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Quad castille insert.... I can't run it on HI fan speed (3) without popping the overfire breaker?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by brewerpete, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. brewerpete

    brewerpete New Member

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    OK.. here's the deal.
    The Castille insert has three fans speeds low med and hi.

    The fan speed controls how fast the fans blow across the hear exchangers, but apparrently it also controls the auger feed rate.

    There are times when I want to crank it up, but after an hour or two in the HI setting... inevitably the stove shuts down.

    There is a temperature sensitive "breaker" that trips when the temps get too high.

    I suspect the analogy is as follows:

    Assume you have a rotary grass fertilizer spreader.. the fan speed controls how fast you walk and in turn how fast the wheels and spreader wheel turns.

    I need to figure out how to control how much fertilizer comes out of the hole...ie. how many pellets fall into the auger.

    I see a rod in the hopper that looks like it may be the adjustment I need.... anyone else have this problem and did you conquer it?

    thnx
    bp

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    brewerpete New Member

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    AHHH I see said the blind man... ;-)

    here is the silver nugget I was looking for...
    thnx!

    bp

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    tonyd Feeling the Heat

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    And , if it doesn't move up and down freely, follow the rod down into the hopper and you will find a screw that needs to be loosened in order for the rod to work properly. I found that out this morning.HTHs
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    brewerpete New Member

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    Good point.. that was highlighted in the other picture I didn't post.

    thnx for the catch
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