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Got a new pellet stove for Christmas

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jmccown, Dec 25, 2006.

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  1. jmccown

    jmccown New Member

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    Well...not exactly new, it's almost a year old. It's the England stove works Timber Ridge Model as in the one found here. http://www.englanderstoves.com/55-trp22.html I think I got a good deal on it. Seems like it will work fine, I plugged it up and the blower and the auger worked. Just had a few minutes to look at it today. Anyhow, got it for $375 with a really nice hearth and all. Here are some pics. What have you guys heard or experienced with this model. I only bought it to heat about 700sq. feet of space but it is rated for 2200 sq feet, WOW. I hope this thing works out good.

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  2. DeanBrown3D

    DeanBrown3D New Member

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    Congrats! Are you collecting them or what? What's that on the right in the background?
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    He needs to put something on his furnature dollys! Might as well be a stove! :lol:

    What a present!

    Matt
  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    thats a 2001 model, where are the hopper lid latches?, make sure they are installed and are functional. if you want to check in with me at the shop i can give you some hints on what to look for with that unit because it is actually 5 yrs old (mfg wise) and depending on previous owners upkeep level may need a few gaskets. definately needs those hopper lid latches, its a bottom feed system and requires a sealed hopper. here is a link for an operators manual for the unit from our website (need adobe acrobat reader to download) http://www.englanderstoves.com/manuals/pre-04.25-PDV.pdf my number is on the cover give me a shout if ya want.
  5. jmccown

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    Wow! I never expected someone from ESW would be on this forum. This is great. I'll look at the stove a little more in detail today and get back with you guys. So I take it that this is a pretty good stove then, huh?

    The other stove to the right is an old wood burner that I posted about a while back. I didn't know what kind it was, but everyone said it was a Fisher knockoff and didn't recommend installing it in the house. So that's why I bought the pellet stove. I'll probably just sell the other stove or install it in the garage or something.
  6. begreen

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    Woodstoves + Garages are verbotten. DDT.
  7. jmccown

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    Done a test fire on the stove tonight. Have a couple of questions. I put in a couple of handfuls of pellets in the burn pot and got them going and then placed a couple handfuls in the hopper. The exhaust blower starts right up and gets the flame going pretty good. But I noticed that the convection blower never did start up until I unplugged the unit and plugged it back up. Also, the air just got "warm" from the unit. It never did really get HOT. How long of a burn will it take to get really warm air from the unit? Is the convection blower on this unit driven by thermostat or something and only comes on whenever it reaches a certain temperature? After I shut down the fire tonight I never could get the convection blower to come back on. I just test fired out in my garage to see how it operated. Tomorrow or the next day I will be installing it on my home. Would like to work out all the bugs prior to then.

    Thanks all,

    Jason
  8. GVA

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    Try a couple of handfulls in the hopper.
    As far as harman stoves there is a probe in the exhaust pipe that monitors exhaust temp and won't turn on the "distribution" blower till this reaches a minimum temp, I'm sure Englander could be the same.
    As far as the warmth being blown out I suppose you could look at it from this perspective, If you hold your hand 6 inches above a lit candle how warm is it. Now if you hold your hand 3 inches above the candle is it hotter?
    ie: The more productive the flame (closer to heat exchangers) the more heat is blown into the room, run a longer test and it should be ok.
    Good luck
    I'm sure ESW will be here soon, I'm just helping to throw it to the top of the forum.
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    GVA is right ,the room air (convection) blower is controlled by a heat sensor, which kicks it on once stove reaches its "proof of fire" temp, as for the heat output , pellet stove kinda need to get going before they really shine, a longer test would likely yeald better output. the stove is designed to runn for upwards of a full day with one complete filling (depending on heat range), they arent the "instant gratification" type heaters like a vent free gas unit where you get full bore heat from the moment it lights. a few handfuls likely was just enough to get it running , but not enough to get it cooking good.
  10. jmccown

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    Well, had the stove going for a couple of months now. It seems like it really shines on the really cold nights :) One night it got down to 3 degrees and the house stayed good and warm. The room I have it in stays very hot. I can't seem to find a good fan to circulate the air. That room has a cathedral ceiling and the hallway to the rest of the house is dropped down much lower. As soon as you enter the next room there is a dramatic change in temperature. It's like only the room the heater is in is getting warm. Would a good fan cure this problem? I think one that would stand off the floor would be good. The box fans don't do hardly anything where they sit so low to the floor, due to the fact that heat rises. Any tips for circulating heat?

    Jason
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    Are you using the box fan to blow cold back into the stove room ? This is how you'll want to use a floor fan. When blowing cold air into the stove room it should pull heat down the hall.

    Your running ceiling fans correct?
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    Actually I must have it backwards. I have had the box fan facing the hallway from the "hot" room, lol. I see what you are saying though. I need to reverse the fan to pull colder air into the room so that the warm air is pushed into the hallway, correct?

    I've tried different directions with the ceiling fans. I have two of them in that particular room and then another ceiling fan on the other side of the hallway in a formal living room. What is the correct direction for the ceiling fan if you don't mind me asking? I want to maximize the heat this wonderful stove puts out.

    Because I haven't been able to master the art of "heat circulation" I can only tolerate the heat setting on "3" out of "9". That thing will roast you. Very nice!!!!!

    Don't know how I made it without this thing....
  13. Roospike

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    ;-) You got it.

    Normally with ceiling fans in the winter you want them to pull air up to the ceiling and down off the walls BUT with cathedral ceilings some times it dont always work that well doing it that way.
    Sometimes you have to turn them to blow the hot air down. Lots of experimenting.
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