Mt. Vernon AE heat exchanger vs non AE?

DexterDay Posted By DexterDay, Dec 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

  1. DexterDay

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    Calling all Vernon Pro's :)

    The stove externally looks the same and other than the obvious changes in the controller and making it automated?

    And me be to lazy to look in the manuals ;)

    Is the heat exchanger the same in the non AE as it is in the AE? Or does the non AE use "Tubes" like the rest of the Quad line-up?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. DexterDay

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    Thanks holmes. :)
     
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  3. jtakeman

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    Dex got a new plan?
     
  4. jrsdws

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    Oh you know he's gotta be up to something.
     
  5. tsmith

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    I believe you would get more heat out of the AE baffle than the tubes just because of the amount of surface area being heated. Kinda like the accordian heat exchanger in the Harmans provides more surface area to be heated.
     
  6. DexterDay

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    Not really ;em

    Yeah. Always up to no good ;)
     
  7. DexterDay

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    Yeah. If they changed it, it has to be better... It wouldn't be worse.

    But the old non AE's were probably no slouch? How does the exhaust path go on the non AE's? Is it similar to the Classic Bay? Where the exhaust path goes down and follows the same path the tubes take?

    I'm intrigued. Now I have to download both manuals. I was trying to be lazy and its gonna cause me to stay up late and drink a few adult beverages :)
     
  8. Harvey Schneider

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    In the electronics industry they are referred to as a pin grid array. The pins cause turbulence in the flowing air and the turbulence causes better heat exchange with the plate.
     
  9. Eatonpcat

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    If Dexter installs another stove, I will be giving away my pellets on a first come first serve basis! I figure he will have North East Ohio winter temperatures averaging 75 degrees and I will have no use for my pellets or stove!
     
  10. DexterDay

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    No....

    I will be replacing the Quad. But not adding another stove.

    I am actually in the process of selling the old PDV and the CPM. I think I have burned about 20 bags total through them (combined) and half was when I 1st got them. Now the old stove sits in the corner. :(

    The CPM will be easy to sell. The 17 yr old PDV will be a lil harder!!! The Quad will be the hardest to let go and may end up sitting in the shop.

    Gonna try and sell'em all and get a.... ...... To be continued :)
     
  11. jtakeman

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    Hmmm, Can ya at least a give us a few hints? ;)
     
  12. DexterDay

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    Ummmm.... Its either a .-.. or a .-.. or a ......... or a ....-. All cost more than my Quad did, when it was new.

    Hope this clears up any confusion ;)
     
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  13. jtakeman

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    My money will be on .-.. ;) :p
     
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  14. DexterDay

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    Your prob right... !!! Although I'm stuck on the 1st two.

    So the _-__ or_-__ So you have a 50/50 chance of being right.

    One is made by ------ (short for----------) and the other is a ------ :)
     

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