co built up

co built up

PostBy: camo man On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:43 pm

140 coal stoker alaska even when running one burner only half power or on 40 co builts up after 3 to 4 hours stove brand new also pipe and chimmey
camo man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 stoker

Re: co built up

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:45 pm

what kind of chimney or power vent do you have? you have a leak somewhere! CO is NOTHING to mess with. you need to check your chimney, seals, etc....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Re: co built up

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:14 pm

How do you know it is CO? Do you have a detector? Try opening a window a bit if your house is very tight. You need a manometer to check draft.
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Re: co built up

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:00 am

take a stick of insense and look around the doors for a leak. I found way in the corner of the glass that the gasket had slipped a bit once. the detectors went off! well one of the three did 8-) a little tightning of the screw that holds it in fixed it
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Re: co built up

PostBy: camo man On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:26 am

camo man wrote:140 coal stoker alaska even when running one burner only half power or on 40 co builts up after 3 to 4 hours stove brand new also pipe and chimmey

its a block chimmet with clay flue think i smell exhaust gaes when blower kicks on have 2 vent in wall to outside plus cold air return above stove off to side bout 3 ft going to get a draft inducer soon as i check everything u all suggested thanks everyone
camo man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 stoker

Re: co built up

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:27 am

Is there an air adjustment on the combustion blower? Have you checked the draft?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: co built up

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:31 am

I recommend checking the draft with a gauge before investing in a draft inducer. How is the Baro adjusted also you may be able to cycle the stoker a little more often to keep heat in the chimney.
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Re: co built up

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:54 am

Another vote to check your draft with a manometer. you should check draft in the firebox as well as the flue pipe. If your firebox draft is higher than the flue pipe draft reading the exhaust will look to escape other places like a hopper, door seals, etc. Are you able to adjust the amount of combustion air going into the stoker? My harman stoker has a plate on the combustion fan intake that allows me to limit the air, if it was wide open it would pressurize the firebox and i would get exhaust that couldn't get out the flue pipe escaping into the basement. If you don't have a plate to cover it, a refrigerator magnet has been used by some members to partially cover the fan intake for this purpose.

Do you have any moisture on the inside of your hopper lid?
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Re: co built up

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:02 pm

camo man wrote: think i smell exhaust gaes when blower kicks on

camo man wrote: stove brand new also pipe and chimmey


Always ere on the safe side when suspecting CO.

No alarms? New stove? The paint curing and oil residue from new steel will off gas smoke/fumes for the first few fires. This is common with all new stoves.
McGiever
 
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Re: co built up

PostBy: camo man On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:27 pm

camo man wrote:140 coal stoker alaska even when running one burner only half power or on 40 co builts up after 3 to 4 hours stove brand new also pipe and chimmey

thanks for all the input Got problem solved cold air return was too small installed larger air return adj damper and works great
camo man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 stoker

Re: co built up

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:04 am

camo man wrote:
camo man wrote:140 coal stoker alaska even when running one burner only half power or on 40 co builts up after 3 to 4 hours stove brand new also pipe and chimmey

thanks for all the input Got problem solved cold air return was too small installed larger air return adj damper and works great


So it wasn't CO at all...just an accelerated paint cure taking place due to not enough heat getting washed off by too little fan air. :?:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: co built up

PostBy: camo man On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:34 am

camo man wrote:140 coal stoker alaska even when running one burner only half power or on 40 co builts up after 3 to 4 hours stove brand new also pipe and chimmey

it was co since air return was too small blower would suck air from damper and send it in house thu duct work
camo man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 stoker


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