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Quadrafire Isle Royale installed!!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Trilifter7, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Looks great. The Isle Royale is a beautiful stove. My friend, who happens to be another member on the forum, has one in porcelain white. It's beautiful, and throws some heat.

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  2. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Here's the fire pic

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  3. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I burned a load last night of just wood and no pallet pieces and it burned much better! Temps peaked at about 600 and maintained 500 a lot longer. I think the pallet pieces were the culprit of the high temps.
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  4. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a showroom pic, and the showroom is in your house. :)
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  5. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    She's a beauty. The IR was on my short list of stoves in 2011. I ended up with the Progress Hybrid, but I really like yours too. Enjoy!
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  6. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Just curious how long of a chimney you guys with the IR have? Mine is 15' and it def drafts well. I'm considering adding a damper to slow the burn down a bit. What do you guys think?
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I am about 18 ft total and it will suck the lazyboy out from in front of my TV.

    I have also thought about a damper, but then remind myself that I haven't had a brush down the throat of this thing in 4 years. That counts for something.

    I have always said that the IR is one of the easiest breathing stoves on the market.
  8. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yea good point Jags, a damper would def have an affect on creosote build up in the chimney.
  9. Johnpolk

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    I have around 15 feet of chimney and have never felt like I had inadequate draft.
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The Isle Royale is an easy breather compared to many of its EPA brethren.
  11. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    My thinking is not that I have too little but that I might have too much draft. I know draft is a good thing, especially with an easy breather, but I don't want to decrease my burn times too much bc of it. I'm just wondering if I could slow it down a little with a damper... And to jags point not cause creosote problems while doing it. I know this stove puts out a ton of heat so I guess if I can get anything over 8 hours of good heat I would be happy. Just wanting to optimize the ability of this massive stove.
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Woke up this morning to coals that wouldn't fit into two 5 pound coffee cans. 8 hours isn't hard to do. 8 hours with a stove top of 450-500...now that is hard to do.
  13. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Hopefully I can get 8 hours above 300. Seems like from my small burns so far that won't be a problem.
  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It is doable.
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Good. I can't wait to put it to the test next season!
  16. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I did have one issue with this stove that the dealer is taking care of. Every time I would rotate my top burners vertical the fireboard baffle would slide down about an inch or two below the top plate. Then when I'd rotate it up it would hit and push the small back baffle up allowing a gap between the two baffles. I had to reach down in with the burners vertical again and push the baffle piece back up in to place to get it to close right. This was not fun when the stove and burners were hot!!! I told my dealer about it so he came out and took pics to send to Quadrafire. After looking at it we concluded the problem was the welds on each end of the bars that the burners go into. The welds were pretty sloppy and over filled which caused the top plate to not be able to bolt flush to it. Since the top piece was raised off the burner rails that left the gap allowing the fireboard baffle to slide around. After seeing the pics Quad approved the replacement and ordered me a new top piece and burner assembly to be replaced under warranty. Glad I decided to install this now instead of waiting until next season! Also good to know I have a dealer willing to help me out and work with me. Should have the new pieces installed in a few weeks. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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    Not for me... ;)
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  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah - but you get to look at thing too...;lol;)
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    TX-L Burning Hunk

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    Agreed. The Lopi at camp is a much nicer looking device. Will be burning that all day Saturday at camp. Me likes to watch the flames through never-been-sooted-up glass and have a wee bit o' whisky!
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