my install pixs

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my install pixs

Postby got2bss » September 18th, 2014, 7:27 pm

working on the install
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Re: my install pixs

Postby tommy » September 19th, 2014, 8:30 pm

Looks great
I like how the piping can be turned to fit corner sitting stoves . I have not seen one with the piping at an angle.Can't wait to hear how you like it.
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Re: my install pixs

Postby got2bss » September 28th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Made a test run the other night on the pellet stove & kit. Starting house and water temp 70 ish. Started stove about 7pm on a 4.5 setting and a feed rate of 4. Checking the stove several times each time lowering the stove setting. By 10pm stove was at lowest setting and feed rate of 3, water was leaving at 120ish and returning at 90. Tried the pump a a few different setting ended up leaving it at a delta t of 20 for the night. Outside temperature dropped to 47. Got up for work at 4:30am house was at 76 degrees. Water was leaving at 135 and returning at 110. Pump was doing 11 gpm. Used maybe 1/2 a bag of pellets. I got some learning to do and some details to finish up. Very happy with the early results! :D
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Re: my install pixs

Postby got2bss » October 19th, 2014, 7:51 am

Worked on some more details. Insulated the pipes, neatened up the wiring and added an indoor / outdoor thermometer. Using the probe for outdoor temp to see what the stove probe is seeing. Made some longer runs with the stove in auto, other test runs were with the stove on a manual setting. Using 3.5 setting keeping the water temp 85 - 90 degrees. this is keeping the house between 70 and 74 degrees with varying outside temps.
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Re: my install pixs

Postby JayA » October 27th, 2014, 4:09 pm

Hey Jeff, I got your PM but the site won't let me respond to it. Again, feel free to give me a call and we can talk about it, much easier than typing it also. My number is four four seven nine five four nine. Same area code as you. Thanks.

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Re: my install pixs

Postby pelletburner » November 1st, 2014, 8:31 am

Well I am still on the hunt for a used harman... Between that and the addition im putting on just havent had time to get up to see your system.. Keeps eyes open for a p 68 or 61a for me...lol.. Missed one couple weeks ago in Rome...
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Re: my install pixs

Postby JayA » November 1st, 2014, 4:28 pm

No problem, just let me know when. Happy to show it to you.

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Re: my install pixs

Postby got2bss » March 31st, 2015, 6:51 pm

Hi All,
As the heating season draws to a close, I thought I would give another update
I have been running my stove with the conversion kit almost non stop since October 15 about 165 days
Averaging about 1.5 bags of pellets per day. We had the coolest February on record a few days I used more than two bags.
Most of the time I have run the stove in manual with the settings between 1 and 5, trying to target a water temp of 95 -110.
This has kept the house 68 deg plus most of the time.
My oil boiler which is on a programmable thermostat might run once in the morning (wake up setting) and once in the afternoon (return home setting).I have used less than 100 gallons of fuel oil all year.
My old pellet stove was doing less than 50% of my heating... the new stove and conversion kit is doing more than 80% of my heating. I also have a wood burning fireplace with an insert and blower that I run on the weekends. pellet stove and conversion kit on 1 + fireplace blower on low = 75 - 80 deg in the house...a little too warm
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Re: my install pixs

Postby hyfire » April 1st, 2015, 9:34 pm

Do you think you lost heat output at the stove vents after the install of the kit? I read somewhere that the kits are designed for 2.5 gpm, your 11 gpm seems way high, but I could be wrong.
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Re: my install pixs

Postby got2bss » April 2nd, 2015, 6:48 pm

I never used this stove without the kit installed...I would think you would lose some heat output because energy is being used to heat the water send it to other areas. One draw back I see with the Harman Stove is the distribution fan does not run in the manual mode with settings less than 5. My stove is in the basement so whatever heat comes off the stove is ok ...holds at 58 degrees. I use a Taco Bumble Bee Pump, variable speed set in Delta T mode. The pump slows down when the loop is at a consistent temperature. I treat it like radiant heat, circulating warm water all the time...
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