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    Englander pah-25 stove problems

    Hey guys again so I got a englander pah-25 recently on Facebook market place just for heat in the garage and it worked great the first night then all of a sudden I went the turn it on and it wouldn’t light up or anything then I hit the off button and the stove would light up so I tried resetting...
  2. Eliza and mica

    Buy new economy or used Lopi?

    Hi folks! We’ve been learning a lot and appreciating all the info and opinions shared here as we get ready to install a wood stove in our manufactured 1,700 sqft home as our sole source of heat. After much research and deliberation, we have landed upon purchasing either a used lopi endeavor...
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    Is Englander 10-CPMs firebrick backer board necessary

    I have an englander 10-cpm and the foe brick backer board is cracked and falling off. Do I need this board for heat protection or is it just there for aesthetic purposes?
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    Hopper Extension

    I have a 2003 Englander 25-PDV. Does anyone make a hopper extension for it? I’m gone long hours for work and I’m tired of a cold house when I get home.
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    Could it be the Control Board? Inconsistencies in Pellet Feed on Englander 25PDVC-55SHP10

    For quite awhile, I was having trouble with my Auger Motor speeds, due to having incorrect motors. Finally got it swapped out & the stove was running like a CHARM for a solid month. Somewhere along the line, it started running hot again. This happened following a routine shutdown & cleaning. I...
  6. charleighg

    Used Englander Pellet Stove - Plastic Smell and in Need of Model identification

    Hi all! I recently purchased an Englander pellet stove off facebook market place and have installed a 3 inch double walled smoke pipe that goes out the wall. When I purchased the pellet stove, I noticed it is very dusty in the back and was full of ash in the chamber. I cleaned it out as best as...
  7. K

    Englander 10-cpm Issues

    I am very new to the pellet stove world. I only recently started using one when I moved in with my fiancé. She has a englander 10-cpm thats 6 seasons old. Used for Michigan winters. It had been running flawlessly since November till last week. We let it run out of pellets on a Friday...
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    Englander pellet stove woes

    Hi there, I’m new to pellet stoves but in less than two weeks I’m getting a brand new trade it seems. So I bought a used Englander 25 PDV First problem was the top auger motor went so being in a rural area I had limited access. I found a motor that seemingly was the same with the exception it...
  9. Crisputer

    Protecting Firebrick (Refractory Fiberboards)

    Hello, I have an Englander 17-VL which has fiberboards instead of firebrick. I just ordered a complete set and I'm thinking about adding a layer of stainless steel or expanded metal to the face each of these protect them. Anyone done this before or have any reason not to do that? Thanks
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    Air Intake - Bucket Method Questions

    Bit of a newb here and this forum has been super helpful. I bought a used NC30 and installed it in my basement (replacing the old stove) and it made me very happy last winter. Thanks for all the advice. Looking forward to an even warmer one this year. With the basement install air and startup...
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    One week impressions and questions - Englander/Summers Heat 55-SHP22 / PDV-25

    Hey All, New guy here. Just installed an Englander pdv-25 (version from lowes) and have run about 6 or 7 bags so far. I'm located in Northern NJ 1100' ASL and installed using the 3" duravent system with 6' vertical, 1' horizontal. (Adapter to tee, 6' of pipe, 1' horiz and then end cap through...
  12. Petal

    Englander 1500, Windows and Selkirk Direct-Temp

    Hello all, Please help us figure out how we can safely install an Englander 1500 pellet stove in our home. The instruction manual on the Englander says the vent has to be 4' from any window that opens. We're in an old farmhouse with windows everywhere. There is nowhere in our living space...
  13. K

    25-PVDC upper auger barely working...

    Hi Forum Folke! I have an Englander 25-PVDC that came with the place when I bought it. It's been troublesome since day one... At different times, I've had to replace the igniter, the upper auger drive gearbox/motor, the combustion exhaust blower, the vacuum hose that goes from the exhaust...
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    Englander 25PDV-55-SHP22 Auger motor issues

    I have had this stove for 5 years and have recent issues. Last winter, top auger was jammed several times! This year, blower stopped working and I replaced it and recently the bottom auger stopped working (motor still had vibration but no movement of auger!) I bought both upper and lower auger...
  15. Sm1ley

    Englander 25-pdv convection hum, how common is this?

