Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BoerBoelAmari, Dec 22, 2012.
WHEW glad your siding is aluminum............whats under the siding? plywood by any chance?
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PM sent, sorry for the delay, was "recharging my batteries mentally" over the holidays been playing "catch up ball" ever since.
Here's an update. Corrected the vent setup. Please take a look at the videos and let me know if anything looks suspicious.
A few pictures.
MUCH better. I'd silicone the cone against the flat plate and shingles too.
Have you fired the stove up yet?
I have to buy some of that asphalt in a can crap. Ill apply a small bead around the flashing. There is roofing asphalt under the flashing with the exception of the bottom edge.
While doing this project I noticed a bunch of water running under my siding. Up on the roof I saw the reason for this. Whoever put the roof on this house put the roof flashing on top of the shingles. I gotta melt a bunch of ice and use that aerosoled asphalt to water proof everything up there. Luckly, that secton of the house is part of the garage and is not a concern, but needs to be addressed.
I have started the stove up. Sounds much different than before. Been going for about 2 hours now on heat range 1. Ill crank it up in a little bit as the sun has pretty much set. Too bad I hadnt gotten this done the other night when it was 5 degrees. Im sure I will get another opportunity.
I agree that those areas should be sealed. I have a question as to whether silicone will cure at these low temperatures (I see snow on his roof). Is there an alternative sealant that doesn't mind the cold?
It's to bad to hear about the water issue but it is a good thing to take care of before it does some real damage.
Stove started around 2 minutes in. Hardly any smoke.
Ya, I gotta shovel off the roof in the area of the issue. It is supposed to be pretty warm this next week. So hopefully everything will dry up nice where I can seal it. Who knows how long its been the way it has. I have only lived in the house for 4 years. On the to do list is new siding. Im sure that I will need to replace some studs and plywood.
We are about 4 hours into burning now. I had the stove at heat setting one until just a few minutes ago where I brought it up to heat setting three. I am noticing that ash is sticking to the window in the upper right corner. This is where I would see ash buildup with the other vent set up as well. Ill let it run over the course of the night to see what happens. How often are you guys having to clean off the front windows of your stoves? Ive read somewhere that after about three days they get a light haze. Is this about right?
There is no set time or amount. Every stove, exhaust set-up, and pellet brand combination is different. If you can go 3 days and only have a light haze, that's very good. I'd take a guess and say that usually within a day there is a haze on most stove's glass.
Cool. I'll keep an eye on it. With the log set in I would get black nasty soot buildup. Hope that changes. Time will tell.
Keep us up-to-date.
Just because the vent has changed does not mean the airflow inside the stove will change. The exhaust path is the same and ash will build up where it used to build up. The new venting isnt gonna change the airflow dynamic within the firebox (not much, if any).
As for the window, some stoves make it a few hours, others can go days without much build up.
Vent looks good..... You should be proud.
One thing I am noticing, and its one of my bigger concerns, is that the burnpot is filling up with pellets at heat setting three. The ash is not being shot out of the pot like it was on setting one. Any thoughts? My flame also doesn't appear any more active than before at heat setting 3. I'll post a video shortly.
Maybe it is a little better. Still seems lazy to me.
And the lower 3 buttons are now set at??
Raise the LBA to 6. Wait a little bit, see if the flame gets more active.
just 5 , shouldn't need 6, its a tick off but not too far.
I'll give it a shot. Talking to Mike he said that by raising the LBA past 5 will essentially Max out the combustion blower at heat settings above 2. I'll give 6 a try and see what happens.
LOL. Thanks Mike.
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