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« on: August 31, 2010, 05:06:59 PM »

Will pick up my furnace next week. Can't wait!
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 06:09:57 AM »

Well, I am within 1 week of firing my stove. Ran into snafu with fish tape while getting ready to pull wire..................Fish tape 20' short! :bash: Anyhow, just to let would be buyers know, customer service on this unit is somewhat questionable. Said ti fill with softened and filtered water( manual said filter supplied). Sales guy said manufacturer quit making the filter and they didn't send with units anymore and it was ok to fill with garden hose. Talked with nother buyer, and low and behold, they shipped a filter right to him. So, I sent my e-mails back and forth between myself and company.......... They sent me one too with the notice that unit MUST be filled with soft/filtered water. So much for strait answers from sales manager.Talked at length with sales manager at the manufacturer's place of business and several other times trying to get dealer info to no avail. They really could care less, I guess. Shady answers on questions about unit at best. Manual leaves alot to be desired. Several discrepancies. Warranty looks to be good kindling. Best product in the world will fail without good customer service. I only hope I never have any warranty issues. I definately will not be recommending them to any customers. I think they lost interest in dealership for me when I told them I wanted to try their product first before I put my reputation on the line. They would have been happy selling me 3 or more for a few hundred off, I am sure. I love that "dealership opportunities in your area" crud.
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 06:58:57 AM »

 Be careful of water softeners that use salt. I hear any salt in the water is hard on the furnace.
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 01:37:18 AM »

Well Tulenutn20,

Go our up and running short of having a fire burning!!  Also figured out a better wiring for the high limit!!  I will be emailing it to you and posting it for other members!
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 05:52:03 AM »

Thanks for the update. Got mine burning a couple of nights ago to heat the DHW. WOW! HOT and plenty of it. Still toying with firebox , fire size, temp settings, etc. Also gonna reconfigure a couple of lines if I get time. Definately a huge difference in smoke when burning in by-pass versus gasification. Just need to figure out a medium setting for the finicky night light. Later.
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 06:04:07 PM »

Had our wood stove running for little under a month.  The morning I went to put wood in it and draft fan was not burning.  Guess what the control panel had already went out of it.  They agreed to send a new one but my stove will be down for a couple of days!!! Hope it doesn't get too cold!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 06:05:04 AM »

Yeh, my controller is flaky too, Still works, but am wondering for how long. Up arrow barely works, sometimes doesn't. I think they would do well to use a standard mechanical control. We'll see, I guess.
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 10:34:04 AM »

What kind of controller is on the furnace from the factory?I have heard good things about the Ranco controllers,but have no experiance with them
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 06:45:53 PM »

They are LOVE( DWYER)  electronic TSWB(Temperature Switch Wood Burner).
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2010, 10:36:34 PM »

Tul

Does your fire keep smoldering out?  Ours seems to have problems keeping big logs of hedge going.  What is your temp range?  We also seem to be using lots of wood, but we are use to a indoor stove also with a small fire box.
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 06:33:23 AM »

Under low demand, I quit throwing huge rounds in because they do not burn good. Better to use smaller pieces under low demand and go for good burn. I reset temp up to 170 since it is getting colder.
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 11:36:24 AM »

Tul

Does your fire keep smoldering out?  Ours seems to have problems keeping big logs of hedge going.  What is your temp range?  We also seem to be using lots of wood, but we are use to a indoor stove also with a small fire box.
welli have central boiler 5036 and it hink i use less wood
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 06:54:10 PM »

Tul

Does your fire keep smoldering out?  Ours seems to have problems keeping big logs of hedge going.  What is your temp range?  We also seem to be using lots of wood, but we are use to a indoor stove also with a small fire box.
welli have central boiler 5036 and it hink i use less wood
And you know this, WHY?
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Re: Earth Energy190
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2010, 08:28:46 PM »

I use 8 or 10 pieces of 20" wood in the boiler in 24 hours i used 20 pieces in the wood stove in 8 hours
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2010, 08:44:59 AM »

I use 8 or 10 pieces of 20" wood in the boiler in 24 hours i used 20 pieces in the wood stove in 8 hours
Ok Alan, I see what you were meaning. I thought it was a case of "mine is better than yours". I too burned in a airtight stove, but I can't say really which way was more efficient as I couldn't heat whole house with stove. But you are correct, 2-3 logs for overnight so far. They are, however, bigger pieces. By the way, welcome!
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