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  1. nikeseer

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    He has tightened the door. Would an OAK help him? I'm thinking no. I'm going to get him a couple of bags of another brand and try them for him. He will burn what he has because he will not waste them. Just more work for him. Where else could the air leak be if the door is tight?

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  2. jbacon01

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    because it cost twice as much and i wasn't sure if a pellet stove was going to heat my whole house. On the few days the cab50 worked properly we realized that it would heat the whole house. So at that point I didn't mind spending the extra money.
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  3. jbacon01

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    magnetic thermometer on top of the xxv??
  4. nikeseer

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    Got it. Glad the new stove is working for you. I might and I say might have gotten a different stove had I had more money. But considering mine is a sister of the quad family I'm happy. Originally was looking into an insert till a friend told me I had a perfect spot and easier install for a freestanding. Then things changed and we were not getting one due to changes in repairs. Then more repairs which told us we had to get a loan so we did and took a little extra out that we could afford to get this stove. So happy with our purchase! Who had you bought your stove from? Just curious. If you don't wish to mention that is perfectly fine. :)
  5. jbacon01

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    Black Swan in Newtown. The dealer has been great. It's the manufacturer that's been terrible.
  6. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    I bought because of the burn pot. Didn't like the idea of opening the door once a day with fire going to scrape pot per Harman manual.
    I just pull the black knob.
  7. nikeseer

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    I like the burn pot on mine too! Simple. It's as basic a stove I think you can get. Do you know if my back baffles are dark gray almost black.... Is that good? I've read that it's not good or that's it's not burning well! She's burning good I think. Putting out some really good heat. Any insight?
  8. DexterDay

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    Black is not good. IMO. The firebox should be a Grey/white/ or maybe Light brownish. Black means to much fuel or to little air.

    Increase air (open damper 100%) or decrease feed.

    Can you post a vid of the burn? (Think I asked that already? :()
  9. nikeseer

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    I will post as soon as I can take a video with my ACTUAL camera. My phone takes videos that will not allow me to attach to this site. Having issues with that.. LOL
  10. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    the MWP blend put out pretty dark fly ash.
    even getting plenty of air.

    been burning a 50/50 mix of the blend and the softies for several days. even at that ratio, the residue on the baffle plates is way lighter.
  11. nikeseer

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    That's what I'm thinking because it is a clean steady burn. I did lower just a little. She has been cycling today because it's been so mild out. Thermostat set high so it won't but it got there. Set at 78 around the corner from the stove. 2 degree swing. off at 80 and on at 76. So we will be good and ready when the temp drops to the low 30's and teens coming up this weekend.
  12. nikeseer

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    Are your back baffles lightly coated with the dark ash?
  13. DexterDay

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    What phone? (Smart phone)?

    Uploading to YouTube with Android phones is Easy Peasy!!
  14. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    not now with 50% softies.
    but my experience with the blend all of last year and most of this year is they produce a very dark fly ash.

    i've read others mention this too.

    *you've got the damper all the way open now, right?
  15. nikeseer

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    It's an iphone. I have never uploaded anything to youtube. I don't have an account.
  16. DexterDay

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    Just like starting an account here. Username and password.

    Then click upload,."choose file" very similar to here.

    I am electronicly illiterate and stupid. I have uplaoded several vids.
  17. nikeseer

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    Well I take that back. I do have an account. Working on it now.
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  18. nikeseer

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    LOL!
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    Ok. Uploaded. How do I attach or link for you to view?
  20. nikeseer

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    Ok. I hope this worked.
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    Ok. Here is the other one I took.
  22. DexterDay

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    Very Nice.

    Compared to my Quad, it seems a little lazy. But I have only seen 2 Heatilators burn at Erics shop (15 min a piece?).

    So that may be good? What setting is that? Low?
  23. nikeseer

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    Medium with wide open damper and half feed.
  24. DexterDay

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    That 2nd one looks better. But my Medium BLOWS it out of the water.

    Having trouble with my WiFi in these Winds. Uploading a Video of mine with Gate 100% open on Medium
  25. nikeseer

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    I didn't want to burn through the pellets THAT fast. And half feed with the damper all the way open is currently keeping my house at 74.

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