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    Breckwell P2000i sealant on exhaust

    I am doing a rebuild after nearly 25 years of mostly trouble free use. My question is during installation and re installation, the installer used some kind of sealant somewhere on the chimney exhaust. And during a reinstall later, they beefed about it also, and beefed during a sealant redo...
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    Ventis HE1240 Not Drafting Properly

    I have a Ventis HE1240 insert. I had it installed about 3 months ago, it's been working great. Except the last week we've been getting pretty steady rain and now when I start a fire when the door is first cracked, I get a ton of smoke pouring into the house. This wasn't happening previously...
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    Pellet Stove Venting Question

    Hello! I'm looking to replace this wood stove of mine with a nice pellet stove. I'm trying to stay under the 2.5k budget and find something with a decent hopper size and ash tray. Nice big glass front is a plus. If you have any recommendations, I'd be so grateful! My house is about 1,500 square...
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    American harvest 6039

    I just bought a used American harvest 6039 pellet stove from an online market. I took it home cleaned and installed it and it ran great but I had an issue with the stir pot catching. So I fixed that issue and when I was sure it was clean and running great I went and got some wood pellets. I put...
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    Lazy Flames and Clinker problems

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my issues. I purchased a used Avalon Arbor stove from a local reputable pellet stove dealer in august 2019 and had it professionally installed a month later by the same dealer. I started using the stove around early October and it worked well...
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    Can I run chimney pipe along the floor?

    Hi all, I'm looking at getting one of these perhaps (the Z6): https://www.centrometal.hr/en/portfolio/centropelet-z6-z12-zr12_en/ I am trying to figure out if it would be a good idea to run the chimney pipe out the back; down to the floor; under the sink and then up about a half a meter to...
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    Pellet Stove Exhaust T Cap Vs Stove w/ Vertical Vent out Top of Stove

    Hello All, I am brand new to pellet stoves. Thanks to this forum. a fair amount of research and being handy I am looking to get a used pellet stove insert. In the running is the Whitney models, seem to be a lot of them out there, and the Brecknell. It will be professionally installed in a...
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    Slow starting exhaust blower - Avalon Astoria Bay PI

    Hi everyone, what do you think of this? About halfway through the heating season this year, once every few weeks my stove would fail to start. It would drop pellets normally, but after a couple of minutes the "maintenance" light would begin blinking and the auger would stop. I'd turn it off...
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    Fireplace chimney smoke issues

    Hi all and Happy New Year. I'm new to the site and new to fireplaces in a home in general so please bare with me. My wife and I recently purchased a house. Built in the 80's and has two wonderful fireplaces, one on the main floor and one in the basement. The fireplaces were a factor in why we...
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    When plugged in, exhaust blower not turning on (Quadra-Fire Santa Fe)

    Hello! We purchased a home this past August that had a Quadra-Fire Santa Fe pellet stove installed. They left us the manual and cleaning tools, which we have done bi-weekly and as needed. Being in Minnesota, we started using it pretty regularly this past November and never had any issues. Last...
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    Need to Replace my Floor

    I'm looking into replacing my laminate floor with carpet. I have the enviro mini and it comes with a hearth pad so I am not worried about that part. However I'm not sure if the height of the new carpet will be higher than the current laminate once compressed with the weight of the stove. I'm...
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    Harman Accentra: no pressure difference due to failed combustion motor?

    Hi. My Harman Accentra insert worked last year. When I tried to turn it on for the first time this year, neither the feed motor nor the ingitor came on. I pulled out the pressure switch and when i create a small negative pressure at the input I can hear the contacts close and then open again...