Fire Chief FC1500 install

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,275
NE Ohio
I have to believe the distribution blowers are very similar between the 2 furnaces.
Yes, both PSC (permanent split capacitor) motors most likely...almost all wood furnaces are.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,673
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Man, I hate to be debby downer, but I really think you are wasting your time speed controlling this furnace. Varying your blower speed will not change how it burns the wood. You are putting the cart before the horse, IMO.
 
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brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,275
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Man, I hate to be debby downer, but I really think you are wasting your time speed controlling this furnace. Varying your blower speed will not change how it burns the wood. You are putting the cart before the horse, IMO.
Probably true...but can't go anywhere but up from here, right?! ;lol
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,275
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I don’t have a POT on my speed controller and it works fine. It has been sitting on my bench collecting dust.
Everybodys setup will be a little different...I had one furnace I put the ICM on, just used a 2k resistor on the temp sensor...perfect. Had a 1.2k resistor on my Tundra...having the pot is nice to dial things in with though...don't really cost much more than getting a resistor either (because you have to order resistors in quantity's usually)
 
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Mrpelletburner

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Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
Currently -3 outside. Need to kick the baro to -0.1” WC so the furnace can keep up. Big red is going to be hungry today.
 
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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
1,107
Northern Indiana
Thinking about setting the SF1000(FC1000) out in the woods with 20#-25# of tannerite this spring when it warms up. Then I’ll ship it back with a note that the reengineering was successful but I have to charge for the plans fir the modifications.


BYOB, I’ll supply the big boom...
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,275
NE Ohio
Thinking about setting the SF1000(FC1000) out in the woods with 20#-25# of tannerite this spring when it warms up. Then I’ll ship it back with a note that the reengineering was successful but I have to charge for the plans fir the modifications.


BYOB, I’ll supply the big boom...
It might not do anything to it...they are apparently engineered to withstand explosions...all day, every day! ;) ;lol
 

brenndatomu

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Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
Ok I received the MYPIN temp controller, the ICM326, timer, K type probe 0-600c, the pot and the timer.

How does this all get wired? Was looking through the Tundra posts and the ICM looked different then the one I have.

Would like to start with just the timer connected. Do I just connect the 2 wires on the back of the timer to the 2 post for the thermostat to close the circuit?

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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,275
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Would like to start with just the timer connected. Do I just connect the 2 wires on the back of the timer to the 2 post for the thermostat to close the circuit?
What are you trying to accomplish? The timer closes the circuit when timing...
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
What are you trying to accomplish? The timer closes the circuit when timing...
I am assuming in my case the timer would kick on the draft blower for X minutes.

The other items are to lower the distribution blower speed, similar to what you are doing on the Tundra.
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,275
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I am assuming in my case the timer would kick on the draft blower for X minutes.
OK, yeah then the tstat wires go on the timer terminals. You are just replacing the tstat with a timer basically...or you could wire it "in parallel" with the tstat...then you could use one, or the other...
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
363
Manitoba
OK, yeah then the tstat wires go on the timer terminals. You are just replacing the tstat with a timer basically...or you could wire it "in parallel" with the tstat...then you could use one, or the other...

Didn't you have your timer in parallel with your mypin to only allow it to reach a specific temperature then the mypin would kill the connection and close the damper... only later if the temp falls below your set point did it reopen only while the timer is activated? Ultimately setting a high limit temp for your flue on startup?

But like you said could always have it in line with a thermostat to control when it calls for heat aswell.
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio
Didn't you have your timer in parallel with your mypin to only allow it to reach a specific temperature then the mypin would kill the connection and close the damper... only later if the temp falls below your set point did it reopen only while the timer is activated? Ultimately setting a high limit temp for your flue on startup?
Yes, but he said he wanted to just start out with the timer...
 

Mrpelletburner

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Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
Didn't you have your timer in parallel with your mypin to only allow it to reach a specific temperature then the mypin would kill the connection and close the damper... only later if the temp falls below your set point did it reopen only while the timer is activated? Ultimately setting a high limit temp for your flue on startup?

But like you said could always have it in line with a thermostat to control when it calls for heat aswell.
This is the direction I would like to go. Cut it out at a certain temp so I am not just wasting burn times.
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
Son of a B! The end of the government shut down came first! I am now at 73 days of first talking to HY-C and still at 4-5 hour burn times. BD installed and set to -0.06” WC, make shift return air supply setup to pull warm air from the ceiling and OAK installed.

I see a different brand/unit being delivered really SOON!
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,275
NE Ohio
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