Pacific Energy Summit owners?

Mr. Kelly

Member
Hi there… Pacific Energy Summit Owners,

I have a question about how a metal piece of this thing fits in the box properly… It is not showing anywhere in the manual.

At the very front of the stove, on the inside bottom, there is a removable metal piece, that has holes in it, which is meant to help circulate air through the thing.

When this thing was set up, the dealer placed that metal piece so that the holes are facing inward, laterally, and toward the back of the box. This piece can also very easily be placed with the holes facing directly up, which to might make sense. When the holes are facing the back, ash and soot constantly clog the thing, which I would think would prevent air from circulating.

How do you guys have this metal piece set? Up or back?

I'm going to run it for a while with the thing facing up, just to see if I can notice any difference.

Thanks for your input!
 

saydinli

Burning Hunk
Nov 6, 2016
233
Near Fergus Ontario
From PE's website,


I have this angled piece with holes in it, what is it.

  • Likely it is the manifold from the bottom of the stove - it fits in just behind the bottom of the door frame with holes facing the back of the stove.
 

Mr. Kelly

Member
From PE's website,


I have this angled piece with holes in it, what is it.

  • Likely it is the manifold from the bottom of the stove - it fits in just behind the bottom of the door frame with holes facing the back of the stove.
Thank you!

It appears that whoever answered this question wasn't entirely sure, either, so it clearly wasn't a representative from PE.

It's rather strange that it is not shown in the owner's manual.
 

Prof

Feeling the Heat
Oct 18, 2011
411
Western PA
I have it with the holes facing up--seems to fit better that way. I'm curious now if this is the 'right way'. I have been using the stove for the past 3 seasons with no issues, so I doubt it matters that much.
 

saydinli

Burning Hunk
Nov 6, 2016
233
Near Fergus Ontario
Thank you!

It appears that whoever answered this question wasn't entirely sure, either, so it clearly wasn't a representative from PE.

It's rather strange that it is not shown in the owner's manual.
This was in their FAQ section, so i would expect that it was a PE representative answering it.


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vwmike

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2013
253
Chilliwack, BC, Can.
The holes should face the rear of the fire box. If they face up I think it would interfere with the air wash for the door.
 

Mike.O

Member
Dec 20, 2017
114
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I have it with the holes facing up--seems to fit better that way. I'm curious now if this is the 'right way'. I have been using the stove for the past 3 seasons with no issues, so I doubt it matters that much.
I also have mine facing up. I have not noticed anything detrimental.

Interesting point to bring this up. Never even considered it should be installed the other way.

I think I will flip it and see if I can notice anything.
 

Mike.O

Member
Dec 20, 2017
114
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Also wondering, do you guys make an effort to keep ash out of the area of the boost mainfold? Seems like the holes, if oriented in either direction, are just plugged up after a few burn cycles
 

MDWOOD

Member
Nov 11, 2013
47
maryland
Super 27 has same parts.

The part is the Boost Manifold.
It faces the back of stove, it blows air into the wood for super fast startups.
also aids in burn down of coals, facing up? not burnin coals.
Pull it out to clean, mine never gets clogged and we heat our house with the stove.
 
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Prof

Feeling the Heat
Oct 18, 2011
411
Western PA
Also wondering, do you guys make an effort to keep ash out of the area of the boost mainfold? Seems like the holes, if oriented in either direction, are just plugged up after a few burn cycles
I don't let the ash build up past the holes (oriented up). I take the manifold off in the summer and shop vac the air holes underneath. Never had anything plug up yet.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,683
South Puget Sound, WA
Thanks MDWood. Yes, this is the boost manifold. It usually doesn't clog up that badly, but it should be removed and that area cleaned when removing ash. Note that with decent draft the stove will still function ok if you don't clean this. We have good draft + dry wood and don't need boost for a good start or burn.
 
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PA Fire Bug

Feeling the Heat
Jan 13, 2010
296
Blair County, PA
Agreed. I usually only remove it to clean the ash at the end of the season. There is always some dust and ash but it seems fine enough to not block the air flow through the holes.
 

Mr. Kelly

Member
Ironically, mine is almost always completely covered with ash… since I don't shovel the thing out all that often, but prefer to try to burn it down.

Do you believe it is mainly for cold starting? I burn 24/7, so I don't know if I would really need it for starting. I do have poor draft, and my wood is not necessarily seasoned. I should experiment a bit more, but it would take a fair amount of clearing to keep soot off of it!
 

Mr. Kelly

Member
Another thing I’ve been wondering about regarding the Summit.

The sides of the baffle have strips of insulation along the top ridge. Any idea what the purpose of this insulation is?

It’s pretty amazing that it actually stays intact over that heat.
 

Hogwildz

Minister of Fire
Another thing I’ve been wondering about regarding the Summit.

The sides of the baffle have strips of insulation along the top ridge. Any idea what the purpose of this insulation is?

It’s pretty amazing that it actually stays intact over that heat.
The insulation on sides, seals the gaps on the sides of the baffle, between the baffle and stove body sides. If the baffle was tight to each side of the stove, it would be very difficult to remove the baffle.
 
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vwmike

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2013
253
Chilliwack, BC, Can.
It’s there to keep fire box tempatures as high as possible, helps with clean burning!