    I bought a factory refurbished Englander/ Summer's Heat 25-pdv in September. I went with it because it was the most reasonably priced appliance that still worked with an external/ wifi thermostat. For the most part, it has been pretty solid and I'm pretty happy with it as I am nearing the end of...
  16. PoconoMama

    Hot and Cold in the Mountains

    I've been lurking here for a very long time and just want to convey my gratitude for starters! Thanks for all of your meaningful contributions! Thanks to you all, we recently upgraded to a NC30--this stove is a complete beast compared to the microsized peasant hearth we had before. The loading...
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    Where to find 9" x 4" x 1.25" Firebrick? (Englander NC-30)

    Hi all, I got an Englander NC30. It's in good shape, but I accidentally broke some of the bricks during transport. For the life of me I can't find any replacements. Lowe's sells bricks, but they're 9 x 4.5 instead of 9 x 4 (even though their website describes them as 4" actual size... false...
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    Need advise on installing liner w/ or w/o insulation

    I've been a long time lurker of this website and I've read countless hours on the type of install to have but I am just tired and on a dead-end on what I should do. Here's some info on my situation: Raised ranch / split level Live in Connecticut. Last year temperatures went down as low as -11...
  19. bill3rail

    First Burn problems. Not looking for an answer, I fixed it!

    Went out shooting today and came home to a cold house so I decided to burn the stove for the first time. Background, ESW England's Stove Works 25PDV had a full cleaning and testing of everything early spring so I expected the stove to crank right up. Ha! Cranked her up and no pellets were fed...
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    Blower not fully working Englander 25-PDVC/55-SHP10

    Hi, my Englander pellet stove is less than a year old and the blower barely works. The speed doesnt seem to spit heat out any faster than a level 3. If you turn it up to lets say 9 and 9, the blower still only pushes hot air out like a level 3. This is ridiculous. I also always get a failure...
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    Trouble shooting immediate E2/E1 on Englander stove.

    Hi guys, new here. I moved into my home 3 years ago and the previous owner has a Englander 25 previously installed. Other than having to cut a degraded end off a vacuum hose coming from the poet to the right of the fire box it's been problem free. Right at the end of the cold season last year...
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    Should I replace my gaskets?

    Hi All, I recently purchased an Englander 25-EP from AM/FM Energy that was factory refurbished. I did the dollar and lighter test on the ash drawer, pellet lid and glass door and there are some spots on both the ash drawer and pellet lid where there is little to no resistance with a dollar bill...
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    Considering which first pellet stove...

    Hi All, I am considering buying my first pellet stove! I have a ~1400 sq ft ranch in the Albany, NY area that is about 10 years old. I am considering the two following stoves, but would be willing to consider other stoves in the price range: 1. Englander's 55-TRPEP... the only issue I have...
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    Does heating the gasket rope cause it to expand?

    I replaced the gasket rope on my Englander 17-vl for the first time this summer with Imperial 5/8" dia but it does not create a tight seal. I noticed the rope isnt as rigid as the original Englander rope but's it's the 5/8" required dia. It's summer so I haven't lit the wood stove to cure it...
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    6" stove pipe to 8" liner - is this permitted / will it work okay?

    Need some advice – going to be replacing my majestic pre-fab with an Englander 30-nch. The majestic prefab is connected to an 8” double wall straight vertical liner. It was inspected last year and is in great shape. The Englander is a 6”outlet. I’m planning on running 6” double wall pipe to...
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    Replacing old Scandia, new Stove Setup Questions

    So I bought my house and it has a Scandia 310C in it. Apparently it used to work but I've tried to fire it up 3-4 times with no luck this year. I had a new stainless steel 8" liner put in over the summer as well. I've tried sealing the stove up with cement but it still leaks smoke. So after some...
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    My Englander pellet stove will not light

    I have an Englabder Pellet stove, model 25-PDVC. It was working fine last year when I shut it down for the warmer months. When I went to start it up this year, I found that I had a bad vacuum hose and switch, so I replaced them. Now the stove will not light. The igniter glows with no problem, I...
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    Englander 28-3500 How much wood do you load?

    I am fairly new to the Englander 28-3500. As in, been running it for a few days since the install! I have it piped into new two ducts (one in dining room and one in living room) just to heat the downstairs of my house. I am fairly certain I have the dampers and cold start worked out. I've been...
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    Small wood stove choices

    My husband and I just built a cabin in north central Wisconsin. About 950 sq. ft. Ranch style on a slab, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and the living room and kitchen are one big room that takes up the front half of the cabin. We are in need of a wood stove. It will be placed in the center of our...
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    Can anyone identify this older Englander Wood Stove Insert?

    Hello Everyone, I recently found this stove online that I'm interested in buying (for sale for $300) but I do not know anything about it. Can someone tell me the model number and perhaps point me in the direction of an owner's manual? Also, any feedback on the stove would be greatly appreciated.