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Running a Harman Wood Pellet Stove on Low Heat?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    On a Harman - What is Low Heat?

    Is this the only stove where the top and sides get hot enough to burn your fingers?

    I am testing out this Harman P61 now a P61a
    Pics and detail on my stove. > http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/my-first-harman-what-color-is-it.108227/page-2#post-1439004

    After startup I set the controls to the recommended settngs.

    Temperature control to 78 Deg F
    Feeder Rate knob on 4
    Mode to Room Temperature between L and H

    The room temp probe is plugged in but coiled up and not hanging down which maybe a big mistake?

    Wow the heat gun at 12 inches away was reading 515 Deg F !!! This is great heat!
    It was also sucking down the wood pellets.

    I just tried these settings shown in pics below:

    Temperature control to 72.5 Deg F
    Feeder Rate knob on 2
    Mode to Room Temperature on L

    Now at 6 inches away I am reading 347.9 Deg F.
    Pics below are at the above settings.

    I did notice on these settings the fire is much closer to the auger and there is more ash on the edge of the burn pot.

    I am burning CUBEX ! LOL I know they are Hot Pellets but I got 15 bags at $2 each bag!

    Temperature control to 72.5 Deg F
    Feeder Rate knob on 3
    Mode to Room Temperature on L

    Then I uncoiled the room temp probe. The room temp probe started working and shut the stove down. LOL
    Also the 1st time I tried to start the stove, I did not have any flue vent connected. It did not start! LOL

    My question is:
    How do I turn the heat down? What is the best way?

    See pics below
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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Turn the heat down with the temperature knob. The Hi-Lo knob only controls the distribution blower speed. Your feed rate is probably right where it should be. Mine are always set for 3 - 3.5
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  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks DAKSY

    I may put a T-Stat on one leg of the room probe and set the temperature knob to 90. Then I can control the temperature with the T-stat.

    In the meantime I will do what you said.

    Thanks again.

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