Should this be happening...(pellet build up)

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by chrisasst, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. chrisasst

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    This has been going on for a while now.. I have been getting excess build up in the burn pot. I just leaf blew / cleaned the stove a couple days ago.....Bottom 3 buttons I have set are 6-8-1
    This is after a 10 hour burn, should this be happening after this amount of time?
    Burning barefoot / somersets

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    Hard to tell for sure by a picture but it looks like the flame Is a bit lazy. Is it? The reduced airflow would cause excess ash buildup.
     
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    I had the door open to take the picture. The flame is good / strong when the burn pot is not built up. I replaced the window gasket because that was fraying and I thought air was getting in there but, still same results.
     
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    I know I'm stating the obvious but it looks like an air flow issue. Did you clean behind the impingement plate....nooks and crannies and all?
     
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    Yes, even took my 1/2 inch hose, stuck it in the little hole that is behind there to make sure that was clean. Sucked out the small holes that are underneath the burn pot plate.
     
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    You said your bottom settings are 6-8-1......what is your heat setting at? When I had my pdvc, I never had the LFF that high.....it would def overfeed on the higher settings but I'm guessing this is what you always run it at?
     
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    What heat setting? You listed the bottom 3, but not the actual feed rate?

    Also, the ash color looks good. A nice grey/light grey/white appearance. Which is kinda counter intuitive of a Slow burning/build up Fire?
     
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    ^^ I'm to slow ^^ :)
     
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    lol....great minds........!
     
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    I keep the lower settings higher than the heat settings, because for whatever reason, it uses less pellets and produces more heat.
     
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    I'd cut back the LFF to 4 or 5.....If your 'Sets are like mine, the pellets are on the small side so you should still get plenty going into the pot.....maybe it's overfeeding a bit? just an idea....
     
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    I'm guessing you pull the burnt ash out of the pot every few hours? I always needed to do that or the pot would fill up after 8 hours or so.
     
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    So here is a 10 hour burn, same settings, but burning North American's. Much better I think..

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    I agree. Leave the LBA at 8, and lower the LFF to 5 for a while (couple of hours, and clean the burn pot first), then clean burn pot again and try LFF at 4.
     

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