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gaining heat out of an Englander

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by neksteve, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. neksteve

    neksteve New Member

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    I have read in another thread about changing heat settings on the Englander 25 pdvc/55shp10.
    Mine is new this year manufacture date 05/2012. This morning I woke up to 58 degree's in the house and 20 degree's outside. I normally had no issues at above 30 degrees at setting 1. I had it at setting 3 last night. I believe i was told setting A is the hottest. Setting D being coolest setting. Also If my old age memory doesn't fail me, you have to unplug the stove when its cold and shut down. The replug it in and quickly touch the blower up and down buttons together until the letter shows on the heat side which is when u can change the setting up or down on the heat side. then hit on. Can any one confirm this process? also the 3 buttons on the bottom, will they need to be adjusted. Thanks and happy pelleting.

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  2. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Why not just turn the heat setting up? It goes all the way to #9.
    Changing the settings is rarely recommended since the higher setting can shut the stove down due to overheating not to mention a dirtier burn.
    I tried changing to C mode (hotter burn but more pellets) but after a while I went back to mode D when I saw an increase of soot . I figured the compromise of a hotter (but dirtier) burn and using more pellets wasn`t efficient at all. Englanders knows their stoves best and there`s good reason to stick with the factory set mode.
  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Get a t-stat for the stove and set the stove on one of the higher heat settings and let it do its thing.
  4. neksteve

    neksteve New Member

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    Thank you. sounds good. I may try the thermostat also. living room was ok. but back bedroom was 10 degree's cooler. have to experiment.
  5. kofkorn

    kofkorn Feeling the Heat

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    The heat ranges aren't really in order. Not sure what ranges A or B do, but I do know that C is hotter than D.

    Be careful what ranges you put the stove in. It is possible to overheat it and potentially cause damage.

    I would test each range by changing the feed and blower buttons by one step every couple of hours. I also wouldn't leave the stove while doing this.

    --Kofkorn
  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Unless Englander Tech Service tells you to change that heat mode, I'd recommend leaving it where it came from the factory.....they have MANY, MANY hours of lab testing that determined where the stove mode should be set. You, on the other hand, are just guessing.

    If you need more heat on the lower heat settings, it is possible to raise the LFF and LBA to help achieve that.....what are they set at now?
  7. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I agree with statements above. Either adjust using LBA and LFF or why not just bump up the heat setting to 5, or 7, or even 9.

    They go up that high for good reason.

    You wont be able to heat your home at 10° outside on level 3. The heat setting is indicative of pellet feed. The higher the setting, the more pellets, the more heat. A pound of pellets is 8,000 BTU. The colder it gets. The more BTU needed to keep up with heat loss.

    Crank it up....;) Its designed to burn on 9-9 for a reason. Not sayin you need 9-9, but if its COLD, by all means, turn it up!

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