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  1. T

    New home owner wood insert questions

    Hi Everyone, New user here, new home owner and a bit nervous. I am sorry if this has been explained, I just couldn't find answers that lined up with my wood insert and how it was installed/functioning. My wife and I just purchased a house and were excited to try the wood insert that came...
  2. G

    House got smoked out... Hoping for some answers

    Hi all. Any thoughts on this matter are appreciated, to start with. I have a wood burning insert in my basement. Timberwolf make, professionally installed about 3 months ago. We've been using it consistently since we've had it. It's not large enough to heat the whole house, so we don't run...
  3. M

    Breckwell p2700 Door Glass Leaking

    I purchased the Breckwell p2700. It's been good so far. I've only been running it for a few weeks. But today, I turned it on after being off for a few hours. I noticed smoke. So, I turned it off and suddenly I see smoke start pouring out of the front door! After getting the fire out and...
  4. K

    Smoke Up One Flue and Down The Other -- Help!

    Hi, First time poster, and also first-time homeowner (...if I had only known!) Anyways -- I have a dual-flue chimney that supports an upstairs fireplace, as well as a basement wood stove. Facing the chimney indoors, the upstairs fireplace is the right flue, and the basement stove is the...
  5. N

    Jotul 8 Help, please!

    My landlord installed a Jotul 8 (upgraded from a 600) The chimney configuration is the same. Tested a couple of fires but having trouble with the smoke not going up the chimney even with the glass door open. Wood is not wet or green. From what I read, the draft is full open when slid to the...
  6. C

    Harman P43 Squeak and Combustion Blower Shutoff

    Hello everyone. I'm new to posting but have used this site in the past to troubleshoot. I have two issues going on with my stove that may or may not be related. 1. My Harman P43 has been squeaking like crazy for months. For a while I could get it to stop by turning the temp all the way up for a...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. A

    Ravelli Roma releasing smoke at start up

    I have a Ravelli Roma pellet stove which is 1 year old. Last year I didn't have any problems but this year every time it goes to start up it fills with smoke and the combustion is so strong it shakes the stove and releases smoke into the room. Sometimes the combustion causes the baffle to fall...
  10. T

    Please help troubleshoot my stove, dome home issues

    So we live in a giant concrete dome in windy West Texas. 50' across by 25' high . Problem is it's not insulated. So until we can come up with $20k to get it insulated, we're trying to make it liveable . 6 tons of heat and AC means huge electric bills and still 90 degrees upstairs in summer...
  11. Jotel me this

    Smoke from chimney WITH hot fire??

    Im trying my best to follow all the guidance from hearth.com yet am having a difficult time getting my stove to work properly. My Jotl F55 is currently running @ 650 degree F on top of the stove. Fire is burning nice and hot with nice flames. But outside... smoke!? i thought youre not supposed...
  12. T

    VC Vigilant Advice

    Hi all, I'm new here. I've recently acquired a fully rebuilt Vigilant from my neighbor, and I've been trying to learn how to use it, but I'm having a bit of a hard time. I've found all these older threads: https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/vermont-castings-1977-vigilant-noob.24359/...
  13. Karottop

    Down Draft from Second Chimney Flue

    Hey Everyone, I'm new to wood burning and just got finished with a renovation that included two wood burning inserts on the top and bottom floors of the house. I lit the basement wood stove yesterday and everything went very well except we had a bunch of smoke pouring into the upstairs. I...
  14. S

    Fireplace Insert Blower Blowing Smoke

    I am new to wood burning heat this winter. I had a Fireplace Xtrordinair (Travis) Large Flush mounted wood burning fireplace insert installed in September. I've had a few issues with it over the winter, first being that the catalytic combuster fell out into the firebox in the middle of a...
  15. 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...
  16. F

    Overcoming Bad Chimney Designs

    I have a fireplace that violates most of the rules discussed in this article: http://www.woodheat.org/best-practices.html The firebox is a manufactured metal box about 18" deep and 42" wide with a triple lined straight flue pipe inside an uninsulated framed enclosure which is on the outside of...
  17. J

