Furnace Cement Odor

milesmoony

New Member
Dec 8, 2019
26
Olympic Peninsula
Has anyone else experienced this? If so what did you do? I recently painted my glo fire 301 wood stove. Sandblasted it, packed the seams with imperial furnace cement, and 3 coats of stove bright satin black. I fully cured the paint with two raging hot long lasting fires outside before moving the stove back in. All seemed to be well until AFTER a couple weeks of burning. Now every time I build a fire for the first hour or so I get an awful odor coming from the stove - smells like burning plastic. After the fire gets the stove up to temp the smell pretty much goes away. This smells nothing like curing stove paint, the paint is totally cured. I’m positive it’s the furnace cement. Has anyone else had this issue? Only thing I can think to do is take the stove back out and have another glowing hot burn-a-thon. Doesn’t make sense to me though. Any advice appreciated!
 

milesmoony

New Member
Dec 8, 2019
26
Olympic Peninsula
Anyone had a similar experience? Thinking I need to take my stove apart and remove all the furnace cement. I’ve been burning the stove everyday for over a month now and the smell is stronger than ever. No problems with the paint, paint is fully cured.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
82,470
South Puget Sound, WA
No, I haven't, though I have never used the Imperial product either. Was any silicone used on the flue collar or stove piping?