Mt Vernon ignitor out...can I run all night on low?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by goaldielocks, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. goaldielocks

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    Hi All!
    Long time stalker...finally my turn to ask a question.
    Our ignitor went out today while we were gone and of course we are expecting a snowstorm and the local store isn't open on Sunday. My question, If we light the stove manually and turn the temp up a bit more than we normally would, will it run on a low setting all night to keep us warm and avoid waking to relight? This works in theory in my head, but I was looing for real advice, not imaginary.
    Thanks!!
    Michelle
     

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  2. Woody1911a1

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    sure it will . you didn't say what stove you had , but just switch it to manual or hi/low and your good to go .

    oh and Welcome :)
     
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  3. moey

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    definitely... I generally just run on low and set the thermostat at a high temp that I know it will not get to. I adjust the feed rate a bit when I go to bed same as letting the temp drop on the thermostat. On/Off cycling doesnt work to well in my house.
     
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    It will shut down every so many hours to autoclean, unless you have the battery backup and unplug the power cord and let it run on battery.
     
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    the old non ae mt vernon can be started without the igniter. just use a propane torch or map gas torch. you can also get gel alchohol fire starter. mix some in with about 1/3 cup pellets and dump in pot then light. ive also used isopropyl alcohol the same way but that is highly frowned upon on this forum.
     
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  6. Sweets

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    Run it full bore , clean it out , like a car!!!
     

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