Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by John97, Feb 12, 2012.
Guess I will have to give it a try again....might wait until its really cold out.
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Try it on lowest flame height/feed rate
i run it on high output -5 flame
So it will use more pellets on #5 high output, reduce output heat to #1 low. This adjustment also effects feed rate of pellets.
Problem I have seen burning on low or 1 is that you get a very dirty burn, have you seen this on the sunflower setting?
No, very clean due to extra combustion air, thus creating a strong burning flame up to the top of the flame symbol on back plate.
low will never heat my home to test i will have to run sunflower on #5 and softwood #5 to see the difference in pellet useage
I will be interested in what you discover. I wonder if the type of pellet one is burning makes a difference in sunflower or not?
I did think that, I'm burning Turmans.
I am burning Cubex and did last year when I tried this. They are hardwood.
I will give it another try over the weekend its suppose to get cold again.
Well, I thought that too, but I gotta tell ya that running sunflower on low and -5, my house temp is increasing 3.5 degrees in about a half hour to forty five minutes, and that is on the second floor the stove is on the first. it is definatelly hotter burning even using the lowest settings. I am gonna let it set this way for awhile and see how pellet usage goes. Only down turn I can see is that it is turning off and on more often using the ignitor more. The savings in pellets, if it is significant may be worth an occasional extra ignitor.
Gotta love the gimmicks all these stoves have, i got sunflower mode too, called crank it to a 3, open the damper, crank up the combustion speed in the + with a lil screwdriver
Thats why I felt it was sending more heat out the exhaust.
So your stove can burn low quality pellet,corn, cherry pits and wheat? Efficiently.
Testy are we? Can yours? :cheese:
Well when BC softwoods are <$200 theres no need to bother.
I have mixed corn that I received for free. ;-)
Never tried straight corn? Options JIC.
I tried them all in case things change and to see how the beast would handle them. Worked like a charm. But pellets are much cleaner. ;-)
i guess ill have to try corn before i feed it all to the deer
Sometimes feed corn has other stuff mixed with it.
Especially deer corn. Molasses is a big ingredient in deer corn.
For once I can agree with this guy(green thing). Not recommended to burn deer corn. You want feed corn they feed livestock. No sugars added to gum things up! ;-)
ya thats what i got, i bought a ton of it in those big sacks no way will i but that stuff by the bag
i also run on high so im assuming i am benefiting more as if i was to run on low
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