Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last week, I stared doing annual summer clean outs on pellet stoves for my customers that plan ahead. So you ask why the picture of a car in several feet of snow? Well its been a long winter here in Nor Cal and I got a call asking if I could make a run up to a local Ski resort to make a repair.

After doing a 10 point service and clean out on the stove I notice one of the most common errors on Whitfield Advantage models 0- 27000. Owners take the ash drawer out to dump ashes but fail to tighten it up with a screw driver when putting it back in ( make sure your model is the screw type) most of these stoves are close to twenty years old now and need an adjustment with a hammer so that they latch up tight. Call your local Whitfield dealer if you don't fell comfortable doing this. With out a good tight seal around the ash draw you will get a dirty burn and almost no heat

1 comment:

Stove wood pellets said...

From what I have seen is that when the price of oil goes up so does the price of wood pellet and the two of them move in tandem.

From a household budget point of view the ideal scenario is if you can purchase your wood pellet now when prices are low as a hedge against increasing oil prices. People tend to close the barn door after the horse has bolted i.e. only look into wood pellet after the price of oil has shot up.