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panteramatt 09-13-2012 01:18 PM

Remove plate from woodstove?
 
The woodstove in my cabin has a metal plate inside the goes from the bottom rear to the top of the front. I guess it so the heat gets pushed out but it also pushed a lot of smoke out at times. Can it be removed without creating any problems and what was its purpose?

DangerMouse 09-13-2012 02:37 PM

It sounds like the (reburner?) that makes the stove more efficient. I would leave it be and check your chimney to be sure it doesn't need cleaning. There are other things that may be the (smoke) problem as well, but it's not likely to be the design of the stove.

DM

panteramatt 09-13-2012 04:19 PM

I use stove pipe and its hardly been used so it cant be dirty yet. It doesnt take much smoke at all in a small cabin to make it unpleasant. If I remove the plate I could also fit more wood in there, but I dont want to cause more harm than good. Ive just never seen a woodstove with a plate in it before.

Bondo 09-14-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by panteramatt (Post 1009264)
I use stove pipe and its hardly been used so it cant be dirty yet. It doesnt take much smoke at all in a small cabin to make it unpleasant. If I remove the plate I could also fit more wood in there, but I dont want to cause more harm than good. Ive just never seen a woodstove with a plate in it before.

Ayuh,... Sounds like the chimney is to short, 'n ya don't have proper draft...

panteramatt 09-18-2012 05:38 AM

Its at least 2 feet higher than the peak. You think it needs to be higher?

user1007 09-18-2012 07:03 PM

Is the chimney clear of animal nests and things? No soot built up from last season? Any weird bends that could have sagged or is it straight out the top? No dampers closed anywhere? A fave song comes to mind...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6nyN1bf8g&feature=fvsr

panteramatt 09-18-2012 07:07 PM

I cant see soot being a problem as it hasnt been used that much at all. Theres 2 bends in the pipe but nothing sags.

user1007 09-18-2012 07:28 PM

Is this a new problem by the way? Any change in what you are burning? You would be surprised how fast soot and other deposits can build up.

panteramatt 09-18-2012 07:46 PM

No. It was way worse til I raised the pipe outside.Dont even know how I would check the pipe without taking it apart.


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