Drolet Wood Stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by corey148, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. corey148

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    My house is approximately 1650 square in which half of the house has 13 foot cathedral ceilings. I live in Western Maryland and my house is only 4 years old so its fairly well insulated. I use a gas furnace as a backup heating source and use a wood stove for the primary heating in my house. I currently have a Wonderwood circulator stove in my basement which does not do too bad of a job considering its only rated to heat around 1800 square feet. Also, my basement is an addtional 1650 square feet and its currently not insulated. I am deciding on choosing between a Drolet HT2000 or a Drolet Myriad. If possible, can anyone provide me feedback on these two stoves and will these stoves be overkill heating my house. Most of the reviews I have read seem to give positive feedback. Thanks!!!
     

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    I haven't heard any issues with these stoves. They are big stoves but should burn fine with a partial load of fuel when the weather's mild. Both should use a lot less than the Wonderwood to do the same job. And they will provide a nice fireview which may give you an excuse to fix up the basment mancave and insulate the walls. ;) Of the two, the Myriad would be my choice for your milder climate. It has a more square firebox which allows more flexible loading options.
     
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    i would think the HT2000, basement + upstairs is 3300 square feet

    i have the myriad (just bought it - havent fired yet) so only thing I can say is the build quality is very good for the price, nicer than most stuff I have seen in its price point
     
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    In a milder climate like western MD I think the Myriad will suffice. The difference is only .3 cu ft (3.1 vs 3.4) but the firebox config is more wide than deep in the HT2000.
     
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    My question then becomes is it worth spending the extra money which is around 200-300 dollars more for the extra size and not have to worry about purchasing a stove that is too small for my house. I think it would be easier to open a window than to overfire a smaller wood stove
     
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    The difference between the stoves is only 10K btus at peak output which is not for a long time. Your call. Both will do the job.
     
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    i was pondering these stoves :
    -NC30
    -Myriad
    -HT2000

    I would have bought the HT2000 but i got a good deal on the myriad, the 2000 if I remember right has better air control then the myriad and is a little more efficient, check for yourself but the 2000 air control slides where the myriad is a pull knob and ht200 can be loaded n-s or e-w, myriad is n-s, i paid 849? delivered from northern toll on the myriad a couple months back, earlier in the spring they had the ht2000 on sale at one point for 1099 plus delivery (no one sells drolets locally to me - the nc30 sale everyone talks about never happened around here) both have c-cast baffles that should be indestructable

    i read everything i could find on them and that's what i recall for what its worth, check the stove reviews section here as there are a couple
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/ratings.php
     
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