any recommendations for a wood pellet insert?

conservationseeker Posted By conservationseeker, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:31 AM

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  1. conservationseeker

    New Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Central MA
    looking for a good thermostacilly controlled wood pellet insert to replace my propane insert. home is 2 story colonial.- 2900sq ft. 1st floor where stove would be is roughly 1200.

    Any recommendations? Things to know or consider?

    all ears!
  2. begreen

    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Moved to the pellet forum for better answers. I would start by looking at the Quadrafire Mt Vernon AE insert.
  3. DiggerJim

    Feeling the Heat

    Jul 29, 2008
    Northcentral Connecticut
    Quadra-fire's Castille or Classic Bay inserts are good. Napoleon has a unit that's newer but looks solid. Whitfield (Lennox) Profile 30 is a good option and the St Croix is also something to consider. You're more likely to be limited by size than a free-standing stove buyer so get the measurements of your fireplace first so you can cross off the ones that are simply too big. Then decide if you want the stove boxy look design (Castille, Englander, Napoleon) or the bay window style (Profile, Classic Bay) and match that to what your local dealers have. If you're willing to install (definitely doable for the reasonably handy since it's an insert & no wall cutting, etc. is required) & service it yourself, you can get what you want from the 'net vs. getting what a local dealer will have.
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