Been burning the uncle Jed's for a little over 24hrs and can say there is a huge improvement with the total amount of ash getting generated vs the indecks. I am still generating ash in the burn pot with the Uncle Jed's but only need to clean the burn pot daily. I still think my burn is to far into the burn pot. I run my stove using the stove temp mod. And typically run at about 4.5 and the stove temp pot is set a little beyond the low setting. I did turn my stove setting up to 7, when running at 7 there were enough pellets in the burn pot to move the burn higher in the pot. I did look at a p61 at the retailer and it's flame ran much higher in the pot as well and that stove was set at 3. I've done everything that has been recommended and I'm about out of ideas. I also measured the chamber vacuum. It runs about -.45 w/c, I measured from a port on bottom of the ash chamber. Anyone other ideas?When all else fails, blame it on the Indecks Seriously, keep us posted on the Uncle Jeds...
I just went through this same repair - and did it just the way you suggest, but used a mig welder: https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/accentra-insert-hole-in-auger-pipe.157776/#post-2119874This is probably going to be a never ending thread, given weldment failures.
Got a text from my daughter last night. They were cleaning their Accentra XXV and found the crack in the auger tube end.
We went round a bit with the dealer (of course, it is out of warranty) and decided that we will weld the crack.
It appears to be far enough away from the auger that it should work (?)
Has anyone done this? I have a friend with a small inverter stick welder who is coming this afternoon to seal up the crack.
We have been developing a gravity fed pellet boiler for several years. Now I feel pretty good about it!
This is a failure that is unacceptable given the original cost of the units.