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Help!! Clicking sounds in my fire place

Posted by gailyn1956 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 10, 08 at 20:47

I have a new Heritage wood burner. I have a thermometer set on the pipe and am keeping it at about 325 degrees. I continue to hear a clicking noise in the pipe like someone it tapping a screw driver on the inside.

Is this normal?????? It's making me nervous and I don't know what it could be.

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RE: Help!! Clicking sounds in my fire place

The sound you are hearing is most likely the metal stove pipe heating up and expanding, which is normal.
If you have concerns please call a local stove shop or chimney place and have them take a lot at it.
Better safe than sorry

RE: Help!! Clicking sounds in my fire place

It's probably the metal expanding and nothing to worry about much but there's a chance that some of the sounds are from falling creosote particles from the lower flue temperature. By Heritage, I am assuming you mean a Hearthstone Heritage, nice stove, but 325 is pretty low for your flue temperature if you're using a magnetic type thermometer. I used to have a Hearthstone Phoenix and cruising temperature on that was between 400 and 500 for most of the burn.

How far up the pipe is your thermometer from the stove flue collar? It might read lower if more than 2 feet above.

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