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Elena first fire in its new home

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Bioburner, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    First firing of CL Elena. First hour so far so hot. Now have to design hearth pad. 4.5 minutes from pushing button to fire and 8 minutes to convection fan. Very quiet on low power. Very cheap heat after spending two hours to do a proper cleaning. Will probably take a couple weeks to digest the directions for running the digital controller and remote.

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  2. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Nice looking stove.

    Are those 'moving men' under the left side of the stove or some type of feet?
  3. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Moving men-carpet sliders. Its very heavy with the ceramic panels on. Have to figure what ceramic tile to apply to cement board yet. Heat is priority and figuring out how to run.
  4. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    That is a nice stove for a corner install, tall sleek and pretty. Sexy looking stove.....Can we name her Kate?
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  5. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    I will see what I call it after a week or so. Kinda wonder why and what I got for $500. Only two things I found of concern when I pulled all apart to properly clean. A degraded firepot bottom and the inspection panels never been removed for cleanings. Stove has only about 9 months use.
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like someone just dumped pellets into the stove and then couldn't figure out why it wasn't working so well anymore would be my guess.

    Whatever you do about that burn pot make certain you use the same metal for the entire pot or you can induce additional failures.
  7. Pelleting In NJ

    Pelleting In NJ Feeling the Heat

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    Did you hook-up the Outside Air?
  8. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    ...think she's more of an Eileen.
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  9. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    I get it!!!
  10. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Not yet. The outside temps are making it hard to make holes in the siding without chipping.
  11. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Tall,dark and hot. Could go either way.
  12. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    I have know idea what they tried using for the firepot. I had a thread going looking for ideas on reinforcing or completly replacing the floor. I could just tig a layer of stainless over the bad area and redrill. Without the stove being used 24/7 it may not be that critical. But have to get opinion from a boiler rebuilder when I get close to the Twin Cities from an active steam engine club.
  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You should be able to get the metal identification for matching from the stove builder.

    The thing about using two different metals is additional stress caused by different expansion coefficients.

    Then a one off of a better grade might get rid of the failure you are seeing with the current pot.

    The steam engine boiler re-builders can definitely help with such matters.
  14. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Looks good....enjoy the heat!!
  15. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Another sexy Elena install.

    Beautiful... For that price, I would buy one every day of the week.
  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    They sure are nice looking stoves!
  17. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the Italian Beauty club, same technology as my Palazzetti. Forget being a pellet pig with these stoves!

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