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QF Castile question...

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Shortstuff, Aug 6, 2008.

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  1. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    I have the Castille. I run mine mostly on medium.....when it dips below 25 or so i use high at times....but for the most part i use medium and low......I set my wireless auto thermostat at 80 and never touch it.....love the stove and thermostat. As for the burn pot.....i dump it once a day(takes seconds).....then once a week I do a thorough. If you dont dump the burnpot once a day.....if you do put it on high and sometimes on medium you will get a rumbling noise because the air holes in the pot start getting plugged.

    Have no regrets at all with the Quad. :)

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  2. peirhead

    peirhead Feeling the Heat

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    Great replies I hope I get my stove before winter!! Mr MainePellethead...you mentioned you dump the burnpot each day...I assume this is by pulling the Firepot rod out a few times? do you have to shut down the stove and wait till the combustion fan stops to do this? Thanks
  3. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    Yes....on pulling the fire pot rod....plus make sure theres no clinkers etc. stuck in it......all I do is turn the Thermo stat down way below room temp.....so I know it isnt going to come back on....most of the time i wait for the blower to shut.....but not always.....
  4. Czech

    Czech Minister of Fire

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    Ditto to Maine here, turn the stat down, let the fire burn out, scrape and dump. A little trick for you if you don't already know it... When you are brushing and/or vacuuming out the stove, turn the stat all the way up and then immediatly all the way down before you clean. This turns the combustion fan on for a few minutes and helps suck the dust from cleaning out the vent and not into the room. I typicall burn on high with the thermostat set most times, it get cold here and the stove is usually working pretty hard. Love the stove.
  5. tonyd

    tonyd Feeling the Heat

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    Running your stove on medium with the stat on 80 what is your fuel consumption? Roughly Thanks new castile owner.
  6. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    I burn approx. a bag or less a day.....never over a bag a day. but I cant tell you how long I have it on medium and low because it just depends on how warm or cold the outside is. My house is pretty tight....
  7. tonyd

    tonyd Feeling the Heat

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    Sounds good. That's what I was expecting to get out of my Castile. I was using a kerosene heater to keep the chill down in my rec room downstairs . When kero went to $4.85 a gallon, even that got expensive. I think I'm going to enjoy the pellet stove.
  8. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    You will enjoy it. I live in Maine....had mine installed on Jan 8th. of this year and from Jan. 8th til the end of season I burned $340.00 worth of pellets.... saved $$$$ Would of cost me much more in oil. :)
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