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Tim Malacarne
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Have just bought 10' of black stovepipe for shop stove. Having put about 5' of new pipe on another stove recently, I wonder about setting up a temporary fireplace and trying to burn the shipping oil off the new stuff before installation? Dang! The other new pipe we put up smoked and stunk up the place for 5 or 6 fires. Smells more like curing paint than any kind of oil, to me. What say ye?
 
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Tim : I think that you have the right idea, At least figure out how to 'bake' it at a good high Temperature !

Myself, I am about a decade removed from handling new heating appliances so I don't have a good handle on what is current for shipping oils.

I kinda think that you may have been blessed by the '' Just it time '' supply chain, and your pipe just has not had enough time to cure or fully 'air dry'

Think like fire! Flow like Gas! Don't be the marshmallow ! For the good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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The last few times we put in new stoves and pipes, I temporarily set them both up outdoors, propping up the pipe with metal poles and wire, and burned a couple of good hot fires in them. This reduced, but did not eliminate, the stink.....
 
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Yeah Alder, that's kinda what I was thinking, that a person could cut back on the stink a little bit. It'd be hard to prevent it entirely, but you could maybe reduce it somewhat... I'm thinking you wouldn't want to go too crazy with the fire you kindle, just enough to heat the metal some, see how it acts....
 
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