Quadrafire enamel

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Esbe Dee

New Member
Oct 25, 2021
1
extreme NW California
ENAMEL BREAKDOWN? I have a older Quadrafire, a Yosemite. that i LOVE (now that I have adjusted my brain to the double air controls that seem backward to my brain: push IN to open both initial & secondary air, not pull out like a manual car choke: opEN = IN...; husband hates it because he is a traditional garage-scrap wood burner stove type). Anyway, I fell for the mahogany enamel & have nothing but bad experience with the top enamel chipping/flaking off. Other places too, but mainly the top,. Over the years has gotten ugly enough now to consider taking top off, sandblasting all the coating off, & heat-painting it flat black, at least it will match the back shield & stove pipe. ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROB w/ enameled Quads? {Otherwise, stove burns beautifully, just wish i had gone w/ the bigger model to get more heat upstairs}

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,612
South Puget Sound, WA
That's a shame, this was a nice stove series. I was sorry to see Quad discontinue it.
When I first saw the picture I thought it was a map on the top with Africa on the right side.
 
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PA. Woodsman

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2007
2,211
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
I have a Dovre Aurora stove from 1993 and the top looks so scarred up because it has peeled and cracked the enamel in many places and I could never get any porcelain paint in gloss to paint it with, I had to use flat black high temp paint so it looks rough but is better than having rust spots all over the top.

If you can have the top taken off and redone that would be great, I would consider that option.

And Dovre went out of business years ago (still being made in Europe) and were eventually absorbed into Quadrafire!
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,139
central pa
I have a Dovre Aurora stove from 1993 and the top looks so scarred up because it has peeled and cracked the enamel in many places and I could never get any porcelain paint in gloss to paint it with, I had to use flat black high temp paint so it looks rough but is better than having rust spots all over the top.

If you can have the top taken off and redone that would be great, I would consider that option.

And Dovre went out of business years ago (still being made in Europe) and were eventually absorbed into Quadrafire!
Dovre didn't go out of business they just pulled out of the American market. They did make a stove or 2 for quad but we're not absorbed by them
 

PA. Woodsman

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2007
2,211
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Dovre didn't go out of business they just pulled out of the American market. They did make a stove or 2 for quad but we're not absorbed by them
The American Dovre company was first bought out by Heatilator, Aladdin Hearth products and bounced around a bit then was bought out by Quadrafire is what I had heard years ago, they used some of Dovre's designs.
 

dafattkidd

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2007
1,785
Long Island
Oh man I’m sorry to see that. That is a beautiful unit.

I agree with @begreen that certainly is mappy looking.