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P68 Install - Beginning to end.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by TheMightyMoe, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Looks great! Nice Job!

    What is that T-Stat on the wall?

    If that is for your central heating system, then you may want to relocate it away from the stove.

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  2. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    Yes it is. I am still considering my options of where to put it, although, I'm really not worried about the downstairs freezing. (Kitchen has the utility closet with boiler in it AKA usually warm, boiler still needs to heat water / garage) System is glycoled, primarily concerned with domestic water.

    I was worried about the insulated, unventilated crawl space though, so I am going put a thermostat down there, and wire it to all the zones (They all have a baseboard zone in the crawl space), and that will let me know the crawl space is getting too cold. Then I'll probably notch that down to one zone, once I know whats going on down there.
  3. tsmith

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    Very nice install. Feels great to do it yourself doesn't it. Enjoy the heat this winter.
  4. corkman

    corkman Feeling the Heat

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    looking back thru the pics and i didnt see a clean out T.did you use a t or did you just use a 90 deg elbow off the back of the stove.
  5. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    I did not use a clean out tee. I plan on going through the harman / leaf blower trick.
  6. PJPellet

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    Yes to the high temp silicone question. There's clear, black, etc. Looks awesome, it really does. Good work!
  7. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm... I'm guessing I will have to hit up a auto store for some clear/black high temp sealant.

    Hooked up a manometer, draft high was -.75" and low was -.50", lowered to -.60" and -.35".

    Set it up, works great, I will do a 2 hour burn tonight, since it's suppose to be colder.
    Durvent with rubber gaskets.
    I'm thinking I will go through the duravent venting, and seal all the piping. I just have a lack of confidence in the gaskets, and at start up there was some "wood burning smell". After unit was running, there were no odors / obvious leaks. There was no visible smoke. With a OAK / sealed venting. I did use high temp sealant @ the stove connection.

    I do have a CO detector, before anyone asks.

    Thermistor placement - I'm having issues deciding where to place it. Ideally I assume you don't want it in the path of the blower, near the stove's radiant heat, or close to a window. I am almost thinking of placing it in the stair well on closer to the first floor, this will maybe give a good average temperature for up and down stairs.
    The stairwell is open to the living room.

    Opinions? Thanks.

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    That's PUUUURTEEE!
  9. TheMightyMoe

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    Update: So after the 3 hour curing period, ran the unit again, noticed I could smell gases of combustion. Tried taping the seams not in view, and black caulking the visible seams. The odor remained.

    Just got done taking apart all the duravent pro (It was all turned correctly) and re-sealed using high temp sealant. If this solves the problem, I would highly suggest everyone seal in the first place.

    Wish me luck =/ I'm hoping it's not a bad 90*, because thats a lot of sealing.

    I don't think I will do anything with thermistor placement until it is heating season.
  10. johnsgunworks

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    Very nice! I hope you can find the source of the smell.
  11. DexterDay

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    Looks awesome...

    Most of the time, the appliance adapter is the culprit. The 1st piece that attaches to the stoves exhaust collar.

    Thats a lot of BTU'S thats gonna make a LOT of Smiles this Winter :)
  12. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    It was caulked and taped, only part I did per instructions.
  13. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    I can tell you from experience, when I first started my P68 5 years ago, I swore there was something leaking. Called the dealer, he said it happens to new stoves, a burn-in smell. He said it would be gone within a week and it was.

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  14. tsmith

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    Yea, I agree, there is a new stove smell that needs to burn off, Give it some time before you drive yourself nuts trying to find the exhaust leak, it may not be a leak.
  15. TheMightyMoe

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    Thanks, I will keep it in mind, and wait till heating season. Now it is defintly as sealed as it gets now. =p
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    Very nice!
  17. letsblaze

    letsblaze Feeling the Heat

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    I ran a bit of clear around mine just to make sure no bugs or rain could find it's way in.

    dangit, now I have to paint my inside pipes. :(
  18. DexterDay

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    Absolutely seal the gap between the thimble and the pipe... No air infiltration :)
  19. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    I did caulk around it, outside with clear, inside with black. The dura vent thimble gasket is a joke, in my opinion.

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