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  1. Kherr

    Kherr New Member

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    I installed an OAK on my P43 on Thursday, after much reading on this forum. I was still a bit skeptical, but with some of my starting issues, and flame differences when my fan or heater were on, I thought what the heck. Besides, the parts were $80. Wow, what a difference! Bigger, more consistent flame, using far less pellets, and the thing is producing even more heat on less pellets, or so it appears. Oh, and since I am not sucking out my nice warm air, it sure seems to get hotter faster in the house. This leads to me turning it down, saving even more pellets. :):):):):)
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  2. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    So you are saying these lunatics know what they are talking about!!!? Keep that quiet! We don't want them trying to jugle chainsaws or attempting surgery! Even if they did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!
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  3. Kherr

    Kherr New Member

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    The worst part is, it even made sense! ;lol
  4. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I've used a chainsaw or two, was never stupid enough to attempt Juggling them as for surgery have a dull serrated steak knife any volunteers?

    Just because we are lunatics it doesn't mean we haven't a clue sometimes.
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  5. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Glad it helped. Another success story.
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  6. Kherr

    Kherr New Member

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    I know you guys know what is going on. That is why I am here soaking in the knowledge of others, and trying it out. And I am very appreciative of all the help and knowledge.
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  7. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Whoa! No hard feelings just playing around. I too have learned a vast amount of stuff from this site and appreciate every bit of the great help I have gotten.
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  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Too late, The lunies have put you on alert. ::-)
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  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    We always poke at ourselves and others it keeps one on their toes, still looking for that volunteer.

    I'll even read the manual produced by Dr. Frankenstein on how to do an abnormal brain transplant or do you think I should start with something simpler?

    My assistant will be Dr, Smoke Show, he is an acknowledged expert in the the use of suction devices.
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  10. Kherr

    Kherr New Member

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    :oops: . I guess my post did sound a little cranky.
  11. Enviro Mini Owner

    Enviro Mini Owner New Member

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    I too just installed an OAK, I agree with everything you have said, and I also noticed I have not touched the slider/damper since I found the optimum setting.
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Nah, You were fine. That other fella, Well? We shall see. :rolleyes:

    Most of us here have already been down the bumpy road and don't want others to take the wrong turn. So we pass on what we can. The ones that ignore our advice are the ones we poke sticks at when they come back with more ????'s. :p
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  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Naw, your post wasn't cranky, our very own Wenderoth was poking at the Bear and Bears always return such favors. You have to remember this is hibernation season and the boss here keeps waking me up to tend the stove and snow blow the driveway. That makes for a cranky and hungry Bear.
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  14. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I guess I am just sensitive after all of the things you guys said about my 40' chimney and unpainted house err I mean.... uh... Nevermind. ;) I don't really think anyone was grouchy just wanted to be sure credit is givin where credit is due.
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  15. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Unpainted house and a 40' chimney and you expect us to not give you a ration? We can understand the 40' foot chimney (there has to be someplace for the heat to go) but that unpainted thing will eventually just cause rot if what is unpainted is wood.
  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    And they thought it was my house, Hmmmm! ::-)

    Were just funning! Grouchy? Nah, Just a bit hung over and need some hair of the dog that bit us! :p
  17. smoke show

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    I'll bring the beer. You know my expertise increases with beer consumption. ;)
  18. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    "Are you a surgeon?"
    "No but i just polished off a 12 pack!"
  19. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    whats a OAK???
  20. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Outside Air Kit. It draws outside air for combustion so it doesn't pull the warm air from inside and blow it out causing cold air to sneak in from every nook and cranny. It prevents negative air pressure in your home.
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  21. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    Wow , Thank you.... Have to look into that..
  22. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Naahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, ya don't need one, I went 4 years without one ..................
  23. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    From your stoves manual:

    OAK.png
  24. Sweets

    Sweets Guest

    LOL ,IM 6 YRS WITHOUT 1 !
  25. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I went many years without a pellet stove.... Doesn't mean I didn't need one, just meant I didn't know what I was missing until I had one.

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