treysgt wrote:Wondering what I can do to minimize the outdoor odor of sulfur.
I burn Blaschak nut coal, but I suspect all coal gives off this smell - especially after a fresh reload. I think this might be the only thing that might derail my plan to heat 100% with coal: my neighbors might start raising a stink about *my* stink..!
I guess I might be out of luck but just thought I'd see if there are any tips for knocking down the odor from the chimney - I live in a small town and some of my neighbors are, eh, a pain.
Are stokers any better?
Hard for me to tell if the stokers are any better since I have both types and the chimneys are at either end of the house...but...when I was up on the roof installing the chimney cap on the flue to the cellar the stoker was burning and there was very little sulfur odor.
When I load up the hand-fed there is an odor outside if the wind is right. Try refilling the stove in stages, let each load of fresh coal ignite and flash off before loading in the next.
If the neighbors complain, which they shouldn't, just act innocent and the next time they have their car warming up in the driveway go over and complain about the sulfur smell from their car's catalytic converter exhaust and whine about how the smell is getting into your house. Then immediately go home and fill the stove with lots of damp and rotting firewood.