    Questions on Kuma Sequoia Insert

    Hi, My Kuma Sequoia insert was installed a few days ago and I am having a few issues and was hoping someone could help. First off, we have been filling the insert with avocado wood almost 3 times a day!! I was under the impression that this stove has a 10 hour burn time, so not sure if this is...
  18. profdlp

    Jamestown J2000 Smokes Out After 5-10 Minutes

    Here is my stove: http://jamestownpelletstoves.com/product-category/product/j2000-stoves/ As the title says, it lights, runs fine for a few minutes, then smokes out completely. I have followed Jamestown's long video for stove cleaning to the letter. This stove came with my house which I...
  19. H

    Wood Burning Stove Questions - Newbie

    First, thank you, in advance, for reading this post. I've read this site over the past two years and finally joined. Have a wood stove, which is running efficiently. Many tips on these forums have helped me succeed in optimal operation. Actually, would have likely burned the house down without...
  20. T

    Oily residue and harsh smoke smell

    Good evening, Just joined, trying to figure out what happened to my stove... This morning, I ran my stove for about 30 minutes just to get the chill out of the house. Turned it off, left for work. Wife called about an hour later telling me there was a tons of smoke in the burn chamber. She...
  21. VirginiaIron

    Why does my clean burning stove burn dirty

    I believe this is some helpful information for some of us who may have difficulty learning how to use a clean burning stove properly. This information has helped us. There was a learning curve with our new stove. We are getting consistent clean burns. I think a clean burning stove is only as...
  22. C

    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...
  23. T

    First time user of a wood stove (Nashua NFP-1)

    Hi all, I recently bought a house and it came with a wood stove (I THINK it's a Nashua NFP-1 based on pictures I've seen online - photo of mine attached). I've used it a couple times with varying success, and am hoping to find a manual for it. After doing a lot of reading online, I've learned...
  24. W

    Need Help! I am stuck in smokes!

    Hi, I am new to wood stoves, so I am reaching out to the experts for help. I recently purchased Woodstock Soapstone Absolute Steel stove. Unfortunately the stove / setup is not working well and I do not know what the issue is... The issue: When I try to burn paper in the stove, it burns well...
  25. M

    Visible Smoke From Paint during first firings?

    i've got a Morso squirrel. During the first 3 fires (I've made them progressively hotter each time), I've noticed a chemical smell and and some smoke coming off the top of the stove. Is this normal? And if so how long will it last? Morso manual acknowledges that there might be a chemical smell...
  26. L

    Smoke Problem

    I have a smoke problem. I have a Lopi Answer. Recently replace my Jotul. I begin the fire with a Top Down without problems. No smoke on start up.... I GOT IT WORKED OUT. I place the two medium pieces as far back as possible. Then crossed a few smaller (shorter) pieces so they fit north to...
  27. L

    Napoleon NZ3000 smoke backup

    Hi, we have installed a NZ3000 last summer and have had all winter to test, test and test some more. Here is the problem. We keep getting smoke backup in the house. Doesn't matter if the fire is hot or not. When starting the fire we open the door or window (not necessary but speeds up the...
  28. P

    Can smoldering fires go unnoticed?

    Hi all, This may not be a hearth related question, but since, you people have a lot of experience with fires, I think you can help me out here. I am having a hard time, wrapping my head around the smoldering combustion phenomenon. From what I have read about on the internet, it is also called...
  29. R

    Earth Stove RP45 with broken burn pot

    I rent a home equipped with an Earth Stove RP45 that has worked well enough for me over the last 5 years. The burn pot has always been broken on the bottom, allowing some pellets through to the ash pan. Over time it's gotten worse- the bottom of the pot is now 75% open. Burn pot fills with a...
  30. Blowingsmokeupyourchimney

    Why the wood haters?? One bad apple...

    I burn wood to heat my home and shop. I know a lot of people who do. But I have to ask about the people and groups that are against it. I have seen a few posts or forums on this topic and have been looking at Heated Up! and other sites. I still think wood burned inside a combustion chamber is...