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Any wood stove experts in here? My father and i installed one in our home about a month ago. Yesterday i got up on the roof and noticed a buildup of creosote beginning to form. Any idea what could be causing this? Here is a video of the smoke coming out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNL0XmCiT90
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what kind of wood are you burning?
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>>943710
Started out bruning wet red oak, but now dead dead dead ash and white oak. The pic was from white oak.
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Make sure to use dry wood and give enough oxegyn to completley combust the wood.
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>>943729
This.

Wet wood=burn down the house/kill everyone with CO.

Y'all have a CO monitor, right?

Also, for shits and giggles, read over these
http://www.woodheat.org/all-about-chimneys.html
http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/the-basics-on-how-to-install-a-wood-burning-stove.147798/
For info on chimneys which should give you some ideas on how to determine how well yours is performing/how to troubleshoot problems.
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>>943736
2 of them. one in the loving room where the stove is, and another back in our bedroom.
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>>943767
Good man.
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>>943771
>loving room.

Heh heh
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>>943706
Wood needs to burn at... I think 350F for creosote buildup to be minimized. That's your minimum, you're going to have creosote no matter what you do (and anyone who tells you otherwise is a dangerous cocksucker) but you should get by with only sweeping your chimney once a year. For safety I sweep mine twice, once during summer and once after the new year.
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Burn only hardwoods.
Avoid burning anything too wet if possible.
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Buy a stove pipe thermometer, it mounts on the pipe a foot and a half above the stove and helps you maintain a temperature that will reduce creasote build up. Only burn dry seasoned wood.
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>>943925
I have one of these, only i have it about 6" above the stove. Even right there i can only get it to about halfway through the green.
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My chimney set on fire last week had to climb on the roof to put it out.
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>>944274
Chimneys that aren't swept catch on fire, you will probably need to increase the rate you sweep unless you had something like a wild fire that just got way too hot or something.
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>>944329
Didn't sweep it all year. I know I should have but I completely forgot. there was a lot of creosote in the fireplace after I swept it. I had to climb onto my roof in the rain to put the fucking thing out.
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Start your fire like pic related. Google "upside down fire". It burns with higher efficiency and less residue.
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