Harman accentra 52i tc owners

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Dabug

Member
Oct 21, 2018
40
Monroe County Pa
Reading older post on feed rate for Harman accentra 52i tc. Topic was pellet consumption and member stated that default feed rate of 65% is way to high. Has anyone change feed rate and if so why?..
 

Overfireinthehole

Minister of Fire
May 5, 2017
737
Miller MO
I’ve changed them a couple of times just to get the proper flame height for a particular install. It’s basically the same as the old feed limit knob. Small adjustments go a long way.
 
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CarriageTownJeep

New Member
Feb 9, 2021
2
New Hampshire
Having the same issue. Just replaced my St. Croix Ashby-P insert with the 52i-TC. Getting trays full of half-burned fuel. Using Doug Fir that I've used for the past 3+ years (cleanest burning fuel I found with the old stove). Having to empty the [overflowing] tray of half-burned fuel daily. I usually burn about 1.5 bags a day this time of year, so that's on the right pace, it's just not burning. Was installed last Thursday, and there are warning flags (the room sensor was not left, the allen wrench to clear the burn pot holes was not there, etc.). Paid retail for installation, so my happy hat is small. Anyway, I've got the feed rate from 58% to 36%, and we're giving that a go. Curious how your issue turned out, since it was 15 months ago.
 

newtomntliving19

New Member
Apr 1, 2021
7
United States
Having the same issue. Just replaced my St. Croix Ashby-P insert with the 52i-TC. Getting trays full of half-burned fuel. Using Doug Fir that I've used for the past 3+ years (cleanest burning fuel I found with the old stove). Having to empty the [overflowing] tray of half-burned fuel daily. I usually burn about 1.5 bags a day this time of year, so that's on the right pace, it's just not burning. Was installed last Thursday, and there are warning flags (the room sensor was not left, the allen wrench to clear the burn pot holes was not there, etc.). Paid retail for installation, so my happy hat is small. Anyway, I've got the feed rate from 58% to 36%, and we're giving that a go. Curious how your issue turned out, since it was 15 months ago.
@CarriageTownJeep:
How are you enjoying the accentra 52i ? I’m considering that option? I’d like to know what the flame is like? Nice Full flame or a tight small flame? Noisy? How is on maintenance ? It’s hard to find videos or pictures and reviews by real owners instead of by the manufacturers... thank you for what you can share about this unit .
 

CarriageTownJeep

New Member
Feb 9, 2021
2
New Hampshire
@CarriageTownJeep:
How are you enjoying the accentra 52i ? I’m considering that option? I’d like to know what the flame is like? Nice Full flame or a tight small flame? Noisy? How is on maintenance ? It’s hard to find videos or pictures and reviews by real owners instead of by the manufacturers... thank you for what you can share about this unit .
Love it. Feed rate reduced to 28% is the sweetspot. Very efficient, quiet, warms the whole downstairs. We use the remote sensor placed in a room at an L about 25' from stove, and it's exactly 1-degree difference. Wish we'd done this sooner (the Ashby-P was the only stove that fit our opening and was the cheapest available). To install this, we needed to have a 2.5" spacer fabricated, but it was totally worth it. The shop did it, we paid them for the trouble. No regrets. Looks good, easy to clean, heats the house. I can't ask for more.