This stove is really a step away from the typical Breckwell that uses Fasco brand fans. In this particular model Breckwell followed the lead of Austroflamm, older model Quadrafires and later model Glo-Kings in using cast aluminum housed capacitor driven exhaust and convection fans. I think they were on to a good thing and were sorry to see them move back to the Fasco fans. Here is a picture of a P28, this stove has been painted a custom color as the stoves were originally available in charcoal or brown.
When I went up on the roof to inspect the installation, look for leaks, and run a brush down from the top I found that the pipe was “B Vent, not the required “L Vent”. B vent is used on venting gas appliances and has an aluminum interior, pellet burning appliances require a L vent which has a stainless steel interior.
Here’s what happens to the interior of B vent when used to vent a pelletstove.
When I came down from the roof and inspected the pipe I found that two different brands of L vent were used. The cleanout-tee connection to the pipe above was questionable at best.
This particular model has a large single section of glass (neoceram) bent in two places. The air-wash plate similarly is one piece. Notice the pattern on the neoceram, at the point of each “V” is an obstruction in the air-wash.
The air-wash is removed from the door frame, the neoceram is cleaned as is the air-wash plate. The plate is painted and re-installed onto the door frame.
This next set of pictures show the removal of the ash drawer door, ash drawer, and the plate behind the drawer that allows access to the area infront of the exhaust fan blades and access to the vertical passage ways on the right and left sides of the stove.
The brush runs from the bottom
To the top
This is the left side of the stove with the pedestal side cover and the stove body side cover removed. The cast aluminum exhaust fan housing is mounted horizontally. The area under the fan has two snap switches attached to it. The ash is removed through the access plate behind the ash drawer we removed earlier, and from the fan itself once we removed the exhaust vent. Above the fan, within the body of the stove is the auger motor.
Heres the right side of the stove, the convection fan is mounted within the pedestal. The vacuum pressure switch is above. The hose runs from the switch to the back of the stove.
This is what the stove looks like from the rear. The air inlet tube just to the left of the auger motor connects to the burnpot. The exhaust fan vents below the auger motor, and the aluminum housing for the convection fan is below the air inlet tube.
The exhaust fan is now clean.
The stove is put back together and the gold is detailed.
The left door latch is straightened out, now it’s perfect.