Fire Chief FC1500 install

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Mrpelletburner

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Jan 20, 2011
626
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Eight medium splits doesn't tell us much, but to me it sounds like it's lacking control....? 4.5 hours and it burned through, what seems like, a fair amount of wood.
8 splits half way filled the box. This video is just to illustrate the size of the box.

 
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brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,279
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I don’t know about this furnace but if the secondary air inlet is open all the time that’s a problem
Whys that? All of them I've ever seen are that way...most stoves too. And most are not adjustable...wide open only.
 

Mrpelletburner

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Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
This much wood, just brought the temperature of the first floor from 71 to 76 in about 20mins (our house is about 2,200 sqft) with the outside temp ~27.

Going to need to buy more shorts and tee shirts for the winter.

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brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,279
NE Ohio
This much wood, just brought the temperature of the first floor from 71 to 76 in about 20mins (our house is about 2,200 sqft) with the outside temp ~27.

Going to need to buy more shorts and tee shirts for the winter.
A wood burners mantra: If the wife has too many clothes on, throw another log on the fire! ::-)
 

JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
That's nuts. Hopefully you will be able to dial that thing back a bit, otherwise you may be making numerous small fires throughout the day. ;lol Something just seems odd, unless that thing is WAY oversized for your house. 2,200SF is not exactly small though.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,279
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Get your chimney draft dialed? (I think I remember you having a manometer?)
Probably gonna need to put that baro back in too...that's a lot of chimney height! Thing would probably suck up nearby cats! :eek:
My chimney is only 27' and when it gets cold out the baro is hanging wide open trying to keep things under control!
 

maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
10,783
Nova Scotia
Probably gonna need to put that baro back in too...that's a lot of chimney height! Thing would probably suck up nearby cats! :eek:
My chimney is only 27' and when it gets cold out the baro is hanging wide open trying to keep things under control!
Yup, kinda what I was getting at. Along with sucking up cats it would also over-turbo the fire.

So to speak...
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
I understand the direction everyone is suggesting, just giving another example.

Last night I re-loaded the stove at 9:36pm, temperature outside was 24 degrees.

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This is my thermostat at 11:14pm

87 degrees
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Stove already passed it’s hottest point.

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At 11:42 pm this what the inside of the fire box looked like.

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And the secondary air inlet flap

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When I got up today ~7:33am it was 28 degrees outside and the house was 69 degrees.

Firebox was cold and done.

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So it appears, per everyone’s suggestion that the stack is pulling to strong of a draft and I need to added a bio damp to slowdown the burn rate.
 
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Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
Using my ecobee thermostat I am able to capture the temperature throughout
 
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JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Don't think a -BIO DAMPER- will help you. ;lol A barometric damper should have been installed from the get go though. Seems like you have a mini-nuclear reactor going on right now with how it's currently operating. It blows it's load immediately and leaves you wanting more. ;lol Hopefully pulling your draft down will help you gain some control of that thing. I guess you could just keep feeding it and see if you can reach 100° inside temps! ==c
 
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woodey

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Feb 8, 2018
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So it appears, per everyone’s suggestion that the stack is pulling to strong of a draft and I need to added a bio damp to slowdown the burn rate.
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If you do install the Baro. damper I believe the closer to the chimney the better.
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
So am I right in remembering you have a manometer? I don't really want to go in that other thread again to find out. :)
Yes... Trying to remember when and where to take the measurement.

I did order a barometric damper, should be in tomorrow. Waiting for HY-C to respond regarding adding one.
 

maple1

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Sep 15, 2011
10,783
Nova Scotia
Yes... Trying to remember when and where to take the measurement.

I did order a barometric damper, should be in tomorrow. Waiting for HY-C to respond regarding adding one.
Mine is hooked up all the time. Just make sure it is between the furnace & the baro. I think the numbers to pay attention to are when it is burning.
 

TCaldwell

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What Controlls the draft fan, is there a high limit that’s adjustable? Is it the draft fan that’s not shutting off, or even when it’s off it’s just drafting too much or the p/s air dampers mis adjusted to allow to much natural draft?
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
6,279
NE Ohio
87* in the house...whooo doggies! You keep that up your wife is gonna open up a winter escape/tropical resort! ;lol
Yeah get a draft reading and get that baro installed, I think that is gonna go a long ways toward knocking the peak off your burn and allow it to stretch out a lil longer too.
As far as the draft reading, take it near the furnace, but before the baro...and I'd just stick the baro in that 4' section of stove pipe somewheres.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,279
NE Ohio
Measured -0.13
Yeahaw!
That's while you are burning, right?
IIRC HY-C specs -0.08 as the limit? I'm pretty sure that's what I remember, because even that's high compared to many wood fired heaters. -0.06" is more common, heck, my old Yukon the high limit is -0.03"!
So basically you are double where is should be ideally...yeah, a baro is gonna make a little difference here!
Hopefully you ordered a Fields...those Vogelzang baros are a real POS
 

JRHAWK9

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Jan 8, 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, WI
IIRC, he had Fields last winter for a short time until the FC1000 decided it didn't like it and blew it off/up...??
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
626
Maine
What Controlls the draft fan, is there a high limit that’s adjustable? Is it the draft fan that’s not shutting off, or even when it’s off it’s just drafting too much or the p/s air dampers mis adjusted to allow to much natural draft?
The wall thermostat controls the draft blower when the temp drops to 71 degrees. At 71 degrees the stove is down to a couple small ambers. Since it does not take much for the fire to catch, the draft blower turns off pretty quick.
 
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