restarting LL Hearth

restarting LL Hearth

PostBy: majortom6x On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:55 am

On first start of LL Hearth the stove ran 99% feed rate for 10 minutes and was way to hot.
Was this a onetime/first time start mode to burn off paint toxins or will it default to this mode when restarted after shutdown due to power loss or maintenance?
Is there a way to restart with out firing up stove to max rate for 10 minutes?
how?
Will moving starter steel band further back on grate make for a smaller fire during start up?
Could I have piled to much coal on to start?
Can I set thermostat below room temp to control feed rate/ fire size at start up?
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Re: restarting LL Hearth

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:19 am

Yes, on starting you should have the thermostat BELOW the room temp maybe 2-3 degrees, that will keep it from pushing more coal and trying to satisfy the temp with the increasing feed rate, but the stove is not up to temp yet and giving a large overshoot, that is probably why you saw the 99 FR. If the room temp was well below your set temp, it will want to keep increasing the feed to satisfy the temp.

When starting, It has to burn up what' on the grate and get some ash, so it may get hot for a while when you first start it, but after it settles down, you can bump the temp up to room temp and let it settle. Don't go more than a couple degrees at a time to let the stove catch up and settle into the new temp setting. Changing it often doesn't give it time to settle on the new settings.
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Re: restarting LL Hearth

PostBy: StanT On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:38 am

I start mine with the settings I have set to run all the time, I do not go into highfire or change anything on my thermostat. I just put a handfull or 2 of coal on the fire after it starts to burn.

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Re: restarting LL Hearth

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:51 am

StanT wrote:I start mine with the settings I have set to run all the time, I do not go into highfire or change anything on my thermostat. I just put a handfull or 2 of coal on the fire after it starts to burn.

Stan


That works well unless your stove has been out a while and the room temp has dropped below the set temp by even a few degrees. With the fire out the stove will still be trying to satisfy the t-stat and in a half an hour or so can have the feed rate up to 99%. It takes quite a while to bring that feed rate down to a normal level. If I go to start my stove and it is calling for some high feed rate I usually go to the min setting and set it at 15 or 20 and leave it there until the house temp is at or slightly above the t-stat setting.
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