Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:01 am

So I shutdown my furnace yesterday morning. I go to clean it late in the day, unhook the flue pipe that goes to my stainless steel liner, look in the liner and see many dozens of these critters walking around. Can these guys actually come all the way down the chimney like this? Anybody else have a similar situation. They were definitely small black gnats with wings, not termites.
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:26 am

I think that along with the mild winter it's gonna be the spring & summer of the insects. I haven't taken my DV apart yet, can't think of anything that would attract them.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:09 pm

Fire the stove back up. :twisted:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:45 pm

Fire fixes everything. :blowup:
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

PostBy: urdahere On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:50 pm

They're not Cluster Flies are they?
urdahere
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Gnats or little black bugs in my Flue!!

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:38 am

No, no way cluster flys!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160