Old VS New

Vector06 Posted By Vector06, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:39 AM

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  1. Vector06

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    Hey,

    As some of of know we have a Quadrafire Contour pellet stove. It was manufactured in April of 2001. We are thinking about upgrading to possibly a Quadrafire SanteFe or the equivalent. Is there a major difference as far as efficiency of these two models? Our house is just under 1000 sq ft.

    Jim
     
  2. john193

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    Judging by the manufacturers claimed max output of 30k to 34k on the Santa Fe doesn't sound like a noticeable difference. I wouldn't qualify this as an upgrade by any stretch.

    As for efficiency, it is difficult to put a factual number behind each stove as testing methods are not necessarily consistent. Id be inclined to think that assuming a 3/4 efficiency is a fair bet.
     
  3. reallyte

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    The classic bay would be an upgrade if you had the money to drop.
     
  4. Vector06

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  5. SwineFlue

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    Are you looking for more heat or to burn fewer pellets?
     
  6. reallyte

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    2600$ retail but I know my dealer sells em at 2300$. my sante fe was 2000$ for comparison.
     
  7. Vector06

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    Both would be nice. :) A little more heat is what we are after. Our stove on high is pretty loud.
     
  8. SwineFlue

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    I know the feeling! My stove has been on high non-stop since yesterday afternoon. I am limited by fore/aft distance in front of the vertical vent, though... the Castile seems to be the biggest stove that fits.

    Since you mention noise, the CB also has a separate fan speed control. It gives more options in the heat vs. noise tradeoff.
     
  9. Vector06

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    I here ya...it's a balmy 8 here right now....
     
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