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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Happy Hour, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Happy Hour

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  2. DexterDay

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    That is an awesome heater.

    Congrats on the install...

    Although heating from the basement can be a challenge. Some have done it with ease. Some not.
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    That's a nice stove. I just hope you get as much heat out of it as you planned, since you installed it in an unfinished basement. That bare concrete walls, floor, and stone will suck a LOT of heat up.
  4. Happy Hour

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    I think with a-little fine tuning this beast will heat my house pretty well. Night #1 was 30* outside and I ran the stove on setting #3 and my 1st. floor was 69* and the 2nd floor was 67* when we got up. The stove is running better now, after I figured the burn pot agitator was not installed all the way and wasn't scrapping the burn pot.
  5. Xena

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    Congrats it looks nice but such a shame it's banished to the
    lonely basement. (I saw your install thread so I know why but still stinks)
  6. Happy Hour

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    It's not lonely at all, I've been spendy plenty of time with it Xena ;)
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  7. Sweets

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    Mines in basement with ducting and
    Fans in the ducts ..
    I don't understand how he's getting heat
    Upstairs!!!
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Very Nice! How warm is the basement? I own a basement dweller too, Stove did very well until the temps dropped below 20 ::F.Ducting the heat upstairs was as close as I could get to moving the stove where we wanted the heat.

    Seems like its doing OK, But I wouldn't get to happy just yet. The colder it gets the harder it seems to move the heat upstairs without assisting it some how. Keep us posted

    Sweets, I didn't know the Eco 45 had duct options?

    This stove has duct options like the Eco 65. And the other thread he posted the link to has details where he will add the ducting if needed. Pretty sure once it gets cold he will be heading down that road. We already informed him of the benefits of the ducting can offer.
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  9. Happy Hour

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    You guys are correct about when it gets colder :( but so far the heat pump has not run. For now I'm gonna learn how to run the stove, try some different pellets (think this stove will eat pretty much anything) , and then figure out how to bet even more heat to the 1st floor.

    @ Sweets You got pics? Would love to see your set-up.

    @ jtakeman 34* outside and snowing this morning. Bedroom was 69* (with door closed), 1st floor was 69-70*, basement 80* when I got up. Stove running on Heat level #3 and Feed Rate on #2.
  10. jtakeman

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    I have burned some pretty horrid crap in mine. She eat what you want to put in it. She wont whine, fuss or squabble at all. You will be the picky one(heat mostly). ;)
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  11. Sweets

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    The stove didn't have duct option .
    I took front knob off , slipped a piece
    Of copper pipe over rod sticking out
    Then took front grate off front and
    The ducting sits on rod .
  12. Happy Hour

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    With the burn pot agitator, there is no ash/clinker build up what so ever. Guess I'll have to try and see what happens, lol. Gonna have to try a few bags of Green Supremes from HD, only $209.00/ton if I like them.
  13. Sweets

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    The green supreme seems to be reAl good
    This year that's what a guy said up the road.
    So I tried them , not bad , black soots
    But not a lot..
  14. jtakeman

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    I didn't get a lot of heat from the GS. Ash was fine and she eat them with no issue. Keep an eye out for Pres-to-logs and Fireside Ultra's. I got nice heat from them. Us basement dwellers need every BTU we can get from the economy pellets. Otherwise you'll need to jack up the heat level to 4 and feed rate to 4 or 5. The pellets disappear real fast on heat level 4(2 plus bags a day easy)!
  15. Sweets

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    I'm the 1 that had the broken plastic fans
    In the motor area , they shredded to pieces,
    It was warranted so then that 1 went and
    I got a replacement motor online and the
    Fan blades r now metal on my Drolet
    45
  16. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    Oh my god , that's to many bags , cranked up I
    Only go threw 1 1/2 bag a day
  17. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    That max- m is a nice stove
  18. jtakeman

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    I like the Eco 65 too. I'd have a tough time choosin between the Maxx M or the Eco 65 if I were in the market for a new toy!
  19. Sweets

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  20. jtakeman

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    We have a lot of basement dwellers in this group. Seems we all have to cheat like heck to get the heat where we really want it.

    Maybe we should start our own club as many call us odd for trying or misfits per say! May they all check in to wish a new member to the basement crowd "good fortune"! ::-)
  21. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    whats your stove look like ,the eco 65??
  22. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    do u duct it upstairs with 1 pipe??
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  25. Sweets

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    Do you have pic of your stove??

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