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Bermuda Chapplee wood boiler

hot_rod
hot_rod Member Posts: 21,858
http://hearth.com/econtent/index.php/articles/creosote_from_wood_burning_causes_and_solutions

hot rod
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream

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  • decoder
    decoder Member Posts: 4
    creasote b

    Creasote build up in the main burn chamber, running the water temp at 180-190 still having problem. Wood is very dry and never had problems before in a wood stove???
  • Ed_26
    Ed_26 Member Posts: 284
    Creosote

    What kind of wood? Return temps?
  • decoder
    decoder Member Posts: 4
    temp

    Using Primary secondary piping within 4-6
    deg of supply.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,858
    how's the draft?

    mine seems to start gooing up as the chimney needs a sweep. And mine is P/s piped with a 140F stat on the boiler pump to prevent cool return temperatures.

    I wondering about those creasote burn-out tablets? ever try one?

    I know the creasote layer drops the thermal exchange between the boiler wall and water. seems once it starts it builds quickly.

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Leo G_101
    Leo G_101 Member Posts: 87
    HR

    I have a wood burning fireplace which we use all winter for our primary heat in the "used" rooms. When we bought this house 5 years ago, the old lady had not had the chimney cleaned for at least a couple of years. I used those chimney cleaning logs. It seems from an article I read in a wood burning magazine that these things do help to loosen creosote. I had the chimney cleaned after the heating season, and the sweep was very impressed with the low build-up of creosote.

    I have since moved on to the granular compound of creosote cleaner, as this suits my needs better, but have had the same results.

    According to the article, when Granny threw the potato peels into the fire to keep the chimney clean, the minerals in the peels did have a similar effect!

    Leo G
  • decoder
    decoder Member Posts: 4


    What is the best type to try or are they all the same??
  • jp_2
    jp_2 Member Posts: 1,935
    dampered too far down?

    Is your wood truly dry? 1 yr, 2 yrs? stacked and split? or still in 8ft lengths?

    if its really dry then your stove is shutting down too far I would think? how often is damper closed?

    with my woodstove I can not make creosote, i burn standing trees with at least 60% bark gone, no question its dry.
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