Hopper fire!

Re: Hopper fire!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:23 am

Bratkinson wrote:While I haven't gotten a hopper fire yet, I have had an occassion with CO into the house, setting off alarms on all 3 floors.

Happened when the outside temps were above 50 or so and I had dialed back the reostat to about 1.5 on the dial. Only a very small flame at that level. Problem is my 60+ year old brick chimney apparently doesn't vent too well. Last season, when it warmed up, I simply put tin foil over the baro and taped it. Solved the problem in my case.



Sometimes you can get away with that on a week chimney but not recommended, especially not with a powervent no matter what brand stove. You would be better off using a little more coal and raising the idle with no convection fan putting some more heat into the chimney. Or fixing the chimney.
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Re: Hopper fire!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:53 am

Listen to Dave and the others......don't get sooooo economical that you burn the house down.....or have a hopper fire. If you experience one, you won't EVER want that to happen again!!! Or have CO detectors screaming at you..... :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: Hopper fire!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:19 pm

Here's another thread to read:

Alaska Channing III Need Help Very Nervous


It gets interesting around page 3. Another member here had issues using a power vent. He was running the power vent too fast pulling too much draft.




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Re: Hopper fire!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:00 pm

whistlenut wrote:Listen to Dave and the others......don't get sooooo economical that you burn the house down.....or have a hopper fire. If you experience one, you won't EVER want that to happen again!!! Or have CO detectors screaming at you..... :idea:



I do a lot of science experiments with the stove at the house occasionally one will not go as planned. Well i can say my wife can be louder than the CO detector. :D
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