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When we lite up the wood burning stove the smell and the fumes are really strong the fires has been lit about 6 times any help?

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The chimney pipe most be the same sides all the way out , it can not begin big and then small as it goes out. that's the problem with, your wood burning stove. it can be small and then big but not the other way around.

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  • Catalytic combustor and baffles are exposed to very high heat and deteriorate as used. Replace every 1-4 years depending on use.
  • Stovepipe angles and bolts are subject to corrosion.
  • Gaskets on airtight stove doors need replacement every few years. Gaskets and seals are used by the appliance designer to control the location and flow of air into the appliance.
  • Check seams on stoves sealed with furnace cement. Seams may leak and cause you to loose valuable heat and reduce the efficiency of the unit.
  • Replace broken or missing firebricks.
  • Keep the floor of your stove clean of debris and ash.
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