25PDVC pellet pile up

The2stovehouse Posted By The2stovehouse, Dec 5, 2018 at 8:10 AM

  1. The2stovehouse

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    alright here I go. I just recently tuned up my 25PDVC pellet stove! New gaskets all the way around done the dollar bill test and zero issues. I am burning somerset pellets. My stove is having issues not burning all the fuel. I am getting big piles of un-burnt fuel. I have adjusted my stove to 6-4-1 and I am on the d setting. Any help would be appreciated. I am winding up with a dirty burn. Need some suggestions. Thanks from small town Ohio.
     
  2. Ssyko

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    Drop it to 4-4-1 and plug the holes under the burn plate on both sides
     
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  3. Pellet rick

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    What Ssyko said plus plug a few of the holes in the burn plate around the parimeter. I even inlarged a few of the holes in the center slightly. Did you change pellet brands ? Is this a new issue?
     
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  4. The2stovehouse

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    No I just started using this brand this year. I decided to go with the somersets after a lot of research. I just started having the issue since I tuned everything up. Mind you that I bought the stove used and never checked the gaskets until this year and to my surprise there where 3 gaskets totally missing. So just trying to figure it all out.
     
  5. The2stovehouse

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    I will try this and see what transpires.
     
  6. Pellet rick

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    I am not familiar with summersets but I will tell you that my PDV only like soft wood pellets. Mainly Easy Blaze. Hard Wood I get a ton of ash.
     
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  8. Pellet rick

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    yes but I believe that the one side is slightly smaller . But it has been awhile. Maybe Ssyko will chime in.
     
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    My pdvc were both 1/2” plugs. I know some of the newer stoves were slightly different but only the impingement plate. Wouldn’t hurt to measure to be sure
     
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    Cool...thanks. I also just wanted to make sure that I got the plugs that we made from the correct material...don't want anything melting. LOL
     
  11. Pellet rick

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    Na , your good. There the same brand that I have been using for the past few years with no issues. Besides it really doesn't get extremely hot below the plate compared to above the plate.
     
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  12. bill3rail

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    Should we assume you are running your stove on 1-1?

    If you are running on 1-1, this should slow down your pellet feed rate.

    Bill
     
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    The plugs in mine were 5/8" both side.
     
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  14. The2stovehouse

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    Okay okay okay, I am beginning to dislike pellet stoves. Can some one tell me about combustion blowers on exhaust. I am get a very sluggish burn and changed settings and nothing changes. So the question I have is my combustion fan is turning but I don’t think there is enough pull that is required to get the negative draft needed to burn the stove properly. Does this make sense to anyone else?
     
  15. Pellet rick

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    What heat settings are you running on? On the Englander stoves the lower 3 buttons only change fuel and air and temp off on settings 1+2 . Anything above the stove is basically automatic. That is why we play with the lower holes and plate holes. And it is extremely important to have a clean stove and unrestricted exhaust.
     
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    I clean the stove everyday. To include back behind the firewall clean my T out every week. I have tried all different types of settings been all the way through the heat range from 1 to 9 and my air from 1 to 9 as well. I have two of the exact same stoves and clean both the same way. The one that I am having trouble with just started. I was not having any issues with it until the other day. My lower three buttons have been on 6 4 1 and I have messed around with the air and fuel to see if that would change anything still no affect. I’ve had a lazy tall flame and black soot covering my glass in a matter of two hours. I’ve talked to Bill at Englander and he said with the burn pot I have plugging the two bottom holes wouldn’t do anything for me. So the only reason I can put it together is the combustion fan is not running the way it should. Any assistance would be appreciated.
     
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    Ok when you have it running what are the heat settings the stove is on? Not the bottom 3. Of course they dont want you to mod it! Quite a few ppl that frequent Hearth. Com have and still run thier stoves more efficiently than oem design. Clean the burn plate off. Put the stove on heat 3 fan 9 and let it run for 2 hrs. Then post a picture of the flame and the burn plate loaded we can go from there.
     
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    6C74A26B-101A-43DB-A5DC-16F4406004EC.jpeg 64865D76-6FB2-4D3F-8E19-0AB3CE8BA505.jpeg 459B06BC-099D-4380-8675-CDF5C7DA05EF.jpeg 6C74A26B-101A-43DB-A5DC-16F4406004EC.jpeg 64865D76-6FB2-4D3F-8E19-0AB3CE8BA505.jpeg 459B06BC-099D-4380-8675-CDF5C7DA05EF.jpeg Here is the prelude. Stove is cleaned again. Also I have included a video just a sound bite of the combustion fan, it gradually gets quieter the longer it runs but still makes that noise.
     

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    A half hour in this what I got firebox is rolling smoke and here is the flame I will try to post continuous photos that way you all can see the timeline of what takes place
     

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    Was that on Heat 3 and fan 9?
     
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    Have you replaced your auger motors at any time?
    If yes, what brand and model did you use? I am thinking you may have a faster auger than designed, (2RPM versus 1RPM).

    BIll

    P.S. I would suggest getting a non flammable pad under the stove as it is looks like plywood underneath.
     
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  22. The2stovehouse

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    Yes the heat is on three and fan on 9
     
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    I bought the stove used so I am not sure what’s been replaced or wasn’t has been replaced. Up until a few days ago I’ve never had this issue.

    That pad underneath is a cement board stained and stamped.
     
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    Here is a hour in box is full already and not burning healthy at all.
     

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