Harman coal stove

Old 12-11-12, 05:01 AM
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Harman coal stove

Hi, I have a Harman Magnafire coal which we used all last year and about a month this year,for some reason when I lit it off the other morning smoke was rolling out around the glass on the front load door,nothing has really changed ,stove is vented into a metal flue which was professionally installed with the stove. Does a coal stove flue need to be cleaned? Any suggestions?
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Does a coal stove flue need to be cleaned?
Yes!! I've burnt both wood and coal over the years and coal puts out a lot more soot than wood.
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I would READ and FOLLOW the directions on the operating manual for your stove.

There tends to be A LOT of good advice in such manuals, but most people seem to ignore them.
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I have an older wood/ coal stove and unless I preheat the flue to establish a draft it will create smoke in the room do you do this ?

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