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Denis Kenshalo
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I have shut my stove down for the year, but now i get this smell in the house When i turn on my heater it draws a smell from the stove, It smells like the cheminey dose. how do i stop it.?
 
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I would close down the input and outputs on the stove; that should stop the smell.

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Denis Kenshalo
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Mike Kimble wrote:I would close down the input and outputs on the stove; that should stop the smell.

Mike
I have it all shut down.
 
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clean the stove. is this a box stove? i dont recall any rmh's that smelled bad after a year of being shut down.
 
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My first thought is rainwater getting into the flue, allowing some mildew growth. Can you describe the odor? Have you considered firing up the stove to burn up whatever is causing the odor?
 
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Ken Peavey wrote:My first thought is rainwater getting into the flue, allowing some mildew growth. Can you describe the odor? Have you considered firing up the stove to burn up whatever is causing the odor?
It smell like it is wet in the chemney,We haven't had much rain and i do have a cap on the chemney. As far as starting a fire to dry it out I have ran out of fire wood. I think that I will get some insulation and plug the chemney.
 
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Ernie Wisner wrote:clean the stove. is this a box stove? i dont recall any rmh's that smelled bad after a year of being shut down.
It is a box stove a LOPI and I just shut it down for the year, It has been burning since Oct but I ran out of wood.
 
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It does not have to be raining for moisture to accumulate on the sides of the chimney. A little bit of condensation is all it takes. You can get that with a cool chimney and sufficiently moist air.
Fire it up, dry it out.
 
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sorry to hear the running out of wood, i would clean the chimney and check all the elbows. sounds like you have creosote in it. Thats the only thing i can think of that would make lots of smell.
 
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Ernie Wisner wrote:sorry to hear the running out of wood, i would clean the chimney and check all the elbows. sounds like you have creosote in it. Thats the only thing i can think of that would make lots of smell.
Thats what I am going to do today, After I run a hot fire through it.....
 
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