bad sulfur smell

bad sulfur smell

PostBy: jhart On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

The last 24 hours or so Ive had a bad sulfur smell coming from my leisure line hyfire ii. They burners have been running normal cycle not just idling so I don't think its lack of draft from my chimney being cool. I took the chimney pipe apart and cleaned all the fly ash out. I can't think of what else it may be. It does seem like there are slight blue flames back further on the burners when its at high fire and the band of hot coals are in the middle of the grates. Anyone have any ideas?
jhart
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure line
Stove/Furnace Model: hyfire ii

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:16 am

If you don't have carbon monoxide detectors, shut it down immediately
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: jhart On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:53 am

I do have co2 detectors. Have not gone off at all.
jhart
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure line
Stove/Furnace Model: hyfire ii


Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:36 am

question???where is the best place/height to place co detector head high or closer to the floor???
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:14 am

Your chimney is not making enough draft to remove all of the combustion air. You can shut one burner down or limit the intake air on the combustion blowers to lower the over fire pressure. First indication of this is sweat on the inside of hopper. You should invest in a manometer or Magellanic.
Dave
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:27 am

buffalo bob wrote:question???where is the best place/height to place co detector head high or closer to the floor???


It seems head high would be best since its likely a convection current will carry more of the CO. But it really doesn't make a huge difference.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:40 pm

I'm thinkin that they are thinkin--around receptacle height ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:52 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-NOS-Dwyer-I ... 1c3dbd8813

This is what I use on my coal cook stove. This particular one is a great price and from the picture, it comes with the red fluid. Some people don't ship that with it. Easy to install. Big enough to see. Easy to zero it out. Shipping is cheap on this one!

Oh, and people say that CO detectors only last 5 years so you might want to check the age on yours........
tjnamtiw
 
Other Heating: Sopka Cook stove

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: StokerDon On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:56 pm

tjnamtiw wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-NOS-Dwyer-Instruments-Mark-II-Manometer-Model-25-Molded-Plastic-NIB-/121294915603?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3dbd8813

This is what I use on my coal cook stove. This particular one is a great price and from the picture, it comes with the red fluid. Some people don't ship that with it. Easy to install. Big enough to see. Easy to zero it out. Shipping is cheap on this one!

Oh, and people say that CO detectors only last 5 years so you might want to check the age on yours........


I would be suspicious of it being listed as "NEW" from an ebay'er with 198 feedbacks. The seller is NOT a dealer of new equipment.

Zoro Tools sells them on ebay for $39.98 brand new. To me that would mean this NOS "NEW" one would have to be under $20, roughly half of a real new one.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:28 pm

StokerDon wrote:I would be suspicious of it being listed as "NEW" from an ebay'er with 198 feedbacks. The seller is NOT a dealer of new equipment.
So what.. Doesn't mean it isn't new. If he wants to keep a good feedback file he'll be honest. I saw he's got one bad feedback, which could have been over a misunderstanding. Some people will not think twice to tarnish a perfect record just to be a jerk instead of working it out with the seller. I've bought and sold thousands of dollars worth of stuff on eBay. If an item wasn't exactly what I expected then the seller always made it right with me. I would bank that the item is new.. :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:59 pm

StokerDon wrote:
tjnamtiw wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-NOS-Dwyer-Instruments-Mark-II-Manometer-Model-25-Molded-Plastic-NIB-/121294915603?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3dbd8813

This is what I use on my coal cook stove. This particular one is a great price and from the picture, it comes with the red fluid. Some people don't ship that with it. Easy to install. Big enough to see. Easy to zero it out. Shipping is cheap on this one!

Oh, and people say that CO detectors only last 5 years so you might want to check the age on yours........


I would be suspicious of it being listed as "NEW" from an ebay'er with 198 feedbacks. The seller is NOT a dealer of new equipment.

Zoro Tools sells them on ebay for $39.98 brand new. To me that would mean this NOS "NEW" one would have to be under $20, roughly half of a real new one.

-Don

Mine was the same price as this one and was New Old Stock. Works great. 198 feedbacks are a lot more than I have and I haven't screwed anyone yet. :)
tjnamtiw
 
Other Heating: Sopka Cook stove

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:06 pm

buffalo bob wrote:question???where is the best place/height to place co detector head high or closer to the floor???

I figure you should have it somewhere between where your head is when you sleep, and where it is when you stand. Who cares if there's CO on the floor, or the ceiling - you want to know if it's at the same level as your BREATHING.

Just my .02 line of thinking ...
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:17 pm

Oh, and people say that CO detectors only last 5 years so you might want to check the age on yours........[/quote]

I believe the newer ones have a 7 year life, and have built in timers to notify the owner. The better ones like Kidde might be the only ones, they are the ones I use and one failed before it's life end and was replaced with no questions asked by them with information I gave them from the product labels, no receipt required.
2001Sierra
 
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

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:27 pm

2001Sierra wrote:Oh, and people say that CO detectors only last 5 years so you might want to check the age on yours........


I believe the newer ones have a 7 year life, and have built in timers to notify the owner. The better ones like Kidde might be the only ones, they are the ones I use and one failed before it's life end and was replaced with no questions asked by them with information I gave them from the product labels, no receipt required.[/quote]

Yep, 7 year life on the Kidde. Good to know since I have a Kidde too!
tjnamtiw
 
Other Heating: Sopka Cook stove

Re: bad sulfur smell

PostBy: bucko0001 On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:49 am

The bad sulphur smell could be a blocked chimney pipe or you got a freshly mined load of anthracite. You've already cleaned the pipe , so I would say you have really fresh-mined coal.
bucko0001
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Queen Victoria cook stove
Coal Size/Type: chestnut