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Pine resin buildup in flue - problem in barrel+bell RMH?

 
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Something I've wondered about for a long time...

I've been warned time and again about it being dangerous to burn pine in regular stoves.

The worry is that pine resin collects on the inside of the chimney flue and ignites at some point, often burning down the house as a result.

Would this be less of a potential problem in a barrel and bell THM?

I ask because I'm hoping that the efficient burn in the core, followed by (presumably) a round of gas combustion in the barrel, and then another round in a brick bell, would eliminate any resins.
 
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Hi David,   I have been burning lodgepole pine and occasionally ponderosa pine in both J tubes and batch boxes with no problems for over 5 seasons. Regular wood stoves are often choked down and burn at a lower temperatures which wouldn't consume all the fuel and end up condensing on the pipes as creosote.
As long as you burn your rmh hot and unrestricted (which is how they are intended to be operated) and an occasional inspection, you should have no problems.
 
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