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Fahrenheit Technologies Endurance 50F Information

Discussion in 'Pellet Stoves, Pellet Fireplaces, Pellet Furnaces' started by BAN83, Jan 2, 2016.

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Who out there has a 50F or would like to get one?

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  1. BAN83

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    So with all the threads on here to do with 50F stoves, it was suggested to start one thread that would be a helpful spot for all 50F guys and gals.

    Anyone with a 50F can feel free to post anything to do with the 50F stoves. The idea being that we can create one spot that new and seasoned stove owners can visit to search for any information on problems they may be having. It's also intended to be a spot that we can discus mods to better the performance of these units.

    So here we go.

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    Great idea! I made this a sticky because of how many 50F owners we have and the folks that may search it!

    Post up your cleaning pics, installs (links to install threads), and any updates.

    I will be posting in here with some info. But will take a few days.

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  4. Old Fart from Eganville

    Old Fart from Eganville

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    Im in I think it a super idea. My unit is new and have been operating it now for a couple weeks, The furnace works like a dream. I have it hooked up as a stand alone into its own duct and cold air return with 8 takeoffs. Still using it on the various levels and so far it runs mostly on level 1. Tomorrow should be a better test as it will be going down to minus 23 or so. I want to get a better feel for it before I hook to a thermostat. Right now using a 50% pellet /corn mix. I have some Rye seed to try soon.
    Old Fart:yes::yes::yes:
     
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    The Tstat option works well, I wanna try corn also but nothing local. There are few places deliver but only in bulk.
     
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    Hey Old Fart, good to see you found this thread. Thanks for chiming in.

    I have to say, I never thought I'd like burning corn, but when I did a test with a 50/50 corn pellet mix, I was really happy with how the stove was burning!
     
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    Maybe this thread be for proven modifications and the old one for the progress, troubleshooting and trials.
     
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    Yeah should be for what Dex said, other threads for what you said.
     
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    Sounds good..
     
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    chbryson.. Post some updates when you get your updated parts in. :)
     
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    For all the 50F guys with the dreaded Hopper Leak. Here are some pics of where you need to look for a gap, and add foam if there is a gap. A good indicator that you have a hopper leak is a "Y" shaped flame. This shape is caused by the air coming through the hopper and down the pellet chute into the flame.

    In the pic below you can see where foam tape was added to the top of the hopper. To access this area you muse remove the top stove panel.

    Also attached is a PDF file from Matt at Fahrenheit showing the areas that need to be siliconed.

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    Some of the must have airflow upgrades for the 50F are as follows.

    High Flow Exhaust Manifold - Purchase from Fahrenheit
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    Side Open Sail Switch - Purchase from Fahrenheit
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    Larger Combustion Impeller, Motor and Adapter Plate - From Don2222 or search the net. Motor is a 1.75A C-Frame off a Harman.
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    Is that hopper leak happening on the new units or just the older style. Glad to see you younger lads are checking this all out,
    will save us Old farts a lot of head scratchen. :hair::hair::hair:. More time for us older folk to enjoy some beverages.:cheers::cheers:
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    Hey Old Fart, not sure about newer units, but I've heard about a lot of older units having this issue. Looking at the flame pics you've posted, I'd say yours doesn't have a hopper leak. Personally, I think my hoper shifted when I moved in into my basement, as it had a very bumpy ride down the stairs on the appliance cart lol.
     
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    Well it sure seems to be working good with this cold snap. I am getting a visit from Ivanhoe in the morning.
    Looking foreword to picking his brain on a few issues.
    Old Fart. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON SOLVING ISSUES.
     
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    Great posts so far!

    Here is the original exhaust manifold and the updated one on the right.

    This and the Sail switch mentioned above are 2 great updates!

    The larger impeller and blower motor were money well spent as well!

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    We need a old vs new version too, to see what the new furnace has compared to old one.
    Any updates for the newer furnaces would be helpful too.
     
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    Hope you guys had a good visit. Ivan's a good guy. He stopped in to my place when he was down this way a month or so ago.
     
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    Yeah like showing the burn pot versions, exhaust passages etc.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say Old Fart has the newest of the units here on the forum and that 343amc and Ivanhoe have the oldest units, if I'm not mistaken. Someone please correct me is I am wrong.
     
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