Avalon rainier or Englander 13NCi

CheaperthanYou Posted By CheaperthanYou, Mar 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM

  1. CheaperthanYou

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    Im looking to suppliment my heat in my 1300 sqft ranch levitt home.
    Central chimney and pretty open floor plan. Just looking to offset my heating cost, I would really like to put a Napoleon 1402 insert in my fireplace, but cash is tight.

    I found a englander 13-nci for about 700 brand new with blower and surround, and i found a avalon rainier insert for about 100 less, no surroung though.

    I have plenty of dry wood as we have been using our fireplace for years, and the wood is sesoned at least 2 years, some more.

    what would be a better buy do you think.
    This will all be a proper install with 6" stainless right to the top. thanks
     
  2. rideau

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    Englander seems to have great customer service and stand behind their products.

    Not meant as a knock on Avalon. Know nothing about their quality of customer support.

    Just a positive for Englander.
     
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  3. begreen

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    Neighbor has the Avalon Rainier. It is a good insert and a great heat machine.
     
  4. Heatsource

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    I sold tons of Avalons in the past, very solid machines
     
  5. murinsky

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    I have an Avalon Rainer and I love it. Bought it used a year ago, I think it is about 10 years old. I can't make any comparisons, it's the only stove I've owned but I am happy with it and would buy one again. I use it every day.

    It had the brass door surround, which I shot with silver stove bright, as the brass only stays shiny if you don't use the stove!! I was sick of looking at the tarnished brass.
     
  6. chvymn99

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    I have the NC13, I really like that stove. It has no problem for about 90% of my use, for the other 10% I just have to work a little diligent with it. But I'm about 1800 SF just give a idea of what I'm heating. Good luck, it sounds like either way you go both are good stoves.
     
  7. Beer Belly

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    I love my Avalon Ranier, but having a problem with burn times.....most likely due to wood supply, but a great stove
     

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