New Pocono BTUs

New Pocono BTUs

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:51 pm

Playing with my new Pocono and I moved the TS to the room upstairs. Frankly, I don't care if the furnace area in the basement is 70 or 100C it's the temperature in the house I care about. So I am adjusting the approximate temp by playing with FR based on weather guesses. My theory is open up the house and let convection do the work, accurate temp control is not for my application - the Romans taught us that. Cold air return is God. The bottom line here is that the stove was working at max for a while (my error) - man does that thing chuck out heat. Phoned Jerry at the factory for clarification on one point on the coaltrol and he admitted that the UL testing showed 122,000 BTU - of course he can't claim that or even comment. WWWOOOOWWWW - love that incredibly ugly big black box.

Jerry, perhaps I'm just more stupid that the rest here but explain why the max feed rate was at 40 but the FR kept on rising to up to 99. Remember the stove thought that it was not satisfying the temp needs due to TS location. :partyhat:
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Re: New Pocono BTUs

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:15 am

IF you read up on the coaltrol in that section, it explains everything. the MAX is set to 40 (stoker time off/on). Each stove has different amount of stroke, so the 40 could be higher on other stoves. Usually once you set it, you shouldn't have to mess with the settings except for the Temp. BUT, remember. COAL takes time to heat up, it might take an hour to get it going up to temp, then it cranks once hot. I wouldn't vary more than a couple degrees at a time if at all. Its much easier to maintain a constant temp then changing it all the time.

the FR99 is a PERCENT of the max. SO, yes you can get FR99 if the thermostat is not satisfied. If you have the thermostat somewhere away from the heat source, it will keep feeding until satisfied. if the Setpoint is not reached, it will max out the stove and just keep running until satisfied.

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Re: New Pocono BTUs

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:48 am

Coal college is fun!
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Re: New Pocono BTUs

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:07 am

Definitely a learning curve.

You need to check when it's burning full tilt and FR99, you may be able to increase the MAX above 40 to maximize your heat output, check the amount of ash at the end of the burn plate, if you have more than 1", you can bump it up a couple, as long as you are not pushing hot coals off the end at max feed, you are good! I think my Hyfire is at max 45. and have about 1/2-1" of ash at the end of the burn plate.

Your thermostat should be close to the heat source (in the same room, within 10 feet or so of your stove and/or duct work) so it can satisfy it and not overshoot due to the heating source being too far away. That will definately cause you problems keeping a good constant temperature.
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