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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BoerBoelAmari, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. stoveguy2esw

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    6 is ok, especially with the longer run, but i still think 5 will be the ticket, if you already set to 6 leave it for a while, then maybe bump down to 5 to see if it holds it. max speed on exhaust blower with that rev chip in an ep board is at heat range 7 so you have a good bit of room if it will hold it there

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  2. BoerBoelAmari

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    Changed the LBA to 5. Will let it run for another 30 min before I shoot another video.
  3. stoveguy2esw

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    ok kool, will look at it after dinner my lil girl is cooking ;)
  4. BoerBoelAmari

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    I went to 5 first Mike. I'll leave it there for 30 min or so.
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    Not sure if this helps you or not.....current settings 3-4-1.....heat 4 blower 6 currently burning Wood Pellets Co. Sorry about the family yapping in the background


  6. BoerBoelAmari

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    That certainly helps...

    To show me that something seems to be wrong with mine. How is yours vented?
  7. slvrblkk

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    stove adapter......45.......2' horizontal to clean out tee....and up 3'....pretty standard install......

    the flame was over-exposing the video...not sure how to stop that...I put video on sepia setting but it still did it...
  8. BoerBoelAmari

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    My stove also burns completely different without that log set in there. After I shoot the video I will shut down and pull the log set and clean out the burn pot.

    Do you get all sorts of ash buildup along the window gasket? And do you lose a log of pellets bouncing out of the burnpot and into the ash tray/window wash without the log set being in there?
  9. BoerBoelAmari

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    So I guess the only difference between ours is I have 10 feet of rise instead of 3 feet. My pipe outside is 4".
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    oops sorry.....forgot to add mine is 3"......
  11. slvrblkk

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    Yes...I only get a lot of ash on gasket with certain pellets...the Great Americans are terrible with ash this season/batch....the Somersets are next to no ash.....only a couple of pellets go into air wash....sometimes...but ash does get in there....
  12. DexterDay

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    The vent is for natural draft. As in a Power failure. Your combustion blower blows air at a much much faster rate than the natural draft is. If anything, you increased your EVL by about 10' (Clean out = 5' and about 10' of vert = 5') so your flame may be lazier?

    A tall vent doesn't improve operating conditions on a pellet stove. It improves the likelyhood of not getting smoke in your house.

    Your short vent had a very low EVL'. That has changed. The air flow through the stove is about the same.

    If your problems are intermittent, I would suspect the pot/liner or door (is the pot seating correctly? Are you closing door and handle enough?) .

    Again. The vent looks awesome. But the venting will not make it another stove (burn quality). It does make your install look much better, in my opinion, and also a legal one (A rise was needed and also needed more than 12" away).
  13. BoerBoelAmari

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    The pot seems to be seating correctly. As for the door, my handle rests between 5 and 6 o'clock, if you can imagine that. This is what I was told the handle should be at.
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    Shut down the stove. Burn pot wasnt as bad as I thought it was going to be. Maybe about an inch of accumulation. Keep in mind it was only running for about 4 hours on heat setting 3. Seems consistent with what I was experiencing before.

    Emptied out the burn pot and restarted the stove without the faux log set.

    At 1-5-1
  16. BoerBoelAmari

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    No faux log set. Cleaned out burn pot. 1-5-1 on heat setting three.

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    Tomorrow I'm going to clean out the burnpot again and run the stove on heat setting three at 1-5-1 w/ the log set. Maybe the burnpot had filled with ash making the LBA adjustment insignificant because the air flow was already obstructed.

    Just a thought.

    If anyone is in need of pipe let me know. I have a crap load of 3" pipe available. There is a posting on the sales page with pricing and availability.
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    Well, there is obviously a world of difference with and without the logset.....I think I would leave it out...(if it were me)
  19. imacman

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    Comparing that flame w/ the one above with the log set, the flame w/o the log is better. Don't understand why, but it really looks livelier and shorter.

    I still think you should try LBA at 6 after cleaning out the pot. Make sure all air holes are clear.
  20. BoerBoelAmari

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    I'll try the log set tomorrow with a clean pot at LBA 5. If I run into a lazy flame I will then shut down, clean, and change the LBA to 6 to see if there is a change. I like the log set because it keeps the pellets from bouncing forward and into the glass air wash.

    I would do it tonight, but I'm pellet stoved out.
  21. imacman

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    No, I didn't mean to put the log set back in....why would you do that ? It's obviously better without it!

    Don't sweat the pellets bouncing out....the flame is what is important! If that is a big concern, but the stove runs better w/o the log, you could have a welding shop add a small "lip" to the front edge of the pot to keep them in.
  22. BoerBoelAmari

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    I was thinking about that as well. Modifying the burnpot with a lip. The reason for adding the log set back is this...

    When I changed the LBA to 5 the stove had already been running on setting 3 at 1-4-1 for almost 4 hours. So the burnpot had filled up with ash and partially burnt pellets. If the increase in air wasn't able to make it through the mess in the pot I most likely wouldn't see a change in the flame. I'm hoping with a clean burnpot and the setting at 1-5-1 I will have the same results as I'm having now. There is only one way to tell.
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    Here's the stove at heat setting 3. 1-5-1 w/ logs in place.

    Keep in mind, this have only been running for about 45 minutes.

    I'm gonna be leaving for the day. Will update when I get home.

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    Stove did pretty well for 2 days. Had to shut down and empty the burnpot. Something interesting I have found...

    Along the windows there are a few areas where there seems to be some soot buildup.

    Is this maybe a source of an air leak?

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    Not sure about the soot, can't really see it but what happened to the faux brick fireboard....did it break? From what I can see your ash looks ok....

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