Fire Chief FC1500 install (replacing the FC 1000) New Stove Install

Mrpelletburner Posted By Mrpelletburner, Nov 4, 2018 at 8:44 PM

  1. Mrpelletburner

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    And a looking straight down view of the clearance between the stove back control box and the stove pipe.
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  2. Mrpelletburner

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    Once I can get the stove dialed in, might not ever have to remove the stove pipe. So far it’s been every couple of weeks to check the pipe for build up.
     
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    You can also check for buildup thru the baro opening - another little plus.
     
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    Too bad you don't just have a short piece of telescoping...like 18" or something...would leave you a lot of real estate to pop a tee in.
     
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    Question....

    How many of you guys have the return air ducted directly to the distribution blower vs just pulling air from the basement?

    My setup gets the return air from the basement, leaving the basement door open.
     
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    My cold return is thru ducts from first floor of house.
     
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    I don't have it connected, I don't think many of us do. It works fine for most people...about the only advantage would be possibly slightly higher duct temps...but I don't think that is a problem that you have now.
    Direct connect might put slightly less dust in the house, and might not pick up smells from the basement quite as much...if you had that problem.
     
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    Our return air on the woodfurnace is ducted into the central furnaces ducts. We have no open returns in our basement. I will add, we have a full supply and return on our furnace, both have plenums.
     
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    I'm using an open staircase and taking air from the basement ceiling.
     
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    If anyone reading this thread and owns the FC1500, please let me know if your door has also warped or is tough to open when the firebox is hot.

     
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    Hate to say it, but if they continue to believe that they (HY-C) can operate these units without controlling the chimney draft, they can expect to see a lot more of this kind of stuff.
     
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    Oh boy......that didn't take long
    Yep, you beat me to it! No furnace can stand the draft speeds and temperature you're subjecting your furnace to. Took no time at all to get this far. Hope they stick behind their warranty, or maybe they will back out and say their furnaces were overfired.....?
     
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    I am truly sorry - have wished nothing but the best for you through everything. Really hoping things get sorted.
     
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    Door is straight but expands and is harder to open on my furnace when it is hot.
     
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    Have you had to replace the fan limit switch? The distribution blower would not kick on, firebox 650 degrees, without push/pull the auto/manual switch.
     
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    Over night temps were in the single digits. Had to load the firebox twice, once at 10:30pm and again at 1:30am. At 1:30am and today at 7am the firebox was down to maybe 2 small ambers.


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    Did you get the baro in?

    The warped door, short burn times, and maybe even short limit switch life could all be due to too much chimney draft.
     
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    Not yet, have been trying to get a call with HY-C.
     
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    Really curious how they hypothesize the warped door.
     
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    The colder it gets outside, the shorter your burn times and the hotter your furnace will run. Think of a baro as a form of governor. I would be specific and ask them how their furnace was tested for EPA certification. I guarantee it was not tested with draft speeds that high. Hell I've been seeing posts where stove manufacturers are making plates to add to stoves to tame them down.
     
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    Them not requiring draft control is a little bit like an auto manufacturer saying your new truck doesn't need brakes because it was designed to be operated at high speeds. Then when you crash they say you drove it too fast.
    They're gonna be warranting more than a door if this isn't dealt with soon.

    From one extreme to the next!
     
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    Looks like the draft readings during the test can be found several places at least...but page 28, 3rd column from the right, looks like it ranged from -0.04 to -0.06" WC...pretty normal numbers...and I'd bet anybody a box of donuts that @Mrpelletburner[/USER] has waaay more than that...and it's not even good n cold yet.
     
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    How was the house temp?
     
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    This is where my Ecobee comes in handy as I can go back and see a recording of my inside temperatures and outside temperatures.

    At 10:50 pm the outside temperature was 10 degrees and the first floor temp was 73 degrees, remember I loaded the stove at 10:30 pm.

    Then at 12:10 am the outside temperature still at 10 degrees, first floor temp was 81 degrees.

    The next lowest inside temp occurred at 2:55am, where the first floor was 74 degrees (outside was 9 degs). Remember I loaded the stove at 1:30 am.

    Then at 4:25 am the outside temperature was 8 degrees and the inside first floor hit 80 degrees.

    The next lowest first floor temperature was at 8:10 am and it was 71 degrees, with an outside temperature of 13 degrees.

    So besides loading the stove twice, the first floor stayed warm.

    Does this heat cycle sound right?
     
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