Energy king 385ek not heating whole house

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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New York
So I lost! The wife and the neighbor (mother and father) hated the wood stove and complained so much I had it taken out!! Sad but if it makes them that much happier I’ll pay the propane bill. Guess it’s time to sell this furnace
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,276
NE Ohio
So I lost! The wife and the neighbor (mother and father) hated the wood stove and complained so much I had it taken out!! Sad but if it makes them that much happier I’ll pay the propane bill. Guess it’s time to sell this furnace
What?!
 

Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
83
New York
Yea I tried!!! I heard about it everyday because we built a bad ass family compound and my wife and mother both hated the smell so I lost this battle!!!! Sad lol

but all kidding aside they are my biggest supporters so if I gotta pay the propane bill and it makes them happy then I will dig deep and do it
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,276
NE Ohio
my wife and mother both hated the smell
Well, I don't love the smell of the smoke on the older firebox designs, its kind of sickening creosote smell...however, the smell coming from the chimney on modern clean burn units (like the Kuuma, or a cat stove) is addictive...has a lightly roasted wood smell (too me) I'll actually stop and take an extra sniff when I catch a wiff outside.
 
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Benjamin5985

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Well, I don't love the smell of the smoke on the older firebox designs, its kind of sickening creosote smell...however, the smell coming from the chimney on modern clean burn units (like the Kuuma, or a cat stove) is addictive...has a lightly roasted wood smell (too me) I'll actually stop and take an extra sniff when I catch a wiff outside.
I enjoy the smell also!!! It was a nice unit and worked well. It was a energy kind 385ek so it was pretty new. I enjoy a nice bonfire or fire pit so it was great to me but they always thought it smelt like fuel. My wife was always worried. I am not sure where the words it smells like fuel started but once it did I was already loosing that battle
 

woodey

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Feb 8, 2018
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Well, I don't love the smell of the smoke on the older firebox designs, its kind of sickening creosote smell...however, the smell coming from the chimney on modern clean burn units (like the Kuuma, or a cat stove) is addictive...has a lightly roasted wood smell (too me) I'll actually stop and take an extra sniff when I catch a wiff outside.
I can’t say I ever remember smelling anything from outside with the Kuuma, as you can see the chimney is high enough where I guess I miss out that lightly roasted smell. This photo was taken from the river bank a few years ago after a thaw. Some pieces were 14” thick and 20’ long. Six weeks later I was mowing the grass there! 48B140D1-01F5-4AAA-A838-DFDD2B9A38AE.jpeg
 
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Benjamin5985

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I can’t say I ever remember smelling anything from outside with the Kuuma, as you can see the chimney is high enough where I guess I miss out that lightly roasted smell. This photo was taken from the river bank a few years ago after a thaw. Some pieces were 14” thick and 20’ long. Six weeks later I was mowing the grass there! View attachment 275361
That’s a cool picture
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
smells like fuel
It is fuel...wood gas...and that's what modern fireboxes are good at burning up (for low emissions...which I would not consider the EK to be low emmissions...if it was it would still be in production (phase 2)...I don't think they even made it past the phase 1 testing?)
Does your wife/MIL spend a lot of time outside in the winter where they are smelling this often? If the smell is getting into the house, then that is another matter...
 

Benjamin5985

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It is fuel...wood gas...and that's what modern fireboxes are good at burning up (for low emissions...which I would not consider the EK to be low emmissions...if it was it would still be in production (phase 2)...I don't think they even made it past the phase 1 testing?)
Does your wife/MIL spend a lot of time outside in the winter where they are smelling this often? If the smell is getting into the house, then that is another matter...
They only go outside sometimes but that’s when I hear about it lol