Condensation buildup in stove during summer

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MooseBucks

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Dec 17, 2020
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USA
We have a Yukon Eagle in our basement and last summer was our first one in our new home. I noticed that the warm air coming down the chimney caused condensation buildup in the stove. Best ideas on preventing this?
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,670
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Disconnect the stovepipe from the furnace and cap the chimney. I do that every year after I'm done burning for the year.
 
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sloeffle

Minister of Fire
Mar 1, 2012
827
Central Ohio
Disconnect the stovepipe from the furnace and cap the chimney. I do that every year after I'm done burning for the year.
Do you shove a towel into the pipe, or put a plastic bag over the pipe to keep the air from being pulled out of your basement ?
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,670
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Do you shove a towel into the pipe, or put a plastic bag over the pipe to keep the air from being pulled out of your basement ?
I just put a cap on the short segment of the double wall telescoping pipe right under the support box.

open:
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Capped:
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brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,223
NE Ohio
I've started disconnecting and capping my chimney too...then hang a Damp Rid bag in the firebox after cleaning the ashes out...
 
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sloeffle

Minister of Fire
Mar 1, 2012
827
Central Ohio
I've started disconnecting and capping my chimney too...then hang a Damp Rid bag in the firebox after cleaning the ashes out...
Yep - I throw multiple silica desiccant bags into my stove after cleaning it out.