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Josjor



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PostSubject: Minor rebuild   Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:30 pm

Did a little rebuilding of the pellet feed shop heater.  Still need to tweak a little bit more, but it runs clean.  Always open to suggestions.
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gadily
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PostSubject: Re: Minor rebuild   Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:38 am

i like it just a few things

get up to highest temp using the pellets then refine it with some controls
high burn for quick heat then a low burn for continues heat over a longer period of time for same amount of pellets
id be looking for a system that had longer burn times but held a good amount of high heat in the system
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Josjor



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PostSubject: Re: Minor rebuild   Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:29 am

Well, with an arctic blast set to hit here in the next day, I figured it was time to start really tweaking the stove to improve it.  I struggled along with a couple different basket designs and drafts and never hit over 650 on the top of the bell.

Today was a bit different, however.  My temp gauge tops out at 850 and it was pegged!  That's as hot as it's ever been, before or after the rebuild.
A pic of the stove, as a reminder.  It's about 6' tall total height.


And the temp gauge sitting on top of the stove:
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caotropheus
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PostSubject: Re: Minor rebuild   Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:44 pm

I agree with gadily. Now is the stage where you get air controls and try to optimize the stove use when it gets to working temperature...
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Hitchhiker



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PostSubject: Re: Minor rebuild   Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Formally ugly now just ugly in black. Lmao.
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Hitchhiker



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PostSubject: Re: Minor rebuild   Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:13 pm

Josjor wrote:
Today was a bit different, however.  My temp gauge tops out at 850 and it was pegged!  That's as hot as it's ever been, before or after the rebuild.
A pic of the stove, as a reminder.  It's about 6' tall total height.

What changes did you make to increase temps?
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Josjor



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PostSubject: Re: Minor rebuild   Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:47 pm

Hitchhiker wrote:


What changes did you make to increase temps?
The burn basket is a little larger and then I played a lot with opening and closing intake air.

Not surprisingly, the biggest boost was fiddling with secondary air, which I let in at the base of the vertical riser.
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