i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: maurizziot On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:51 pm

i'm going to try #3 on min setting for my pioneer bottom vent. has any one had success with this min setting.
i know jerry tried it and worked. but it was base on the type of coal used.
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:03 pm

As long as you don';t put the fire out.....good luck... :)
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:38 pm

#3 has been my Min setting on my Channing for 3 years, no problem.

Bk
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: TdiDave On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:11 pm

I was down to 4 and fire dint go out but was having problems with Explosive Gas Detector going off, No CO just gas. Plus it smelled funny.
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: smith10210 On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:55 pm

I cant go below 5 with my pioneer or it will go out eventually so 5 is my min..
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: BigJohn On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 am

My min on both of my Pioneer stoves has been at 3 for two years now. Never had any gas problems or fire out. Both stoves are power vented. I always use Harmony mine coal.
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:46 am

The power vent help keep the fumes out of the stove. Natural draft stove, you may not be able to go that low, you may not have enough exhaust temp to maintain a good draft if the temps get warm.....

Just keep an eye on your draft and make sure you have a good CO detector near the stove....
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Re: i'm going for Number 3 on the min.

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:13 am

I would not recommend very low settings such as 3 for a non-power vented stove. Remember you need some heat to make the chimney produce a draft. As Dave said make sure you have a functioning CO detector and I would also recommend a manometer to make sure there is no CO problem.

Having said all that, one trick to get the lower settings to work is reducing the amount of combustion air entering the stove by either reducing the speed with a rheostat or covering part of the inlet with aluminum tape. The most accurate way to do this is to measure the draft while making the adjustment, you can also drill a small hole in the stove body above the ash door to directly measure the effect of the change.

Have fun with the science project! :D
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