Enviro Fire pellet stove problems

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Old 11-27-13, 05:31 PM
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Enviro Fire pellet stove problems

We have an Enviro Fire Pellet Stove EF-IVi which is having some problems. We bought it in 2000. Despite frequent cleaning and repair visits, the stove keeps going out and has had two chimney fires. It has a lot of buildup of what we are told is called creosote, despite our frequent cleanings. We've experimented with adjusting the damper, repair men, deep cleanings, replacing parts (seal, ashbox, lining, etc), and don't know if it's a stove issue, the pellet brand, or something else. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-27-13, 07:14 PM
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after the unit is up to temp, does it smoke at the top of the chimney?

how tall is the main chimney?

is the main chimney diameter the same as the discharge on the stove where the connector pipe connects?
 
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Old 11-27-13, 08:24 PM
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Dear Boilernut,
Thank you for your quick reply, I'm hoping your specific questions means you have an idea about the problem... To answer your questions.

after the unit is up to temp, does it smoke at the top of the chimney?
Yes, sometimes, although often when it starts.

how tall is the main chimney?
We're in a mobile home and estimate the chimney size is about six feet tall.

is the main chimney diameter the same as the discharge on the stove where the connector pipe connects?
Yes
 
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Old 12-04-13, 05:34 PM
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You're going to get some smoke when you start the unit. Once up to operating temp and the fire is established, smoke is a no no. Smoke means you're not burning the wood efficiently...no wonder you're having flue fires. Smoke is also a sign of unburned wood.

Time to get the manual out and go over the installation. A call to the factory may be the next move since you're obviously having serious draft issues since the unit keeps going out. I would cut to the chase and take care of this before you burn your place down. The whole reason for having a pellet stove is for clean combustion and ease of maintenance, which you have neither? How frustrating is this? I would be at wits end.
 
 

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