New Castle Serenity Pellet Stove

Blacknight318 Posted By Blacknight318, Mar 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

  1. dooleyj67

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    I figured both out about opening the door and feeding it. Thank you the foam seems ok high in the beginning but really low after a few hours. My fresh air gate is half open is that it?
     
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    I will let you all know after the part is received and installed. Thank you for the feed back.

    One question how do I adjust for different pellets? Quality and size?
     
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    O pellets are Shiney and slippery. Don't give good heat though it might just be the stove not running correctly now
     
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    Doing my first cleaning, figuring that is not working correctly I better. Question what are the to connector for in the picture above?
     
  7. Deezl Smoke

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    You do not have to disconnect any wires for a cleaning. In fact, unless you see a lot of ash behind and below the ash pan, once you remove it, I would not pull the fan so soon. My opinion anyway.

    You can adjust for pellet quality with the stall voltages and heat setting. I dont see where the pellets in your picture show anything real bad. But over feeding the burn pot will not allow the stove to collect as much heat from the fuel as it should. I'd wait and see how the new part does. But say you want more heat than number 2 is putting out. Bump the heat setting to 3 and monitor the blower settings. If you see the flame getting yellow and lazy, you may need to bump he exhaust blower 10 volts or so. If the flame is good and the stove is getting hot, bump the room blower up in volts etc.

    The Serenity is a hands on stove and I really like that. Many people prefer the "set it and forget it" idea that they have with a furnace. A Serenity is not for them. But the hands on if the Serenity are what allow so much adjustment, and as such, a fairly high tolerance for pellet quality. I think there are other stoves that also have a good tolerance for pellets etc., but for the price point, I'm liking my Serenities.
     
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  8. rich2500

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    if your refering to the white round sensor those are the high temp sensors the one without wires to it is a spare backup that they install.
     
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    Deezl, thank you I do get a lot of ash under the catch pan every 3-4 days I empty it and the ash is as high as the rest it sits on if not a little bit more in the corners. The only reason for cleaning the exhaust fan was being that it's not running correctly. I just thought I'd check. (not bad buy the way).

    This is my first pellet stove so again I'm trying to figure it out.(sorry for all the posts and questions) So far I love it, it's an amazing stove and the price as you said can't be beat. I also like the hands on part. In my life now it's a bit much with everything going on but still do like it.

    I can't wait to get this dam part already to see how it really work's, hopefully.

    We are going through a record cold front tonight so I bumped it up to 4 manual, set exhaust from 95 to 90 and when side opened set the airflow gate to a little bit less then half. A little bit. It seems to be working better then it ever has? Wondering if it was too much air along with a bad feed rate?
     
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    Rich2500, yes and thank you. That's good to know.
     
  11. Lirpa

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    Just installed my castle serenity a few weeks ago. Does anyone know if there’s a more efficient pellet to burn? For instance, I’m currently using pellets from Agway, is there another brand out there that would burn better or all they relatively the same? This is my first pellet stove so I don’t have any experience to compare this to.
     
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    what pellet are you burning from Agway, if it's the Agway labeled bag those are Hamers and a good pellet
     
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    Thats a great idea. Why dont they mention that in the manual?
     
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    I am trying several brands, and if by efficiency you mean heat output, I am leaning towards softwoods of good quality like Logik-E.. now i'll try the Inferno Golf softwood blend..but it is difficult to measure if all conditions varies (like how cold is outside and opening and closing doors in the house).
     
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    I'm sorta excited to hear if it fixes things.
     
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    Morning all, so it used 3/4 of the hopper from 9:08pm to 8:00am. It's cold here now so I'm using:

    Heat setting 3 - manual.

    Still a lot of ash that didn't change and I don't think the new box helped. Grrrrr...
     
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    It might be a little better.

    It's warming up this week so I'll try low again for 24hrs but until then I can't say for sure.

    I will also be using different pellets soon.
     
  22. Hiskid

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    I'm not that far from you, it was 17 at sunrise today. Mine is on a sun porch with Florida windows. I started my stove 2-2:30 pm yesterday. Set on Temp(75). It modulated between 1-5 all the day/nightlong. It was kicken hot so changed the #1 setting blower voltage to(110 I think) the same speed as #5. At around 6AM It was ready for the second bag. With the un coming and no wind I'll shut it off maybe by noon. The porch was really damp from the blue-flame heater moisture, it is drying out fast. Going to have to dig the humidifiers out when the furnace gets tuned on. BTW, I have ash piles in each of the corners of those flaps over the ash collector.
     
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    Hi hiskid, so your getting about 16 hrs out of a full hopper and lots of ash? What kind of pellets are you burning. I'm in jermyn PA.
     
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    Also can you send a picture
     
  25. Hiskid

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    The first bag was Tractor Supply branded hardwood pellets.The second bag was Lowes that says "clean energy " on the bag. Do you take the pics through the glass or with the door open. Can you open the door with it running. Your stove looks a little different inside. Mine was made in"16".
     

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