BTU for Quadra-Fire 1100-I?

Misterfredsr

New Member
Jan 6, 2019
22
PA. Delaware Water Gap
I'm looking to replace my old insert (1995 model), It's been good to me for 10 years. I'm looking at a new Classic Bay 1200i or P35i, both look small compared to my current stove but have a lot of BTUs. My old stove has great heat so I just want to make sure I at least get the same amount of heat without going overboard. I have 1 floor to heat and its just over 1,200 sf. I have read that you should buy the biggest you can afford when it comes to stoves and the 2 I'm looking at there is only $700 difference plus the cost of a new 4 inch pipe it I go with the P35I.
 

Overfireinthehole

Feeling the Heat
May 5, 2017
467
Miller MO
If your pipe is from the 90s replace it either way. We sold over 800 1200s but we stopped carrying them because quad was cutting corners on them and they were becoming a problem stove. We now push the P35i in its place. It won’t burn as clean as your quad, but it will run like a champ and heat just as well. Harman’s are definitely built more solidly than quads, although I like the way quads burn better when they are acting right.
 

Misterfredsr

New Member
Jan 6, 2019
22
PA. Delaware Water Gap
I've only had it for 10 years, bought it at a yard sale for $300. Never had a pellet stove and I got lucky the shroud fit my fire place. When I got it I replaced all gaskets and painted it and it looks like new but parts are getting expensive and I think its time to upgrade.
 

Overfireinthehole

Feeling the Heat
May 5, 2017
467
Miller MO
I’d do that and pain some sheet metal black to cover what the shroud doesn’t cover. You can also buy an oversized shroud for those.
 

Don2222

Minister of Fire
Feb 1, 2010
8,447
Salem NH
Hello
The Harman Accentra Inserts were built much stronger than the new P35i stoves and a good used one would be an Excellent purchase! IMHO :)
 

Don2222

Minister of Fire
Feb 1, 2010
8,447
Salem NH
I was looking at them but (here we go again) I was thinking it was to big, no sooner turn on and the room would heat up very fast and shut down before the heat gets out of the room.
If you run the stove in “Stove Temp” mode the it will stay on.
Or
You can extend the room probe to the room you want to control the temp in “Room Temp Mode”
My Harman is down in the basement and I extended the room probe to up here in the living room so my living room stays at the temp I set it too. :)
 

Misterfredsr

New Member
Jan 6, 2019
22
PA. Delaware Water Gap
When i first joined i asked about a stove in my basement and got a no way because of my concrete floor and stone walls. Think i'm going with the p35i. Need to do more research about "stove temp and room temp mode" before I do anything else.
 

Misterfredsr

New Member
Jan 6, 2019
22
PA. Delaware Water Gap
My son-in-law is a wielder so i'm going to ask him for some sheet metal to cover what the small shroud does not cover. Must be my lucky day. Now back to how I'm going to use my chimney for exhaust and air intake. There are some very interesting topics on OAK here just need to fine the one that is right for me.