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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Harman Lover 007, Apr 8, 2012.
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I figured I would ressurect this thread now that the heating season here in Maine is underway ( for now ) Smokey...a little frost on the pumpkin this morning, eh??? I have had the stove on a few times this Fall and the dist fan issue just kept nagging at me. I said the heck with it and ordered one from Grainger for just $75 bucks. How can you go wrong? It came the next day. Installed it about an hour ago and holy crap what a difference!! This almost 17 year old workhorse is cranking now! The dist blower is at least 50-60% better than it was. Peak Fall colors today here in southern Maine. Have a great weekend.
No pumpkins here Harman Lover and I put the squash that was curing in the garage (they had cured long enough away). I think we are all set for winter squash we harvested 104 ranging in weight from a little over 1 pound to 33.4 pounds.
It would appear that no too many care about my poor old Invincible other than Smokey...
Since the distribution blower replacement worked so well I'm considering getting another combustion blower. Stove parts unlimited has one for approx $220. Are there any other aftermarket options out there?
I hate to see an old stove get tossed simply due to age if the parts can still be had to keep it going.
Hey, were the fireworks shot off from Frye yesterday evening?
Do you have some numbers we can go on?
I love older stoves. I still have my 17 yr old Englander. It sitting in stand by in the shop. Have to many in my Sig already.
Actually thought about selling it? If I could get $400 out of it, I would let it go
Harman Lover, glad the replacement took care of your issue. Even though some things may seem right, sometimes they happen so slowly, that we dont hardly notice.
Looking at my kids is the same way. My Son is now 11 and daughter is 1.5 yrs. Watching them change is amazing!
I thought the fireworks were over your way. They were loud and many islanders commented on them this morning. Someone else thought they were in Raymond but you wouldnt hear them would you?
I'll get you the Harman number.....
Enjoy your kids while you can. It goes by so fast. Seems like my wife and I were just doing little league and Brownies. We are now empty nesters with one out of college and the other two in....
Well I guess that puts them in the St Joesph's College area then I know there was a bonfire there yesterday evening.
That sounds about right...there probably weren't too many boats out there. Mine's still in though.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
10/13/2012 - 10:00am ... The 100 Year Burn - Bonfire & Fireworks Show ...
Good detective work
I have no experience with a wood pellet burner but used a corn burner 1 season several years ago. I now heat with a Woodstock PH, which is VERY sensitive to indoor/outdoor pressure differentials in my installation. From my corn burner, I assume your pellet stove is drawing outside air. If not, have you opened a door or window to see if the combustion improves? I'd think a camp cabin would be drafty enough to not need such, but I know my PH sometimes has trouble drawing in what I thought was a drafty house. Cracking a window open can make a huge difference with it.
Thanks, but most pellet stoves work on a "negative pressure" system and don't require a "draft" to operate. Opening the door actually makes it worse.
OK so I'm trying to track down which blower I really need.
The Stove Parts Unlimited one is $220 and they say it's specific to the Invincible RS and insert. I just need the blower not the housing.
Wood Heat Stoves has the more common and less expensive one at $114 and they say it fits the Invincible.
Both require me to change over the fan blade or buy a new one. Any thoughts or advice?
My lights dim when I am running!!
Can't help on the combustion blower though.
I've been reading this post and getting great ideas on stuff to replace for my 15yr old Invincable RS and I thank you all. Might you have the Grainger number for the replacement dist blower motor you purchased?
I will look it up and get back to you. If you take the Dayton number on the motor and put it in the Grainger search box, the Grainger one will come up.
Edit...here you go... http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAYTON-Shaded-Pole-Blower-2C647?Pid=search
heat seeker... this is off the topic, but I didn't know how else to get back to you to thank you for your advice re: smoking heat exchanger. When I got home, it was dark so I fired up the PC-45 with all the lights off in the room and immediately spotted a stream of smoke coming from a pipe joint streaming right into the room air intake blower. I had missed sealing one of the joint locking detentes. Thanks to you & 76bryan I'm heating with pellets again... with no smoke in the house! Thanks for that!
Thanks soo much. I've got one on order!! Gonna do a fast overhaul of parts in the next week or so. New Combustion fan, Distribtution blower, gasket on the firebox, seals aroud the door.. Hope it runs as good as it did back in '96