P68 Harmon

fisher90January 26, 2008

We had a P68 installed 9 days ago and we've already gone through a 1/2 ton of pellets. I'm confused, our settings are Room temp @ 75 and the feed rate is 3. I have the probe sitting 36 inshes off the floor. It's installed a partially finished basement. Getting heat but this amount of pellets seems excessive. Any ideas, thanks.

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freebird77

That does seem like a lot. We have a P61 first season, and have just gone through the second ton of pellets since late Sept. Its been mild here in Pa so far until the last couple weeks so Im sure thats helped. Where do you live, average temp? Do you scrape the burnpot daily, like recommended? I run the auger speed on 4. temp about 80 degrees, and the probe up behing the stove in the corner of the room. Im still playing with the blower settings and am still not sure which is the most econmical. Im asuming the warmer you set the temp, the higher the blower. So far I havent run it at all on high, just low, and sometimes mid range. Id contact the dealer, and see if they can give you any info. Check out this site. Great bunch, and maybe they can help. Good luck, Doug

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 6:49AM
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fisher90

Thanks, I have the dealer coming out on Tuesday. I have been running the temp at 75 with the feeder at 3. The blower is on the mid setting. I hope they find what's wrong otherwise it'll be cheaper to keep it turned off. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 9:37PM
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mikesj

Depending on how much you are heating that might not be too bad. We've had a cold spell and I've been averaging 3 bags a day for the last couple of weeks, but our temps are supposed to warm up this week, so I should be able to slow down.

I run a P61. During the winter, I have all of my settings on max and just adjust my feed rate to keep the house where I want it. During the spring and fall, I use the temp mode. I also use my ceiling fan to circulate the heat from the stove throughout my house.

There is a learning curve to efficiently using a pellet stove to heat your home- be patient and see what works best for you.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 9:39PM
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