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Did PE make a design change recently?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by NextEndeavor, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. NextEndeavor

    NextEndeavor Burning Hunk

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    I too am considering a second stove, free standing in the basement that is soon to be insulated. I've been looking and reading a lot about free standers. Did I read or hear somewhere that PE made a minor design change? Don't remember what though, maybe the baffle or possibly the door gasketing? They promote a "floating" fire box. Not sure how that works but sounds good. As prices drop a little in the next couple of months, want to make sure to get the latest revision. Like many others, just checking out all the choices out there. Might post more questions later but still catching up on other posts covering the areas I'm needing answers too. Thanks. Oh, looking at the Super 27 size or Alderlea T5.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The big design change I know about was with the 3 cu ft models. The EBT was moved from the boost manifold to the secondary supply and became more of a barometric regulator on the secondary.
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    The other design change happened about 6 months ago and was how the ash system is created. They tried to make it cheaper and ended up with one that doesn't seal as nice. It's currently being revised agian and the newest style ash system should be going through the system by mid summer. The current ash dump is now just a flat plate and if it takes to much heat will warp and leak. You have make sure that you use lots of ash to cover in that hole.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I always do, even with the old style ash dump. Wish they would just make the ashpan an optional accessory and lower the price on their stoves. The ash hole is a lame design IMO. Tried it a couple times and that was it. Haven't used it in years now.
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  5. NextEndeavor

    NextEndeavor Burning Hunk

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    On a showroom floor, I also thought the ash slot was a bit small. Shoveling isn't a problem for me anyway, just don't get in a rush and you won't have dust when scooping.

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