Hardy H2

Mikiek

New Member
Jan 14, 2020
5
Bremen, OH (43107)
Hello
I have a hardy H2 and I've had it for 3-4 years now and have had all the "normal " issues with it. But now I have an issue that is driving me crazy.(short drive) I replaced the door gaskets at the start of the season and the stove worked well when it was cold out, Now that it warmer out, low 50's and high 30's at night this stove keeps going out. All the wood is still there from loading it that evening just charred like it should be I think. It still has hot coals in the clean out So just a piece of cardboard and it starts back up. The wood is seasoned and dry, oak and other Ohio hard woods.

Please any ideas I'm tired of a cold house in the morning.

Mikiek
 

E Yoder

Feeling the Heat
Jan 27, 2017
341
Floyd, VA
It probably needs slightly more air leakage, it sounds like it's smothering out when the fan stops and solenoid closes. I think there's a way to make an air hole near the fan?
Be careful though, too much air can cause it to boil or creosote up.
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
641
Northern Indiana
What is your temperature differential set at. In this warmer weather we’ve had this year a 3-5 degree diff has been needed. We are back into the 20s tonight so I just loaded and set mine at 15 degrees.

been a very tough year to learn the operation of a stove.
 

Mikiek

New Member
Jan 14, 2020
5
Bremen, OH (43107)
I Read the manual and it said to remove a screw so I checked it there are 2 screw on the blower flap and one had been removed so I removed the other to increase air Its has ran perfect the last day. But it gotten cooler also
thank you for the reply
 

Mikiek

New Member
Jan 14, 2020
5
Bremen, OH (43107)
Thanks I believe it set a 180 - 185 (Stove guy set it) ( book said 170 max but I left it alone ) and the low side was like 150 - 155 I adjusted it to 160 -165 it been burning great the last 2 days but it gotten colder out.
I had a terrible learning curve when I got the stove 4 yrs ago, but learned a lot from wood to filling it to ash removal and then last year I had a pump impeller issue but old news

thanks for your reply
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
641
Northern Indiana
Mine is on at 165 and off at 175. I have not noticed any difference in capabilities staying at 175 vs 180. Big thing is to not dump water back in under 140 degrees. That can cause condensation.

I will set it at 172-175 when it gets warmer than 40 degrees during the day.