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Fuel Settings for Mount Vernon AE

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Nikitas, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. Nikitas

    Nikitas Member

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    When my Mount Vernon AE was installed late last winter, the dealer told me to leave the fuel setting on "Utility" even if I use hardwood premium pellets. Does anyone know why? It seems I get less heat output on "Utility" than on "Hardwood" but I also seem to use more pellets and the stove burns a bit dirtier.

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  2. eric_s

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    Haven't seen anything like that recommended. I have been using hardwood or softwood depending on the pellets. No issues yet, but am also burning premium pellets. Believe utility is for less than premium grade pellets or situations where you have higher ash content.
  3. Nikitas

    Nikitas Member

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    Thanks for the G2, eric. I'll keep it on "hardwood".
  4. Drew1024

    Drew1024 New Member

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    I keep mine on hardwood also. Never heard of putting it on utility.
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