Finally got mine lit tonight.....

Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:16 pm

Bought it last Friday and due to a few bumps in the road wasn't able to get it lit until tonight. Leisure Line Hearth. Stunk up the house on the initial burn as all the paint and oil and crap burned off, but now it's just idling. The Coal-Trol appears to be doing it's thing. I'm sure I won't sleep tonight...

Those coal mice work amazingly well. 4-5 minutes and I had a blazing fire. I think my combustion motor has an issue though...it's pretty noisy and if I apply pressure to the housing with my hand the noise gets worse or better depending on the area I apply pressure to. The wife isn't pleased with the noise. I hope this can be resolved or else this will be the shortest install in history.

Here's the obligatory pictures.

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av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: ken On: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:03 pm

looks nice. i sure those bricks will help too. sure Leisure Line be right on it :D
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:15 pm

ken wrote:looks nice. i sure those bricks will help too. sure Leisure Line be right on it :D

I agree that the bricks should help some. That fireplace has a metal heatalator insert in it and those ports on either side, when opened and a roaring fire was in there would pour heat out, but the mess of wood was a PITA. If I can get the combustion motor quieted down (I'm sure Jerry will assist) I think the wifey will be pleased.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

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Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:15 am

Enjoy the heat and money savings! I'm sure you will be able to get the combustion fan thing sorted out, nothing a good hammer won't fix! :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:52 am

The fan noise could be an alignment issue. Push and pull on it in several directions to see if it gets quieter, if so, loosen the mount and give it a nudge in that direction or shim it to get it to quiet down.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: BinghamtonNY On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:35 am

Looks great. Enjoy!!
BinghamtonNY
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: spc On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:46 am

If stove is resting right on the brick try shimming it with thick rubber or felt pads. It may cut down noise on both fans. Mine is no louder than a window AC.
spc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:22 pm

spc wrote:If stove is resting right on the brick try shimming it with thick rubber or felt pads. It may cut down noise on both fans. Mine is no louder than a window AC.

I had to get a new combustion motor/fan. The new one is *much* quieter. I'm going to build a removable "box" around the combustion/feeder area out of drywall and plumb the intake of the combustion fan into some insulated flex and point it back towards the inside of the fireplace. This should make a significant difference in ambient sound levels which will make me and the wifey very happy. Next is some mods on the convection fan setup to quiet it down some.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: spc On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:30 pm

Please post pictures of mods when you are done. Thanks.
spc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Finally got mine lit tonight.....

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:17 pm

spc wrote:Please post pictures of mods when you are done. Thanks.


Check here for the first go round...

http://nepacrossroads.com/post19312.html#p19312
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Visit Lehigh Anthracite