Sometimes, stoves have problems such that they do not work efficiently. So, it becomes so important and urgent to repair it which can maximize energy efficiency and minimize air pollution.
Usually, you’ll meet these following problems about your multi fuel stoves. The most sign for failure in proper functioning is usually smoke being visible. If the chimney is smoking, then check on the following areas. The chimney could be blocked by something thus does not allow smoke to pass through. The cap of the chimney should be always closed to prevent water or debris entering the chimney which can cause smoking.
Another problem you should pay attention on is downdraught. This is puff of smoke that occurs intermittently from the stove. These can be solved by having the correct length of the chimney. Chimney fires are also another problem which can result from tar igniting in the chimney. This is why it advisable to clean the chimney once in a while to remove accumulated materials.
In addition, flue can also cause smoking of the wood burner stove. This indicates the flue has broken seals and need to be sealed. Materials such as fire cement can help to seal the leakages. And gaskets are common problem which can cause smoke coming out from the stove. Replacement of the parts can be done upon an advice of a qualified expert.
When you have inspected above problems, how do you repair it? You may do following conditions in your daily life.
Replace a corroded stove connector. When you’ve removed all fasteners, disassemble the connector.
Replace a catalytic combustor. Use a soft paintbrush or a vacuum to remove fly ash or soot. And burn off any creosote.
Replace a door gasket. Pry and scrape out the old gasket and clean it. Then embed the replacement glass-fiber door-gasket rope. Close and secure the door to allow the required curing time as directed on the label.