Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
Fulltime in our Berkshire
 
KennyGolub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 882
Smoke from Fireplace

It is too cold to go into the coach and pull out the fireplace, so I thought I'd throw this out here to see if anyone else had the same thing happen, and thereby saving me some time.

I go out to the coach every two or three weeks to run the genny and put a load on it my turning on the TVs and the electric fireplace.

On two occasions, I got a wisp of smoke coming out of the fireplace. After a minute it stops. This doesn't happen every time either.

Has anyone else have this happen ?

Thanks,
Ken
__________________

__________________
KennyGolub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Burning some dust off the heating element ??
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 10:04 AM   #3
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
We're talking an electric fireplace right? I certainly hope you're not lighting a fire in your motorhome.

Seriously though, if it's like our fireplace at home, it might just be dust burning off. Or you might have a real issue. No way to be certain unless you pull the unit and look for burn marks.
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #4
Fulltime in our Berkshire
 
KennyGolub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
We're talking an electric fireplace right? I certainly hope you're not lighting a fire in your motorhome.

Seriously though, if it's like our fireplace at home, it might just be dust burning off. Or you might have a real issue. No way to be certain unless you pull the unit and look for burn marks.
I'm thinking that will be first on the list after I take the cover off.

I had another thought that I don't like, although I'm hoping it's not likely....wondering if maybe some field mice decided they wanted to travel in the spring and began to move in early, building a nest near a heating element. Sure hope not.

Guess I'll just have to wait for some warmer weather.

Thanks.
__________________
KennyGolub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
Fulltime in our Berkshire
 
KennyGolub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by MtnGuy View Post
Burning some dust off the heating element ??
That is very possible as it is a new coach, and I can see all kinds of dust and even saw dust in the furnace registers on the floor.

Thanks for the reply.
__________________
KennyGolub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 10:50 AM   #6
Infractee
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 794
Quote:
Originally Posted by KennyGolub View Post
It is too cold to go into the coach and pull out the fireplace, so I thought I'd throw this out here to see if anyone else had the same thing happen, and thereby saving me some time.

I go out to the coach every two or three weeks to run the genny and put a load on it my turning on the TVs and the electric fireplace.

On two occasions, I got a wisp of smoke coming out of the fireplace. After a minute it stops. This doesn't happen every time either.

Has anyone else have this happen ?

Thanks,
Ken
What does it smell like would be the most important thing to know. If a home heater fired up for the first time since last winter smell that would be okay, if an electrical smell that would be bad.
Have used the fireplace on our new camper during 5 different trips this past fall/winter and never had any kind of smoke or even an odd smell come from it.
__________________
RhoZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 09:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
CAT-RN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6,145
Bad or wet wood?? Other than that I'd go with dust on the heat element.

Russell.
__________________
CAT-RN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2015, 10:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
VinceU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by KennyGolub View Post
It is too cold to go into the coach and pull out the fireplace, so I thought I'd throw this out here to see if anyone else had the same thing happen, and thereby saving me some time.

I go out to the coach every two or three weeks to run the genny and put a load on it my turning on the TVs and the electric fireplace.

On two occasions, I got a wisp of smoke coming out of the fireplace. After a minute it stops. This doesn't happen every time either.

Has anyone else have this happen ?

Thanks,
Ken

Very doubtful it's electrical in nature, a fault would burn open the first outing....or blow a circuit breaker.
__________________
VinceU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 07:40 AM   #9
Fulltime in our Berkshire
 
KennyGolub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 882
Thanks to all for a reply.

I hope I don't have a senior moment and forget to post what I find when I do get into it this spring.

Ken
__________________

__________________
KennyGolub is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 AM.