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Scott7m

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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 07:32:12 AM »

Scott I don't see being able to att.. Firebrick to the door? I am noticing a lot of heat being lost in the top of roof with all the snow we had only the lower part of the roof still has any left

The flue pipe runs up thru the top of the water jacket, past the insulation on top, then thru the roof. The flue pipe that is exposed between the insulation and the top of the roof loses some heat which warms that air space and melts the snow on the roof.

So it may not be as bad as it seems

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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 01:08:52 PM »

Scott I don't see being able to att.. Firebrick to the door? I am noticing a lot of heat being lost in the top of roof with all the snow we had only the lower part of the roof still has any left

The flue pipe runs up thru the top of the water jacket, past the insulation on top, then thru the roof. The flue pipe that is exposed between the insulation and the top of the roof loses some heat which warms that air space and melts the snow on the roof.

So it may not be as bad as it seems

I was upset too the first time it snowed! I thought this thing isn't insulated very good but it is. It's the flue pipe heating the roof.
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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2014, 02:09:51 AM »

Sizmo.. I could see that being possible , there is a lot of heat coming off the door too
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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 05:28:01 AM »

I'm selling my 235 with solenoid and flapper!  Any questions, read my post under new acme furnace.
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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2014, 06:35:38 PM »

Sizmo, I used a double layer of white fiberglass insulation (used in industrial plants on piping ect,) sandwiched between the same type of metal roofing used on the stove.  I planed on using one of the ports on the back of the stove for a aquastat  well.
 As far as the door, I intend to make the opening bigger along with a new designed door that doesn't require a new gasket every couple of weeks.
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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2014, 07:19:25 PM »

Even with the planned upgrades , is the stove worth the effort. It sounds like it will eat even more wood with a larger fan. Maybe cut your losses and sell. Plenty of others with a good track record in all price ranges. It is a sad shame to hear stories like this, but it does say acme. I hope it wasn't expensive.
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Re: I DON'T love my Acme furnace
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2014, 05:29:29 AM »

The problem with these units are they are undersized for what they say .. Example my 235 says heats 5000 sqft well I have 4200 and I'm filling it up every 4-6 hrs it would be a good deal for someone with around 2500 sqft maybe 3000 I've wasted a lot of time and money when I could have spent a few bucks more from the beginning ..
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