Shelter SF3100

Gcj

New Member
Mar 6, 2019
17
Michigan
If you remove the screws for the top panel and the 3 on each side of the front panel. That will allow you to lift the top up slightly and pull the front panel off. With the panel removed, look inside and see if you have further damage.
I need to remove both warped side panels, which they are going to replace. However, I'm not sure if that's feasible due the warpage.
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
612
N.H.
Do you have an angle grinder? You could always use a cut off wheel. Even if you replaced the panels, you still have the cracks?

If you haven't already, remove all the outside panels and inspect all the welds. Would be shocked if you don't have a cracked weld.

What is weird is how much the SS warped as there is a sold ceramic brick behind the SS panel. I would have assumed that the ceramic brick would have helped the SS panel hold it's shaped.

Last... when you did have the unit working, were you able to achieve a 12-hour burn?
 

Gcj

New Member
Mar 6, 2019
17
Michigan
Do you have an angle grinder? You could always use a cut off wheel. Even if you replaced the panels, you still have the cracks?

If you haven't already, remove all the outside panels and inspect all the welds. Would be shocked if you don't have a cracked weld.

What is weird is how much the SS warped as there is a sold ceramic brick behind the SS panel. I would have assumed that the ceramic brick would have helped the SS panel hold it's shaped.

Last... when you did have the unit working, were you able to achieve a 12-hour burn?
I do have an angle grinder, great idea, thanks. I questioned that once I replace these with the new ones what will guarantee it from happening again. I was told that the newer panels would not warp. This maybe due to the ceramic back which the older model did not have. I would still a very hot base of coals after a 10-12 hr night.
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
612
N.H.
I would still a very hot base of coals after a 10-12 hr night.
At that 10- 12 hr marker, is the distribution blower still cycling enough to keep the house warm? I can only get a max of 8 hours until the distribution blower no longer can keep up.
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
I am not sure.
That was in reference to an ongoing boiler issue that the company was adimate that the customer was wrong. Recently it was found to be a manufacturing defect.

It was sarcasm but, HY-C will continue to find reasons to blame the customer install. They are a crappy company with a worse product.
 

Gcj

New Member
Mar 6, 2019
17
Michigan
At that 10- 12 hr marker, is the distribution blower still cycling enough to keep the house warm? I can only get a max of 8 hours until the distribution blower no longer can keep up.
No, it is not. The draft motor is still running due to the thermostat calling for heat but that's it. I did reset the pin settings which helped with a little longer burn times.
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
612
N.H.
This model came with 3 factory pin settings. One for when the distribution fan kicks on, one for when it kicks off, and a safety pin for when it gets too hot.
The high limit controller on the back. I am assuming you lowered the setting for when the distribution blower kicks on and kicks off?
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
16,475
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
What is weird is how much the SS warped as there is a sold ceramic brick behind the SS panel. I would have assumed that the ceramic brick would have helped the SS panel hold it's shaped.
The brick is an insulator. It just made the SS panel that much hotter and it melted into the firebox. They will bow into the fire because heat expands things and the hot side was towards the fire.
 

Mrpelletburner

Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2011
612
N.H.
I do have an angle grinder, great idea, thanks. I questioned that once I replace these with the new ones what will guarantee it from happening again. I was told that the newer panels would not warp. This maybe due to the ceramic back which the older model did not have. I would still a very hot base of coals after a 10-12 hr night.
Do let us know what you discover. Assuming you might not be able to remove until you receive permission from HY-C.

If the unit has any cracks in the firebox, I would be shocked if they refused to replace the unit. Other then not being able to assist with extended heat output, I can’t complain with their support when it comes to replacing parts or the unit.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
4,392
NE Ohio