Orange Snow around my newer Chimney

bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland
Giraffe marking his territory?
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
4,072
NE Ohio
Looks like your stove tossed its cookies! ;lol ...sorry :(

Can't say I've ever seen anything like that from a chimney. Burn anything besides wood for fire starter? Sickly squirrels? Oh man, I better just stop...
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
1,967
Lackawaxen PA
Just a guess, but it maybe caused by cold burns with wet wood. If so, check the screen on the cap is about to plug up.
 

Mag Craft

Feeling the Heat
Apr 2, 2014
355
Wyoming
I would not jump to any conclusions at this point. I would go up on top of your roof and do alittle more investigation to see if it is really coming from your stove or from some other source. It just does not look like something that has been burned to me. I could be wrong but if you want to know for sure then you need to check it out.
 

Jo191145

Burning Hunk
Sep 29, 2013
175
Central Ct
Nice stainless steel boot. You didn't by chance stick one of those cheap black Home Depot chimney caps on top did you? Those things have caused more orange chimneys and roofs than anything I know.

I'm guessing the answer to that question is no. Feeding the local pigeons a steady diet of pizza?

Could it be rusty water from your single wall pipe?
 

bobdog2o02

Minister of Fire
Mar 25, 2014
845
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Condensation dripping from cap when extremely cold. Had some of this last week too. I remember another member posting about orange/brown icesickles last week too.
 

1ruralmailman

Member
Feb 17, 2013
32
yup its condensation from the bitter cold.we had the brown drips,and iceicles here this week,even though our wood is way under 20 percent thats plenty of moisture when its this cold to condense at the top or a twenty seven foot run and drip from the tin rain cap.
 

Phoenix Hatchling

Minister of Fire
Dec 26, 2012
713
New Fairfield, CT
Condensation dripping from cap when extremely cold. Had some of this last week too. I remember another member posting about orange/brown icesickles last week too.
+1. Had this happen as well during wicked cold and windy spells.
 

Phoenix Hatchling

Minister of Fire
Dec 26, 2012
713
New Fairfield, CT
Condensation dripping from cap when extremely cold. Had some of this last week too. I remember another member posting about orange/brown icesickles last week too.
I think you may be referring to me. ;?
 

blueguy

Feeling the Heat
Sep 19, 2012
402
Rusagonis, NB, CANADA
Condensation dripping from cap when extremely cold. Had some of this last week too. I remember another member posting about orange/brown icesickles last week too.
yup its condensation from the bitter cold.we had the brown drips,and iceicles here this week,even though our wood is way under 20 percent thats plenty of moisture when its this cold to condense at the top or a twenty seven foot run and drip from the tin rain cap.
Yup :)

We get these orangey brown icicles hanging from the cap every year when the temps dip, and eventually they break off leaving little bits of orangey brown ice bits on the roof and ground. It's nothing to worry about.
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
6,944
Schenectady, NY
Did you burn Osage orange?



Should you avoid eating orange snow like you should yellow snow?



So many questions....
 

bobdog2o02

Minister of Fire
Mar 25, 2014
845
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date you to touch and handle the stuff. I couldn't get the small off of me.
 

mstoelton

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2013
486
SE michigan
Don't eat it!