1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    114
    I am going to buy the pacific energy summit stove, is it worth it to get the ash dump or is it better to do it by hand.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    917
    Loc:
    Deltaville,VA
    This has been a strange topic around here.

    Some don't mind shoveling the stove out every few days or so, and some do.

    For me, a usable ashpan system was very important to my buying decision. I think Roospike has the same stove as you, and he and others here will get around to answering your question to this specific model.
  3. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,859
    Loc:
    Eastern Nebraska
    Hey , Did somebody say my name ? minesmoria , yes the ash pan system on the Pacific Energy is very well worth it . THe door on the bottom of the stove is to the front and to one side . The door is spring loaded hooked to a handle that you unlock and let the door open , pull your ash to the hole and let it drop into the ash pan . Pull out a little , pull out a lot .... You can let it sit and dump it when ever you are ready . Very nice operation . The big advantage with ash pans over the bucket and shoveling is your get a LOT less ash to no ash in the air of the room . shoveling is sometimes hard not to let a cloud of ash floomp into the air . With the ash pan system you let it go into the ash pan and the ash settles before you dump it + you can let the ash cool before dumping it . The Pacific Energys ash pan system is one of the best systems i seen when looking at all the different brands of stoves . I guess you would really have to run them ALL with ash to know what system is the best.
  4. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    114


    How tough is the porcelain finish if the wood hit the door ledge would it chip the finish, i dont know if i will get the summit or classic model.
  5. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,859
    Loc:
    Eastern Nebraska
    The porcelain finish is a nice tuff finish . I have popped it a few time with wood and never an issue . The porcelain finish on a steel panel stove is going to be stronger than a porcelain finish on a cast steel stove because normally the steel panel stove will give a little bit like a car fender . porcelain finish on a cast iron stove is more likely to chip because there in "no give" and is solid so it is more so prone to chip . The big issue you need to watch for on any porcelain finish is your poker and other tools. Over all the porcelain finish is a lot stronger than you think . I would go with the porcelain finish hands down , even if you want blackl as a color i would still go porcelain finish / " Summit classic" You dont have to worry about the color fading nor do you have to mess with repainting the stove every few years . I use glass cleaner and a wash cloth to clean my P.E. classic and in less than 5 minute's it looks brand new just like it did when we bought it new. These were all very BIG questions we had asked when we bought our Summit Classic and the porcelain finish , the ash pan option and the leg kit are the best features we love the most of our options . You wont regret it one bit. #1 pic is low burn #2 is a heavier burn #3 secondary burn chamber flames comming from the inside top of the stove ( per FrankI)

    Attached Files:

    • P.E..JPG
      P.E..JPG
      File size:
      42.2 KB
      Views:
      220
    • 7a.JPG
      7a.JPG
      File size:
      28.2 KB
      Views:
      215
    • flame.jpg
      flame.jpg
      File size:
      20 KB
      Views:
      204
  6. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,859
    Loc:
    Eastern Nebraska
    Close up.

    Attached Files:

  7. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    114
    I think i will get the porcelain finish, i have the pe super 27 and when you clean the dust off the paint comes of also.

    What burn times do you get i have paper birch.
  8. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,859
    Loc:
    Eastern Nebraska
    Here is the thread i posted . Also i burn only hard woods so I would be unsure of burn time of other woods and or soft woods. http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/93/
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page