US Stove 5500m burn rate and draft settings... What do you use??

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ryan gillespie

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Nov 3, 2013
2
new canaan
So I've looked around and couldnt find much information on this subject... when I let my stove run overnight on heat range 2-3 out of 5... I wake up to find my burnpot with a good 1.5"-2" of ash/clinker... the flame becomes lazy and the heat output is not very good. I spoke with US Stove today and they walked me through the procedure to adjust the feed rate and draft settings.

My current configuration is as follows:
Upper Limit heat range by holding aux up and heat range up 4.50 lbs/hr
Low level heat range aux down and heat range down 1.50 lbs/hr
Draft fan upper limit 325 (dont know the units but it goes up to 500)
Draft fan lower limit 125

I have for venting the stove... adapter to 1ft out the house, Clean out T, 2 feet vertical, 90 degree to end cap.

I guess my question if anyone has this stove what do they have their settings on... I know not every stove is the same but I've checked all the seals and gaskets... I have not let it burn overnight yet on the new settings so i dont know if the problem is fixed I just want to get some insight from other US Stove owners... on a side note the glass is staying MUCH cleaner in the 4 hours its been running... normally its pretty dirty. I can for sure tell you the airwash intake gap in the front of the window is making more suction noise since ive cranked up the draft...


also here is a video of it burning on heat level 3...


I think it looks pretty good, fingers crossed the burn pot stays clean when I go to sleep tonight and turn her down to level 2.

Anyways, any thought or input or just banter is greatly appreciated.
 

mipellet1

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Dec 13, 2013
44
mid mi
I just got my stove two weeks ago and I have the feed rate 2.25 and draft low set to 125. I burning Somerset pellets they have burnt the best so far. On heat setting 3 I am running draft fan on 1 some times 2 if I raise the heat setting any higher than I stay two lower with the draft
 

skibladerj

Member
Mar 4, 2013
164
North of Scranton
Currently im running
Feed low : 1lbs/hr
Feed high: 3.63lbs/hr
Draft low: 155
Draft high: 430
HR-3
Off a t-stat

With my setup if I crank the draft fan high all the way up it will cause a lazy flame( i think it messes up the vacuum switch).
 

mipellet1

Member
Dec 13, 2013
44
mid mi
I think I got the stove dialed in pretty good it has been in the thirty here I burning about a bag and half in twenty four hours. What about you guys.
 

skibladerj

Member
Mar 4, 2013
164
North of Scranton
Same..2 bags on a cold day
 
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