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Posted By guitarjamman,
Dec 5, 2013 at 9:33 AM
I've paid more for things that have less uses :D
Boy do I miss that, ever since I moved north.
Look for it in liquor store they actually have it all nice and legal like.
Junior Johnson Midnight Moon, 60 proof and comes in a mason jar.
Didn't know what that was...
Got to make me some of that.
It was one of several things done to cut high proof (hooch, white lightening) moonshine.
Top feed here, do like the idea of the bottom feed but would miss the tink, tink in the night. I do not worry too much about clinkers in the burn pot. The stove is very quiet and hard to hear in the bedrooms, about 35 db at six feet.
I had a top-feeding Quad 1200 for a few years. It was a nightmare: no matter what brand of pellets were used, it invariably formed a huge clinker in the burn pot which required shutdown 2x per day to chop out. I dumped the thing and got a Harman P61A: what a difference. The Harman just pushes the ash and clinkers out of the burn pot. There would be a "scale" that formed in the burn pot that needed to be scraped out every other day, but that could be done while the stove was running. The Quad was simply a cheap piece of junk compared to the Harman.
My top feed goes well over a week without having to open the door for anything. And that's usually because the ash area is full. Honestly, I think the harman's need a lot more work. I could probably go 2 weeks without needing to address the burn pot if the ash pan was larger.
I was wondering the same regarding the top or bottom feed system. I ended up buying a Harman not because of the bottom feet, but because it seemed to have better reviews. While I was at the other dealer who was selling other stoves (some with bottom, some with top), I asked which he preferred/had better experience(s) with, he said that he would give a SLIGHT edge to the bottom feeders because in his experience he saw fewer clinkers from them.
Soooo for what thay may be worth....
Ah an ash extraction system.
I have had clinkers with only 1 brand of pellets. I can go usually 1 week before I open the door, I use the little black knob lower left side.
I don't like the idea of opening every day to scrape the burn pot, like some owner manuals state.
Top feeders are blue collar workers building a country
Bottom feeders are .........................................
My Quadrafire Sante Fe is a top feeder. I also burn cheap wood pellets from Walmart. I have no problems whatsoever. My friend has a Harmon P68. I like his stove too. But I love my Quadrafire. I'll always own a Quadrafire. I trust the top feeders more.
Top feeder ... gravity ..
Yes it is , an works very well