pete8116 wrote:The thermostat is about 15' from the stove on an inside wall. The rooms are all open concept good
Have been wondering if the low feed rate should be increased currently I have it set at 3?
The MIN on a LL stove should be set to 6, maybe lower if you do the MIN/MAX Adjustment procedure (page 12 on most manuals). At a MIN of three your stove might go out when the FR (feed rate is 0).
2001Sierra wrote:Is there a feed rate adjustment on the stoker mechanism? I know Harman and Keystoker have them. It changes the amount of stroke when the feed is calling.
You may safely ignore 2001Sierra's comment as, even if there is an adjustment (which there is not on a LL), for a Coal-trol equipped stove, the adjustment is set to a specific place and never adjusted again (also in the instruction manual for stove makes with an adjustment).
The feed rate FR on the thermostat is an indicator only and cannot be adjusted by anyone; it's an indication of the percentage size of fire
not MIN/MAX and is adjusted automatically in response to the temperature setting and the heat required to maintain the temperature setting (usually the temperature outdoors). When MIN/MAX is set properly, the FR may be interpreted as a percentage of fire size i.e. 50% FR indicates about a half of grate of fire, 0% FR = the minimum size fire and 99% FR = a full grate of fire.
As for swings in temperature, a common problem is that the TS2 thermostat is not mounted on a wall (it will not work on a bookshelf or the arm of a couch or sitting on a coffee table) or the thermostat is not able to register the heat produced by the stove, e.g. the TS is in a different room, in a dead zone of the same room, or even if the TS is upstairs and the furnace/stove is downstairs the hot air produced is not getting to the thermostat in a reasonable time. The heat from the appliance must get to the TS within 10-15 minutes, otherwise it may not be stable. Repositioning the TS may be necessary, or improving air circulation (usually better for your comfort).