how do i increase combustion fan speed??

how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:52 pm

i have a LL pocono and want to increase the combustion fan (think thats what its called) but not the feed rate, im having a hard time keeping a good draft when the stove is at idle and think if i can run it a tad bit hotter it will help, can i adjust this on the coal-trol??
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:11 am

Combustion Fan Speed is Constant. There is no adjustment.

Just bump your MIN up a couple points, this will raise the idle temp up a bit. What it is set at currently? I think I have mine around 8 or 10.

What is you draft at Idle? Are you monitoring it with a draft gauge? Mine will get down around .01-.02 at idle. As long as you don't have any CO leakage and it is getting some draft, you should be okay. It all depends on your chimney, outside temps, etc.....
Always check and set your draft with a draft gauge. Also, have working CO detectors.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:37 am

when its warm out (40's) my draft goes down to .01-.02 ish and my co detector doesnt alarm but i get a reading on the digtial readout on it anywhere from 9 to 25 sometimes, but no alarms go off. i think my min is set at 8 but im not 100% sure, ill check and bump it up 1.
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:11 am

Thats why I bumped mine to 8 or 10 or 12, can't remember.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: WNYRob On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:14 am

Another way to increase your air flow is to open the shutter on your combustion fan (if it has a shutter). One thing you have to watch with increasing your air flow is that you don't push so much air in that you pressurize your stove, inadvertently causing CO to be forced out your door gaskets.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:49 pm

i dont thinki have a shutter on it, id guess it would be where the air gets sucked into the fan and it just a open area. i bumped up my low setting to 8, i also cleaned out the stove today to.
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Let us know how its going, sounds like you are getting it figured out.

Yes, some stoves do not have an air shutter on the intake of the blower, so not much you can do there. My Hyfire does not, but my Keystoker does.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:04 pm

so far a steady .04 but i have it cranked up to help dry some paint.
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: how do i increase combustion fan speed??

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:14 pm

so after bumped my min up 1 everything fine, my draft is steady when its warmer and no more co detecotr showing a reading
BeerMonley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono