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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by muss, Oct 12, 2008.
Curious as to who else out here owns a Lopi Leyden ?? Muss
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I do. It is my first year with it though.
I have a Lopi Yankee that I am happy with, I believe the Leyden has a similar heating capacity.
Leyden installed 9/30. picked up 3 tons pellets yesterday.
Is that a dehumidifier I see next to the pellets richkorn? Good idea...I did the same thing.
Sorry Muss....didn't mean to hijack your thread.
Yes, I run it year-round in the basement to keep dampness down. Never really needed it in the Winter though.
Where'd you get them pellets Rick? How much?
I got them at Eastern CT Pellet in N. Franklin CT. Currently he is sold out and the only ones he has are already sold (Lignetics and Napco).
I had Corinth HW on order for $280 but they never came in for some reason. he had a shipment of Maine Woods in stock and I bought the last 3 pallets. It was expensive, but since I picked them up myself and avoided the $100 delivery (I was going to have the Corinth delivered), it ended up costing me the same, except for my time (you can do the math). Still too much $ but cheaper than oil (for now). Next year I'll order in March/April!
any of your ever had a problem with your augers on the Leydens?
No, That must be your post about the auger not working. Mine has worked great right out of the crate. I'd check where you bought and tell them it's broke. Travis Ind. has a great warranty and it will get fixed if it's broke.
Also, some people with here with quads have had problems like that and checked/reseated the circuit board connections that got jarred during shipment.
Yep that was me. We've been at this all day now and can't get that auger moving at all. We vacuumed it clean and tried a few times to get it going but no dice.
I'm feeling like we got screwed. The top of the stove is a little bit warped and the people we bought it from are no help at all...just kept asking if we read the manual. Which we did. I have a call in to the manufacturer but it seems like the auger is seized up or something. Thanks for your reply.
When you move the button to manual and push the start button that auger should move within a few seconds and drop pellets. That's about it, no reading of the manual required to make that happen. Sounds broke and needs repair.
Is it new or used?
One more thing, you mentioned the top being warped. There is an interlock on the top under the cover that stops the auger from moving if the cover is up. I'd check that if you haven't already.
Brand new. Just starting it for the first time.
When put it on manual and push the button I hear the fan turn on and run but that auger doesn't move at all. Tried turning it by hand and tapping on it...nothing. What do you think the chances of them sending someone out to the house are? Its getting cold up here!
Yes I wondered about that - maybe the top isn't completely compressing the button to let the stove start feeding but even when I push it all the way down with my finger nothing seems to happen.
I have the Avalon Arbor, which is the same stove with some trim differences.
Both are made by Travis Industries.
I JUST had a leyden installed by Higgins Energy in Barre MA. The auger did not work when they installed (it fired up once, then wouldn't restart). LIke you I spent HOURS trying to make it work, thinking that it was some sort of user error.
After some threatening of letters to the attorney general, I got Higgins back out the next day to fix it (they wanted to come back 3 days later, which was unacceptable to me)... It ended up being a loose set set screw which attaches the auger shaft to the auger motor. The motor was spinning, but the shaft was not. Since then it has worked better... So I would check this. If you had the unit professionally installed, they should come back to fix this. Apparently this has happened to these units before, b/c they new exactly what was wrong (I ordered my unit in June, they didn't receive it till October, seems QC suffers when factory output increases). Also, they did have to disassemble the unit quite extensively to fix the problem...
HOWEVER, I seem to still have a related auger issue, and perhaps I should start a new thread BUT - I keep getting Pellet jams in the at the top of the auger into the feed shoot. After the stove has been running for a couple hours, my pellets will Jam, and the auger cannot push any more pellets past the jam... I then have to use a long screw driver or poker to clear the jam (a which point a torrent of pellets fall out, usually enough to FILL the burn pot)... This makes running the unit for a primary heat source VERY unreliable. My sales rep says he's heard of this with pellets of excessive length (say 2" or more) but I've never seen a pellet from my bags longer than 1/2-1". Any one else see this issue? Any recommendations? Do I have unreal expectations for the reliability for this thing?
I had my Leyden installed on 10/10. So far so good. It heats our two story 1,900' cape very well. We installed it in the dining room, thank goodness, as if we had put it in the living room it would have been too hot. We are currently working out the bugs- heating levels, dryness, pellet storage, cleaning etc. The glass has been getting stained brown fairly quickly by the stove, anyone else experience this. I have been cleaning with glass stove top cleaner, works with some elbow grease.
Still early though, optimistic for a dependable unit that pays for itself in s few years. I feel comfortable witht he dealer that we bought through, they were great to deal with and suspect that their customer service continues after the sale. Good luck all.
What kind of pellets are you using. I just had this same problem, crappy pellets.
It's been running all day today on Auto, so maybe I just had a bad bag... I was just worried there might be a lingering issue with my stove, given my initial problems with it....
did you hook up the remote thermostat to yours?
LG pellets are supposed to be real good.
I'm running mine in manual mode only right now. Running fine so far with different pellets.
I assume you're talking about Lignetics.
I have 2 tons of LG's and 1 ton of the crappy Maine Woods.
The LG's are great. Very little ash, glass stays cleaner, much better than the Maine Woods.
I'm going to burn through the MW's first and save the good stuff for the real cold weather and into spring.
I spoke too soon, last night I not only had my burn pot overfill but later in the evening the chute backed up and starved my stove. I adjusted the air intake for the first problem, and the second problem resolved fairly easily when i opened up the chute. There seemed to not be a jam at all, there was no resistance with the chute opening up and the pellets just streamed out. Anyone else experience this?
Also any suggestions that other Leyden owners have to keep pellets moving in the shallow part of the hopper would be appreciated.
I'm returning my 3 tons of Maine Woods (M and M Ltd. bags) to supplier this Sat. for a refund. I borrowed some Heat LLC. pellets from relative to use until I can get some, they burn pretty good, about the same as the NEWP that stove dealer gave me.
I'm staying on the list for Lignetics with my supplier and putting in an order of NEWP with local HW store just in case Lignetics don't come in. Local Tractor Supply is first come first serve (no orders) and none in stock right now.
Hi, OK Newbie here, my husband & I just installed the Lopi Leyden back in July, so this is all new to us, Pellets & all.. I guess my first question is does anyone who has the Lopi have trouble with it running on med/low. We put it in our main room(living room) the house is all open living room/dining/kitchen w/ bedrooms in back of the house.when running it on high its just too hot(for now) so when we put it on med or even low it seems to set off our smoke detector, and that is with playing with the air intake. Not sure what we are doing wrong. Also, & I know this may sound absurd, but do you run it all day(while you are at work). Im a bit freaked out about it running all night/day. This past weekend was the first real weekend that we let it just run overnight & I didnt sleep a wink, just getting up & checking on it. I guess the whole "fire" freaks me out a bit.