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PE Alderlea T6 Learning Curve and Observations

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by certified106, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. dolphins1lrb

    dolphins1lrb New Member

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    Hoping some one can help me. I have owned my T6 for a year now and haven't had any problems till this week. I can't get it to heat. Wood is dry - 2years - it doesn't seem to get air and the baffle doesn't seem to be working either. No flow of air out of the holes in the baffle. Anyone know what changed?

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  2. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    Maybe you should start a new thread, did you clean it lately and possibly plug something up?
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Good idea. Start with what may have changed, like was the stove pipe recently cleaned?
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    dolphins1lrb New Member

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    My husband did clean the Chimney pipe but worked great for 3 days after cleaning. The stove body doesn't get past warm, I can touch it with out any protection and it is barely warm.
  5. begreen

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    Ask him if he blocked off the secondary tube that ties to the baffle before the cleaning? If not, I am guessing that tube got filled with debris from the cleaning. If so, it will need to be vacuumed out thoroughly. Note that there is a gasket on that tube that seals it to the baffle that may need replacing as well.
  6. dolphins1lrb

    dolphins1lrb New Member

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    He said he did not. So he is going to do tomorrow when he gets home and I will let you know how that works. Thanks for your help. :cheese:
  7. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    Lol I figured that's where this was going to end up.
    Hopefully when you get that secondary combustion air channel cleaned out you will be back in business
  8. dolphins1lrb

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    This is going to sound like a dumb question but where is the secondary tube? I know how to remove the baffle and replace the gasket but I don't know what or where the secondary tube is. :red:
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    When you pull the baffle look straight back into the firebox and you will see the square tube in the back middle of the stove, if you look at the top of the tube it will be open which is the secondary combustion inlet for the stainless baffle. The gasket would be sitting on top of the tube.
  10. dolphins1lrb

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    Ok we just took baffle out and it looks like it is not sealed is it suppose to be? is it suppose to be all one thickness front to back? this is not. metal is pulled away.
  11. begreen

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    Vacuum out the secondary feed tube thoroughly. You may have to tape a section of small diameter hose to your shop vac to do this.

    I am not sure I understand the second question. The baffle box should be a closed unit, top and bottom. Can you post a picture of what you are seeing?
  12. dolphins1lrb

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    Sorry took with my Cell Phone. Can you see the way the metal isn't attached and you can see the insulation. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? we put it back in the stove but if it needs to be replaced I would like to do it while it is warm out. Thanks for any help

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    dolphins1lrb New Member

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    Can anyone help me??????????? :eek:hh:
  14. oldspark

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    Well I hope so, I can not make out the picture enough to tell, maybe this bump will get some one to answer.
  15. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Try starting a new post stating you need help with a PE stove and someone will help you.. I have not had mine apart yet so I can't help you..

    Good Luck!

    Ray
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    I have to agree, the picture doesn't show much. I'm not sure what the issue is. Was the secondary tube plugged?

    Please start a new thread on the problem if it persists so that it gets the attention it deserves.

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