ArboristSite.com Sponsors


First fire Quadra Fire pioneer 2

homemade

homemade

Certified Chainsaw Tester
Joined
Nov 25, 2010
Messages
841
Location
Eastern WI
Well I got that baby hot. Air intake wide open for 3 hours while burning red oak. Still could not get the blower to turn on. It got so hot I could barely grab the door handle. The stone and mantle were too hot to touch.

There is a guy from the installer company that is coming over to take a look at it tomorrow. I see there is an access panel under the fire brick so I’ll have to open it up and see if I can bypass the snap switch.
 
James Miller

James Miller

Addicted to ArboristSite
Joined
Mar 9, 2016
Messages
5,426
Age
35
Location
Hanover PA
So do you like the insert? We're looking to replace are old VC free standing wood stove and I think I'm losing the fight with the wife to get another stove over an insert.
 
homemade

homemade

Certified Chainsaw Tester
Joined
Nov 25, 2010
Messages
841
Location
Eastern WI
Yeah. So far so good. It’s not an insert though. It’s a built in fireplace. Really I think the insert, fireplace and stove are all the same engine in a different car. The blower is a tic loud on high but is much quieter once I throttle it back little.

The draft controls are nice. The auto combustion timer is nice to set and forget. The firebox is a much shorter north to south then East west. Maybe only 12” deep but 22” wide. So I cut some of my wood in half to load N/S just to get things going and get a bed of coals. Then fill it up with a E/W normal as length wood. I haven’t had a fill and see how long I get heat out.
 
Top