READING STOVE PROBLEMS!!!! JUNIATA

READING STOVE PROBLEMS!!!! JUNIATA

PostBy: jlentz1006 On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:47 pm

Ive been through everything with my stove id like some help from someone with a reading juniata stove i replaced my triburner from reading cause old one failed well first off now my min an max settings dont mean anything the carpet feeder an blower seems to be running at full tilt all the time anyone have this issue i left it on minimum for an hour on the coal trol which is set on 8 an fire was full tilt i had it set on 28 an guess what exactly the same i only ran it two days with old motor im new to stpves i just bought this one used could it be the new trimotor not communicating with coal trol??? An also i have 1600sq foot house pretty descent insulation cant get it above 70degrees inside unless its 40 or above i think reading stoves are junk so any help before i sell it for 800 bucks
jlentz1006
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Juniata

Re: READING STOVE PROBLEMS!!!! JUNIATA

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:48 pm

Where are you located? Chances are someone here is nearby and will be happy to take a look.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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PostBy: jlentz1006 On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:45 pm

Hegins pa 17938 near pottsville pa and millersburg pa it would be a huge help im going to take stove temps an exhaust temps later tonite
jlentz1006
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Juniata

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PostBy: franco b On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:55 pm

Heating the house is a different issue from the stove having a proper fire. Face one issue at a time. The fire first.

If red coals are falling off the end of the carpet, then either air is insufficient or feed too fast. Find out which.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

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PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:58 pm

Give responses some time. Must be someone close who is willing to take a look.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:44 pm

Perhaps something isn't setup correctly with the Coal-trol. I am moving this thread to the Coal-trol section.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: READING STOVE PROBLEMS!!!! JUNIATA

PostBy: jlentz1006 On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:37 pm

Thanks i did speak to a guy from coal trol he said set it to 50-99 my local reading dealer told me to turn the screw off the carpet one turn an set my coal trol at 8min an 28max let it bring house up to temp that gives the stove max temp to work
jlentz1006
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Juniata

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PostBy: imcloud1 On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:24 pm

Are you using a chimney or power vent?

I know its a stupid question but is everything plugged in correctly, burner plugged into where the burner goes fan plugged into fan ect?

I would try to isolate the problem first -burner or control... How does the fire look? 2"s of burnt coal at the end, fire a couple inches from the back wall? Stack temps? draft?

If everything is plugged in rite, your coaltrol is set to min- 4 max- 26 cft- 8 (them are the settings I start with when using a PV), set your time and set all 3 temps to say 65 (n, d, and current) if it still is "running away" I would have to say your coal-trol is faulty.... I have installed a few juans and pretty basic stuff, never (knock on wood) any issues, its a decent unit if you are heating the space the stove is installed in...
imcloud1
 

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PostBy: nwaelder On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:27 am

I'm asking Paul V. to delete both these threads. I invite jlentz1006 to describe, here on the forum, what feeder arrangement his stove has, or call us again and maybe together we figure it out. Only then can recommendations on correct settings can be made.

It's unhelpful to have two threads on this same topic. It is especially unhelpful to other readers to have recommendations for setting of MIN/MAX all over the shop.

jlentz1006 either has an old Reading "Tri-burner" stove retrofitted with combined feeder/combustion air, and therefore TBRN should be enabled and MIN=50/ MAX=99 or he has separated the combustion air from the Tri-burner style feeder and he should have other MIN/MAX settings. Aparently jlentz1006 has spoken directly to us and together we determined he has a Tr-burner setup. Maybe we are wrong, but it's jlentz1006 responsibility to describe the situation clearly.
nwaelder
 

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PostBy: jlentz1006 On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Nothing is retrofitted the stove is original the coal trol ships settings atmin 4 an max 24 the guy at reading said to set my stove to 8-28 min n max an turn the red screw against carpet an back it off 1 turn the coal trol should work at that setting pulling the fire back when fuel rate decreases well when it reaches temp all it does it shut the convection fan off not combustion fan or carpet motor they still go as 99fuel rate cause i have a high flame just with no convection fan will on days when its 50 like today my house gets 80 easy an fuel rates on 0 its got to be in readings carpet an combustion blower motor
jlentz1006
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Juniata

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PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:57 pm

jlentz1006 wrote:Nothing is retrofitted the stove is original the coal trol ships settings atmin 4 an max 24 the guy at reading said to set my stove to 8-28 min n max an turn the red screw against carpet an back it off 1 turn the coal trol should work at that setting pulling the fire back when fuel rate decreases well when it reaches temp all it does it shut the convection fan off not combustion fan or carpet motor they still go as 99fuel rate cause i have a high flame just with no convection fan will on days when its 50 like today my house gets 80 easy an fuel rates on 0 its got to be in readings carpet an combustion blower motor


McGiever wrote:What is the room blower doing all the time when stove is running? On and Off or what?

I ask because maybe you mix the 2 plugs up...stoker plug for the convection plug. :roll:



:idea: Better double check what is plugged where. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: imcloud1 On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:22 pm

thats why I asked where everything is plugged in, it sounds like something is definitely wrong, high temp is reached fan should be running high, and you are saying it is stopping?
imcloud1
 

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PostBy: jlentz1006 On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:52 pm

Simply said the coal stove acts like no coal trol is hooked up thecarpet motor runs at the same pace all the time no matter what my min or max is set at to cut my heat back to put the flame on idle i need to turn the red lobe towards the stove and when it gets cold outside i need to turn the red lobe away from the stove to give me more flame i need to do manually what the coal trol should so on its on i shouls never have to mess with the red lobe
jlentz1006
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Juniata

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PostBy: jlentz1006 On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:55 pm

Coal trol had fr at 0 when i got home house was at 73 my desired temp great so i went to see if it reduced the flame to an idle by slowing the rate of coal comming in an it didnt all it did was shut convection fan off an flame was like the fr was at 99 so i wasted a bucket of coal in 10hrs cause it didnt reduce the anount of coal comming in it jist kicked off the convection fan
jlentz1006
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Juniata

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PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:00 am

IF FAN GOES OFF>>>YOU GOT THE PLUGS SWOPPED?

Just reverse them...please. :cry:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek