2016/2017 VC owners thread

jharkin Posted By jharkin, Oct 10, 2016 at 3:48 PM

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  1. RandyBoBandy

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    I am in agreement with it being an air leak. You can also try closing the damper earlier. GT around 350 and work your air down from there.
     
  2. redman

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    I called VC today. The guy was very helpful was like an encyclopedia on this particular unit. Said EPA required cat probe packaged with stove as of May 2016. He also said ash pan. I think youre all onto something Thanks again
     
  3. Woodsplitter67

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    Its what this site is all about... helping each other and sharing information..
    I wish you the best and keep on keeping on
     
  4. Dobish

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    i noticed with my ash pan that I had to tighten the handle a little bit more than I thought.
     
  5. Woodsplitter67

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    Not much going on with the thread. So after not being able to burn for a few days. I got the stove running with the cooler temps and the stiff wind. I have a load of hickory in right now with a load of oak ready for tonight.. i have it the primary air half way back and the damper fully closed.. you can see the cat going through the slit in the back
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  6. Dobish

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    i'm hoping it snows again this weekend like its supposed to so I can go skiing and my wife can sit by the fire :)
     
  7. Excavator

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    18 degrees here in NJ this morning. My old encore has not been out yet this year lol. This Saturday should hit 70 so might let it rest a few days
     
  8. RandyBoBandy

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    Impressive. My stove has gone cold a few times this year. Especially in February when we had that warm spell.
     
  9. Excavator

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    My wife was off work for 4 months and she loves to feed encore when it gets hungry lol
     
  10. Diabel

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    Mine was going strong (24/7) for the past few days. Will go back to one fire per evening starting tomorrow as the temps are to creep up.
    I let the NG warm up the house in the morning this time of the year. Then hemlock for the evening fire.
     
  11. RandyBoBandy

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    I wish I had access to the sassafras I have for the spring shoulder season. However foolishly I stacked a bunch oak ash and maple in front of it.
     
  12. Diabel

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    Definitely quiet in this VC thread.

    I need your opinion. I will be buying a new cat for my 2550 this summer. As an emergency unit. My ceramic cat is just finishing its third year of almost 24/7 operation. I believe it will do another burning season, but I want to have a second unit available just in case.

    Question: ceramic or steel? I know all the pros and cons of each, but if you have used both in the past then I would like to hear your opinion regarding your experience with each.

    Also, does any one know why the flexburn stoves 2040 etc use the 1" thick cat and the 2550 etc use 2" , pretty much the same stove (size wise for sure)?
     
  13. RandyBoBandy

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    Tag jharkin. I believe he has experienced both cats.
     
  14. RandyBoBandy

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    It's quiet because all of our stoves are running top notch or not at all due to the mild winter!!!! Plus we dont have to remind everyone how cool our stoves are like the BK boys.
     
  15. Diabel

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    Nice!
     
  16. Dobish

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    I have actually been burning the last couple of days, just to get the chill out of the air. I know it is going to start getting cold again because my flowers are coming up, i just put down grass seed, and I just purchased some fruit trees that I am going to plant....

    I think i have to adjust the tension on my door, the handle seems a little loose, and the flames all seem to be leaning to the right. Thinking its a gasket related, since the wood I have been burning the last few days has not been optimal (i prematurely moved over a few pine branches that I thought were good), but air control seems a bit off....
     
  17. Woodsplitter67

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    Funny...
    theese stoves do run well.. its nice not to have to wake up in the middle of the night to reload, like i have read in some of the other threads
    I cant wait to burn again next year.. i am almost done..
     
  18. RandyBoBandy

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    We can't get 30 hour burn times like the BK's but we do pretty good with our Encore. I now have about a five year supply of firewood due to mild winters. My wife has told me to stop bringing home firewood because it's everywhere on my property. Good thing is it will all be oak and locust with a cord of elm, a cord of sassafras, and a cord of ash mixed in. I have another cord of oak to pick up but she doesn't know that.
     
  19. Woodsplitter67

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    Hi guys
    I have a question. I am going to order the auber at100 to monitor my cat. The question is what probe do i get
    Thanks
     
  20. RandyBoBandy

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    Do you use a rear heat shield?
     
  21. Reckless

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    @jharkin I think it's time for the 17/18 thread, it's about that time...


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  22. Woodsplitter67

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    Anyone? ????
     
  23. Reckless

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    Randy asked if you use a rear heat shield two posts up. If you do it will limit the length of probe....


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  24. Woodsplitter67

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    I have the 2040. I have a heat shield here is a pic of the back of the stove.. sorry about missing the reply
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  25. Reckless

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