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New Lopi AGP pellet stove installed

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by 73Charger, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. 73Charger

    73Charger New Member

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    New to the forum, and wanted to share some pics of the stove I had installed a few weeks ago. Really enjoying it so far!

    Currently burning through 3 tons of CleanFire Pacific ordered through woodpellets.com

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  2. smoke show

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    Nice! Looking forward to hearing some long term feedback.
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  3. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Nice stove, clean setup. Welcome to the forum!
  4. imacman

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    Congrats....enjoy the heat!!
  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Very nice install. Welcome, Glad you joined and shared you pic's. We have had a few members asking about this stove.

    How big an area are you heating with it and how did it handle the cold snap we just had?
  6. 73Charger

    73Charger New Member

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    This is in the basement of a 2400 sq ft. high ranch. It does a pretty good job of heating the whole house with some strategic fan placement. The bedrooms are over the garage, and got down to 61 or so at night. The basement where the stove is stays around 78' and the upstairs living area stays around 70-72. The bedrooms stay around 64-66 unless it gets really cold, like it did last week.
  7. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Welcome to the forum. Very nice stove, I saw a demo of one at my local hearth shop. I like the bottom feed auger and the horizontal discs to help prevent pellet jams.

    How often do you have to clean the ash out?
  8. 73Charger

    73Charger New Member

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    It's a small ash tray. I can probably make it 2 weeks, but I've been cleaning it each weekend.
  9. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    That's nice!
  10. tsmith

    tsmith Minister of Fire

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    Very nice, I can't wait to hear the season end report. Keep us informed.
  11. DexterDay

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    Very nice... Keep us updated and a review after some decent run time.

    Thanks for the pics. Good lookin unit
  12. LOPI AGP

    LOPI AGP New Member

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    73charger. It takes 2 weeks to fill your ash tray? I'm cleaning my agp out ever three days. What pellets are you using? I'm using New England pellets.
  13. 73Charger

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    It all depends on how I'm running the stove. If I run it on high 24x7, I can make it a week and just empty the ash pan on the weekends. When I run the stove lower, I can make it longer, especially if I pull the pan out and even out the ashes.

    I burn CleanFire Pacific. They're great, lots of heat and low ash.
  14. Chain

    Chain Feeling the Heat

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    Sweet looking stove and set-up. I previously used a Lopi pellet stove that was very dependable and built like a tank. It's a late 90's model called the FoxFire and I still have it stored in my basement with the thought that I may use it again someday. My only issue with it is that the ash pan is very small and combined with the drop down feed system and small burn pot, it was constantly needing to be cleaned. But other than that it did a nice job as a supplemental heat source.

    What's the recommended maximum square footage that can be heated with the AGP?
  15. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Bingo
  16. Mgross

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    I recently purchased a Lopi AGP to replace a Mt Vernon (Amazing stove just too big). My new AGP puts out great heat but is noisy. This is the third pellet stove I've had; Lopi Yankee Bay, Quadrafire Mt Venon and now a Lopi AGP. It is by far the noisiest. Even more so that my old Yankee Bay that had all kind of rattles. I spoke with the vendor and local merchant. The shop where i purchased came and removed a dust cover which seemed to reduce some of the harmonic vibration but it still has a high pitched hum. I suggested that the vibrating dust cover was attributed to some other sources. The rep and store agreed. Waiting on an on site inspection to determine the source of the noise. Has anyone else experienced anything similar. Is this stove excetionally loud?

    Additionally every 30 -60 minutes there is loud bang. Sounds like something is binding up in the auger.
  17. smoke show

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    It will be very difficult to duplicate the quietness of the Quad MtV. ;)
  18. N.E S4

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    Congrats
  19. 73Charger

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    I don't have anything to compare my stove to since it's my first. The only noises I have are the blower, and when the pellets drop in to the auger, which makes a clinking sound like sleet hitting the gutters. On rare occasions, the snap disc at the bottom of the hopper will get "stuck", and when it frees itself, you might hear a bang, but it's not that loud.
  20. Mgross

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    Does the blower noise increase and decrease when you adjust the fan level. i can't hear the blower fan increase because of the harmonic vibration. The shop where I bought the stove has very little experience with this stove and does not have a base line to judge from. Working on getting the regional rep to come my way for an educated assessment. sounds like I should request the new larger auger motor also. I read about it on an other tread.
  21. LOPI AGP

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    Mgross. I have the replacement auger and it does the same thing. I believe it is the pellets. The pellets I have been using are New England pellets and if you look at them some are almost double the size of the normal size pellets. When the auger starts getting stuck the power of the auger brakes the pellets causing a bang. I get it every once and a while. Good Luck.
    Robert

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