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Quadrafire feed rate

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Lemms, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. Lemms

    Lemms New Member

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    OK, I have been working with the feed rate on my recently installed Mt. Vernon. From min to max, it doesn't seem to have that big of an effect on the flame size? So, I put it at min. I am only getting about a 2-3 inch flame above the firepot. However, on Med, I am going through a little over a bag a day? I thought that was kind of a lot...
    Any opinions?

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds about right. What is the flame height on medium? What are the outside temps? We would go through a bag a day with a bit lower btu/hr. Quad when the temps were 40-45. At 35 degrees it would be 1.5 bags/day. It all depends on how quickly one's house is losing heat.
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    Temps...It has been in the 40s with nights in the lower 30s - upper 20s.
    Okay, I was just checking to see what anyone else thought...
    Does the feed rate affect the efficiency of the stove? Or on a lower feed rate will the stove just put off less heat?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That's a good question. I don't see at what output they tested for the emissions standard, but would guess that it would be at the most efficient setting.
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