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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200

Review: Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200

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Quadra-Fire Classic Bay 1200
I have had this pellet stove for two weeks, replacing my old wood stove. It's eating 2 bags a day. this can't be right??? My dealer (burning Log) has been unhelpfull. I think the air flow is high, I have no idea how to adjust the air. I've tryed different pellets, adjusted the flow rate. My old wood stove would never use 80lbs of wood a day, so why dose this new stove dose???

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Reviewed and rated by Home owner on December 18, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by Dave J in WV on November 30, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by Sam on January 21, 2012

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Reviewed and rated by George T on March 06, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by 80lbs a day on February 28, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by kelly on February 26, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by Betty Thomas on January 30, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by ricardo gomez on January 18, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by Shivering in Spokane on January 06, 2011

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Reviewed and rated by ACEMAN on November 30, 2010

Stove seems to be working well. Have had it 2 weeks. The Dealer in Auburn CA. and Quadrafire have the worst customer service I have ever experianced. Never got a thermostate and Quad is very...

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Reviewed and rated by msg on October 30, 2010

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Reviewed and rated by tacbwv on October 25, 2010

The noise level of the stove is unbearable. Has a shrill high pitch auger noise and fan is loud, any thoughts for a fix?
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Reviewed and rated by tracy on November 07, 2009

this is a great stove gets jammed all the time !!!!

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Reviewed and rated by dont buy quadrafire on November 04, 2008

I have gone through two 1200 and have had numerous customer service problems with HNI. They pretty much told me to sue them for any satisfaction. Stove went out in...

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