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  1. mikespirito

    mikespirito New Member

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    I put my Quadra 1200 on this morning and it took about 5 minutes for the blower to come on.

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  2. scottvwgti

    scottvwgti New Member

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    My Mount Vernon usually takes between 3 and 5 minutes for the convection fan to turn on.
  3. reallyte

    reallyte Member

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    Convection or exhaust?
  4. moey

    moey Minister of Fire

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    Depends on the feed rate and heat settings put it on high it will be on real fast.
  5. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    stove gets up to temp before it sends air through its heat sinks.
  6. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Have not had the convection fan come on in 4 days. I test it though. Idle mode is nice and quiet for this not yet real cold weather. 70 upstairs and 73 by the stove. 31 outside.
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    If you're referring to the room air blower, that sounds perfectly normal. Stove has to get up to temp before proof of fire switch turns fan on.
  8. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    You mean that your stove is burning but the room blower NEVER HAS COME ON IN FOUR DAYS?
  9. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    my stove sometimes does this on crappy pellets on setting 1. it just doesn't get hot enough for the stove to think it needs to blow air.

    so far, only energex north American and newp's have done this.

    I will never buy either again
  10. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    So the only heat coming off the stove is radiant heat? That sure sounds like a waste of pellets! I just was amazed with it 31 degrees outside and the house at 73 degrees, how he could ever get enough radiant heat to do that!
  11. imacman

    imacman Guest

    What?? Why even have the stove running? _g

    Waste of pellets, IMO.
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  12. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Its heating the floor and domestic water! If the outside temp were to get above 40 would shut down for twelve hours or so but have not seen much sun or anything above 40 for several days. Only one happy around the valley is the propain dealer supplying corn driers.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  13. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    It does seem like a waste of pellets, but the trade off in some cases depending on house size/layout, are temp swings. My Harman has been running for 5 days straight without the fan coming on...well the first hour it was on. If the dist fan came on, I'd most certainly overheat the house in a short time. It's a space heater, heating an entire house. If I put it in auto mode, I'm almost positive (haven't tried it yet) I'd have significant temp swings upstairs. I couldn't care less but I want my daughters room warm.

    I'm still saving a ton of money over the course of the heating season vs burning oil.
  14. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    The same above issue with my P-38 gave me a good reason to install an override switch that runs my distrib. fan constantly. The stove originally needed to burn hotter (more pellets) than what was necessary during the shoulder seasons just to make the distrib fan operate. I can now get over 40 hrs on a bag.
    Not a lot of heat on low but enough to keep the house warm.
    I do get a small amount of creosote burning it low but it burns off when I turn the stove up. Another potential problem with low burning could be gumming up the auger and burning off the tip (replaced my orig auger ) since the lower flame (like a blow torch) burns much closer to the auger . I now pull the auger every year to check and clean out any buildup in the tube no matter how minimal it is. It can and will build up more each year if left untouched.
    Lesson is : every action causes a reaction!
  15. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    So, the fan doesn't come on because the internal coils that are circulating water remove most of the heat so the proof of fire switch doesn't get hot enough to trigger....right?
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  16. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    ESP regulates the fuel to keep the stove at a safe temp and the room probe will bump the fan to bring on the fan if room needs more heat. The upstairs temp swing is around 2 degrees. Typical idle without coil is around 7k btus and the stove is a hot body like most wood stoves. I am heating 3000 sq. ft.
  17. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    That is definitely neat! I think we're looking at the future here.
  18. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Its just using what Harman has optimally IMO.
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