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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jimmieguns, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns Member

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    Thanks Mike for your reply----what effect will "run rich" have on durability and stress on my stove? what will indicate that it is running rich? Thanks- remember, I am a newbie here :)

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  2. Jason Knapp

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    Does anyone know if the Englander EP 25 have a mode adjustment?
  3. Navy Submariner

    Navy Submariner New Member

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    What Englander stove do u have? What kind of pellets do u burn? I have a 25-PDV and mine will run fine on 9-9 mode C, then the top auger jams pellets in the drop cavity above bottom auger. I am going to play with it this weekend and start with 5-9 and work up to 8-9 to see how it goes.
  4. turbosporsche

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    I have a 25-pdvc I have been using Greene gold pellets. They seem to be ok. I little to much ash for me but they burn hot. They r consistent in size so it works. If u go to hd or lowes those pellet bags have very small pieces which jam the auger.

    Cheap pellets = less heat, more ash, more cleaning , and more issues all around.

    Some people only care about price. But at the end of the day if u have to clean your stove 2-3 times to my every one and deal with auger jams is it really worth it.
  5. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    not one bit of these statements hold any truth,.... you should do your your homework before passing on advice
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  6. turbosporsche

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    Ok tough guy why don't you worry about selling your pellets. Didn't your mom teach u if u didn't have anything nice to say don't say it.

    Last time I checked anything sold at hd was junk. Care to explain how hammer hots or bear foots or cubix compairs to stow chow
  7. jlupi

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    I think many will say somersets are on par. Price may or may not be indicative of quality
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    Just had to go to lowes and get a ton of green supreme 187.00 Should be enought till spring. I hope.
  9. turbosporsche

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    I was referring to stove chow. If someone enjoys cleaning there stove on a regular basis go ahead.

    I was also referring to shove chow on jamming augers. A few of my friends have Englanders harman, st croix they all had issues when they ran chows. Also the amount of saw dust in the bags effect it as we'll as the dust settles ,makes it way into the auger and eventually sticks to the feed tub / auger.
  10. jlupi

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    Never used chow but many seem to like it;?
  11. N.E S4

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    This is my first stove. I kick myself for not buying it new. I bought it used for $475.00, I kick myself for not buying it new. I've replaced 1 auger motor, 1 exhaust motor, 1 vacuum switch, 1 igniter, all of the gaskets. I have spare blower motor, 1 auger motor and some gaskets.

    The new igniter is 2 months old now it takes 2-3 tries. I gave up and just manual start it now.

    If I was to buy it new some of the parts would have been under warranty if it need to be replace. The stove is a 2004 model the previous owner only had to replace gaskets and 1 auger motor.

    Overall the stove runs great I love it. It's a bit noisy, but of the price I can't complain.
  12. turbosporsche

    turbosporsche Member

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    What stove do u have
  13. Shaw520

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    Somersets,.. Greene team,... Powerhouse,... Presto-logs,...Stove Chow,...to name a few,....all highly regarded pellets,.. all available at HD or Lowes for $209
  14. turbosporsche

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    All I no is I tried one bag of chow in my pvdc and it was making a constant bang noise as the auger would go around I also had to burn it on 9-9 and there was hardly any heat coming from it. Plus the whitfield I bought off cl the guy said he would burn 5 tons though it a year of chow his house was a ranch that was 1200 sqft. To me that's a little excessive. I brought it home cleaned it cause it was filthy . Noticed he had the calibration trims set to max reset them and she runs like a champ. I called him to thank him for such a steal. He was shocked that I had it running.
  15. jlupi

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    no offence but maybe maintenance issue? also 5 tons may sound like a lot but we have no idea about maintenance, insulation, temp settings or any other variable.
  16. turbosporsche

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    Like I said I cleaned it and now it's burning like it should. But I'm also running a premium pellet. The previous owner ran chow. He also swapped the stove for a pellet furnace. His house was prob built in the 80's he said when he got the furnace he was running 6.5 tons I told him that's way to much. I don't care if u leave the windows open and have it on high that's crazy. I even had people from hd tell me that chow is junk and they works there. Even the store manager that I'm friends with told me unless u r ordering something special from the pro desk almost all the stove sold here or at lowes is not the same as buying if from a lumber yard or quality store.
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    Because those people at HD really know there pellets right?

    Been burning mostly Stove Chow in my PDVC for two years now with absolutely no problems related to the pellets.
  18. turbosporsche

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    How often do u have to clean it. I run mind 24-7 on around heat setting 5 and I empty my home made ash trays every two weeks. And shop vac it once a ton.
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    You seriously only use a vac once every ton? What about behind the impingement plate and under the wear plate? How did you modify the burn pot?
  20. DexterDay

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    An Englander stove is an Englander stove. Whether it wears the name Summers Heat or Timber Ridge.

    As for Pellets. Many here burn HD, bLowes, and Menards. I put my Cheap pellets against most peoples anyday.

    My Somersets at $175 are prob one of the Highest BTU to Dollar ratios. Hands down. Just because a Pellet is cheap, doesn't mean there junk. That would be like saying your stove is junk (HD stove and cheap)

    I own Englanders also. I give credit where credit is due. But most here got into burning to save money. All my stoves self clean pretty well (dont touch for about a month or better) ash I don't worry about. Price and heat is all that matters to me.
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  21. jlupi

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    your contradicting yourself. Are you ranting against chow or any pellet sold by HD/Lowes? You say you burn green gold, isnt that the same as green team sold in lowes?

    Now if you say i like to support my local small businesses and get quality to boot I dont think many would argue.
  22. turbosporsche

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    Englander stove is a good no frill unit that does what it is made to do put out heat. Its priced accordingly.

    Yes as far as cleaning I fill with pellets and walk away. I don't mess with playing with burn pot or scraping it every day. I find it better to let it burn and leave it alone.

    I've read a lot of post on here about how people knock englander stove I think it has to do with the wrong person messing with them. Do I think the burn pot could be designed better or a better heat exchange yes but I no englander is up against several patient
  23. N.E S4

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    I have a 25 PDVC which is in my basement it heats my living room up to 70s, 2 fan grates in the floor.

    It works great, but this is not a stove that I would install in the living room. I'd like to get a Harman for the living room

    Money well spent the only complaint is that I'd wish I bought it new and save all the hassle.
  24. turbosporsche

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    You couldn't get me to put a stove in a basement. All that concrete acts like a huge sponge . I no u put floor grates in but move it up stairs and u will be much happier. U r probably losing 50 % of the output to the cold concrete floor and walls
  25. N.E S4

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    You're right. My house is very small with limited space. My living room is 12x16 and the wife doesn't want this ugly thing in the living.

    I want 1 for the living room but it will be a Harman, unless Englander make something pretty. I'll have to push out a wall to make room for it.

    I run the stove at 7AM and have the setting set at 8,8 for 2 hours it heats my basement to about 83 degrees. I leave home a 9AM drop it to 2,2 and my living stay at 68 degrees, outside temp is 27 today.

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