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Envro Empress and thermostat

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bclmread, Aug 3, 2008.

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  1. bclmread

    bclmread New Member

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    I have a Empress FS stove that I have been using for 2 years. I was looking for a way to have it come on at a certain time to start warming the room/house. Enviro support directed me to the on/off and hi/low thermostat functions of the stove.

    - Has anyone used these functions? Hooked up a thermostat to their Empress?

    From what I read, everyone recommends the Hi/Low function instead of the on/off function for a number of reasons I won't get into here, but I agree with them.

    Does anyone know if you can still use the stove in a manual mode, that is, use the control panel for selecting pellet speed?

    Thanks!

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  2. wb2bhc

    wb2bhc New Member

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    I have an Empress and did set up the high/low thermostat.
    As this is my first heating season with it I can not answer
    your question YET, but I am looking forward to experimenting
    with all the controls as well as differant brands of pellets

    Jay
  3. bclmread

    bclmread New Member

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    Thanks for the reply , Jay.

    Overall, I am happy with my stove, but have experienced some frustration at times (exhaust fan problem/was replaced after first month, auger motor replaced after 3 tons burned.

    Did you install the thermostat yourself?

    If so, what kind did you go with and was it a pleasant install experience?
  4. wb2bhc

    wb2bhc New Member

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    I had to replace the auger motor upon delivery as it was
    DOA but now seems to be fine(very few FINES I hope)
    I wired the thermostat myself and placed it in the same location as
    my oil burner(ugh) thermostat hoping that it will keep the same
    levels as we had before. I guess that whatever stuff goes in
    the first series of 24/7 burns will just have to replaced and hopefully
    they will be few and far between. My installer is very reputable and
    responsive.
    I ran the wire from the thermostat from the thermostat to the stove up
    the wall and down the wall behind the stove location and then wired it into the stove.
    You can see my set up in another post if you wish. I used a very simple (cheap) thermostat from Home Depot.
    They had the thermostat wire there too.

    Jay
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