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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by cruzn57, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. cruzn57

    cruzn57 New Member

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    use a special T stat?
    or can I use a std home type T stat?
    ( I have a Kozi 100 pellet stove)
    also, does the T stat shut off the exh fan , when it is in stand by mode?
    Thanks

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Not really, but you have to pay attention to what your stove says it needs.

    Your home t-stat may work with some pellet stoves, but then I've never seen a standard t-stat.

    A t-stat is just an on/off switch what the stove does depends upon the controller on the stove.
  3. cruzn57

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    The controller has a 2 wire connector for a remote (wired) T stat, I'll have to read to see what voltage it is,
    is there a standard voltage for T stat's ? (like 24 V)
    Thanks!
  4. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    t-stats don't provide voltage they have contacts rated for a particular voltage and current handling capability.

    The device they are attached to may require a certain voltage to operate a relay or may have a certain voltage across the terminals the t-stat is connected to. But this is separate from the t-stat.

    What does the Kozi manual say it needs?
  5. cruzn57

    cruzn57 New Member

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    I dunno,
    its out in the cold garage, and I'm in the warm house. LOL
  6. SmokeyTheBear

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    What most pellet stoves need in the way of a t-stat is called a millivolt t-stat. They also need a span or swing setting ability if they are going to be used to actually cycle the stove on and off. The swing or span setting crates a dead zone to allow the stove to shut down before it starts up again. The swing or span is set at the higher end of its setting in this case or at the lower end if the stoves controller allows high low operation.
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    There are basicly three types of digital thermostats. One type requires 24 volts to power its self. One type requires only a battery to power its self and the third type works either way. Contacts are rated for 24 volts unless it a line voltage stat used for electric heat.
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    So I read through the manual for my Leyden and the only talk about a t-stat is on pg. 13 where it discusses the basic RobertShaw wired t-stat that comes with the stove. I want to go with a wireless model so do I need a milli-volt type as well?

    I think I do but I want to be sure before wasting any hard earned dollars.
  10. SmokeyTheBear

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    Model number of that RobertShaw?
  11. DexterDay

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    Look up the Skytech series. They make a pretty nice remote stat. I have been using one for years. They have standard stats and programmable stats (3301p) so you can set back during the night?

    The one nice feature is the swing, its adjustable up to 6°… (70° setpoint/ on at 67°/ off at 73°) or as low as 1°…
  12. cruzn57

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    Thanks for the help.
    we had visitors , so was busy entertaining,
    sometimes the obvious ( on line manual) does not come to mind!
  13. CT-Mike

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    I ended up ordering the 3301P via someone on Amazon for $125, was the best price I could find.

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