Please Help can not find answer anywhere. New stove may not be installed correctly

deerejohn Posted By deerejohn, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:50 PM

  1. deerejohn

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    New Harman P43 this week, it struggles, smells exhaust/smokey when low or set less then 70 degrees or with any wind. I thought it had a very good vent setup in corner but maybe not? East side of house with OAK located 4 feet below it.
    Inside in corner with 45 right off stove adaptor, 6" to cleanout T, Up 5ft, 90 elbow out wall with 2' horizontal, term cap. I believe it is sealed and connected very well. Do not know where to start because I can find no info to see if I screwed up with 45 right off stove (trying not to be so far out) or/and I saw to late that the horizontal should have rise...my 2ft does not, it is level...or maybe install is not to bad and need better wind management or ?. Start over? Stove is awesome on higher heat

    Thank you in advance. Really do appreciate all the info on this forum
     
  2. alternativeheat

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    Run the stove on low in the dark and shine a flashlight along the venting starting right at the stove connection. One of the joints probably isn't sealed well enough. My T is inside the house and the riveted joints were leaking on it and this is how I found that leak, which was invisible in daylight. I had a second small leak at the stove connection as well. I sealed them up with black RTV.

    The distribution fan is toward the rear of the stove and it picks the fumes right up quickly and pushes them out the blower outlets at the front of the stove. Any small trace of smoke behind the stove doesn't stay there very long and it takes very little for it to be noticed in the house. But a flashlight in the dark will spot the little stream of smoke escaping a joint. Mine was coming off in a tiny spiral but enough to smell it. Like you in a low burn. And also often on start up in warmer weather where the vent doesn't draft as well as in cold weather.
     
  3. Ssyko

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    New stove, your gonna get some burn off when the oils and paint cure on a new stove.
     
  4. rickwai

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    Did you use a appliance adapter off the back of the stove before your 45? Or just shove the 45 over the tailpiece? What brand of pipe did you use/
     
  5. deerejohn

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    Thankyou yes I did and sealed that piece well. The pipe is from the stove dealer, Duraventpro black.Wondering if I need a little more push between adaptor and 45. Wouldnt think so with only 5 ft vert and 2 horiz.
     
  6. deerejohn

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    Thankyou so much. I did find leak at T cap, the only place I didnt put silicone around. The smell from that leak I understand and fixable. What info I cant find and feel silly asking..is that enough issue for that bad combustion on low temps wanting to put fire out especially when windy? I was thinking of putting the small rise back in 2 ft horiz. that went outside. I know the 90 was a little torqed for me to get it level but see no leaks. The 45 is probably not it, I see it has been done alot. Will be great if just a leak can cause so much probs because being the leveling perfectionist I am this stove has taken way to much of my time especially after getting in a 375 stone slab under it ha.
     
  7. deerejohn

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    Thanyou, yes that sure did smell that first week. My air filter went crazy for awhile.
     
  8. alternativeheat

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    Unlikely that the leak causes a bad burn.

    Sometimes on house siding installs vs making it to the peak, people put in a wind deflector/shield over the end of the outlet. Additionally/possibly your combustion fan may not be up to speed, may need setting up.
     
  9. deerejohn

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    Sounds like a good place to start along with the T leak fix. Thankyou
     
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    Use tape to seal that T cap, you will struggle later (when you want to clean in there) to get it off if you use RTV.
     
  11. deerejohn

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    Will do. On my way now thankyou so much
     
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