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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Melissa220, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    if you were here from the beginning, i'm sure we would have gotten around to surge suppressors by now.
    i can't seem to get any traction with the topic myself.

    there was a mention of a u.p.s. close.:)

    what the hell -

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  2. DexterDay

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    No surge protector mentioned........

    That investment needs protection..

    The UltraBlok is what many of us here have. There is a thread about them from 2 yrs ago on the front page of the Forums.... For $20-$30 you will protect your $3,000-$4,000 investment.

    Unless she goes the UPS route. Then it should provide the needed protection.

    (Now I gotta go back and look for one ;) Code Cop on Duty :))
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Actually been tested twice, Once in my 20's(146) again at age 40 something(160)............. Wifes beating some sense into me? ==c

    Bout time you got back, Maybe smoke will behave now! :p
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  4. DexterDay

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    Doubt it ;)
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  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Dexter one must watch out for millwrights they tend to be able to get things working without needing them stinking manuals or even normal tools. They's smart folk unlike a lot of them edumacated people.
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  6. Mike D

    Mike D Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Melissa - Welcome aboard! I haven't read all the posts in here yet, but here are a couple of suggestions:
    1. I too have my stove (Lopi, not a Harman) installed in my family room off the main part of the house. A ceiling fan helps move the heat out of that room (reverse setting on the fan).
    2. I too had trouble getting the heat to the second floor of my center stair colonial but last year I had heat registers installed in the bedrooms to allow the heat to naturally rise. Worked like a charm and was worth the investment.
    3. If your exhaust is vented out the North side of your house you will have the exhaust blow back against the siding I see in your pic which will leave black soot. This is what happened to me, then the dealer put a 90 degree elbow and put the end of the pipe just past the corner of the house. That solved the problem as I can see the smoke blowing past the window heading South.

    Best of luck, you'll really enjoy the new edition to your family.
  7. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    The only time my stove smokes is on startup.
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  8. Lousyweather

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    #2 is an "iffy" proposition....those registers also can act as a chimney and communicate fire from one floor to the other rather quickly, and thats the reason why, in many areas, its a huge code compliance no-no

    and #3, try a 45 instead of a 90....works even better!
  9. mepellet

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    Or try a nozzle type if they make them for your vent pipe brand...

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  10. Lousyweather

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    they arent bad, but I dont like them, personally. A good ole 45.......works good
  11. IHATEPROPANE

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    This is what I have......no soot whatsoever
  12. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    They entrain air to not only sort of "dillute" the exhaust, but also increases the volume of air to push the exhaust further away. Real easy to plug the venting during the summer thanks to some people on the forum ;)
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  13. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    REALITY CHECK!!!! 112 posts on a single thread in four days since Melissa joined and/or posted in the dog days of summer. Wow we must have been desperate for a great thread.....
  14. Lousyweather

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    oh, never fear, there will be many folks in a short month or two who wont be able to figure out why their stove wont run, even tho it was cleaned maybe a year ago
  15. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks, Mike! I feel very welcome here. Unfortunately I don't have a ceiling fan, and installing one would probably be cost prohibitive right now. The exhaust is actually vented out the East side of the house.

    I am having second thoughts on one thing though, that I would like to ask everyone's opinion on.....now that the stove is all positioned and installed. Everyone has told me to wait and see how the air flow goes once I'm up and running before utilizing door/floor fans to move air. My question is: Should I have the installer come back and reposition the stove. Reason: it is angled to the opposite corner so the blower is in that direction. The archway to the rest of my house is on the same side of the room as the stove, 20 feet away. SHould the stove be shifted so that the fan is blowing air towards the archway? This might alleviate the need for fans.............. I am kicking myself for not having thought of this when it was being done. I was so nervous about the whole thing at the time it never occurred to me. :(
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    In my opinion if the name was Micheal it would have the usual 12 responses...Unless of course someone mentioned beer!;)
  17. Lousyweather

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    too early to say, in my opinion, but, well, yea, one would think you would want the stove pointed in the direction you'd like the heat to go. You can use fans in the interim....maybe try it for a season?
  18. SmokeyTheBear

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    <sarc>.

    Clean????

    You saying these things need cleaning, would never have guessed that.are you certain?

    </sarc>
  19. Lousyweather

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    <more sarcasm>
    the only ones that need cleaning are the ones the dealer said to clean, if he/she didnt say to clean it, you donthave to!....the others are like your oven.......self-cleaning! ==c
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  20. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    if it were me, i'd want the stove pointed toward where i wanted the heat to go.
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  22. SmokeyTheBear

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    You know them self cleaning ovens really aren't, you still have to remove the residue left after they go nuclear. What's with that? It must be deceptive advertising at the very least.

    To Melissa220,

    Aim the stove so the heated air is going in the general direction you want it to go and be sure not to hem in the convection fans intake when you do so. Ideally you want the convection fan to maintain the air flow with a little help as you can get away with.

    Eatonpcat,

    What's the matter, are you out of brews?
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  23. Eatonpcat

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    There are two things that I will never run out of Smokey... Pellets and Beer!;)
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  24. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    I've got my local fire department coming out this morning to check the dealer install. Both for my piece of mind and for insurance purposes. Fingers crossed. Insurance questionnaire wanted to know if stove is UL approved. Couldn't find any such notation but will photocopy and send them the part of the manual that references the O-TL testing that mentions ULC.
  25. SmokeyTheBear

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    Not so sure about the pellet thing if one goes by your sig or have you corrected that "issue"?
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