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Quadrafire Insert stored for 6 years

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kayo, May 11, 2014.

  1. kayo

    kayo New Member

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    Hi,

    Just spoke to someone who is selling an 8 year old Quadrafire Insert. He told me he only used it for the first 2 years then moved and stored it in his barn for 6 years. What problem should I be looking out for with a pellet stove stored for that long of time?

    Thanks

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  2. bob bare

    bob bare Minister of Fire

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    Mice nests,chewed wires,rust in firebox/exhaust passages esp. if ashes left in it.May need new controller as some eletronics(caps) do not like extreme temps.
  3. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    Bob pretty well nailed it. Expect or plan to replace the bearings on the combustion and convection blowers. It's a common bearing and, hopefully, not too hard to get things loose. (plenty of PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench). You might need a vacuum switch too. I don't know how fragile the internals are on them.
    If you're handy and can read a simple electrical schematic and troubleshoot, it would be a big plus on the project. If not, forget it.
  4. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Run it, before purchase.
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  5. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    I would think rust. Barns can be damp

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