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ChasesAces

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
15
South Dakota
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ChasesAces

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
15
South Dakota
It was filthy. Removed the two steel covers next to the burn pot and they were packed with ash, it went all the way to the top of the tubes in the combustion chamber. Removed the combustion fan and blew it out front and back. Put a new fan and housing on after brushing scraping and blowing everything out a second time. New coat of stove black, it's ready to test fire.
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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,755
Eastern Ontario
Suggest you paint it now so it cures as the stove does,
smell only once . Remember to clean pipe to remove any
manufacturing oils
 
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Washed-Up

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2011
793
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
Hard to tell from photos, if the pipe is galvanized, wipe it down with vinegar before painting it, the vinegar etches it and helps the paint stick
 

ChasesAces

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
15
South Dakota
Stumbled across the Duravent kit at a Tractor Supply, open box clearance item. Appliance adapter, clean out tee, 5' of 12" pipe, 90° pipe, wall thimble and horizontal cap for....$79.99. A cheap date indeed.
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ChasesAces

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
15
South Dakota
Hard to tell from photos, if the pipe is galvanized, wipe it down with vinegar before painting it, the vinegar etches it and helps the paint stick
Thanks, It is galvanized, my stove guy says the vinegar etch works best after a burn, IDK, it's how I did my 6" run for my gas jotel stove in the cabin, worked good.
 
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ChasesAces

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
15
South Dakota
Thanks, It is galvanized, my stove guy says the vinegar etch works best after a burn, IDK, it's how I did my 6" run for my gas jotel stove in the cabin, worked good.
IIRC the 6" I did was stainless though....
 

ChasesAces

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
15
South Dakota
1st fire at start up, about 10 minutes to ignite, burn pot about full at ignition. I've left it running on #1, damper open a crack, it's under 200° internal, convection air fluctuating under 150°. Seems to idle along nicely, curios to see how many hours to burn a bag. Using softwood pellets from the plant in Spearfish SD.
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