Usually it's the pellets. Most often hardwood pellets. Play with the damper setting. My Quest has a great fire with the damper almost closed. Does yours need to be wide open? If so, then maybe there is a blockage or exhaust motor issue.
Go grab one expensive bag of pellets for testing...
I would plan that the ID of my particular PS canister is about 11 9/16 (29.36 cm).
But this measurement is probably variable like the width of the lip on the canister. Not an exact science.
So, short answer is I don't know.
The seal sits on the lip and it is rubber so it might compress that...
Here you go Stovensen.
This includes the lip on the left side. The lip varies from 0.17 to 0.25 inch.
Here is the filter bottoms-up on the canister. You can see the seal that mates with the lip.
Here is the filter in place.
When I took the photos, I emptied the canister and...
When I first got the Powersmith, I would empty the canister and clean the filter every time I emptied the ash pot. Maybe 8 times per season. I would have maybe 1/2 inch or so in the canister.
Then I read somewhere(perhaps here) of someone who never emptied the ash drawer but...
Sorry for the confusion.
In Bug's thread, I described oiling my troubled combustion motor with Mobil 1 some years ago. That extended its life for 5-6 years.
For this convection motor I used the Anderol 465 that I got to oil the replacement (2nd) combustion motor. The second replacement (3rd...
When the convection blower started making noise, I added a drop of oil in each oil port.
On one port, the bearing stopped making noise.
After a day or so, the noise came back, so I ordered up another blower as backup.
Then I tried the oil treatment again. Same thing.
Tried a third...
I had the same issue with my combustion fan some years ago. It would squeak and stick on power up. I could get it to start by spinning the motor cooling fan on the motor side of the firebox. But it would stick again the next day.
Not having the turbine oil that Fasco requires, I gave the...
Yes. I thought that this motor was as close to the OEM as I could get, because the brand was the same and it was sold as a replacement.. Other brands are questionable. I can always run at low speed, which is what I do anyway. That current is under the original max.
My main concern is...
This was a motor year for me. I replaced the combustion motor in the fall. It would take minutes(3) to spin up and trip the vacuum switch.
The motor was only two years old, the original had lasted 18
I should have expected it as I had gone with the inexpensive sleeve-bearing motor. The...
Mine has a chart for metric and Whitworth(UK). Similar measurements here are called US Standard. I don't know the difference if any.
Speaking of measurements. I think the measurements of the auger vs bearing I showed above are 0.0040 different. That is 1/128 inch or 0.10 mm.
I had to think...