Englander/Summers Heat Venting Problem, maybe?

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kdp7462

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Jan 10, 2007
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I hope someone can help with somewhat of a problem I have been having. My Summers heat 55-shp22 has been working great for me, but I seem to be having "dirty" burns. I was reading somwehere that the ash should be greyish-white. I do not have any clinkers, but the ash is a dark brown to black color. I am somewhat concered that my venting might be the source of the problem. I have a 4inch vent pipe with a 3in adapter that was installed to a whitfield before I moved into the house. Thankfully everything fit nice when I upgraded to the Summers Heat/Englander. The vent runs vertical for I'd say 5-6 feet then ends with a 90 degree elbow. I was thinking that if I adjust one or all of the buttons of the bottom of my unit, it would help. Currently my stove is set to:
Low fuel feed-5
Low burn air-4
Air on temp-1

I am just not sure which way to go with them, or keep them all the same. Thank you for all your help! I saw a post on here sometime ago that detailed exactly what the settings dictate, but could not find it in my search today. Thanks to anyone who can help me out!
 

kdp7462

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Jan 10, 2007
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Thanks Peg, I was looking for that post for about 25 minutes before I just posted. Checking that reply out from Mike makes me think I should increase the low burn air to see if I can get more of a combustion air going...what do you think? Should I try it out or just wait for Mike or Corie to come chime in?
 

pegdot

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Nov 16, 2007
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Upstate, SC
I had the same thoughts about mine but when I checked the low air burn was already factory set at 9. Certainly wouldn't hurt to check yours to see what it's currently set on and post it here but I think I'd wait about changing it until you've spoken to Mike unless your freezing, of course.
 
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