Energy king 385ek not heating whole house

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JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI


I normally put the level on the vertical face to level it vertically. Assuming what you did is fine though..?
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
With that high of draft, you may have to add weight to the weight on the flap. I had to add a thick washer or two to mine to get it to pull the draft down enough.
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,389
NE Ohio
To me level side to side (pivot pin exactly at 3 and 9 o'clock) is more important than the vertical of the tee being dead nuts vertical
 
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Benjamin5985

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Feb 1, 2021
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To me level side to side (pivot pin exactly at 3 and 9 o'clock) is more important than the vertical of the tee being dead nuts vertical

I can fix it tomroorw def off a bit
 

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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Read three articles and all different options any suggestions on my limit switch settings

right now 115/150/200
That 200 is fine...the other 2 maybe 110 off/140 on? Dunno...probably just need to play around with it and see what works well...
 

Benjamin5985

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That 200 is fine...the other 2 maybe 110 off/140 on? Dunno...probably just need to play around with it and see what works well...

moved it to that settings

the whole wood stove is acting different now

-stove is actually getting hot outside is about 500 degrees with laser thermometer
-Stove pipe isn’t bad should be alittle hotter temp wise with magnetic temp guage

hot air is actually blowing thru the vents

only concern right now is stove getting close to 500 degree may be fine but haven’t seen it actually get that hot

also nanometer is almost perfect
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brenndatomu

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Benjamin5985

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This is where I think I should adjust the dampener to allow the pipe to get hotter? Maybe bring it up to .05?
 

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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Just under 250
Perfect...250* (242) externally means almost 500* internally...and that's plenty!
Oh...wait, that's a probe type themometer? If so then yeah...a little low.
You could try to bump up to -.05"...or is there some sort of damper adjustment on the furnace?
 

Benjamin5985

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Perfect...250* (242) externally means almost 500* internally...and that's plenty!
Oh...wait, that's a probe type themometer? If so then yeah...a little low.
You could try to bump up to -.05"...or is there some sort of damper adjustment on the furnace?

it’s a single wall pipe so I am using the condae magnetic pipe thermometer
 

brenndatomu

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
You might go around the pipe and find out which side shows the hottest, then use that spot...I would guess more toward the furnace side of the pipe, and maybe a little toward the high side (left when you are looking at the back of the furnace) will be the hotspot.
 

maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
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moved it to that settings

the whole wood stove is acting different now

-stove is actually getting hot outside is about 500 degrees with laser thermometer
-Stove pipe isn’t bad should be alittle hotter temp wise with magnetic temp guage

hot air is actually blowing thru the vents

only concern right now is stove getting close to 500 degree may be fine but haven’t seen it actually get that hot

also nanometer is almost perfect View attachment 274165

I'm not a furnace guy but I wouldn't have expected the furnace to get much hotter by getting draft under control? Might have to check out static pressures etc in your duct system? Almost sounds like you need more air moving through it now. I'll duck out again now.
 
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Benjamin5985

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I'm not a furnace guy but I wouldn't have expected the furnace to get much hotter by getting draft under control? Might have to check out static pressures etc in your duct system? Almost sounds like you need more air moving through it now. I'll duck out again now.
I can do that with going down to merv 4 filters
 

usernametaken

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Nov 25, 2017
141
Western, MA
I was unhappy with my 1" filter setup that came with my Max Caddy so I removed the filter and sealed the OE filter housing. I then added a GeneralAir 20X25X5 housing in my return and run MERV 11 filters in it. It's a much better setup and doesn't get dirty so quickly. Just an option if you find your 1" filters are being replaced too often...
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
I can do that with going down to merv 4 filters
You already dropped from 11 to what, 6?

So what's your findings after running a load or 2 through 'er?
 

Benjamin5985

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You already dropped from 11 to what, 6?

So what's your findings after running a load or 2 through 'er?
Seems way better!! The soon to be baby’s room was 67 while the house was 70 that’s the best it’s been yet!!! So maybe 4 will get it 1 degree more

we are gonna get blackouts curtains for that room it has a lot of windows
 
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