my stove stinks......sulpher

my stove stinks......sulpher

PostBy: evilstevie On: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:08 am

It's a Keystoker 105. Top vent. It's new this year, but I've had it running for about 3 weeks now. It just started smelling about 2 days ago, and came on gradually. I already ripped my chimney apart, and found no obstructions, and vac'd out everything that I could reach.

I suspect that I have fly ash blocked some port somewhere. I do seem to have decent draft up the stack (match test).
The air intake to the combustion motor is adjsutable, and I did close that (per the manual) to try an reduce the smell. Didn't make any noticeable difference.

Have 2 CO detectors and they're not going off.
The smell is not overpowering, but it is there.
Anybody familiar with this model?
Thanks in advance.....

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:47 pm

Check your coal, is it damp or oiled? Sometimes it just smells if damp.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: evilstevie On: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:31 pm

It's oiled coal, but I've been using it right along.

Update: In a fit of rage, I blew out the the inside of the stove with my shop vac blower.

Did that make a huge mess in the house, you ask? Why yes it did. Good thing the wife is away.

It also cured my sulpher smell. Now I just need to come up with a better method for cleaning this thing out before I asphyxiate myself.

PostBy: BinghamtonNY On: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:35 pm

I have a magnum stoker and on warm days I get a similiar problem. I contribute this to a reduced draft. Never any CO, just a faint sulfur smell.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:41 pm

I get the sulpher smell when my coal insert 'backfires'
Gary in Pennsylvania