You guys will remember that I posted a question concerning lack of heat with my former landlords woodstove. Much help was offered but I moved out due to continuing disputes before anything was resolved concerning heating the cabin.
This time I have my own issues. I moved into another cabin that has wood heat only (not including my little propane heater).
Since I had no wood supply built up I went out and cut the (best) I could find.. some too old some too green....
The barrelstove did draw but rather weakly. There did not seem to be any blockage or creasote buildup. The stove smoked horribly until the fire was going good. I didn't over heat the stove or stack. Every time I would open the door (except went it was little more than glowing embers) it would spill smoke out the door. After a few days I let the fire die and thought I would clean it out. It was then that I noticed creosote had been dripping out the back of the stove where the stack joins the stove. taking a look outside it was clear that creosote had been forming outside the smokestack.
I will post pics this weekend.
I know that about 1/2 my wood was greener than prefered but I had thought I was keeping my chimney hot enough to prevent some of this evcessive buildup. I do not have a chimney thermometer however.
I will obviously replace the upper section of my chimney but I'd like more advice after I get pics posted.
I seems odd that just the few days I used the stove would cause this. There must have been some buildup before. I need to find a better supply of wood, but the snow is still pretty deep and much of it is still buried. The rest has been saturated with water by the melting snow (I'm thinking).Tomorrow I'll get it apart and look.
Then I'd like some input if'n you don't mind!