Englander 25-PDV low flame

kdp7462 Posted By kdp7462, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:34 AM

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  1. kdp7462

    kdp7462
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    Hi All,
    Just started buring again since its been chilly in the mornings here in Maine, and have run into something I hope someone can give an insight to. This summer swept the vent clean and took the stove out and took the stove outside and ran an air compressor to really clean out the stove. I am on my 3rd year buringing with the Englander. Since we have been burning(about a week) it seems that the fire in the pot does nto get much bigger than the bottom of the burn pot. You can't even see it come up to the window. The burn is cleaner than I remember( I am using the same pellets as last year, corinth, I had some left over) It is definately a complete burn and less soot on the window....but also not as warm as I remember. Currently at 2/2 setting and only about 67 in the houe. Usually I'd be at about 72. What do you think the prob is.? Did one of the bottom buttons get changed? Currently at 5-6-1.

    Any insight would be great!
    Chris
     
  2. piscassic

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    i just started burning in a 25-PDV, and i believe the settings should be 6-4-1 (factory default). seems like you're down one on the low fuel feed, which might explain the low flame, and up two on the low air, which might explain the cleaner burn you're getting.
     
  3. orangecrushcj7

    orangecrushcj7
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    the low fuel feed controls how often the top auger turns to put more fuel in the burn pot, and shouldn't affect the flame size. The Low burn air, however, does, as do many other things that Mike and the folks at England's Stove Works can better help you with. My thoughts are the low burn air maybe too high, and is almost blowing your flame out, like blowing at a candle, the flame still burns, but not as well, and smaller. In comparison to last year, is the flame dancing more or less? I would tend to think you may have a something clogged in the airways that the air compressor didn't fully get, or maybe lodged in.
     
  4. piscassic

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    wouldn't more fuel in the burn pot result in a larger flame? seems fairly straightforward to me, but maybe i'm missing something.
     
  5. rap69ri

    rap69ri
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    No neccessarily, The flame will only get as large as its supply of oxygen allows. Little air=little flame.

    If you're using the OAK, make sure the screen on the outside is clean. If it's clogged you won't get enough air to burn well.
     
  6. teamorange

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    Yeah I agree with the air flow. Grab a business card and hold it under the air intake outside. If it sucks it up and holds it then you know you are getting a good airflow. After my install yesterday I tried this and had a good flow...
     
  7. kdp7462

    kdp7462
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    I am using an oak, I will try the business card trick and see if that maybe an issue. Do you think that maybe too much air or too little air? Guess I am confused. With the complete burn(very little ash clean window) I wouild think that I have as much if not more air than needed. Thanks for all of your replies. Would maybe my upper auger be going too slow? I'm thinking that in the dead of winter I am gonna need it running better.
     
  8. rap69ri

    rap69ri
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    If the top auger is running to slow you can increase the low fuel feed rate to a higher number. This setting only changes the feed rate on settings 1 and 2.
     
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