25-PDV englander exhaust baffle thing

grunyon Posted By grunyon, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:21 PM

  1. grunyon

    Member 2.

    Jan 25, 2013
    Hey guys. My Englander 25-PDV has a baffle plate that slides up and in, rests on the tabs above the fire pot, and leans forward a bit. This leaves about a quarter inch or more gap between the back of the firebox and the plate. The manual says it's supposed to be sitting flush, but leaning forward a little.

    This englander model I have pictured below has a different design on the baffle plate thing that actually makes it sit flat up against the back of the stove. I imagine this affects the heat exchanger that's back there a lot.

    Is it better to have a gap or should it be flush?

  2. imacman

    Guest 2.

    Install it exactly the way the owners manual says.....don't worry what other models do.
  3. stoveguy2esw

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Nov 14, 2006
    madison hgts. va
    the baffle plate should be against the back wall at the base where it sits on the burn pot behind the tabs on the poot
  4. kenstogie

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Oct 2, 2012
    Albany (ish)
    https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/impingement-plate-position-forward-or-back.60653/ for more info....
    but what I don't understand is that the right tap on the bottom of the impingment plate is over my vacuum switch hole. Why is that?

    Also harvey schneider indicated in the thread hyperlinked above that....
    I just crammed the impingement plate against the back wall of the stove and tightened the tabs that hold it. I don't know if anybody recalls that in another thread I commented that the right side of my stove was running almost 100 degrees F hotter than the left. With the plate in its proper position, both sides are running within a few degrees of each other. I lowered the burn setting from 5 to 4 and the stove temperature is 40 degrees higher than it was before (under similar conditions), I also noticed that the flue external temperature is lower. It used to be about 115 now it is below 100. The last observation could be due to the lower setting. Either way, it points to higher efficiency.

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