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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!


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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  

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

 

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