Black Bedroom Walls

Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: Cjseller On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:44 pm

Why does my coal/wood burning fireplace insert send ash through the ducts making walls black?
Cjseller
 
Other Heating: wood/coal fireplace insert

Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: Cjseller On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:46 pm

what mistake was made with the DIY installation?
Cjseller
 
Other Heating: wood/coal fireplace insert

Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:33 pm

Cjseller wrote:Why does my coal/wood burning fireplace insert send ash through the ducts making walls black?


I had something like that happening with my stove. The distribution fan was drawing in flyash and blowing it out the stove's ducts into the room. I put a piece of furnace filter over the fan's intake and it stopped. It catches a lot of flyash; I vacuum it when I dust. Is it possible something like that is happening. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I


Re: Black bedroom walls

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:05 pm

What make / model fireplace insert do you have and can you post a pic of the black on the walls?

Is the bedroom the only place there is black on the walls?
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Black bedroom walls

PostBy: Cjseller On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:21 pm

The master bedroom was worst, the smaller bedroom was bad, and the bathroom was also bad.
Cjseller
 
Other Heating: wood/coal fireplace insert

Re: Black bedroom walls

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:03 pm

How is an insert connected to duct work??? :?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Black bedroom walls

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:19 pm

Doesnt matter. if your getting soot in the ductwork ,shut it off imediately something is seriously wrong with the heat exchanger and there is a CO risk!
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Black bedroom walls

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:28 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Doesnt matter. if your getting soot in the ductwork ,shut it off imediately something is seriously wrong with the heat exchanger and there is a CO risk!


ditto... something is bad wrong.

need more info. stove model, your flu set up/chimney, your other heating appliances, etc.?
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:46 pm

Do you have a working Carbon Monoxide detector in the house? If not discontinue using that appliance until you buy one.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:21 pm

By any chance is the black on the walls a ghost image of the wall studs?
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:28 pm

He hasn't been back on since 3:22pm this afternoon. I'm really hoping he gets back here and gets back to us regarding the CO. :confused: :help:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:06 am

I see your in Missouri.

Are you burning the local soft coal?

Im not trying to be condescending but, did you hook the vent up to a air duct?
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:58 pm

Why the fk do people confuse condescending with honest questions??? Hopefully he didn't kill himself and it WOULD be REAL nice to hear from him--lesson to be learned--QUESTION before the fact--that false pride & ego are funny things--although, sometimes NOT :(
carlherrnstein wrote:I see your in Missouri.

Are you burning the local soft coal?

Im not trying to be condescending but, did you hook the vent up to a air duct?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:28 pm

Do any inserts hook up to duct work? I've never seen one.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Black Bedroom Walls

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:34 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Do any inserts hook up to duct work? I've never seen one.

Um, never seen one either.. I'm a little stumped with it :lol:

freetown fred wrote:Why the fk do people confuse condescending with honest questions???

You tell it..... Like it is, partner 8-)

titleist1 wrote:By any chance is the black on the walls a ghost image of the wall studs?

I don't understand how this could relate..

Lightning wrote:How is an insert connected to duct work???

Uhhh??...............!@#$%^&*(.-.)!!**********
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix