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  1. Any pellet stove is going to require a lot...

    Any pellet stove is going to require a lot routine maintenance. If they are installed and maintained properly those stoves will not give you any trouble.

    The biggest problem a lot of people...
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    It should use the Heatilator SL300 chimney, which...

    It should use the Heatilator SL300 chimney, which is still made and used today. Their term cap looks different than it used to but I think Heatilator allows the new cap installed on the old...
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    First of all, you need to call a professional....

    First of all, you need to call a professional.
    Secondly, you should have made a new thread.
    Lastly, if there is nothing going into the junction box then you do not have DSI, since it runs off...
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    Actually HHT Makes a DVP-SLP24 which converts...

    Actually HHT Makes a DVP-SLP24 which converts from the 8" DVP to the 6-5/8" SLP pipe. Of course it has been tested and approved specifically for certain fireplaces, with special venting...
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    What is not correct? I said "IF the fan is still...

    What is not correct? I said "IF the fan is still available"

    I doubt you can get it from anyone then, unless you find a used one online someplace.
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    rbsmith, same thing applies as above, don't waste...

    rbsmith, same thing applies as above, don't waste your money.

    If you still insist, IF the fan is still available, any Heatilator dealer can order it for you.
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    Almost none of the fireplaces we sell today have...

    Almost none of the fireplaces we sell today have a hi limit temp disc in them. They are tested for weeks at a time in the lab, so if all clearances are met including the 36" clearances radius in...
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    Be careful not to breathe on those CO2 detectors...

    Be careful not to breathe on those CO2 detectors ;)
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    How old is that thing? That fireplace...

    How old is that thing? That fireplace manufacturer is no longer around. What type of venting does it require? Do you have an install manual? The manual is going to answer your questions, without an...
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    I agree with logdoc, it does appear to be a...

    I agree with logdoc, it does appear to be a vent-free enclosure, with... something in it. Possibly a vent-free gas log. There is no way to know without a thorough personal inspection.
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    The only place there would be a restrictor that...

    The only place there would be a restrictor that is manually inserted would be right at the top of the unit where the vent connects to it. I think what you are seeing is the built in restrictor that...
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    We have installed 100's of upgrade kits on that...

    We have installed 100's of upgrade kits on that model. It works very well.

    It involves the following:
    - Insulation panels on left outer side of firebox to limit heat transfer into valve /...
  13. Thread: CSL

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    Its not a replacement for manual sweeping. It...

    Its not a replacement for manual sweeping. It believe what it does is break down or dry out the really nasty stuff so that it can be swept out easier.
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    I do not know the exact resistance value, but I...

    I do not know the exact resistance value, but I know you should get a reading of some sort. An open circuit (or 1 on the meter) would mean the ignitor is toast.
  15. That disc does not trip for no reason, the stove...

    That disc does not trip for no reason, the stove overheated. You need to fully clean the stove and exhaust path. If the disc trips again after that you need a pro to come look at it.
  16. There will be nothing official from Qudrafire,...

    There will be nothing official from Qudrafire, typically if it fails the entire thing gets replaced. Is this the 3-Speed box for a pellet stove like the SantaFe, Castile, or CB1200? Here is a recent...
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    If I am thinking of the correct unit, you need to...

    If I am thinking of the correct unit, you need to go through the top. To fully clean the fireplace you should remove the logs anyway... and they come out in one piece all attached to the grate....
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    That's a Preway brand prefab ZC fireplace. ...

    That's a Preway brand prefab ZC fireplace.

    Made in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    They are long since out of business.

    We throw a lot of those things in the dumpster behind the shop which is where...
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    Scrape it harder

    Scrape it harder
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    Could be the capacitor for the auger motor or the...

    Could be the capacitor for the auger motor or the motor itself. I had an OE Mt Vernon that was intermittently running the auger backwards and a new auger motor and capacitor fixed it.
  21. Have you seen a 6000CLX after its been running...

    Have you seen a 6000CLX after its been running for an hour? The flame is amazing, best flame I have ever seen on a direct vent gas fireplace.
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    If there is a cold draft coming out of there,...

    If there is a cold draft coming out of there, there is probably a leak someplace.

    Also if the interior wall between the room and the fireplace chase was insulated, removing that insulation will...
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    http://www.empirecomfort.com/EMPIRECOMFORT/DealerL...

    http://www.empirecomfort.com/EMPIRECOMFORT/DealerLocator/dealers.asp ?
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    What model? Burning "black" is a dirty burn....

    What model?

    Burning "black" is a dirty burn. This will usually be caused by lack of maintenance. The air flow path (intake or exhaust) is restricted somewhere. Usually when you experience and...
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    Never heard of, or seen such a thing. What I have...

