smell

  1. K

    weird burning plastic smell

    Hello! I'm having a little problem with my stove. Maybe you guys can help me. It sometimes has burning plastic smoke smell and I can't figure out from where it's coming from. There is no visible smoke coming from it. I'm burning softwoods and some hard woods I connected it myself, so could it be...
  2. L

    Coal boiler smell

    I have a K2 keystoker coal boiler that I've had for a few years. This season when I just began using it, it's been blowing a coal smell from the venter. The venter has a small motor that runs a fan on the outside of the vent and a larger fan inside the exhaust vent. There are air slots behind...
  3. C

    smoke and smell from Jotul Kennebec c450

    Hey folks. We moved into a house with a Jotul Kennebec c450 insert. It looks great and I feel like we should love it but I just haven't been able to figure out how to use it without smoking out the house and my wife is ready to rip it out and replace it with gas logs. My 2 year old woke up with...
  4. G

    Traditional Fireplace Issues

    I have been combating a problem in my condo for about 1.5 years now. The companies hired to inspect/clean the chimneys tell me there's nothing wrong there & I have tried a variety of DIY cleaning solutions of my actual fireplace to no avail. Basically I have a traditional fireplace in my condo...
  5. P

    Funny smell on first use of pellet stove

    As my username indicates, I just installed a pellet stove in my basement. I ran it for the first time last night. Everything seemed to be running and venting properly. There was no visible smoke in the house, and I have a carbon monoxide detector nearby inside the house that did not go off...
  6. T

    Pre-owned Jotul F400 putting off a non-wood burning smell during first burn

    Hello, I recently installed a pre-owned Jotul F400 in my living room. I burned the stove for the first time and it put off a burning paint smell for lack of a better term. The stove is used and had been burned many times before. However the chimney pipe, stove pipe adapter and heat shields are...
  7. Moorboy3

    Strange smell, not smoke, mystery

    Hi. I wonder if anyone can help me understand this. I searched forum but no luck so far. Jotul F3, double wall flue. Installed about 4 years ago. Our first wood burning stove...love it. But... Since we had it installed it's given off a distinct metallic/chemical smell when first lit especially...
  8. E

    Tips for First Inaugural burn in Insert

    Howdy Folks, I have my Century CW2900 being delivered today (finally!). The chimney guys are going to show up either today or tomorrow to hook it up to the existing SS liner in my chimney. In short, does anyone have any great tips for the first burn?? I have heard this is a gnarly...
  9. StinkyFlueStu

    Follow up on my stinky flu/fireplace

    Hi! Back in April, I started a thread about my stinky flue. I got some very helpful people responding, but it became clear that I had left some info out, plus pics were requested. I meant to just update that thread, but I got sidelined due to multiple family emergencies. So, here's a brand new...
  10. W

    Emulsion paint causing fumes?

    Hi, we had a stove fitted 6 months ago which has never stopped giving off a chemical type odour when up to a decent temperature. At first i put this down to the paint on the stove curing but surely that can't be the issue after so long. If anything the smell seems to come from the fire board...
  11. N

    St. Croix Prescott EXL - Is it working how it should?

    Hi all, I recently purchased a used St. Croix Prescott EXL on Craiglist. After getting it home and cleaning it out I realized that it was missing some parts. St. Croix helped me determine that it's an older model stove built in 2001 and I was able to locate replacement parts for the cera-bricks...
  12. W

    Weird chemical smell from stove ?

    I bought a house with a Vermont castings Encore stove. This is the first year I am using it. Everything works great, we love the stove but sometimes it makes a weird chemical smell sorta like burning plastic. I have been trying to narrow down when it happens. I think it's when I fill it with...
  13. B

    Regency ci2600 questions

    I have been a lurker for a while and wanted to thank everyone for the insight and advice provided. This forum ultimately influenced my switch from a Quadrafire Voyager Grand to a Regency ci2600 stove and i'm happy with the choice as the Quad would not have put out enough heat for my house (the...