Hot Rocks wrote:Last year when you had your stove tied into your duct work, you said 2nd floor was to warm. Did you have both burners running at that time?
No, only one burner. We mostly ran only one burner, until it went into the teens, then had to light burner 2. When temps went back up into the 20s, we shut down burner 2 and ran one burner again. It was very hot upstairs with one burner, and when burner 2 was lit, beyond sweltering!
I think we've got some answers now. A suggestion about the convection fan being dirty was checked out. My husband had thoroughly cleaned the stove, including the convection fan before startup this year, and since the stove is only running now about a week, that's not it.
Either he or his electrician friend had blower #2 plugged in, so both blowers were running, with only one burner lit. I unplugged the 2nd blower on the side not running yesterday, and it has helped. Air from the vents is now coming out at around 71-73 degrees, depending on location (the farthest away from stove has air of 71, closer to the stove has air of 73).
My husband will be changing the spot where the stove is tied into our existing ductwork, as the current location is allowing the heat to flow straight upstairs, where it is coming OUT of our return registers at 101 degrees. However, since the ductwork and vents for upstairs are closed, the 2nd floor is now the same temp as the first floor, even with the hot air coming out of the returns up there. He had tried an alternate "fix" for this issue, but it's not fully doing the job.
Lastly, it definitely seems as if our Coal-Trol is malfunctioning. Aside from the stove not maintaining a night setting of 69 degrees any longer (it used to last year, with only one burner running during normal cold days), but instead allowing the temperature to drop to 67, which also shows a low FR or zero FR, yesterday I increased the DAY setting ONLY temperature from 70 up to 71 by using the UP arrow. As I understand it, this increase is temporary, and once the next DAY cycle arrives, it will revert to the actual temperature set for DAY, which is 70 (and that's what it used to do). Our daytime cycle began at 6:15 this morning, but the DAY setting on the Coal-Trol is still D 71. It has not returned to 70, which is what we had the daytime temp set for.
EDIT: I just realized that when using up arrow from the round robin display, the temp should have displayed as O 71, not D 71. I just tried the down arrow from the RR display, and it displayed as O 70.
Also, I noticed that last night, at 8 PM when it changes to the night setting, the Coal-Trol display showed N 70, which means that that setting increased by 1 degree up from 69, which is the temperature that we have set for nighttime. However, I absolutely did NOT raise the NIGHT setting during the daytime yesterday, I only raised the DAY setting by 1 degree. I am 100% certain of this.
I think once these issues are addressed, we should be good to go.