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So I have a 25-PDV

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Aldo8811, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Aldo8811

    Aldo8811 New Member

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    I bought this reconditioned 25-PDV to heat my garage. It's 36X40 with 13ft ceilings. As of this moment, the walls are insulated but the ceiling is not (early in the year 1400 sq ft of this stuff called Prodex is being delivered) , sorry I got off track for a moment.... But I am not sure the air coming off the stove is very hot, have no trouble holding my hand on the top. I have read many posts on here and am a tad bit confused. Many posts say something about a letter C heats better than a D. I looked today while I was out there and there are no letters that come up in the menus... I tried the reset that was listed in one of the post, obviously it was not the right one. I looked at the label plate and it looks like it was made in 10 or 11 of 2011. What do each of the 3 buttons do? The settings are 6 - low fuel feed, 4 -low burn air, and 2 -air on temp. I have been running the heat range on 9 and the blower speed on 6 or 7.

    I guess my question is what should the settings be to get the most out of this thing?

    Thanks

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Those lower buttons are fuel & air trim settings. They allow to fine tune the stove to the particular situation. I'm not sure what heat mode that stove is supposed to run on, so I won't comment, but the lower 3 buttons should be 6-4-1.

    Also, the blower setting should ALWAYS be at least the same as the heat range....you take a chance of over heating the stove if you don't. If you have the heat on 9, blower should be on 9.

    As for the heat output, was the stove reconditioned at the Englander factory? What pellets are you burning?
  3. Aldo8811

    Aldo8811 New Member

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    Not sure where it was reconditioned. We have an outfit up here that does surplus and salvage stuff called 'Mardens' got it for $999.00. Got my first bunch of pellets at Home Depot. right now its pretty cold in the garage, this morning was 24 degrees when I went out.. so I don't think I'm in any danger of over heating
  4. imacman

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    OK. Mardens get their Englander refurbs direct from Englander, so you should be good to go there.

    As for your garage set-up, I'm assuming it has a concrete floor? If so, that may be part of the problem heating the space. Bare concrete will soak up the majority of the heat the stove produces.

    Remember, a pellet stove is NOT a wood stove....you never get those kind of temps. But if you hold your hand in front of the convection fan outlet for more than 20-30 seconds, it should be getting pretty hot.

    Since you just bought this stove, it still has the full factory warranty. You might want to call Englander Tech service and ask about checking the stove out over the phone, plus they can have you double check the mode setting.
  5. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    imac,
    Do the later stoves even have heat ranges? Mine is a 07(ish) PDVC and I'm not aware of that option.
  6. TLHinCanada

    TLHinCanada Feeling the Heat

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    Just a guess but englander probably uses the same board for more than one stove. For a PDVC its heat range D.
  7. DexterDay

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    Yes... There is C & D for the PDV and PDVC and then #'s for the new Gen units (PAH, CPM, EP, IP).
  8. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Not exactly sure what you're asking here....do you mean do they have different fuel/air modes? If that's the question, the answer is yes.

    TLHinCanada above says it should be in Mode D....I can't confirm that, since I don't have that stove, but using the search feature on this site should give you MANY threads on the subject. A call to Englander today should confirm that.
  9. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Just meant; do the later gen pdvc's have those heat range options...
  10. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yes, they all do. The control board that Englander uses is a generic unit that can be used in different model stoves....they just use different modes (fuel/air programs).
  11. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    How do you know what your heat mode should be? Is there a trial and error method? If it isn't broke don't fix it?
  12. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I don't know for sure, as I see all kinds of responses to this on the forum. IMO, give Englander a call with your model and serial # and have them tell what mode it should be in. Maybe Mike will see this thread and chime in.
  13. Darryl

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    Just my two cents here, but with the ceiling not being insulated all of your heat is going up and out. And like Imacman said, the concrete floor will soak up a lot of the heat too. So right away you've got two factors working against you. Once you get that ceiling insulated you're going to see a world of difference.
    Happy New Year!
  14. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    I agree with this...however the OP stated the stove was only blowing warm air. I think there is still an issue to figure out.
  15. imacman

    imacman Guest

    The issue might be that the OP has never had a pellet stove before, and doesn't know what "hot" is in regards to a pellet stove. Especially if he is an ex-wood burner.
  16. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Plus the room air temp is much lower, being in the garage.

    The stoves that I run outside, take longer to heat that given space.

    Think of it like this, if your house was at 40° and you tried to get it up to 75°? Gonna take a lot longer to do so. Compared to going from 65° to 75°… I can get 5° an hour if my Quad is on Med. If I have the CPM cranked!! I aint getting 5° an hour.

    Its a matter of ambient air temp and the temp of ALL the objects inside the garage.


    Raise the Settings to 9-9 (blower should match heat setting, or be higher) and maybe turn the LFF up 1 or 2? That will give you the most heat. If your stove is in the right "Mode"
  17. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    set the stove into C mode if not already there , (should be)
    to check, unplug the stove, plug back in then QUICKLY press the blower speed up and down arrows together 92 fingers) and release the letter will appear in the heat range window quickly use the heat range down arrow to adjust to C then restart.

    thing to look at the space you are looking to heat is a garage space probably a concrete floor which takes time to warm up, 13 ft ceilings and not insulated up there is a major heat loss, we need to get that fixed. note also that a pellet stove is a convective heater not a radiant one so it dumps steady heat over long periods of time heat lost during that time plays a part. you will definitely see big gains once you get the roof insulated though

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