Lowering Feed Rate When starting Stove With Coal-Trol

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StanT
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Post Wed. Apr. 21, 2010 8:13 am

I lit a new fire last nite and thermostat was set at 74, Temp was 70, Fired right up and feed was 99, I lowered thr thermostat to 68 but it took a long time for the feed rate to get to zero. Is there any way to make it lower the feed rate as temp went over 80? I shut the coal-trol off, Turned it on, FR sstayed the same. also unplugged and same fr.

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Post Wed. Apr. 21, 2010 12:24 pm

Unfortunately there is no way to "force" the FR to a given setting. The best advice we can offer is to try these ideas:

- We highly recommended, while starting the stove, to set the setpoint to something a few degrees below current temperature. This will prevent it "ramping up" to such a high feedrate while the fire settles out after the lighting and overshooting while the feedrate comes back down.

- Since the outdoor temps are relatively mild these days, we also would recommend using a much lower MAX setting than you would in the winter. This will limit the heat output of the stove at high feedrates and effectively reduce the potential for overshoot. Using a setting at 1/2 your normal would be a good place to start.

- Once the fire is settled out and MAX is reduced, set your setpoint.

Our control is tuned to provide good steady state control of temperature throughout the day, which makes it respond slowly to meeting and settling down on new setpoints. We continue to work on making our setpoint change response more aggressive while preserving our performance on temperature tracking during the day. In the meantime, the ideas above should help you avoid this impacting you during initial lighting of the stove in the future.
Paul Volcko
Coal-Trol Digital http://www.coaltroldigital.com/


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Post Wed. Apr. 21, 2010 9:08 pm

Thank you, That will work, Stan

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Post Sun. Apr. 25, 2010 12:10 pm

Stan

What I do after starting new fire at this time of year. After fire has started put thermostat at min feed rate under the setup menu and leave at min about 1 hr.
Works for me.

Wild

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