Quad Castile Vacuum Hose Termination

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by peirhead, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. peirhead

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    Does anyone know where the vacuum hose terminates in a Quad Castile? Obviously one end of the hose goes to the vacuum switch, but the other end? Looking at mine it appears to go to the top of the auger near where the pellets drop down into the burner pot, but I can't really get in there to be sure. It would be a logical location as vacuum should be present there, and it would help suck the dust and fines away from the vacuum tube.
     
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  2. Don2222

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    Hello

    All Quads get their vacuum feed from the the underside of the feed motor chute.

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  3. DexterDay

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    Isn't there a panel that can be removed to get to it? My Classic Bay has a panel that has 3 screws in it. Remove them and pull the hose from the switch and blow through it to clean fines from the barb area on the auger chute
     
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    The port on my Mt. Vernon, non AE, is about 3/4 of the ways UP on the side of the auger tube.
     
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    Thanks guys...I have started using a rag to stuff in the drop tube when I am cleaning the stove....while I am vacuuming I also blow compressed air around the heat exchange tubes etc....now I am sure I won't damage the vacuum switch.
     
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