Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: llama99 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:03 pm

Hi All,
I pulled the pipe off the stove and noted that a LARGE amount of fly ash was sitting at the bend where the liner turned to enter the house - might have been 1/2 blocked.

I vacuumed it the best I could and took a photo. That is the first one.

From the opening in the wall to where the liner goes vertical is 36". My arm isn't that long, so I had to tie my camera to a stick, hit the shutter and shove it into the liner. It took a while, but I finally got a shot up the chimney - the flash didn't go all the way, but it looks pretty clear. That photo is the second one.

What do you think?

Our house is an 1850's Victorian. Two floors with10' ceilings and a full attic - the chimney has got to be...35 feet? I don't have a ladder that goes that high and I'm kinda scared of heights :oops: .

I am going to go down and vacuum some more. My shop vac is kinda wimpy, but it did pull up quite a bit.

Cap if you could come, I'd sure appreciate you teaching me the proper way of doing things - I will pm you and we can discuss it.

Thanks again to everyone for your help.
Dave T.
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:23 pm

Duct tape a piece of pvc pipe to the hose and run that in. You can tape a round brush to the end and loosen anything that sticks.
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker - Update

PostBy: llama99 On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:39 pm

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Hi All,

I just re-did the stove pipe. No galvanized.
llama99
 
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: Dennis On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:45 pm

llama99 wrote:
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Hi All,

I just re-did the stove pipe. No galvanized.


Now all you need to do is remove the baro and stick the shop vac up the chimney pipe to clean the fly ash out with out shutting down.First unplug the stoker
Dennis
 
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: llama99 On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:17 pm

Dennis wrote:
llama99 wrote:
new pipe.JPG
Hi All,

I just re-did the stove pipe. No galvanized.


Now all you need to do is remove the baro and stick the shop vac up the chimney pipe to clean the fly ash out with out shutting down.First unplug the stoker

Since I had it shut down and the pipe off, used my shop vac to clean out the horizontal section and up as far as it would reach. The chimney has got to be 35-40 feet high, so I really didn't go vertical. Thinking it should be good. Gonna fire her up.

CAP - Thanks for the support.

Just in case - Ideas on what I should pay for a chimney cleaning?

Dave T.
llama99
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum Stoker
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: WissaMan On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:01 am

Do you have that flexible pipe the whole length to the top of your chimney? I thought I heard that was not recommended for coal stoves (because of corrosion?)

Even if not for corrosion, doesn't the ribbing reduce the flow potential?
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: mattcoalburner On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:32 am

to check the chimney use a small mirrow lke ladies use in their purses. look into the chimney with it oon an angle during the day and you should see plenty of daylight
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: JRDepew On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:43 pm

llama99 wrote:
Dennis wrote:
llama99 wrote:
new pipe.JPG
Hi All,

I just re-did the stove pipe. No galvanized.


Now all you need to do is remove the baro and stick the shop vac up the chimney pipe to clean the fly ash out with out shutting down.First unplug the stoker

Since I had it shut down and the pipe off, used my shop vac to clean out the horizontal section and up as far as it would reach. The chimney has got to be 35-40 feet high, so I really didn't go vertical. Thinking it should be good. Gonna fire her up.

CAP - Thanks for the support.

Just in case - Ideas on what I should pay for a chimney cleaning?

Dave T.



If you are handy you can go order a chimney brush and enough sections of flexible fiberglass rod with threaded ends to clean your own. Should cost less than 50 dollars....which I think is less than one chimney cleaning.

Joe
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Re: Bad Smell in House Harmon Stoker

PostBy: llama99 On: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:55 pm

Thanks Guys!

All cleaned up, new pipe and running great.
llama99
 
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