Igniter Poll- How long does it take to start your pellets.

Oregun

Member
Jan 12, 2017
55
Oregon
Noticed our stove usually takes 3-10 minutes to start up using the igniter.
We have Harman XXV.

How long does it take for igniter to light the pellets on your stove.
 

jackman

Feeling the Heat
Jan 15, 2013
477
Oregon
About the same for mine.
 

Mr._Graybeard

Feeling the Heat
Apr 27, 2012
273
Southeast Wisconsin
With the pressure igniter, once the burnpot is loaded it takes about 50 seconds. The actual ignition process occurs after the auger turns continuously for about 30 seconds to load the burnpot.
 

bob bare

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
2,957
park county montana
there are variables.Unscraped pot,fairly clean stove,2-3 minutes.dirty stove and pot,4-5 minutes.Just cleaned stove,4-7 minutes,as auger has to refill.BUT I only burn softies,only thing out here,and I have the high altitude impeller,which gives me just a bit too much draft,but stove stays cleaner.If I go past 1/2 ton without cleaning stove,ignition time goes up,as airflow inside stove is lower.Did tests on this unit,I generally never go over 1/2 ton before cleaning(although,for testing,I went 1 ton,before),as the heat output greatly diminishes.This is on my Accentra.
 

Washed-Up

Member
Nov 5, 2011
132
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
2-3 min and my P61 is giviner

edit....this was after I cleaned it...
 
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MarkF48

Burning Hunk
Nov 14, 2011
223
Central MA
Harman XXV...... typically 5-10 minutes unless the ignitor has an unbeknownst build up of ash on it, which then sometimes it gets to the point of dumping a few pellets over the pot edge, but will eventually light up.
 

BigJohnfromCT

Feeling the Heat
Dec 29, 2012
251
Danbury, CT
Quad is smoking at 3min and blazing at 4min
Ditto, unless I preload the burn pot with a handful of pellets which I sometimes do to accelerate the process.
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,201
Eastern Ontario
4 to 5 min. every time with per loaded burn pot
 

zrock

Minister of Fire
Dec 2, 2017
703
bc
My old breckwell is about 5 - 10 by the time the burnpot gets enough to ignite and get roaring..
 

tlc1976

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2012
341
Northwest Lower Michigan
3 1/2 minutes to load the burnpot. Then the ignitor comes on and usually within 2 minutes I got flame.
 

Tonyray

Minister of Fire
Harman P61A...
One of the larger burnpots out there so takes a good amount of pellets that the auger delivers..
usually 10-12 minutes to start seeing some flames....sometimes longer...
 

Dataman

Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2018
486
Newport, Wa
I throw couple handfulls in and then start it. About 3-5 min. I just did major cleaning today and it started very fast. 3 Min or less. Harmon XXV new May 2018 (1st season).

Down to about 10 bags of pellets. Warm weather is late! Don't want to break into last 1 Ton wrapping.
 
Nov 20, 2018
146
Connecticut
Depends on whether there are pellets in the auger or not. Starting with an empty auger, it takes 3-1/2 minutes just for the first pellets to make it into the pot, and another minute or two to get enough pellets in the pot to kindle a flame.

If the auger is full or I prime the burn pot, sparks start flying at 3-1/2 minutes, flame within seconds thereafter.
 

DDJR

Member
Mar 20, 2015
67
western ma
Does anyone else put a squirt of hand sanitizer onto the pellets in the pot before starting it? It's pretty flammable stuff (alcohol). Fires right up. Piazzettas Sabrina. Without the added sanitizer mine is also 2-3 minutes.
 

Paulinator

New Member
Nov 27, 2017
33
SW WA
it's up and running before the coffee is ready. I have never timed it. OTOH, lately in the morning I begin the shutdown on the Harman 52i about an hour before I leave for work. Then I turn off the the outlet using a wemo outlet. Set the fan switch back on. Then right before I leave work I turn on the outlet, and come home to a warming up house. It's great. I ordered 2 more wemo outlets for the warm mist humidifiers. ;)
 

tbear853

Burning Hunk
Put a handful of fresh pellts in burn pot, add some gel start, light it, after a minute or so, turn on stove.
 

Pellet rick

Feeling the Heat
Nov 25, 2015
354
Pottstown PA.
4-5 minutes for my PDV but usually about 10 until it’s blazing