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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

    zhukpavlo New Member

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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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  2. bbeals

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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.
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yep, just like your car exhaust does on a cold day when you shut the motor down!
  4. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    yup...nothing going on that isn't normal. You'll get use to it.
  5. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    It means you have 15 seconds to defuse it. Don't cut the red wire.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out the MFG tag to make sure it wasn't manufactured in Fallujah. If not.....your good to go.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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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.
  8. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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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.
  10. Hanko

    Hanko Minister of Fire

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    Must be A Harley Stove, Bad lifters
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    jjhof0306 New Member

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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.
  12. mskif

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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.
  13. the_dude

    the_dude Feeling the Heat

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    That's good, Hanko. Got a good chuckle out of me.
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    LOL

    I think you're sitting on a time bomb! %-P
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    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    BWAHAHAHA! Is there an oil stain under it??? :cheese:
  16. the_dude

    the_dude Feeling the Heat

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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
  18. Adios Pantalones

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    Was talking to Australian/Kiwi EOD guys a couple weeks ago and one said the manual says "If in doubt, cut the red wire... (next page) under no circumstances"

    Kills me
  19. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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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.
  20. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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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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    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Its all the bugs in the logs "shaking it" on the hot wood dance floor! :red:
  23. Prada

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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
  24. RedRanger

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    Think of it like a watch.

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