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Review of --- EcoFire Prima -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets

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Review of --- EcoFire Prima -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood Pellets
Installation Type: Pellet/Corn - new Pellet Vent Setup
Date Reviewed: 2013-01-02 10:51:30

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer =
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 560 | House Size (Sq feet): 1565
Bought in 2012 , Price Paid: 2250.
Location : HYDE PARK, New Y 12538, United States
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer - Far West Sales

Likes: The stove doesn’t come with a stove pipe adapter and after doing some research it appears that European stoves just use the pellet vent pipe slid over the end of the exhaust flange with some Orange RTV.

The air intake is 3” and the combustion air – Intake fan motor is an open wound motor.

The burn pot has a primary and secondary burn zone. The gases from the burning pellets at the bottom of the burn pot are re-ignited towards the top of the burn pot.

). The stove is designed to modulate to a lower pellet feed and convection fan speed automatically when the stoves ambient temp probe and thermostat requirements are satisfied.

Or run the stove in Stand By mode and the stove will turn off when the target temp is obtained.

Stove goes through a burn pot cleaning cycle every time the stove turns off.

Dual cast iron heat exchanger, vry hot stove.

Stove is very efficient, on bag lasts 6-10 hours longer than my previous Whitfield and Quadra Fire stoves.

Star wheel auger technology is large and cuts pellets to size.

Consistent pellet flow, Exhaust temp is low at the vent termination, stove extracts alot of heat from the burn cycle.

6 different on - off programming capability, Stand bye, night mode and automatic mode also.

Automatic mode the stove will decrease pellet flow and fan blower mode when room temp is satisfied. If temp drops, stove will ramp back up automatically.



Dislikes: My vent kit was made by Simpson and the end of my vent pipe refused to fit over the Palazzetti exhaust pipe.

The hopper holds 40 lbs. of wood pellets.

No air wash for glass.

The biggest CON I have with this is there is a 5 to 6 degree temp difference before the stove will re-ignite.

Unable to use a thermostatic remote. European thermostats work opposite of ours here in the USA. In Europe, the thermostats open on demand and close when the temp requirements are met.

The stoves tile construction also rattles during the cool down phase.

. The combustion – air intake fan also vibrates during the cool down, cleaning procedure.



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Comments: The stove is as beautiful as it is efficient, Hnestly the best pellet stove that I have purchased in the last 20 years!

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004