1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Harman XXV setting experimenting

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Donn Fletcher, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    72
    Loc:
    South Western NH
    Okay, so I havn't done this since I first got my stove last year. I'm working on finding the right setting for my feed rate. I just poured in a bag of Barefoot. Stove was cleaned today. I have the stove settings as followed. Fan on high set to stove temp and dial set to full go 7 I think. I started out at setting the feed rate at 6. How long do I wait to set the rate back a half turn? Been going now for about 15 minutes nothing is building up.

    Attached Files:

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,946
    Loc:
    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    Feedrate at 6? I'd start at 3 & start working from there. Turn the stove temp knob back to "normal" ... somewhere around 68...
  3. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Messages:
    514
    Loc:
    SW MA
    Typically you want to get the pellets to maintain about 1" from the burn pot edge. For my current pellets a feed rate of 4.

    It could be the picture but that flame looks a little on the lazy side to me. Could you describe your cleaning in more detail?
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I was just going to say VERY lazy, especially for a Harman.
  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,112
    Loc:
    Old Lyme CT
    I agree on the flame Spock. OAK? :cool:
  6. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,354
    Loc:
    Kinsman, Oh 44428 Brookfield, Oh 44403
    How is the stove vented?

    Eric
  7. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Messages:
    514
    Loc:
    SW MA
    Pictures can be deceiving sometimes so I didn't want to jump the gun... But that's three counts on a lazy flame including Defiant's vote.

    :: edit :: Eric snuck one in too
    kinsmanstoves likes this.
  8. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    72
    Loc:
    South Western NH
    The cleaning I did today was a simple scraped out the burn pot dumped the ash pan a quick vacuum. 5 days a go i cleaned out the venting outside the house. It's a OAK set up vented out the wall. I'll take more photos when I get back home. The flame is usually very active. I normally have it set on Room temp but today switched over to stove temp. Is it east to post video on this forum? I've never tried it. I could do that as well so you can get a better look at the flame. Also that picture taken was with the door open. Could be the reason why the flame looked lazy.
    kinsmanstoves likes this.
  9. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,112
    Loc:
    Old Lyme CT
    That answers the lazy flame question.:cool:
    Mr. Spock and Harman Lover 007 like this.
  10. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    911
    Loc:
    Southeast PA
    My understanding was that your feed rate needs to be not low enough to cause the ash to smolder the fire and not high enough to push unburnt pellets into the ash pan. So it is entirely possible that a whole range works for you. The 3 years that I had my harman the most I bumped the feed rate was to 5 to help heat the house on a particularly cold day, otherwise it was on 4.
  11. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Messages:
    514
    Loc:
    SW MA
    I see the lazy flame issue was identified :cool: .
    For a video, upload to a service like YouTube and copy the URL to the video in your post.
  12. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yup.
  13. chuckster

    chuckster Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    178
    Loc:
    Sussex County NJ
    keep my feed rate right around four all the time. Keeps the pellets about an inch from the edge.
    Defiant likes this.
  14. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    230
    Loc:
    Between Augusta and Lewiston Maine
    from day 1 my feedrate has been 4 and never had to move it it runs great and keeps the Home super warm ! i have nothing to play with it does everything just fine !
    Defiant likes this.
  15. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,439
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine
    X2.
    Defiant likes this.

Share This Page