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Quadrafire Remington Adjustments

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by RKBAGUY, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. RKBAGUY

    RKBAGUY Member

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    I have a Quadrafire Remington in my finished basement that the previous owners of my home installed, however I wonder if it has been adjusted properly. I'm hoping some of you guys might have tips or tricks on how to squeeze maximum efficiency from the unit.

    For example, it seems that the fireplace would burn a good amount of time before the fan kicks on, losing the opportunity to pull heat from the unit. Presuming this was the limit switch, I bought an adjustable from Grainger and set the lower limit downward closer to 100F, and repositioned it closer to the center where the burners are, to get the convection fan to kick on sooner and run longer. That seems to help, but only so much.

    Another possibility is that the unit is perhaps buring too 'rich' because my fuel consumption has been particularly high. All the adjustable 'slider' air vents are closed - does that sound right? I've gone through 100 gallons (@ $3/gallon) in about six weeks to heat a 30sqft basement bedroom. Granted, the room is partially below grade and we've had a (very!) cold winter, but it just seems a lot. Upstairs, I run an Austroflamm Integra pellet stove, so the main floor of the house is heated so that there ought to be little to no loss from convection as the heat rises.

    Anyway, just wondering if this thing is adjusted right and what you guys can suggest to extend the heating dollar.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    If your unit was running too rich, you would probably not see the flames. I assume, since you're talking about gallons, that you're burning LP. LP will turn everything in your firebox, including the glass, sooty & black, if it's too rich. You're burning roughly 16 gallons a week, or about 2 gallons a day. That's about 9 hours continuous daily burning on high. Have you tried using a thermostat & other appliances (ceiling fans, floor fans) to try to move the heat around? Have you tried turning the gas valve to medium or low? Do you turn it down or to low when you're not in the room?
  3. RKBAGUY

    RKBAGUY Member

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    I do get a bit of soot, but not much. I have a thermostat attached and keep the temperature at 60 for about 18 hours of the day, 68 for the other 6 hours. Just seems that consumption is a bit high and someone might have suggestions on how to maximize efficiency. For example, kicking on the convection fan sooner and keeping it running longer somehow.

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