New Pacific Energy FP30 Installation Progress Thread

Dutchsupreme

New Member
Dec 11, 2017
5
winnipeg mb
Hey,
Sorry I'm new to this forum but also just had the fp30 installed. It's been super great so far, we have been using it for a week and almost always with the air control all the way down. Is there anything that I may have missed on this forum to slow down the burn even more?

Also PE limited lifetime warranty I find to be silly, since when is lifetime "10 years". I just saw this when I was filling out the warranty card and I was slightly disappointed.

Anyway for details there is no fresh air intake installed as the installer said it created cold pockets (what the Mrs told me he said anyway).
Chimney is about 20 ft I would say.
Any input would be appreciated.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
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All of our lifetimes are limited.
 

JonB2017

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Dec 6, 2017
10
St. John's, NL
That's correct. Sorry I don't have photos before I covered it with rock. I will say the bottom of my mantle gets very hot. If I could do it again and it would look correct, I would put my mantle a bit higher for added saftey. I tried to do this, but my wife said it looked odd because the mantle was so high so mine is right at the required height.
Thanks for your help guys! I picked up some 1/2" threaded rod - i think i'll go with 4 of them along the length of the mantel and drill through the metal studs as discussed. Here's a few pictures of the build so far - i managed to get some mosaic tiles down on the floor this weekend - tiling the fireplace exterior is perhaps this weekend! A few pictures of my mantel too that i'm trying to hew with an axe! Worst case i'll have some kindling for fire starting and some big logs for the fire :)

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Dutchsupreme

New Member
Dec 11, 2017
5
winnipeg mb
In the manual it shows this outside air adapter plate, which is on my unit however I am currently not using outside air, should the installer have used a solid metal plate instead of the one shown In the picture?
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Dutchsupreme

New Member
Dec 11, 2017
5
winnipeg mb
Thanks for your help guys! I picked up some 1/2" threaded rod - i think i'll go with 4 of them along the length of the mantel and drill through the metal studs as discussed. Here's a few pictures of the build so far - i managed to get some mosaic tiles down on the floor this weekend - tiling the fireplace exterior is perhaps this weekend! A few pictures of my mantel too that i'm trying to hew with an axe! Worst case i'll have some kindling for fire starting and some big logs for the fire :)

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Looks nice!
 

saydinli

Burning Hunk
Nov 6, 2016
233
Near Fergus Ontario
No I don’t believe you want to cover up the hole with a plate. You need to leave it open for combustion air. If you’re not using an OAK, you won’t need the adapter on but it won’t hurt anything leaving it on. I’m surprised that you have the adapter on yours but not using it as I think those are an “extra” but I could be wrong as my dealer automatically installs them in the ZC ‘s anyways.


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Dutchsupreme

New Member
Dec 11, 2017
5
winnipeg mb
No I don’t believe you want to cover up the hole with a plate. You need to leave it open for combustion air. If you’re not using an OAK, you won’t need the adapter on but it won’t hurt anything leaving it on. I’m surprised that you have the adapter on yours but not using it as I think those are an “extra” but I could be wrong as my dealer automatically installs them in the ZC ‘s anyways.


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Ok thanks, really appreciate the information.
 

fordtrucknut

Member
Nov 24, 2015
20
missouri
Question for other FP30 owners,
We only burn on weekends and days off,
What are other owners seeing as far as fan run times?

Mine will run over 18 hours after the last load. ( last load was put in at close to 9pm, was still running at 6pm the next night)

Ashes were completely burnt down and out, and the air blowing out was almost as cold as the outside air temp ( because the OAK duct.) Main furnace must have been working over time all day...

Normally I will just scoop out the ashes and just turn the fan off, when the air drops down to room temp...
 

Mike M.

Feeling the Heat
Mar 18, 2012
295
Green Bay, WI
Question for other FP30 owners,
We only burn on weekends and days off,
What are other owners seeing as far as fan run times?

Mine will run over 18 hours after the last load. ( last load was put in at close to 9pm, was still running at 6pm the next night)

Ashes were completely burnt down and out, and the air blowing out was almost as cold as the outside air temp ( because the OAK duct.) Main furnace must have been working over time all day...

Normally I will just scoop out the ashes and just turn the fan off, when the air drops down to room temp...
I turn the fan off manually all the time. It runs way longer than needed. Also I use 2 of those business card size fridge magnets to seal the cold air from the oak when the stove is cold. Basically put the control lever on high then the 2 magnets on the right. Works great.

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JonB2017

New Member
Dec 6, 2017
10
St. John's, NL
I turn the fan off manually all the time. It runs way longer than needed. Also I use 2 of those business card size fridge magnets to seal the cold air from the oak when the stove is cold. Basically put the control lever on high then the 2 magnets on the right. Works great.

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That's interesting - i've always manually turned mine off - but i've been surprised by how hot the stove has to get in order for the fan to start (i just assumed it would cut off if it cooled down but never tried it.)

Great idea RE: the fridge magnets! Mine has a pretty good breeze blowing through it at times.
 

mcdougy

Burning Hunk
Apr 15, 2014
229
ontario
I am 6 weeks into ownership of my fireplace. All I can say is that I am surprised at how well it is working. A new build 3100sqft bungalow, and I can maintain room temperature at furnace thermostat and at far ends of house I am reading 2 degrees lower. This is without any furnace fan running, completely impressed thus far.
 

saydinli

Burning Hunk
Nov 6, 2016
233
Near Fergus Ontario
I am 6 weeks into ownership of my fireplace. All I can say is that I am surprised at how well it is working. A new build 3100sqft bungalow, and I can maintain room temperature at furnace thermostat and at far ends of house I am reading 2 degrees lower. This is without any furnace fan running, completely impressed thus far.[/



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I said he same thing about ours. I can’t believe this thing heats our 2800 sq ft house.
 
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JonB2017

New Member
Dec 6, 2017
10
St. John's, NL
Hey guys - more questions! How long after your stone was installed did you wait to fire your stove up again?? I was thinking a few days but have been told 28 days by a mason!! Didn’t expect that!!
 

bfast250

Burning Hunk
Dec 6, 2013
111
Missouri
My Mason told me 7 days minimum, but the longer the better. I think I waited 8. It was at least 14 before I brought it up to 600+ temps.
 
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JonB2017

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Dec 6, 2017
10
St. John's, NL
Thankfully no! :) it is slate so it is a natural stone - the surface is irregular as it is essentially a big rock mechanically split into tiles. So there are different colors and irregularities in the surface
 

saydinli

Burning Hunk
Nov 6, 2016
233
Near Fergus Ontario
Thankfully no! :) it is slate so it is a natural stone - the surface is irregular as it is essentially a big rock mechanically split into tiles. So there are different colors and irregularities in the surface

Oh ya, I see it better now that I turned my monitor brightness up a bit more. Very nice!
I love natural stone! Thats all I have at my house in and out.
 
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