Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kinsmanstoves, Sep 28, 2011.
Does he even have that furnace install completed yet?
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I think he said it was done. Leaves the only room in his house without a stove is his bathroom.
Wife nixxed the bathroom stove. But the Mud Rooms supply closet looks like a good spot for one. Plenty big enough. My Shepard has been complaining that his food is cold and he wants warm meals.
Furnace has neen operating and finished for several days (actually just at night now) running on stat.
Because of the appetite that the Fahrenheit has, I believe I am only gonna run it at night and the Quad during the day (On Low!). I am cheap and trying to burn less pellets (if thats possible)
The woodstove is there to aid in pre-heating the air for the furnace and also in the event of a Power failure. There is a little method to my Madness. Just a little though. ;-P
If you was cheap, you would have learned to tolerate about 20 degrees lower temperatures and not buy so many heating toys and fuel for same.
Guess it depends on what one thinks is cheap. I "invested" in the stoves. So I could save money on LP. Over 3 yrs, I saved an average of $3,800 a yr. So around $11-$12k saved. Didnt spend that much on the stoves ($3,500 Quad, $2,000 Fahrenheit, $300 Englander pellet, and $800 Englander woodstove).
Always having a back-up so I never have to use LP again, is very important to me....... That and I have a strange sickness that controls my mind. Makes me think pellet and wood stoves all day long............ ;-P
So when it comes to some things I am not as frugal. But its still worth my while. Something that brings us all together. Brings us here.
That and I like it Hot... A cheap Hot.
Nothing to say. Just posting so I can find the pics since I have a cab50.
Thanks nice to see an oldy get brought back to life.
Hi Eric. Can you post a video or tell me how your CAB50 in your store burned flame wise. Does it look tall and a LITTLE lazy sometimes when it peaks. I have my damper wide open and the feed low but not all the way to continue getting good hear and I still have a really tall flame on high for the overnight. Just want to make sure I'm doing this right. All you guys have given me great information. I posted some videos. I'll post another one if you need them. The cab50 thread page 4 at the bottom. Dex said it looked a little lazy in the first one. These are short videos in order to email them to myself to post before I figured out youtube to post.
The CAB-50 in the store just fired up, running it on low. Flames might be 1/2 way up the glass and a little lazy but no sooting inside the firebox. I have never had to mess with the damper under the ashpan on any Heatilator but we are just above sea level here. It is vented with 4" diameter consisting of an adapter, tee, 6' vertical, 90 and 24" horizontal with a cap. Glass gets slightly covered after 6 days.
When you say sooting? No black tips? color orange yellow or white yellow? I have soot on the back of right baffle panel and sides and top of firebox. Is the damper supposed to be wide open? Others have mentioned this was one reason I wasn't getting the heat I wanted and I had thought my fire on high when I do run on high sometimes I wasn't getting enough heat. I had the feed gate closed and damper almost closed. I have since opened the damper all the way and the feed adjusted about half or a little less and runs beautifully on medium but still had some soot or black flyaway ash on the sides. Burning MWP from TSC. 80/20 blend.
I have NEVER adjusted a damper on a Heatilator. They are born with the damper wide open.
Sooting as in black soot inside the firebox. Ash should not be black.
How is it vented?
If it is not a venting issue I would look at the pellets
Also here's a few pics that you can see. If its just the pellets co but if there is some adjustment I can do I'd like to know.
I'm thinking it's the pellets. I have the cleanout t, 1 foot straight up, 90 to 1 ft straight out, 90 out angled to the left because of clearances to window and 2 ft of straight angled up about 1ft to ft and half and 45 then capped. 3 inch
You have something screwed up. Do the dollarbill test on the door gasket. HOW IS IT VENTED? Notice the caps?
***edit I missed a 90***
tee = 5
12" = .5
12" = 1
90 = 5
90 = 5
24" = 2
45 = 3
EVL at a 21 or so, not great
My math isn't so great but I think he might be up around 19?
I've done the dolor bill test. And it is tight all all sides except closest to the latch. I've already removed the washer to make the door tighter. Here's a video. Pictures to follow of the venting.
I would fix the venting t get it under 15 EVL.
Bad pellet stove owner (spanky spanky)
Mine is vented straight through the back, straight out the house. No elbows etc...
In my second year, I've run probably 150 total bags with 125 being the same brand. I get those exact looks, black on door rarely happens (in exact spot and looks exactly the same) and ash on baffles (light gray dusting) consistently.
I really don't think you should be playing with the damper. It's factory set, the manual gives no hint of adjusting that I can find and once read (really can't recall where to cite) that we aren't supposed to mess with it.
I love the fact that you are so ferocious in posting about your cab50. Nice to have another since there appears very few of us post about them. But my opinion is you are over-thinking a lot of this. I'm for tinkering but I never know when I hit "good-enough" and cause more problems then I started with.
Given that, it's your stove. Do as you please.
I've meant for a week to video mine so we can compare, and I will once I have time to let it cool down and not so cold outside.
Record it while its running and let us see! I hear you there. I'm going to clean the venting today. There is some ash buildup and we had a lot of wind the last few days. I remember reading that can happen.
Ok. Mistaken about the 1ft inside. But here's my venting picks.
Sorry about the crooked sideways pic. And for all of you. I clean my stove frequently. LOL. Very particular about it.
The way I measure is that from the floor of the box to the top of the the pellet hole dropper is 6 inches.
I run mine med with probably 1/4 closed. Your video is what mine looks like on high right now. For what it's worth.
Now I don't feel so bad because that is mine on high.
And to the screw on the right baffle panel is about 10 inches. And yes very picky and an over thinker... LOL
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