|dave 50 8n ||
Posted 01-14-2004 at 11:30:53
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I'm getting a pellet stove installed this friday, and I had quite a discussion w/the service manager re: this stove, since it's a used stove.
We talked about the pellet stoves and the black residue...It should have a black powdery residue if it's burning correctly. Sticky black could be an air/fuel imbalance...door not adjusted.
He said to clean your fan every year, or it'll wear out quicker.
Anyway, if you're wall is turning powdery black, it's probably normal. I agree w/the post re: extending your pipe up abaove the roofline. You'll get more draft, and you won't have to worry about the exhaust issues. If you ever lose power, the draft will carry up the exhaust, too. It'll probably cost your a couple hundred if someone does it.
Did you contact your repair/service rep on this?