combustion fans

Re: combustion fans

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:22 am

Can you block off a part of you basement window and run your power vent there? That would be much closer without moving your stove.

I would check the PV and make sure it clean and setup properly and check your draft (-.02-.04) with one and two burners running. If you have less or it goes the opposite way (past zero = Positive depending on which way you are measuring it), then you are pressurizing your pipe, your PV can't keep up and your baro closes.
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: newtocoal On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:57 pm

The manual damper is set at 90 percent and has silicone on it, like it was set at the factory.
I have not hooked up the meter as of yet but will hopefully get to it tonight. The baro use to be up and down but I put the pipe at an angle to shorten the distance and thought it would make better air flow. With one side going it is on 2 but there is no way it will open with both burners on. It is absolutely creating positive flow. I have a co detector and when I put both burners on the detector gets a 35 reading within minutes at the damper.
Do I need to pull the pv off the wall to remove the manual damper? I did notice when I cleaned it that there was a lot of ash stuck on the wheel.
I had it running out the window to begin with but there is another window right above that one. I thought there would be a clearance issue. I may end up turning the stove and go out right on the side of that window and then I would have the clearance. I just didn't want to make my foundation look like swiss cheese until I was sure it was a distance problem.
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:56 pm

Hi,
I think since you are having a draft problem, maybe you should try closing off the combustion fans opening a bit. I would use blk electrical tape (easy to remove and add). Also, I'm sorry about you not getting a coal-trol with the stove. The only difference in your model and today's model is the coal-trol. I don't know what the dealers have on their floor so I can't say how new or old it is. I can tell you that there have been very few changes (other then the coal-trol) to the units in the past 5 yrs. If you decide to move the PV, make sure you have the clearances from windows and door openings.
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: newtocoal On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:51 pm

I know it wasn't anything to do with you. There must have been a few changes to be able to tell the difference from a picture. I probably would have bought the stove anyway but knowing is always better. It is how the dealer(CSM) was after I bought the stove that bothered me. It was like he was doing me a favor and knowing the stove had been sitting for awhile I would have talked to him a little more.
Between this forum and all the advice I have been getting the stove is running very well except for the draft and I closed the motors off almost by a third and it really improved tht as well. Haven't started the second burner but when I plugged it in it stayed open.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:40 pm

The adjuster knobs on the back, and the plastic fans on the motors. Since we went to the thermostat, we no longer use the knob adjusters. The plastic cooling fans we stopped using also. They tend to throw dirt on the motor and insulating it from the air, inturn making them run hotter.
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: newtocoal On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:59 pm

I should remove the plastic fans then?
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: ewcsretired On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:38 pm

I removed them on mine several years ago with no ill effect and they do tend to draw dust on to the motor.
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Re: combustion fans

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:35 am

Leisure Line wrote:The adjuster knobs on the back, and the plastic fans on the motors. Since we went to the thermostat, we no longer use the knob adjusters. Jer


I prefer to have the adjuster knobs. It does not happen very often but there are times that the coal-trol needs to be sent in for repair and without the control knobs you are dead in the water. It is good to have a way to manually operate the stove.
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