Piazzetta Monia opinions

hedgehog Posted By hedgehog, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

  1. chken

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    To remove the crystallized salts.
     
  2. 709GADE

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    Thanks, I may have to try it also
     
  3. Stagg3r

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    Dissolves some of the corrosive compounds that form in the burn pot and other parts of the combustion chamber.
     
  4. yancovitch

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    hello...just found this forum and was wondering if pascal was still available.....have a monia......two years....
     
  5. 709GADE

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    I have had my Monia for 2 yrs as well, any thing I could help you with?
     
  6. chken

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    Drop him a message, he posted last month, so I assume he's still active.
     
  7. yancovitch

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    thank you.....seems to work quite well, although the internal baffle is quite heavy and difficult to remove...i don't think my wife could do it.....they should advertise pellet stove for men only :)...i'm 75, my wife 65, and it's likely i'll leave before her, and i doubt she will be able to handle proper cleaning by herself.....
    also, i was wondering if there was an exploded diagram to show the inner workings available, also proper instructions on how to clean the insides....like which panels to remove and how etc......
    it seems to soot up quite a bit.....would increased fan speed make a difference?, and will it make too much noise this way?
    these are a few things i was wondering about....cheers...........
     
  8. Lake Girl

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    If you go to the first page of the Pellet Mill, you will find a permanent thread with information on the Piazzettas.

    Was your stove set up with a magnehelic gauge? What is your exhaust configuration? What power level do you burn on? How often do you clean the exhaust pathways (inside the stove and the venting)? What brand/type of pellets doyou use? All these factors will effect how your stove burns.

    As to the back baffle, I know they had an issue with some warped ones that created issues with reinstall. Those were some of the first stoves in use in the US.

    You might want to start a new thread for you specific issues but here is fine too. Welcome to the forum!
     
  9. yancovitch

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    thanks and thanks for your response ...will check it out........
     
  10. Pascal_Maertens

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    yes I come once in a will just to check if anybody needs help. what can I do for you ?
     
  11. yancovitch

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    hello, bonjour pascal.....ha, i used to live in montreal, and play in a band on weekends in st. sauveur in nymarks inn....long time ago...:):) i'm 75 now and live up in burns lake bc....
    i'm not good at reading or understanding instructions, but i try :).....i have a monia on the main floor, and it seems to run quite well, and i'm quite happy with it.....third winter coming up....i use it until the temp goes below -5 or so, then i use the wood stove in the basement...
    it's exiting the roof...maybe 12 foot pipe.....was using power saving mode...with a power setting of 1, then changed it to 2, cause it seemed to be sooting up quite a bit...it seems a little better now.....recommendations appreciated......
    i clean it regularly...burn pot or grate, seems in good shape.....but the internal baffle is a bit of a pain to remove...i don't think my wife could remove it if i kicked the bucket.....as i mentioned before....stove should be advertised "for men only" :)....i have to lift it off with a screwdriver an pull it forward so i can grab those two tabs to remove it....takes a bit of practice so i don't jam it....
    you mentioned that in this mode the igniter burns out more quickly, which is my concern...also is there a exploded diagram or whatever to show the inner construction and explanation on how to do repairs or internal cleaning...the stove reminds me of a brass instrument...you know where it goe in and where it comes out, but where it goes in between...nobody knows :):).......the people at the lumber yard here, don't know much about it....i only found your great contribution just yesterday.......so i'd have to do my own repairs whenever it will be necessary......i guess it's past the two year warranty now....
    thanks for your time and selflessness .....much appreciated....cheers, vic
     
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    well I have always recommand to run the stove at power level 3 cause at 1 and 2 there is no self cleaning procedures

    you need to clean the grate every number of .... ? day

    well this issue on a monis is well kwnone I circerely never sale Monia

    well only if the stove goes off and back on with in 15 minute or less. du to a bad house insulation

    what ever the problem I will be abble to help you out. beside the baffle issue .
     
  13. yancovitch

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    thank you pascal........do you mean you don't sell the monia model any more?
    and we have good insulation in house and the stove stays off for a long time...i was just curious about what i could repair by myself when the time came.......
    i do clean the grate every day....and thanks for the power level 3 information...will do......
    so i guess drawings of the inner construction of the stove is not available...and info on how to dismantle and clean the fans etc etc.....
    thanks for you help...cheers, vic
     
  14. chken

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    The backplate issue seems to have affected a few Monias. You may be able to search old threads for a solution or perhaps Pascal remembers what they did.

    As for sooting, it helps to know is it blackish? Or are you just talking about lots of gray ash in the grate? Or are you talking about the glass? If the glass, higher fan speeds help, but only a little. If lots of ash in the grate, perhaps a different pellet brand will burn better. If black soot, then more air is needed. There's a sticky at the top of the forum on Piazzettas that Pascal wrote, and there are quite a few threads from 2 seasons ago where we tackle adjusting the air with and without a manometer.
     
  15. yancovitch

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    thank you...will try to find the posts on air adjustment.....but it's not too bad with increase power setting...cheers....
     
  16. 709GADE

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    What I've done to make the back heavy baffle plate to slide in easier is to apply a very small amount of oil (Pam cooking spray) to the edges, works great.
     
  17. yancovitch

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    thanks...that's a good idea.....shall do.....well i'll have to make sure i live long enough so my wife doesn't have to lift the thing by herself hahaha....
     
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  18. Pascal_Maertens

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    NO, but it's not the model that I would recommande the most, I usualy recommande the Sabrina model.
     
  19. yancovitch

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    aha....thank you pascal...................
     

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