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Quadrafire Santa Fe just Died and would not Reset!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    The best way to use both hoppers on each stove is to run them on programmable T-Stats. Have the 1st stove run during the 1st half of the day. Say 12:01 AM till noon time then the second stove run from 12:01 PM to 12:00 AM

    Then they will both run until they are out of pellets! LOL

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  2. BradH70

    BradH70 Feeling the Heat

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    I have a Castile and don't have any holes in the bottom of the burn pot. I too am wondering if this is something they did in the newer burn pots. I wonder how much this actually would help with heat output and such.
  3. sante fe

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    Don, Looking at your signature, looks like you have alot of experience with alot of differant types of pellet stoves.How do you rate the sante fe ?Reliabilty,Quality,Design,?Thanks a bunch
  4. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    Now when we say bottom of burn pot, we aren't talking about holes in the movable dump gate. We are talking about the four small little holes at the bottom of the sloped section and the four little holes at the bottom of the straight sided vertical part. You have them but, like many, maybe didn't know about them.
  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello
    Yes I have tested quite a few stoves, IMO the Santa Fe is one of the very best running stoves. The CB1200 even better! I had one of those also. The sheet metal in the doors is a little thin on the Sante Fe FS units. I do not why but the left door bottom piece falls apart easy. I had one of mine welded in 3 places instead of 2 and now it is good for a very long time!

    When I picked up the 12 year old CB1200 last year someone left pellets in it and stored it in a damp place! The auger was jammed solid since the pellets had hardened! I removed the auger chiseled out the pellets and cleaned it out and the stove ran perfect after just replacing one snap disc!

    Here is a few pics and tips I did for mine Sante Fe
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...-on-a-quadrafire-santa-fe.88471/#post-1151189

    Also replaced the exhaust blower with stainless steel screws with black painted heads!
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...ews-in-their-pellet-stove.88582/#post-1153247

    Here is a pic of my Sante Fe. Makes a good shed warmer
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...evel-setting-for-start-up.88567/#post-1151206

    Here are some pics on cleaning the blower on my Sante Fe.
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...s-manual-instructions-for-the-santa-fe.88625/

    also pics on servicing the Sante Fe Auger and motor. Nice to clean it out once a year!
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/quadrafire-santa-fe-auger-servicing-any-tips.88577/

    How about Using a Lux T-Stat from Lowe's with the swing setting. Makes my shed warm before I go out there in the winter :)
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...atible-t-stat-on-a-quadrafire-santa-fe.88531/

    Here are some pics on painting the whole Sante Fe for that new showroom look before you fire it up for the fall!
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...it-look-good-for-the-fall.88499/#post-1148889

    Last and not least, some pics of replacing the Sante Fe door gasket with a nice Graphite Impregnated Gasket!
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/quad-santa-fe-door-gasket.78559/#post-1147681

    Also the left side door bottom popped apart, so my welder not only fixed it but added strength by adding additional welds in the center of the bottom and top piece. I would recommend doing this before painting as the welding burns off a little paint!
  6. BradH70

    BradH70 Feeling the Heat

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    Next time I clean I will give that part of the burn pot a good scrubbing and see if they show up.

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