Rheostat Settings Needed

Rheostat Settings Needed

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:59 pm

I have an Alaska Channing 3 with a direct vent. I had originally asked about a rheostat that would work with my stove and another member suggested a site to buy the correct rheostat. Thanks Now, I want to do the install. I would like to add a rheostat to control the output of the combustion blower as to leave more heat in my stove and to get a better burn. I also have a barometric damper too so setting the draft is possible. I've been reading this forum for a while and have never come across the correct procedure for setting up a rheostat, and draft using a Manometer. I was wondering if someone here could share their wisdom. Is it done with a low fire, high fire, all the above, etc. Also, I just bought a Dwyer 2 Manometer.
Last edited by traderfjp on Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:23 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Rheostat Advice Needed

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:06 pm

That one will NOT work. Most direct vent motors (and stoker and convection motors) are shaded pole motors.

Go here: http://electricmotorwarehouse.com/kbwc.htm and pick out a 5 amp control. That will be plenty for your DV blower motor.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Rheostat Advice Needed

PostBy: ken On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:57 am

thanks for that info Chris , i was thinking of doing the same and didn't know that. :shock:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent


Re: Rheostat Advice Needed

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:00 am

Euro: I ordered the 6 amp version although I think the blower only puts out 1.5amps. Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3