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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Michele, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Michele

    Michele New Member

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  2. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Hi Michele and welcome to the forum.
    Do you have the stove manual?
    Sounds like someone gave you some wrong
    information........
    I just had a look at the manual online
    for a 2005 Breckwell P2000i, and it
    cautions not to use the #5 setting for more
    than one or two hours
    , not the #3.
    (see page 14 of the pdf online manual)


    If you don't have a manual, you can download
    the right one for your stove in PDF format from
    their web site http://www.breckwell.com/manuals-dt.asp?id=68


    Oh, and btw, I also happen to be a Michele with one L.
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    In order to get heat from Pellets, you have to burn a bunch of them (same with wood, obviously)....at a low setting you simply are not burning enough pellets in order to produce the BTU's that you need. How many Pellets are you going through in a 24 hour period?

    In the cold weather, if you are not burning at least 3 lbs per hour (2 bags in 24 hours), then you are not running at a level that can do much.
  4. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    I think the folks at Breckwell Tell you not to run the stove Hot for a long time to protect there butt if you stove melts down and you call for warantee.

    I can see any stove company doing that.
  5. latichever

    latichever Member

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    I have the same stove. I'm been running it at three since last night--70 degrees on most of the ground floor of my 3-story poorly insulated Victorian. At 4, I'd be in shorts and a t-shirt. I can confirm the manual says only 5 should be run for only an hour. So burn away at 3 or 4. I think the people who sold you the stove didn't read the manual.
  6. Michele

    Michele New Member

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    Thank you for all the replies. We've been running the stove at 3 all yesterday and most of today and we've finally reached a nice warm 71 degrees. I think we're going to keep her!
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