Fire Chief FC1000 EPA cert Furnace

wannabewarm Posted By wannabewarm, Nov 7, 2018 at 11:18 AM

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    I am looking for someone who owns and operates an EPA certified Fire Chief FC1000. We bought one about a year ago and have had problems with it ever since. Any suggestions for proper operation that HYC cant or wont give would be appreciated.
     
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    check out @Mrpelletburner thread I believe is who started it, huge saga
     
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    What are issues are you having? PM me
     
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    We are also experiencing puff back. I did read the mentioned thread. The YouTube videos make me not want to try to light the furnace when I'm home alone. I have heard the 1000 model is much more sensitive then the larger models. But I can't find more information on that.
     
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    Can you provide more details regarding your stove pipe/chimney setup? Is your 6" SS liner insulated in a chimney or do you have a double wall SS liner?

    I think my postings/videos show my setup.
     
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    I just wanted to chime in here and say that I unknowingly bought one of these units. Burning a mixture of oak and hickory anywhere from 13ish% to 20ish% moisture that I've tested and had enough creosote buildup in about 3 months to cause a chimney fire.

    No back puffs but seems to be burning too low when not calling for heat and causing too much buildup.

    My setup is 6" single wall out of the stove into Selkirk 6" SS out the house.
     
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    And to think, last year I was told that I was the ONLY ONE that had issues with this stove. Thousands were sold without issue. They told me it was my wood, to much moisture content, they told me it was the way I was loading, they told me it was my stove pipe exiting the back of the stove. Countless hours, nights of smoke filling up the basement, Baro flying across the basement.

    Contact HY-C and ask for the new blower style.
     
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