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  1. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    So I had to get several bags of Instant Heat pellets. They burn fine in my EF2, but in my Englander PDVC, I woke up this morning to a pot full of barely chard, incomplete, unburned pellets.
    I had the bottom three on 5-4-1, I leave the heat/blower on 9-9 because I have it on tstat.
    Any tips on what numbers I should try using these pellets, or what to do.

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  2. jrsdws

    jrsdws Feeling the Heat

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    I don't know what factory settings are for PDVC but you need more air. Increase LBA so it's 2 or 3 numbers higher than LFF and it'll be better. So maybe 5-7-1 or perhaps 3-5-1.
  3. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Most likely an airflow issue. This is usually accompanied with a thisk, black sooty build-up on the inside of the stove and clearly visable on the glass. May also want to check all gaskets and also make sure that you do not have a clog in the pipe somewhere. Good luck.
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  4. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    I'll try 3-5-1 see what happens.

    For whatever sense it makes. the glass is less dirty than with burning barefoots..
  5. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Now thems fighting words.....:(
    But definitely try the new setting.
  6. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    clean the stoves.

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  7. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    I burn my PDVC @ 551 on 1/3 or 2/4 for more heat
    and 441 on 1/2 when not so cold, have not had an unburned pellt issue.
    was the door cracked open by chance?

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