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    Enviro Evolution EF-V soot

    I have an Enviro EF-V that I’ve been running since about 2008. It has run well until recently. Stove vents (DuraVent?) to a clean-out tee, then vertically through the ceiling and roof—total length of vent is about ten feet, terminated with a cap. The flame is good—definitely not lazy...
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    Purpose of air shutters.

    I understand air shutters control the flow of air to the burner. Open = more air, closed = less air. Typically people open the shutter when their flames are yellow, which can cause soot. Why not just open the air shutter all the way? Wouldn't that be ideal for soot prevention?
  3. Misty818

    Chimney Smell - Toxic?

    I have been having a smoke smell in my house for a couple months or so. It had gotten very strong. I thought it was from the recent fires that were in the area, but the smell remained even after the smell outside had gone. This morning I realized that I’d left my flue open since the beginning...
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    Piazzetta Monia - Sooty Burning

    We've had our Piazzetta Monia for four years and the previous owner of the house used it for two prior to that. It's always been a reliable performer and keeps most of our house nice and toasty. Recently, when we noticed that we were getting some soot on the glass, we figured it was time to do...
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    Regency Hampton HI300 flue baffle removal

    Hello, First post here. I have a Regency Hampton HI300 wood insert. The previous owner of my home had it installed, so I don't have a ton of history with it. My chimey has clay liners (3), and the center liner has a flexible steel pipe in it which is connected to the insert below. I cleaned the...
  6. Peter_Radioman

    Castille Insert - soot and large flames

    I have a 15 year old Castile Pellet Insert. It was running fine last year but the exhaust motor was getting noisy so it was replaced this Oct. After replacing the motor we noticed an excessive amount of soot building up inside the stove (especially on the lower left side of the glass when...
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    Jotul GF 100 DV Lighting Delay

    I have searched the forum and have not found this problem. My pilot stays lit, but when turning the stove on I have to turn the flame to high and then it takes 20-30 seconds for it to ignite. Previously,it didn't matter what position the flame was in. I also have a build up of soot on the...
  8. 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...