Thelin 3000

Status
Not open for further replies.

mgambuzza

Member
Mar 12, 2006
204
Syracuse, NY
I had the Parlor 3000 non electronic ignition version and was very satisfied with it. It ran consistently with never a problem or issue. The thermostatically controlled high and low system worked perfectly for my application and when connected to a programmable thermostat, allowed even better control of the volume of pellets used, and improved control over the heat regulation when I was and wasn't there. Build quality was excellent - far superior to the Quadrafire Castille I bought at the same time (the quad interior started to rust after a couple of months of non - use, where the Thelin never had a hint of corrosion). I highly recommend the unit.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,013
South Puget Sound, WA
Just curious, that's not a common complaint. Was the Thelin installed in the same location/flue as the Quad?
 

mgambuzza

Member
Mar 12, 2006
204
Syracuse, NY
The Thelin was installed in the basement - venting into 40foot chimney. The Quad is in the kitchen and using direct vent method - straight out the back wall. Both utilized at same rates, durations, and time periods, but it is the Quad that seemed most affected by environment during off season - the cast iron pieces in the back were the most affected. I now make it an annual ritual to sand and high temp paint the interior to keep it looking good, but I never had to do that with the Thelin.
 

Dougsey

Feeling the Heat
Aug 3, 2006
363
Epping, NH
I wonder if at the end of the burn season, cleaning the inside and spraying with cooking oil (like Pam) would help?
 

smirnov3

Feeling the Heat
Feb 7, 2006
439
Eastern Ma
use WD-40 rather then cooking oil. machine oil is designed to coat metal.

Also, I am nervous of coating with cooking oil because when it is heated, it can do funny stuff, such as form a tough polymer layer.

(as an experiment, heat up a few drops of cooking oil in a teflon coated pan, then let it sit at room temp for a day or two. then try to get it off)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.