Attached are pictures of my first (legal) burn of the Econo I. The inspector was here today and signed off on my install. Yahoo
. This Coaltrol thermostat is very high tech and can't wait to really figure it out. One observation is on the initial start up with the full feed for 10 minutes, the stove side exceeded 500Fand while my combustible wall is 16" away it was still hot to touch...hummm. Has anybody else had similar temps with the Econo? Anyways the stove has kicked back now and easing into a FS of 0. Another thing I noticed on the first (illegal) burn was that my convection fan did not really come on except on the start up, unless I hit the CFManual on the thermostat.
Its funny , I have a mag stoker in the basement and it now seems like the big heat blasting Goliath that requires manual futzing with turning the lobe and taking a mini screw driver to the control box to adjust the on-off timing etc...Now, compare this to the finely-tuned athlete upstairs (Econo) one touch adjustment to the thermostat and the stove control does the rest. I must be getting old
Mag Stoker=Center lineman for (insert favorite football team here)
Econo=Marathon runner? maybe?
A big thanks to Mike at M&M Stoves from Fulton, NY for working with me and making the LL Econo sale at 7am on a Sunday morning. I drove 5 hours each way to pick this up . I got extremely lucky and made the right phone call at the right time. He
was just driving back from LL when I made the call to the shop and he just happened to have one on his truck unspoken for.
For all the people out there waiting on stoves, start making calls folks, you never know. I had one on order locally and was not supposed to take delivery until late January. I had that stove shop turn my deposit into coal.
Anyways, now I have the pellet stove sitting next to the new econo. I think I am going to sell the 2 tons of pellets that are taking up coal space in the basement for $1500 and throw in a pellet stove for free.