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dozerdean

Member
Dec 8, 2014
121
North central mo
Hello Everyone. New to forum & pellet stoves, but not new to burning wood.
Does anyone have a Quadra-fire castile pellet stove? If so how do you like it's performance? Have one that I am looking at. It's used 2005 model $995.00. Is that a fair price? Thanks for any comments.
 

Wooden Head

Burning Hunk
Sep 14, 2009
235
West Michigan
Hello Everyone. New to forum & pellet stoves, but not new to burning wood.
Does anyone have a Quadra-fire castile pellet stove? If so how do you like it's performance? Have one that I am looking at. It's used 2005 model $995.00. Is that a fair price? Thanks for any comments.
I have one that was built in 2008. I believe they changed some of the internal air paths and electronics in around 2007. I've been pleased with mine. Have run it for 5 years. How much space are you trying to heat?
 

kinsmanstoves

Minister of Fire
Not a bad price.

Eric
 

bags

Minister of Fire
Oct 12, 2014
2,407
Kentucky
Ones I've seen around here the asking piece is $1,400 and upwards closer to $1,800 average so it is a good deal but I don't know much at all about that stove. There are many here who have them. tjnamtiw does and will likely chime in.
 

kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,477
Iowa
I would see it run so you know you won't be buying some expensive parts right away, bringing up the price. kap
 
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dozerdean

Member
Dec 8, 2014
121
North central mo
I have one that was built in 2008. I believe they changed some of the internal air paths and electronics in around 2007. I've been pleased with mine. Have run it for 5 years. How much space are you trying to heat?
Heating 1300 sq ft. Energy efficient windows & doors. Insulated, house bulit around 1932.
 

tjnamtiw

Minister of Fire
It's a good, easy to run stove that will throw heat all day set on high if you adjust the flame correctly. No worries about running it flat out. It's rated for 35,000 btus IIRC. I've had no problems in 4 years with the stove, just pellet quality. Just one simple adjustment and away it goes. Sounds like a good price IF YOU DO AS KAP SAID, and run it to make sure all systems work and fans come on. If it won't all work, then walk away because you have no clue what could be wrong and no experience troubleshooting.
 
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peirhead

Feeling the Heat
Aug 8, 2008
409
PEI Canada
Sounds promising...if you get it be sure to clean thoroughly and regularly (I do mine once a week) and be prepared to empty the ash pan often as it is pretty dinky...I have to empty mine 2-3 times a week.
 

bags

Minister of Fire
Oct 12, 2014
2,407
Kentucky
Dozer,
Listen to Kap and TJ here. Make sure it runs and works because parts can get pricey depending. Kap helped me out BIG TIME not long ago. He is the man and your best friend right now. Good dude. Good deals can turn into bad ones but they can still be good deals. I just got one but not on the stove Kap was coaching me on. That deal fell thru. IMO buying a used pellet stove is much like buying a used car or bike. Seriously. Would you buy a used car without starting it and a test drive just on looks and a tire kick?

The seller should be willing to fire it up for you and show you. All it takes is an outlet for electric or extension cord, a small amounts of pellets, and an open garage door or set outside. If the guy just moved it he likely has it in the garage or similar.

Since he has another pellet stove in the new house and had one in the old house he should have some pellets lying around. If he wants to sell it and has nothing to hide he should be very willing to fire it up for you.
 

teddyboy66

New Member
I have one that was built in 2008. I believe they changed some of the internal air paths and electronics in around 2007. I've been pleased with mine. Have run it for 5 years. How much space are you trying to heat?
Wooden Head, the stove is in a 400 sq ft room and it heats that space pretty well. I wish I had gotten a larger stove, though, for some other space in the house.
 

Toughgirl697

New Member
Dec 27, 2019
8
Michigan
There was a house down the road that caught fire after the owners said they seen a spark outside from their pellet stove, next thing u know there side of the house was on fire! Sad to say they couldn't save their home. With that said i today notice a spark outside and now I'm freaked out and want to keep my family safe...is their something i could use or do to prevent this from happening? I was thinking maybe a metal screen, or steel wool...anyone have suggestions?? I'm looking for suggestions on this, yes my stove has been installed and meets all codes, and i keep the stove clean..
 
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kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,477
Iowa
I would be questioning whether their stove was installed correctly, or if the exhaust pipe was rotted thru, where it is in the wall, that started the fire, before i would say the spark did. If it was installed per code, there would be nothing to start on fire from a spark. jmo
 

ABusWrench

Burning Hunk
Sep 11, 2015
160
East Canton, Ohio
There was a house fire here during the last cold snap. Fire Dept. said an improperly installed wood stove and exhaust piping. Stove was in the basement. Fire started in the walls. Total loss. Fire is no joke. People need to be careful.
 
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