Jump to content

Woodburner smells could it be 5" to 6" pipe

Recommended Posts

We have exactly the same make and mode of stove; it took it a lot of burns from new to stop smoking off, plus even now after a few years when we first light it after the summer it can give off a slightly oily / metallic smell. Ours is also on 5” flue where it leaves the stove, socketed into 6” concrete liner in the chimney breast.

Smell issue does not sound as bad as yours though.

For what it’s worth, we burn predominantly wood, sometimes smokeless fuel but only if we need the stove as a source of heat 24/7 when the central heating goes on the blink.

Mine needs a clean and re-blacking!


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had not noticed the dado rail at the top, but if that is Poujoulat twin wall flue then the min comb clearance is 50mm, and its more than 50mm away but far less than that needed from the single skin pipe,  if as others have suggested that upper rail is combustible that may be the problem but increasing the length of the twin wall into the room should be a fairly easy fix  .   It was the rail about a meter up that you have said is stone,  so no issues with that.  


I dont act for DRU,  but my friends with similar businesses that do say they are a good stove, so getting smells is very unusual as an industry standard once the paint has been burnt in.      I am still concerned re the distance between the single skin pipe and the ceiling and top dado rail,  unless the ceiling board is actually fire board.  This is unlikely. Certainly that does not conform with the building regs and should not have been signed off as safe to use.  I assume it has been signed off by the installer,  if in doubt check with your local building control office at the council offices.   The pipe in the room above,  has it been boxed in,  if so with what and how much clearance would there likely be between the likely wooden frame and plasterboard and the flue pipe.   You do need the flue manufacturers details for this,  post a close up pic of the clamping bracket that connects the two pipes,  its the actual clip I am interested in.  


As others have suggested burn some nice dry seasoned or kilned logs, get it nice and hot.   Has the dealer closed permanently or simply following govt instructions ref CV19.  Many stove shop owners are looking to re open by appointment in the next two of three weeks assuming we are allowed to.  If its a permanent closure then DRU are imported by a company called Drugasar  


DRU is the leading manufacturer of contemporary gas fires, wood stoves and gas heaters for homes, apartments and commercial premises.


Edited by Alycidon
  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Featured Adverts


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.