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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bollyRZ500, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Mine is sitting idle, haven't hooked it up in our new home this year.

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  2. bollyRZ500

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    git er done hoverfly!!

    happy to report either the mix of pellets or the fact I increased damper setting from 3/8 to 3/4 (read a post there needs to be enough air for the pellet coals to dance), but after one day and 2 wipings of the glass the residue is less oily and wipes right off!!!
  3. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Now that I am on school vacation ,I ordered new Selkirk Direct temp vetting horizontal kit without the T on E-bay and saved 60 bucks. So it worked out that I ordered the 4 way cleanout w/clean out cap, and ordered vac cap with it as well. I got those from Northline Express w/free shipping over 99 dollers. So far I saved a total 80 bucks, now I have to determine how much straight pipe I need. Surprisingly it is cheaper to get 4' lengths then the telescopic 5.5'. But somehow I think I might be waiting till spring to punch holes in the roof. Will see.....but I will be able to build a new hearth pad to get the stove out of the way.
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    bollyRZ500 Member

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    good luck on the hearthpad and post pics when you're done!!

    just filled the hopper here LOL!!!

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  5. bollyRZ500

    bollyRZ500 Member

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    here's a tip, owners manual calls for semi annual exhaust port cleanings.... just did mine for the first time today... gonna clean em now probably every 30 - 40 bags!! side ones were packed near solid<>
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    About every two tons, when the damper has to be adjusted it is really time to do a full cleaning.
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    -15F this morning!!

    had feed and heat on 3 and woke up to a balmy 70.4F, switched to heat 4 cause the woman likes it a lil warmer!!

    these Trebios are hot!!!
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    this has got to be the longest running thread of the season...prize?
  9. hoverfly

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    Ran out of money and time, going have to wait till spring. Better off this way as the weather will be much warmer.
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    hey now?? what's teh prize?? :cool:
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    minus 30.8F!!

    settings 4-4-4 and the lil stove that could is pumpin out the heat!!

    71.2F!!
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    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Yo man! Your on fire!
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    quick cleaning today, needs to be cleaned every 7-8days I suppose... glass is shinin, flames a burnin... I'm thinkin she's dialed in!!! :cool:
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    did a search and couldn't find any info, how exactly does this airwash system work? where's the vent that flows the wash over the glass? the vent is not the 1/16" corrugated strip that surrounds the entire outside area of the glass?
  15. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    The air supply for the air wash is actually pulled around from the out side bottom edge of the glass. This is why there is a gap between the glass and the door, that's the air wash system. I hear the Mini A version works better than previous versions.

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    Ecotek dealer right down the road from me, nothing but issues with the line, stopped selling them end of 2012
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    Going to purchase a 2 yr old used mini from a dealer tomorrow that original owner traded in for a Harman. Coming with 6 mo warranty. Other that checking it out and doing a pre run on it, anything I need to look out for? This will be my second stove - going into the family room and need a small unit that will look nice on the HW floor - just like RZ500 - corner install - flu out the roof of my addition. The stove in my profile pic is in the basement.
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    weekly emptying of the ash bin, twice a month vacuuming of the 3 ports, and a double daily dry cloth wipe of the window are the only things that come to mind
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    OK, I have the stove and I'm installing it. But there is something I don't understand. The dealer said it came out of a mobile home - so that mean it must have had an outside air kit. The AOA connection on this stove goes to the back of the stove and it just terminates in an open air space. Also, on the left side of the combustion fan mount (when looking at the stove from the front) their is a slide door slot on the top of the combution fan mount box with an oval hole on the right side. Looking into it I can see the Draft Slider (part #21) and can ealy see it slide in and out when I adjust it. I have to beleive that this oval hole should have cover on it. I can see right into that box and see the combustion fan blades as well. However, looking at the technical manual and the parts list - I see no part of this offered. Was it removed it removed or is this oval suppose to be open like that - it seems a strange design to me. If there were not power, the stove would smoke volumes into the house. it is odd that the installation manual does not cover this item. Please explain.

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    Yes the cold air intake for the Mini ends at the back cover grill and I have not clue what Enviro was thinking on that one. The Oval should have a plate that drops into that slot that floats over the opening and seal up against a gasket under the negative pressure when the blower is operational. I think it's for when it's windy out and it happens to over power the blower. Maybe it provides some relief of not having smoke blowing out form the stove? But without it, you're going to have no way of pulling a proper draft through the stove.
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    Thanks hover. Ya you got it. My stove is missing the backdraft flapper. I will call my dealer to have him send it asap. Looking at it, I decided to make one in the mean time using 1/16 metal plate with my jig saw. The pic is a little fussy and maybe it is not perfect, but it fits good and works like it should - when the stove is on - it sucks it right closed. Yes, you have to have a way to equalize pressure always - so they designed it this way. Here is the part I made. photo (8).JPG
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