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What is the flame supposed to look like?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by dpapagolos, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. dpapagolos

    dpapagolos New Member

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    Anyone have a video of what a pellet flame should look like? I am not convinced my stve is burning 1000%
    I will post video of mine later.
    Thanks
    Dan

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  2. Shortstuff

    Shortstuff Feeling the Heat

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    Here is one I posted on YouTube a couple of months ago of the first fire in my new Castille.

    Here

    Steve
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    BubbRubb New Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNgecZ154JM

    This will give you a good idea even though the video isn't the best of quality. Most describe it as an angry flame. The height of the flame varies depending on how high you are running the stove and your feed rate.
  4. JBlank912

    JBlank912 New Member

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    I watched both videos and what I want to understand is how consistent the flames should be? I have a Lopi Yankee, what I see is the flames will go from very high reaching the heat exchange tubes to a smoldering pot. The stove is set to Medium/high Heat and Medium/high Fan (both in the yellow lights area on the panel for anyone who has the same stove). I know the flames do fluctuate but this seems like a lot. The damper is pulled out to just above the line between the 2 and the 3. It is a very new stove. I get a lot of brown soot on the glass door-could clean it daily. When I adjusted the airflow, I tried pulling it out more and the pellets jumped out of the pot. The way it is now I get many sparks but almost no pellets coming out of the pot. Does all of this sound correct? I guess I thought on medium the room would heat up more then it does now that the frost has arrived, the stove seems to be going constantly even though I have the thermostat set to 69 on the remote.
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