QF Castile question...

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

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  1. MainePellethead

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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.

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