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Thermostat for Quadra-Fire Castile Pellet Insert

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Mark from Maine, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Mark from Maine

    Mark from Maine New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has any recomendations for a nice thermostat for my Quadra-Fire Castile Insert? The thermostat that came with it is a little on the cheap side. I would like to find one that has a digital read out and if possible be able to set my oil system temp off of the same thermostat. Any recomendations or advise would be huge!! Thanks!

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Simple search will reveal a lot of results.

    But a Lux 500 pr 1500 is a great choice. Hunter makes a good one too. Just make sure it has a good swing setting.
  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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  4. Mark from Maine

    Mark from Maine New Member

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    I will look into those! Thanks. What is a good "swing setting" ?
  5. Gentcpa

    Gentcpa New Member

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    I've had the same question and done tons of research on it. I have an Englander stove and wanted to run it off a thermostat with a temp of 68 and use the oil furnace as back up if the temp drops to 62 and maintain it at 62.

    Can get around the 24 vs millivolt using a relay. However, it seems like the thermostats will do what ever it takes to hold one set temp including running both at the same time.

    So far it seems the only way I can come up with is to run two thermostats or make one.
  6. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I like 4° for On/Off operation. (Or swing of 2° each way) Say the stat is set at 70°. Then it kicks off at 72° and comes back on at 68°. That keeps the stove from kicking on and off all the time. Running on Hi/Low I would stay closer to 2° total (69° on and 71° off). Lux 1500 would be my choice.
  7. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    What he said...

    I use a LUX TX1500E with my Quad CB1200i. Works great! No issues and haven't replaced batteries yet (10 months so far)
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  8. Vinelife

    Vinelife Feeling the Heat

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    Can you use any thermo with quad stoves ?? Or does it have to be a certain type ??

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