Hampton HI300 Insert Install (pics)

jjmac1235 Posted By jjmac1235, Dec 5, 2018 at 11:51 AM

  1. jjmac1235

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    Almost all the way down once she is roaring. Loading full bore with wood.
     
  2. begreen

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    Try closing it down sooner, before it's roaring. This sounds counterintuitive but doing so will promote stronger secondary burn, earlier. That will raise the firebox and the insert temperature. Leaving the air open too long just overheats the liner and wastes fuel.
     
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    How tall is the chimney?
     
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  4. darktower007

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    Do you have access to larger half splits? Or large pieces to fit in?


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  5. darktower007

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    Post up a pic of the stove loaded up. Experts on here may be able to advise.


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  6. jjmac1235

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    20181217_202436.jpg Hey jjmac hang in there my first year was a total bust. Had no idea what I was doing thought my wood was dry. Thought I had enough. Thought I new how to burn .Thought I made a mistake!. I thought wrong. It is a real learning curve . I have the same stove trust me that thing kicks ass. It's my fifth year and it's like those commercials with the first baby your clue less then second kid and your a pro. This site has some guys with crazy experience don't get discouraged. Ask me any question about this stove I Wil love to help
     
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  8. Ludlow

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    That is a really nice looking unit. I would think it should heat better than what you are experiencing. I am thinking that too much is going up chimney. How is your secondary burn?
     
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  9. Matt93eg

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    Might sound stupid but how is your attic insulation? My previous house I couldn’t heat. Thought it was the crappy layout. My attic insulation was shot. I re insulted it with R30 and a HUGE difference. The layout still sucked and it was challenge with many fans to heat the house but was possible after new attic insulation.
     
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  10. velvetfoot

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    These are the threads from my journey: tall high draft chimney, not enough factory air adjustment.
    I'd try living everything else first, as suggested.
    Caveat: This is just what I did. I'm no genius. You're on your own. I'm not responsible for your actions, blah, blah, blah.

    I am writing this in front of a stove that's cruising at 680 with wonderful dancing secondaries, burning really dry hard wood.

    https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/how-does-air-flow-on-a-hampton-regency-hi300.165555/#post-2240651
    https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/stove-top-temperature-what-to-shoot-for.166988/#post-2239952
    https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/adding-a-stove-top-temperature-controlled-blower-switch.165703/#post-2240274
     
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  11. jjmac1235

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    Reversed ceiling fan so that it’s pushing air upward instead of down. Got the room up to 71 degrees. That is it. Rest of the house is still using oil heat because temps were dropping into the 50’s without it.

    For those of you having success with this unit... what are your optimum operating temps? And where are you measuring from? I have an IR gun and at window shooting directly into stove I am at 780-800. At air outlet it is hard to read, but somewhere around 575.
     
  12. jatoxico

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    Shooting into the stove or on the door etc isn't of much use. Try to get a stove top reading (STT). I have a flush insert and have a thermometer in the vent about 4" back. Not the easiest to read but once you get used to it, it only takes a glance. Also have IR to read vent/outlet temp and other stuff but don't use that much anymore.

    When heating STT should be 450-750 depending on what point in the burn cycle you are. I typically peak at 600+ (700 plus is rare) and cruise around 450- 550 or so.
     
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