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Severely disappointed in heat output of 25-PDV

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by grunyon, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. grunyon

    grunyon New Member

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    So depressing. The air coming out the blower is only warm at best

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  2. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Have you taken out the OAK yet?
  3. grunyon

    grunyon New Member

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    Yes. No change in fire or temp. If I block the OAK opening with my hand the fire noticeably gets smaller though so I think I am okay on air flow
  4. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Try different pellets?
  5. grunyon

    grunyon New Member

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    I've tried both stove chow and presto. The only other place I know of that sells pellets here is the tractor supply but everyone I know with a pellet stove said not to buy their pellets because they store them outside and they get wet
  6. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Have you called Englander? Best phone support in the biz.
  7. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Something is amiss,.. with somersets in my hopper,.. stove set to 1-4,... lower buttons set at 1-4-1,... you can see the Rutland Therm on the front says 450 degrees,.. and I cant hold my hand in front of it for more than 3 seconds without burning me. With other pellets my settings would be a bit higher. 0126131610.jpg
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    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    the stove chow should be fine.
  9. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    you said your venting is all clean correct ?
  10. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I am running 1-9 bottom on 6-4-1. Too hot?

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  11. grunyon

    grunyon New Member

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    I just sat on my stove for five minutes to warm up. It's not even hot and it's been heat mode 3 on for about 5 hours now.
  12. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Mine hits the high heat limiter and shut down at around 550,... you could be approaching that.
  13. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Definitely something wrong.
  14. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    ....:),.. dont mean to chuckle at you,.. but if you sat on my stove for five minutes right now you wouldnt have an a$$ !
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  15. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    On 5-9 I hit 900° on that stat and it hasn't shut down. Something to think about though.
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    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    hmmm,....
  17. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Dam it! Now you have me worried!
  18. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I asked last night if you checked that the thermostat jumper wire was still installed on the control board correctly, but never got a response....did you check it?
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  19. grunyon

    grunyon New Member

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    Well the stove is three inches from the wall. I can try to squeeze in there. Give me a few
  20. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Well, IMO, that is way too close, simply because you can't hardly get behind it if you need to do any work on the interior.

    Also, from your owners manual:
    " From the rear and the sides of this stove only six inches (6”) of clearance is required to paneling, wallpaper or drywall."
  21. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    try different thermometers and IR heat detector ,.. the dial therms arent always accurate,.. I have three that are all very close...where your therm is,.. I would think at 900 degrees it should be shutting down....if it were really 900 degrees.
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  22. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Probably a bad therm. I have an IR at work I will borrow.
  23. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    excellent,... and in my experience, where you have your therm is normally the hottest spot on the stove,... thats where I keep mine.
  24. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Definitely the hottest part on mine. I am anxious now to find out the temp. I am only on a 1 and reading 550° to 600° range always. Can't imagine if I cranked that baby!
  25. grunyon

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    There is nothing attached to "Wall Thermostat" at all. There are two wires going to the "thermal sensor" connector. Looks like the connector was built for three wires?

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