First burn and it's blowing smoke

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Jls667

New Member
Jan 5, 2022
32
Pennsylvania
Hey everyone,

I just wrapped up my pellet stove install and I tried my first burn. All went well until the blower turned on. After a couple minutes it started to blow smoke into the room. The startup smoke didn't enter the room and vented as expected out the roof. It didn't start until the blower went on.

I did not install the OAK kit as I live in a drafty old colonial. Am I maybe leaking smoke out the back and it's pulling from there and sending it out?

Any insight is appreciated. It's off now and safe. Just want to figure this out. Thanks!
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
4,377
Eastern Ontario
Take it that this is a new stove and its first burn.
If so, run it hot for a little while to burn off assembly oil
most likely the smoke you see. Open a couple of windows
so it does not get too warm in the house and to clear the smoke
 

Jls667

New Member
Jan 5, 2022
32
Pennsylvania
Take it that this is a new stove and its first burn.
If so, run it hot for a little while to burn off assembly oil
most likely the smoke you see. Open a couple of windows
so it does not get too warm in the house and to clear the smoke

Thanks for the response. I am leaning towards that it's smoke from being an initial burn since when the smoke from the ignition was happen, it was billowing out the chimney and smoke filled in the chamber until the fire started and it cleared as expected. It wasn't until a couple minutes later it started blowing smoke where it should be blowing hot air. I'll run it again in the morning to check.

That said it was enough smoke to be quite noticable and set off a smoke detector. Again could be totally normal but it caught me guard. I have foil tape waiting in case some extra sealing needs to happen.
 
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Washed-Up

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2011
1,035
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
Pics of your set up could help