Question about Heating & Cooling
(1) The lower "enamel" pipe is possibly Ceramic coated pipe, used for high temperature flue applications.
(2) The "stickey black tar" is creasote. Whoever installed the flue pipe did it wrong. It needs to be reversed so that the "Crimped" end of the pipe is pointing down. That way the creasote will drain back into the stove and get burned up.
Posted on Apr 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You should have a swept T connector at the base, with the sweep going from the stove upwards, but the other end of the T going into a removable cap - or very short length of pipe. If you only have a standard bend - replace it with the T.
This is actually normal for wood burners. In an unlined chimney, the lighter "tar" fractions from the wood would soak into the brickwork, and show through the wall in a few years. In a lined system - they have to go somewhere, and usually condense inside the flue - running back down to the base.
The "chinese hat" style cap is actually very good for everything except sideways hail.
Sorry - but it's the nature of the fuel. It is possible to use a clay based absorbent at the base - Cat litter is actually fine.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
You will need to install a flue liner ( i know its a nuisance) to allow the products of combustion to escape as quickly and as safely as possible.
If you installed a gas appliance without a liner, due to the temperature of the flue gases (lower than solid fuel) the emissions would struggle to exit via the flue terminal.
If you install the appliance following the manufacturers instructions, you cannot go wrong. The other recommendation is get a 'Gas Safe' engineer to carry out the commssioning/testing.(house insurance void if not certified)
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: does the chimney need a
If the fuel is either wood (or any wood products) or oil it is required to have a stainless steel liner. Gas burning appliances need an Aluminum liner. Make sure it is sized correctly and not over sized.
Posted on Feb 17, 2011
SOURCE: i have a sfw 55
It may be the type of coal you're burning. Have you tried burning anthracite coal rather than Bituminous coal? It's a little more expensive, but it burns cleaner. Also, you may need to open the air intake a bit with what you're currently burning. That way it will burn a little hotter and hopefully cleaner.
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
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