Weird Smell

weird smell

PostBy: camo man On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:44 pm

How long does it take for the smell to go away its a brand new 140 alaska stoker
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 stoker

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Re: weird smell

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:17 pm

camo man wrote:How long does it take for the smell to go away its a brand new 140 alaska stoker

When I fired up my new Alaska 140 Auger, I had fans in the windows and the house wide open on the west side of the house only. Then opened the bilco doors in the basement which are on the east side of my house. Cranked the stove and let it bake off. Air went from upstairs, down the steps to the basement and 'washed' all the stink out the bilco doors. Probably had the house open for 30 minutes or so. It was cold, but then I closed everything up and the house bounced right back.

Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice/Nut

Re: weird smell

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:00 am

You have oils from the steel, as well as paint that needs to off gas. At first it will be strong for a few hours and then within a day all should be better. The first time the stove gets really cookin' there will be a little more and then you are all set.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent