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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BurningMan, Oct 29, 2008.
Anyone familiar with these?
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I have looked at the site and seen them at a trade show.....
sure look top-notch!
Not sure if anyone here has one.
I've got the MF3500. Picked it up used this year. After working through a few kinks with the great stove techs in the customer service department at Cumberland Stove Works, we were up and running.
This seems to be a very well designed and built machine. It is also very user friendly and attractive in my opinion.
I first spotted one of these stoves at my local Quality Farm and Home. When I saw one advertised in Craigslist for about half of retail price, I went and bought it. Very happy overall!
I live about 20 miles from the manufacturer (Ardisam Inc, Cumberland WI). I've worked with the company on other projects and can tell you these people are top notch (both owners and employees). I do not expect to replace my stoves for at least another 5-10 years but will look hard at Cumberland Stove Works for my next purchase.
I looked at one at TSC today. Great looking stove. Has a real great looking ash drop feature. You give it a pull and it all falls in the ash drawer.
I took a look at the website, and the stoves do have some nice features.....air filter, ash drop direct into ash pan, removeable remote control panel, ability to burn many different fuels.
One thing I didn't like was the power usage....it says 430 watts continous....Thats what most stoves use just for start-up.
the Cumberlands are great looking Stoves but there is not a lot of information or owners on here that I have found. I am hoping to pick up a 3800 model this summer to get ready for this winter.
Anybody else have an experiences they would like to share about Cumberland Pellet Stoves
io have seen them at the expo, but they did not have them in the burn area. i talked to a dealer in wisconsin, who said they heated like crazy, and while the control took a little gtting used to, it was easy to clean and operate, and threw tons of heat per pound. he said the higher settings could get away from you (consumption wise) but it was solid.. he hadnt sold too many due to the price (about 3600) which promtd many to got to a harman, or other better known brnd.
We are a dealer for Cumberland stoves, along with quite a few other brands.
This past season Cumberland 3800's were our best selling stove by far. With the features that it has and the price along with being a true multi fuel stove it was hands down the best priced unit we have.
If anyone has any questions we would love to attempt to answer them for you.
We purchased a 3800 about a month ago. Truly a great looking stove... also very solid feel to handles, hinges and such.
Had a slight run of bad luck though... the installer forgot to put a heat deflector in causing a range of over-heat conditions that causes the safety systems in the 3800 to shut the stove down. We ended up having the dealer replace this first stove as we were concerned the overheats may have damaged it. I will tell you that if the stove is close to a wall, as it probably would be, the reset switches for the overheats are VERY challenging to locate and reach... this effort can lead to great frustration and potential marital problems...lol
The overall concept of the controls are great, though the logic and flow of the software is a bit... well... cumbersome... or maybe cumberland-some. Another small problem we figured out was heat range. The manual suggested we could set the range as high as 4 for wood pellets. We found that everytime we did, the stove went into overheat and shut itself down... then it was onto the darn finding the reset switch. We finally tried setting the range to 3 and we have had absolutely no problems since. This stove looks great, quiets down nicely after ignition stage, and fully self-manages via it's thermostat.
We are using it as a supplemental heat source in a 4000 plus sf highly vaulted and open home. With ceiling fans running, this stove is an absolutely great performer... we love it.
Cumberland does need to improve their manual, but it is clear they are proud of their product.
Bring on the snow!!
At White Lake.... Talk to your dealer about updating the overtemp switches. Sounds like you have one of the 3800's made last year. I agree, the overtemp switch was made for a breakdancer, or someone that can stand on their head to get at them...lol.
Cumberland realized this and came out with a retro kit dealers can install at no cost to the customer. It moves the overtemp switch to the back of the rear wall of the stove body, from where it is on the combustion fan.
Also, both of the side panels come off to ease getting at things in the back of the unit. It can help getting at the over temp until your dealer can update your unit.
Can a Skytech thermostat be used with the 3800?