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    I think the Harley stoves come standard with a piece of cardboard to put under it so it doesn't stain the floor :)
     
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    Tick tick tick tick....
    Not a normal start up without the noise.
    What gets me is the cathedral ceiling carsiding snaping and cracking
     
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    Kills me
     
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    If I get a really hot fire going, the stove with tick tick tick. Then, I can hear the liner making that same noise, and then a THUD.
     
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    That's another asphyxiated small mammal tumbling down the liner onto your baffle. Have a look at your chimney cap & screen. Rick
     
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    Its all the bugs in the logs "shaking it" on the hot wood dance floor! :red:
     
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    You guys are a trip. lol
    I love to hear that ticking while my stove warms up. It's a sound that I think about when I'm out and about and cold. lol
     
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    Think of it like a watch.

    If it ain`t ticking, it ain`t working ;-)
     
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