New Here and some Install Questions

Rneal55555 Posted By Rneal55555, Nov 4, 2018 at 12:21 PM

  1. Rneal55555

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    Making the move from a small woodstove to an Englander.

    I've been considering moving to a pellet stove for a few years back in 2013 /14 I though that would be my last year with wood and was actually out looking at pellet stoves, nut by the following heating season oil had gone below $2 a gallon so I just used the fire in the basement started by the button on the wall.

    Well oil is creeping back up some to the point it makes sense to have some supplemental heat. So I've been looking a pellets again and just scored a deal on a 3 season old Englander so I'm now in the install process.

    I'm putting it on the hearth in place of the wood stove venting out the existing Masonry Chimney. It's nearly in the center of the house so Ill have to run the outside air down through the floor and then to either the front or rear of the house. I'm leaning toward the rear because its a walkout basement and it would essentially be 8' off grade where the front of the house would only be about 1'. It will however result in about an 8-10 foot farther run. So question one is will the length be an issue 18' vs 9' ?

    Question two is I want the exhaust to run to the chimney opening center on the stove for aesthetic reasons. I have a tee with a clean out for the stove and couple of 45's but it looks like the cleanest way is to align the TEE to and use a 45 to go vertical it puts the pipe just about perfect on the stove, from there its about 2' to an elbow and into the chimney. Will the clean-out TEE be mostly effective at a 45 Deg angle.

    Last question what methods have people used to get from 3" pellet vent to an 8" masonry chimney opening?

    I have a 3-6 Duravent to stovepipe adapter and 6-8" Stovepipe adapter left over from the wood stove and will probably use that initially but would like something cleaner so the stove can be closer the the hearth.

    I have no plans at this pint to line the chimney as it is in good shape I may get there if it doesn't draw right but I'm gonna try it this way first.

    Thanks in advance for your time and experience.
     
  2. JRemington

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    Placing the T at a 45 degree angle and a 45 going up will be fine. How tall is the existing masonry chimney?
     
  3. Rneal55555

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    It's a single story house I'm guessing from the pipe entry to the top is 12 to 15 feet.
     
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    If the flue is bigger than 6 by 6 you should go with 4 inch pellet pipe.
     
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    I can't remember, guess I'll have to get up there and measure it, trying to understand the science is that because it'll draft to much or not enough?
     
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    Did a test run the other night started i up and ran it for a couple hours the shut it down, Seemed to run normally. Flame seemed to be pretty high but I don't think I would call it lazy. The prior owner said he had called Englander at change the settings to make it burn hotter.

    I tried to do the reset following the instructions I saw in here but didn't seem to work right.

    After shut down shut down and cool down There was some ash (pic attached) dows this look right? I also attached a pic of it burning but you really can't see much. Burn Pot.jpg Front Burning.jpg
     
  7. Ssyko

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    Thats a big fire what settings were you on ( heat and fan). Ash isn’t terrible. Check the 3 buttons on the bottom of controls and see what they are set at. Factory is 5 4 1
     
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    Really don't where i was when I too the picI started on 5 and 5, I turned it down to 3 & 3 after a bit I only ran it for about 3 hours max.

    I tried to check the 3 button settings but it didn't seem to come up.
     
  9. Rneal55555

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    Ok I tried again today when I got home. Turns out it was in Mode A so I managed to changed it to C. and 5, 4, 1.

    I'll do another run test tonight.

    What is the difference between C and D?
     
  10. Darryl

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    These stoves run hotter in C mode, and they eat more fuel to do so
    D mode is less hot, therefor less fuel being burned
    Mine is in D mode, as was my previous Englander, and it works well for me
     
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    Ok I'll give that a try one of the reasons I switched over from wood is I hope to get consistent heat from it the doesn't drive you out of the room I would routinely end p with the living room about 90 with the wood stove so sometime lower is better.
     
  12. Ssyko

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    The 25pdvc like your stove should be a in D mode, the big brother 25pdv is C mode. You may find leaving your fan setting around 6-8. And your heat around 3-5 in the shoulder season. Till it gets cold :)
     
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