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Nov 30, 2011 - A chimney is made up of up to 22 parts. ... Mantle - Also known asmantel piece or mantel shelf, this piece of hardware is more than a .... I have an old Blaze King Fireplace Insert that was purchased back in the mid 1980's.
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I don't know what your question is, but I have seen many hearths made out of stone or brick for the stove to set on. Usually the wall is bricked or stoned as wide as the hearth and up above the flu opening to minimize fire potential from excess heat radiated from the stove.
If the hearth is to be very large, the joists under the hearth/stove may have to be doubled to keep from bowing over the years.
Creosote consists of combustion byproducts,[smoke] that gradually builds up in the stove & chimney.MOISTURE in the wood,and slow burning greatly increase build-up. 1/4 '' of creosote is considered a hazard. Consult a professional chimney sweep,then burn only 'seasoned' dry hardwood,and when you start or re-kindle the fire,burn it hot enough to thoroughly heat the flue; this will draw the smoke up the chimney faster,decreasing the time build-up can occur. Stay Warm!
If the stove exhaust pipe is 6", you need to have a minimum of 6" all the way up your chimney. If you use a smaller pipe you will limit your flow, which causes excess cooling and crystalizing of smoke creating more creosote, and more of a chance for chimney fire. The perfect solution would be to run a 6" liner down your chimney, and connect it right to the top of your insert. Make sure you install a top plate at the top of the chimney to insure pieces don't fall outside the liner. Lastly install a stainless steel cap to keep any animals out.
That stove has a metal baffle on top of an air tube that can warp with age. It might be changing shape as it heats up and making your sound. If this is the case it can block the path for the stove pipe and cause performance issues. The baffle plate and insulating blanket on top can be easily replaced.
Build small, hot fires instead of large, smoldering ones.
Don't "bed the fire down" for the night. Holding a fire overnight is
a fire hazard and can create serious indoor and outdoor air
Open your damper if the smoke is dark. Dark smoke indicates more
pollution is being produced and fuel is being wasted.
Keep your stove clean and well-maintained. Follow manufacturer
guidelines; replace catalytic stove filters every 1-4 years. Have
your chimney checked and cleaned at least once a year.
Use seasoned wood
The best fuel for woodstoves is dry, "seasoned" wood. Seasoned wood
has a moisture content of about 20% or less. It tends to be dark in
color, cracked on the ends, light in weight and has bark that is easily
broken or peeled. Here are some tips for preparing seasoned wood:
Split the wood to help it dry. Wood will dry out more
quickly and burn best if the wood is cut to about 3 1/2 inches to 6
inches in diameter.
Cover the split firewood to protect it from the weather
and stack it loosely in alternating layers, at least 6 inches off
Time must be given to allow the wood to reach 20% or less
moisture required for seasoned wood. This process takes
approximately 6-12 months. Think ahead and buy next winter's wood
well in advance.
It is recommended an annual chimney cleaning to remove creosote build up
and to identify potential problems. Things to consider:
The Chimney cap may be plugged by debris.
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
Replace broken or missing firebricks.
Keep the floor of your stove clean of debris and ash.