Englander pdv-25 steel wool mod.

Nookem Posted By Nookem, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:24 PM

  1. Pellet rick

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    I took mine out and drilled on a drill press. Be careful, do not go to big . Make little increases in size . Doesn't take much
     
  2. jerl77

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    Got it what about the pellet plate should I remove that thing ?


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  3. Pellet rick

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    I would take it out. It just lifts out so why not get it where you can easily work on it. What did you plug your hole with
     
  4. jerl77

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    I put magnets over the holes right now
    I am talking about the hopper restrictor do I remove that



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  5. Pellet rick

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    I would not remove the restriction plate. Just open it up alittle. If you take it out you might get more pellets then you want in the hopper. Right now mine is about halfway open in the adjustment slot where the screw is
     
  6. jerl77

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    Ok thanks I will take a look too when there is no pellets left in the hopper
    I am amazed that different pellets can make a huge difference
    Really don't like this one


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  7. Pellet rick

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    I tried a lot of different pellets. You are roughly around my area and most places only sell the hardwood pellets which are stove do not like. I found a place above quakertown that sells easyblaze softwood and that burn great. Much more heat and no lava build up. Just light ash. I will never go back to a hardwood pellet
     
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    Lowes only sells hardwood
    Going to try a other place soon see if they have softwood


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  9. Pellet rick

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    Yep lowes and Home Depot only have hard. Most places around here only have hard. You may have to drive a little to find some of the softwood.
     
  10. jerl77

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    Call around tomorrow
    Soft burn faster?
     
  11. Pellet rick

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    I asked that same question. Everyone said they have the same burn time as hard. I'm on my 2nd ton and I see no difference between the 2 types of pellets as far as burn times. They just burn better in the pdv 25 in my opinion
     
  12. jerl77

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    Got ya
    Willing to give them a try
    I am new to this whole thing
     
  13. Pellet rick

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    You will like them
     
  14. DrewBoogie

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    Super Premium pellets are well worth the money for these stoves in my opinion. I'm burning Blazers right now that i got for $260 a ton and they are living up to the hype. I thought my pellets last year, Spruce Points, were awesome, which they were, but these Blazers are way better. Absolutely no lava burn and virtually no ash build up in the burn pot. I can run my stove for a day or two without scraping the burn pot now.
     
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    Too bad us poor bastard s in NY Hudson River area can't get any softwood! Everything is hardwood!!!!

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  16. DrewBoogie

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    What about any of the super premium hardwoods?
     
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    Sure, but that comes at a $300 plus range and that's not happening! I have a ton of presto left over from last year and I bought a ton of Tractor Supply which are actually Dry Creek that I bought quite cheap at the end of last season. I've heard that Englander stoves Love Soft woods, but unfortunately I cannot find them around here.

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  18. Pellet rick

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    Good to know , they sound like my easyblaze pellets which were $250.00 per ton.
     
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    There must be quite a difference between those stoves and my 55-trpip as mine does better on hardwoods.
     
  20. Pellet rick

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    Personally I do not think any other stove burns like the pdv. They are very finicky until you get them dialed in. At least that's my opinion for what that's worth
     
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    I can agree with this 100% with my PDV! However, my PDVC is a pain in the ass!!!

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  22. DrewBoogie

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    I think the design of your stove is completely different.

    I don't think my PDVC has been a pain in the butt at all. I've really only burned softies though as they're readily available around here. I don't think I'd pay over 300 for a ton of pellets again. I did that the first year i had my stove. I caught a great sale on those Blazers, and I'll have a hard time going to something different after these are gone.
     
  23. nick123

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    2 Things...

    I plugged the bottom holes last year after reading this thread. Been burning like this for almost 2 years now. I also hooked the stove to a thermostat. I get way more heat and better performance out of this stove now. I am using noticeably less pellets. And one more thing. Most of the rattles and squeals i used to get with this stove have disappeared. Just wanted to share that.
     
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  24. 1Oldguy

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    I have a brand new 25/pdvc/55 and this mod made a huge difference. Stove runs for days and the burn pot is free flowing with most holes open. The only complaint i have is the room air blower howls loudly at certain speeds,no prejudice.Not trying to rob the thread but maybe someone can re-direct me.
    Thanks

    Gary from Colorado!!
     
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    15 tonS !!! Burn baby burn!!!
     

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