Multi fuel smell

We have a Evergreen ST1050 multi fuel stove that?s been in for about 14
months. . Every time its used, so far about 10/12 times, we get a acrid
smell. There is no sign of smoke escaping and the type of fuel used makes
little difference. Is this still the smell from the paint or something else?
Any ideas of what it is and either how long its likely to go on or how to
reduce it welcome.
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John
We have a Evergreen ST1050 multi fuel stove that's been in for about 14 months. . Every time its used, so far about 10/12 times, we get a acrid smell. There is no sign of smoke escaping and the type of fuel used makes little difference. Is this still the smell from the paint or something else? Any ideas of what it is and either how long its likely to go on or how to reduce it welcome.
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John
The chimney was lined wit the double skinned SS stuff and a new lintel cast with the flue passing through. Its had a number of burns at higher temperature, but non just going all out. The installer checked the chimney and said it didn't need sweeping before this (in part as its an old chimney, there was a lot of space., you could see some light looking up it,so it would have been to big for the multi fuel stove !)
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John
Does the smell fade or get stronger?
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>> >>>We have a Evergreen ST1050 multi fuel stove that's been in for about 14 >>>months. . Every time its used, so far about 10/12 times, we get a acrid >>>smell. There is no sign of smoke escaping and the type of fuel used makes >>>little difference. Is this still the smell from the paint or something >>>else? >>>Any ideas of what it is and either how long its likely to go on or how to >>>reduce it welcome. >>> >>> >>> >>> >> >> Could be paint. Did you have your chimney swept? >> Have you had a good burn yet? >> -- >>
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mogga
If there's no reason to have special concerns about fire risk (and yours sounds a proper installation) - then be brave and have a long (several hour) high temperature run with it. As Mogga suggests, probably just paints/enamels or possibly anything else they needed to use to ease assembly.
I don't particularly recall any smells beyond the first 1 or 2 serious usages of mine - but it took more like 2 weeks of serious usage for my woodburner to completely settle.
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dom
We were being very delicate with ours breaking it in as advised when BF's dad turned up and started a roaring fire - :)
Just a thought - has anyone been polishing it with mr sheen or anything like that?
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mogga
No, it would be the only thing in the house to be polished if it were!
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John
We think it slowly gets stronger as the fire is going, but it is also getting hotter.
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John

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