Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: YeaForCoal On: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:40 am

Hello!

I bought a Surdiac 713 coal stove and was wondering how one would calibrate the temperature knob?

Also what temps should I be aware of and check? Where should I put my temp guage?

Any ideas on setting the barometric damper without "fancy" equiptment?
YeaForCoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Surdiac 713
Stove/Furnace Model: 713

Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:43 am

Temp should be taken on the stove itself, Pipe Before and after the Baro.

No way to set the baro WITHOUT a draft gauge, at least correctly for maximum draft.
WNY
 
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Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: YeaForCoal On: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:29 pm

Ok, for al those temp locations, what are typical ranges?
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Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: bperowski On: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:55 pm

I am currently running a surdiac 513D. As far as a calibration to the temp knob, not sure. I have experimented with mine, and have found that if I run between 3 and 4, it keeps the house at a vey comfortable 72, (outside temp 20-30). I run it a little harder when the temps drop below that.

Hope that helps,
Bruce
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Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac
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Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: YeaForCoal On: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:00 pm

Thanks Bruce. What I meant by calibration is that the cover was taken off and the rod was moved, so the knob setting (0-10) would not be correct anymore. How do I fix this?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Surdiac 713
Stove/Furnace Model: 713

Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: bperowski On: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:09 pm

that I really don't know. Looking at mine, the controll knob goes to the damper, and the only way I could think of fixing (calibrating) it is if the stove were off, and you manually closed it and put the knob at 0.
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Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: 513D

Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: Ross On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:32 pm

I have a Surdiac Gotha and run mine around 3. I couldn't imagine calibrating it because it's very "sloppy" - there is a lot of play.
I have a magnetic thermometer on the screen over the front glass and it stays about 275 f all the time. Been running it this way since October, only had to clean it out once so far. (this is my first season with it)
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Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: YeaForCoal On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:12 pm

Are you running the hopper on the high level or the lower level?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Surdiac 713
Stove/Furnace Model: 713

Re: Surdiac Temp Knob Calibration??

PostBy: bperowski On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:58 am

Thanks guys, but I have already cleaaned and wire brushed this. I used oil and goo gone too. It 's still sticking. I know I need a new one, and it'll cost 30.00 bucks. I don't want to shut down the stove. selfish,? yes..... practical? maybe not. I don't have any oil to suppliment the heat. been using coal for the last 3 years. 2 years with no oil. Love that. maybe I can use pressurized air to clean out the holes and then oil?
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Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: 513D

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