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Don2222

Minister of Fire
Feb 1, 2010
8,813
Salem NH
I do the leaf blower trick too.
See vid
If you do use the air compressor, you can put an ac cord on the exhaust blower so most the ash will go outside. :)
 

Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
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Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
22
Idaho
That’s what it looks like tonight, I just vacced out the combustion area about 3 hrs ago and flame is doing better today cause been messing with the pipe and everything I can teach through the door with my vac and coat hangers.

I vac out the fan and auger monthly, and the fan motor is still good just need to take the bearings apart and find replacements and I’ll have a good spare.. now I also feel part of the bearings burning up was I part of leaving it on high fan for like 1.5 months prior then failing.
 

Don2222

Minister of Fire
Feb 1, 2010
8,813
Salem NH
Also don what size stove pipe is that?? I thought mine was 4 inch but that looks way bigger then mine is
It is Selkirk DT. 4” exhaust venting with a 3rd wall to bring in warm and dry fresh air to the burn pot. It makes pellet stoves 10% more efficient.
The ash feels dryer and does not clog the burn pot as much. Easier to keep the stove clean.
 

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Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
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I will have to get those pictures Wednesday when I return home. I’m at work and stay out of town and usually come home Wednesday evening.. thanks for all your guys help, seriously I’ve asked the dealer that does service calls on this many times and he hasn’t mentioned any of this stuff once
 

Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
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Idaho
Well he sells and does all the servicing in couple towns all small town Idaho I mean he always done right by me.. he’s met me on the weekends a few times for parts (power outage fried my control board, than for the fan replacement)
 

Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
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Here’s those pics you were wanting
 

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zrock

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Dec 2, 2017
1,120
bc
No outside air installed.. that could be part of your problem... Also that's a poor install for a professional the outside of that wall thimble should have been cut into the siding so it sits flush. Or at the vey min has some silicone around it so no water can penetrate water is going to penetrate over time and cause rott
 

Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
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Idaho
I honestly never even thought of that thank you zrock.. I’ll have to silicone it up myself.. house was 100% remodeled inside and out last spring so I really don’t want that to start rotting a exterior wall
 

zrock

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Dec 2, 2017
1,120
bc
its things like that show me that the installer does not take any pride or care in his work... Myself i would have never let the installer leave with the outside not cut in properly... When i installed mine i actually notched the cover to match the siding and positioned it so it was right under the lip of the siding above so the water would just run right over top of the seam then sealed everything up..
 

Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
22
Idaho
Completely agree.. I wasn’t there when he installed to be honest and at the time of install I didn’t own the house. Father in law owned and did the remodel.. but kind of thinking this summer of doing a covered patio right where this is.. and I’m starting to wonder how much smoke will accumulate from this or not
 

zrock

Minister of Fire
Dec 2, 2017
1,120
bc
Only reason i probably noticed it is i used to set up modular homes so i always made things as perfect as i could. I never wanted the phone call come and fix this so it was always 110%. Im not sure how that would react with a covered deck never seen anyone do that before
 

Idahonewbie

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Feb 13, 2021
22
Idaho
If I have to I’ll take it up.. but that is the only good spot for a covered deck and wife wants it and I’m tired of my grill being covered is snow and ice and can’t use it.. eventually I am going to build my shop and covered parking just off of this pad too
 

Ssyko

Minister of Fire
Nov 6, 2017
4,206
Lorraine NY
Oh the Boss wants it, and so it shall be ! ;) It shouldn’t be to hard. We have been discussing a retractable awning off the back eves over the pool deck. And like you my warden wants it, so as soon as the siding is done up goes an awning. And i stay out of solitary:)
 
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