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  1. hyip1206

    hyip1206 New Member

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    In the manual it says blower speed should match heat setting. Is it bad for the stove to run a higher blower speed but lower temp setting? It seems like I get good heat at 3 but I think it would be more econimical to set the blower higher to get the good heat to blow at a higher rate. More bang for the buck

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  2. packerfan

    packerfan Feeling the Heat

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    Turning it up shouldn't be a problem at all. Just make sure that you always have the blower setting equal to or higher than the feed rate. This helps keep from overheating.
  3. staplebox

    staplebox Member

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    From my (very) limited experience I would agree. Right now I have it at 1-4. The heat blowing out is good and hot and my stove thermometer, in the upper front 'corner', is at about 450 degrees. I'm sure that at some point the difference between the 2 numbers can get too far apart and become less efficient but the 1-4 still feels okay.
  4. blanc12

    blanc12 Member

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    I usually run mine at 7 and 9. Have always run it that way. Cant think of why I shouldn't. the 9 is the speed of the convection blower. If it is too low you could get an over heat problem. If it is too high it is louder than it needs to be. I have mine on a thermostat and when the thermostat doesn't call for heat the stove heat defaults to 1 and the convection blower stays at what ever you have it set on. In my case 9.
  5. petejung

    petejung New Member

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    I always run my room blower at least equal to the heat setting (Like Packerfan Dan says), but usually run it higher, just to get more circulation, faster.
  6. hyip1206

    hyip1206 New Member

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    Great, thanks for the info
  7. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    just to make it official;

    YES you can run the room air speed higher than the heat range , but you CANNOT run it lower than the heat range or the unit will overtemp , hit the high limit and shut down. i routinely run my blower speed much higher than the heat range , the 25-pdvc has a tremendous heat transfer rate and you literally could max the blower speed at heat range 5 and see little dropoff of temp coming out.
  8. hyip1206

    hyip1206 New Member

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    Great thanks so much
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