Hopper Fumes

Hopper Fumes

PostBy: 61hawk On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:24 pm

Should you smell sulfur over top the middle of hopper. I notice when I added coal to hopper a sulfur smell. The stove is a pioneer.
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:35 pm

First things everyone is going to ask:

Powervent or not?

What is your draft at?

Barometric damper or not?
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:58 pm

61hawk wrote:Should you smell sulfur over top the middle of hopper. I notice when I added coal to hopper a sulfur smell. The stove is a pioneer.


You should not smell anything.
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:30 pm

If you have wet coal, it just might be the wet/damp coal smell, I can smell mine when I load it, but I maintain a .04-.05 draft, so I know it's not a draft problem with mine. Make sure you have a CO detector nearby.
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: 61hawk On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:57 pm

I have a stainlees steel chimney with a barometric damper. Its not wet coal my coal is stored in garage I have a CO2 Its 18 feet from stove (what mtg suggests). The thing is I havent set my baro with a manometer yet. Just ordered it. I can only smell sulfur if I am within 6" of the top of hopper.
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:19 pm

Hi 6,
You need to get the draft checked. Is there any sweat on the inside of you hopper lid ? I would suggest to make sure that all of the pipes are clean, and set the barometric to 3 or 3.5 on the weight scale.
Jerry
PS, don't mess with this. GET IT FIXED.
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:30 am

once in while I see some white smoke seeping up thru the coal in my hopper, i have bumped my baro/draft up to .04-.05 and seems to eliminate it....but it does sound like a draft problem.
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: StanT On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:23 am

We had a problem almost like yours, Found the ash can was too close to the stove pipe hole, moved it so it touches the cleanout door. Working good now.

Good Luck, Stan
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Re: Hopper Fumes

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:38 pm

StanT wrote:We had a problem almost like yours, Found the ash can was too close to the stove pipe hole, moved it so it touches the cleanout door. Working good now.

Good Luck, Stan


My LL is a bottom vent and has a piece of 1/4" bar stock welded over the opening to the vent which keeps the ash pan away from the opening. Is yours setup differently?
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