Flue testing smoke pellets
High-quality pellets prevent debris from building up in your pellet stove, preventing common problems such as poor pellet feeding, blocked inlet caps and burn-pot buildup. Finally, regular professional maintenance of your pellet stove will ensure that it continues to burn efficiently. Smoke Testing – Made in Britain. Smoke matches and pellets. Gas Leak Detector. Sprays and fluids for testing for gas leaks. Flue Brushes. For cleaning boiler flues. 6) With the Door open set the Temperature/ Dial to SMOKE. In approximately 2 minutes you will notice whitish-gray smoke coming out of the Grill as the Pellets ignite. After assuring the Pellets have ignited, close the Door and set the Temperature/Dial to any cooking setting desired.
We seal your fireplace opening. Clean your chimney using brush and rods. An industrial ,hepa filtered vacuum, collects the soot etc. After sweeping we put a smoke pellet in the opening to check the draw of the chimney. We then issue a NACs / Hetas certificate. No mess, no fuss! Why? Smoke pellets are used for testing chimneys, air filters, fume hoods, air balancing and fans. White smoke pellets can also be used for photography and special effects. £12.95 (Including VAT at 20%) The test involves sealing off the fireplace (I usually use boarding with a sealable access point to place the smoke pellets). The flue is first warmed with a blow torch to start the draw. A large amount of smoke is added to the flue using between 1 to 3 smoke pellets. When lit, these quick and convenient to use smoke pellets will expose any leakage points in the chimney. As these pellets will create a higher volume of smoke than a smoke match, it is advisable to clear the building of inhabitants and pets before use. Just one pellet is adequate enough to test one chimney. Quick & The flue should be warmed to establish a draught (eg by blowtorch or electric heater). A number of smoke pellets are placed at the base of the flue and ignited. When smoke starts to form the base should be sealed so smoke can only enter the flue (eg by boarding off and sealing the recess opening or closing all doors and vents to the appliance).
Choose from a range of cartridges and pellets to carry out stove flue testing, ventilation system checks, air flow visualisation or for fire drill practices. Smoke cartridges can also be used to create non-toxic visual effects for photography and filming.
Smoke Testing – Made in Britain. Smoke matches and pellets. Gas Leak Detector. Sprays and fluids for testing for gas leaks. Flue Brushes. For cleaning boiler flues. Light a smoke pellet or smoke cartridge in the bottom of the chimney flue. As soon as smoke emerges from the chimney pot seal off the top of the flue system, leaving the smoke pellet to burn out and filling the flue with smoke, then seal of the chimney at the bottom. Observe all parts of the chimney run in your home for smoke leakage.
The result of the flue tests should show the smoke produced from the smoke pellet/pen being effectively drawn into the chimney and out to atmosphere. Failure of smoke draw test can be due to a number of reasons; The flue isn’t warm enough for an effective draw.