Start of my pellet stove

jerl77 Posted By jerl77, Nov 26, 2016 at 3:41 PM

  1. jerl77

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    What one do you use
    One made for a wood stove ?
     
  2. rich2500

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    no it's just a small all metal fan from wal - mart
     
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    You put it right on top of your stove ?
     
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    Got two bags to try
    Soft and hardwood mix
     
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    If the top of your stove gets hot enough that you cannot touch it then I wouldn't. Mine doesn't get that hot and I could do that.
     
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    yes on the hopper lid, did so with the PDVC when I had it also.
     
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    Glass cleaned
    Vacuumed
    All ready to go nothing like a warm fire on Christmas
    Marry Christmas everyone
     
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    All is great with the stove
    Going to leave it on tonight for the first time
    Any recommendations on Settings?
    Settings during the day speed fan six feed 5 keeps the house around 73
     
  10. rich2500

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    trial and error on the settings, on nights it's not real cold you could probably keep those settings, on colder nights you may have to bump up those settings. gotta try it out and find what works best.Or hook it up to a thermostat and use the higher settings then when it reaches temp. it will idle down.
     
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    Ok stove was left on all night
    Didn't sleep one bit lol
    Still getting some black on the glass
    I think the door gasket is leaking
    Will test tomorrow
    But a have to say I love not hearing the oil burner come on lmfao


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    With me it is the other way around, if outside is above freezing then even with the stove on idle it gets way too hot. Only solution is turn it off before bed.
     
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    You have now paid your dues and are an official member of the staying warm, tinkering, flame watching brotherhood!! Congrats!!

    Very nice install! I also run a small fan on top of my hopper. It's a small 11" x 11" Sylvania box fan. When using additional fans around the house to move air, keep in mind that hard blowing isn't always the best. Try using a low setting that softly moves the air. Everyone's house is different but I find a gentle breeze seems to mix the air better.

    Enjoy your new toy! You will be watching it as much as the TV for quite awhile!
     
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    That's why I say trial and error.gotta try different things and see what works best for each application..
     
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    32 outside
    73 inside on low
    God I love this thing
     
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    Insurance company is coming to inspect the stove Saturday
    I live in ny do I really need to do it ?
     
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    No. You can also hook up 40watt speakers to a 500 watt amp. They will work for a while on low but sooner or later they will smoke.

    If your insurance company wants to see it, make sure you have the manual with the install specs with you.

    If they question anything look in the manual, make them write down everything they want changed and their reason for it. If it goes totally against what the manufacture states then you need to contact your local building code people AND someone higher up in the insurance company. Or if not changing anything get a letter stating it's approved by them.

    Some of these insurance inspectors and code people have little experience with pellet stoves and are likely to try and not approve to error on the safe side for their own sake.

    Bottom line is to cover yourself, insurance won't pay if they don't approve it.
     
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    I called them to ask if I had to change anything on my policy
    I don't know New York law
    Do I really need them to look at it ?
     
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    Every city, town, state is different, same with insurance companies. Your municipality may or may not need to inspect. Your insurance company may or may not want to inspect. Or both might want to see it, or not.

    Again, bottom line, you called them (smart move) to make sure you were insured, now they want to see it. I've seen your pics, I wouldn't worry about it, it looks very professional and I'm sure will pass, or if not it will just be a small item to work out.
     
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    Yes, you do want your insurance company to come out and look at it. When I first install mine, they came out and took a couple of pictures and said everything was good. I think that my premiums went up $10 per year for having a pellet stove. When I installed the pellet boiler and contacted them, they said that they didn't need to come out again and that it was covered as well.

    Better safe than sorry.
     
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    Looks like I pass the inspection for my insurance company
    No rate increases too
    He was impressed with my installation
     
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    Take pride in it, it does look very good in the pics.

    Interesting observation about the insurance inspector being impressed with your install.

    A couple of years ago I ran into an old school chum. He is now an insurance adjuster/inspector. I brought up my pellet stove to him. He said that the ones he is most impressed with were ones installed by the owners, not pro installs.

    He said that while the pro installs were usually good enough to pass, he found that owner installs were superior, more pride taken and the little extras of a bigger pad, greater clearances than needed were usually only done by owner installs.

    He said he finds it frustrating in municipalities were zoning doesn't permit owner installs. He rejects more pro installs than owner installs. He's tried talking to zoning admins about it but they are set in their ways and will not budge on the subject. He feels like I do that a lot of this is just protecting contractors in the area. Work for them that could easily be done by a home owner. Bureaucrats and their friends is what it comes down to, as many zoning personnel have backgrounds in construction and know a lot of the contractors.
     
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    I agree
    Homeowner take more pride in everything they do
    Just my feels on that
     
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    Little update
    Dealing with the glass turning black in a day or two of running
    Other than that it's working perfect
    Keeps the house nice and warm
    Any ideas on the black glass problem ?
     
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    Put in clear glass? Hardy har! Lookin good , bonus with no rate increase!
     

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