Test Fire the Pocono Outside?

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Uglysquirrel
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Post Sun. Jul. 12, 2009 6:51 pm

Some past discussions suggested firing a new stove outside to burn off the paint smell, I'm of some opinion that putting a 8'-12' stack of black stove pipe on the top vent with some guy wires may not give an ample draft but then what do ya have to lose?

Anyone try something like this ?

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Post Sun. Jul. 12, 2009 9:16 pm

I went ahead and just hooked it up, inside the house. Then fired up a fire, and opened all the windows in that room. It smelled bad, like burning paint, for a couple hours or so, and smelled for 2 more days, but not as bad as that first couple of hours. We survived. You just need some ventilation.
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Post Mon. Jul. 13, 2009 7:13 pm

Set it up outside, light it and get the curiosity out of your system.
You'll be much more confident when you then set it up inside.
Just make sure you don't get a thunderstorm. The control box is
not water tight.
Post some pictures.

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Post Tue. Jul. 14, 2009 6:05 pm

I would think draft wouldnt be too much of an issue for a preburn outside. The fan/forced draft will aid your combustion. Its not like it is a natural draft stove.
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Post Sat. Jul. 18, 2009 8:15 am

Burning the stove outside is a great paint cure. How you vent it is not an issue. I wouldn't waste the time to hook up pipe. I would get a lawn chair, beer and time to waste.
Thanks for your purchase,
Jer

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Post Sun. Jul. 19, 2009 9:55 am

Jerr, Thank you for that, especially the beer reccomendation and the other clap suggesting combustion air will force the gasses out.

Just had a vision. We hook up the Pocono to burn off the paint right next to the 12,000 gallon pool that needs to be 95 degrees. Copper coil, small pump running 100% of the time, itsa redneck pool heata !

Sounds like a new business venture....................

b

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Post Sun. Jul. 19, 2009 3:08 pm

Already done that. Don't use copper, the pool water is tough on copper, use stainless.
Jer

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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2009 6:30 am

Three months later.. but here's a picture..
Thanks for the idea .. it worked out fine. Fired it for about an hour. Paint smell almost gone after getting it back into the house.
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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2009 6:40 pm

TurboJoe wrote:Three months later.. but here's a picture..
Thanks for the idea .. it worked out fine. Fired it for about an hour. Paint smell almost gone after getting it back into the house.
But wheres the BEER ? :cheers:
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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2009 7:16 pm

You thought the beer would last three months?
Simple answers for simple minds.

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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2009 7:21 pm

What did you have the baro set at? :devil:
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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2009 8:45 pm

rberq wrote:You thought the beer would last three months?
:D LOL
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Post Wed. Oct. 14, 2009 4:25 pm

TurboJoe wrote:Three months later.. but here's a picture..
Thanks for the idea .. it worked out fine. Fired it for about an hour. Paint smell almost gone after getting it back into the house.
Here is a Good read on how to curing hi temp paint it takes three burns to cure the paint correctly.

http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/f20874/a2917/Hi- ... Stove.html
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