    Never heard of, or seen such a thing. What I have seen is the auger totally melted and deformed from an auger chute / hopper fire. Which in turn could cause some of the oil to leak out (after...
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    Post some pictures, othewrwise if you cannot do...

    Post some pictures, othewrwise if you cannot do that you will have to find a local pro and have them come inspect and service it.
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    You need a full inspection by a pro to determine...

    You need a full inspection by a pro to determine where the cold is coming in. Depending on the type of fireplace it is, it might be just the nature of the product, or otherwise a leak in the building...
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    The Quadrafire "OE" units have proven to be very...

    The Quadrafire "OE" units have proven to be very reliable when maintained properly. This would be the SantaFe, Castile, and Classic Bay (CB1200). We just got word the Castile is being relaunched and...
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    I know more about the Escape model. I briefly...

    I know more about the Escape model. I briefly looked at some info on the Capella just now, this is what I gathered. The Escape is a higher BTU on Hi and lower on the low setting, so you get a better...
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    I replied to puckguy43 in the new thread he also...

    I replied to puckguy43 in the new thread he also started.
  31. Is the stove and vent both clean. Behind baffles,...

    Is the stove and vent both clean. Behind baffles, combustion blower, exhaust outlet, and the entire vent?

    It could be a large multitude of problems beside that. Call a dealer for service.
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    As hearthman said, only use the OEM kit. So the...

    As hearthman said, only use the OEM kit. So the only place to get it is a dealer.
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    The control box is what makes it go, you must...

    The control box is what makes it go, you must have fried the control box when replacing the motor. Expensive mistake.
  34. Most likely replacing the wall control will fix...

    Most likely replacing the wall control will fix it. First I would check the stat wire from the stat back to the stove, and also inside the stove. Make sure it is not pinched anywhere. The factory was...
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    I had one with the same situation last week, it...

    I had one with the same situation last week, it would not go into a normal burn. The thermocouple was working and the green / red lights would light up, but what would happen is on start up mode the...
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    Wait 20 minutes, it will stop. This is quite a...

    Wait 20 minutes, it will stop. This is quite a common question on here. After power is "restored" the comb blower runs for 15-20 mins to clear any smoke that may have been in the firebox from a power...
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    The manual will say how often the horizontal...

    The manual will say how often the horizontal section should be supported. I cannot recall the exact amount, but a 12ft run should probably have more than one support.

    The joints do not need any...
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    Looks like a prefab metal fireplace, not a...

    Looks like a prefab metal fireplace, not a heatform. A heatform unit would be very thick steel with a rectangular damper and then go into a clay flue. Looks like you have a thin steel unit, with a...
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    What about the outside air kit sold to work with...

    What about the outside air kit sold to work with the stove?
    You could put an in-line damper in it to close it if needed, closest the end (outside) as possible.
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    Well if the motor is getting power (which if its...

    Well if the motor is getting power (which if its buzzing, it is), and it wont turn you cannot really troubleshoot it any further without removing it. If the stove is less than 2 years old you might...
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    If it runs and then shuts down shortly after...

    If it runs and then shuts down shortly after starting it might be a venting issue. Any pro should be able to determine this by watching the flame patterns and pilot as it shuts down. They might need...
  42. Thread: owner

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    VentFree appliances have a great potential to...

    VentFree appliances have a great potential to spill CO gas into your home. Please have a professional come take a loot at it for your own safety.
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    Has the auger been removed to verify nothing is...

    Has the auger been removed to verify nothing is in there? Just because you cleaned the tube out from the hopper doesn't mean there isn't something like a set of car keys wrapped around the auger...
  44. That might be an old unit with a separate...

    That might be an old unit with a separate capacitor for the auger. That could be the problem. A tech would need to check incoming voltage to the motor to see if its a power issue or something wrong...
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    The install manual is the owners manual. I just...

    The install manual is the owners manual. I just looked and there is vague info on the battery backup. If you have a normal toggle on / off wall switch then you still use the same switch when the...
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    Not around here

    Not around here
  47. Good to hear. Just FYI if you do need to replace...

    Good to hear. Just FYI if you do need to replace the VAC switch they use a fully molded plastic switch now which will not have the problems yours had.
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    Make and Model? If it has a glass bi-fold...

    Make and Model?

    If it has a glass bi-fold doors I am guessing it is either a prefab ZC wood box, or the wood box with a gas log in it.

    Neither of these types of fireplaces are designed to put...
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    A motor failure would be the last possibility I...

    A motor failure would be the last possibility I would suspect. Auger motor failure is pretty rare on the Quad stoves from what I have seen.

    If you have no idea what you are doing, call a pro out...
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    I did not see anywhere that you said what stove...

    I did not see anywhere that you said what stove you have? The only stove Quad boasts will ignite and burn 100% corn is the Mt Vernon AE. I know this is true also, because in the showroom we burned an...
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