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Ecoteck Stoves and Pellets on the way

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Snowman, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

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    Well the Ecoteck stoves have finally made it to Boston and will soon hit Distribution to the dealers.

    http://www.ecoteck.us/

    As to Pellets, in Maine and the nearby states that’s a whole different story, oh where to begin?
    Well here goes:
    1 First the mill in Corinth is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy behind do to a lot of reasons, slow production being the biggest reason due to mechanical problems. Most Dealers I’ve spoken to are still waiting for their July Deliveries.

    2 Athens mill is having growing pains and quality control issues that are leading to a host of related problems.

    3. Due to the more than 35% increase in demand almost every mill east of the Mississippi, north of the Mason Dixon line and from Winnipeg to Newfoundland are MAXED OUT and months behind. (Trust me on this I’ve made the phone calls on 09/10/08 to find out for myself) It’s backed up to the point that New England Wood Pellet Inc. Is bringing bulk pellets east from British Columba, Canada to bag at their factory.

    4. Once the hoarding stops and mills catch their collective breath the pipe line will fill back up, but it’s going to take a little while.

    5. We have pellets coming from Canada through a brokerage house but they AIN’T going to be cheap. It seems some mills and brokerage houses might be taking advantage of the shortage situation. Don’t always blame the Dealers for high costs pellet. I think most are just trying to keep their customers from freezing or going broke to the oil cartels.

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  2. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Wow, those stoves are really ultra modern looking.
    The built-in humidifier is an interesting twist too.
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Snow, are you commercially involved with this Pellet stove venture?

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/wiki/Forum_Rules/
    "The line should be fairly clear. If your relationship with a company is anything more than just being a purchaser of one of their stove models, full disclosure is the name of the game."

    Not sure what your position is, but we do have a free PR area of Hearth.com where you can introduce new products, etc.

    I'll PM you with other info in case you want to promote (sponsor/advertise) on the site.
  4. tubbster

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    Very cool.
    They seem to have a few very innovative features, with a composite combustion box, etc.
    I wish the website was more forthcoming in the nitty gritty details. I wonder if they are built similar to the austroflamm. (SP)
  5. pellet9999

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    anybody know the basic cost of these in USD,,roughly?
  6. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    NEWP had been bringing in pellets from BC for years now and bagging them in Palmer, MA

    The firex 600 comparison to cast iron is a bit misleading
    cast iron when oxidized breaks down...... A OA torch would have blown that hole in the fire brick in about 2 seconds.
    a stove won't get hot enough to melt cast like that.
    anyway it's inovative, but seems to imply that cast stoves aren't safe.....
  7. Ecoteck

    Ecoteck New Member

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    I hope I am not out of line for posting here, but I found this
    topic when doing a search for our URL.

    I am apart of company that is importing the Ecoteck stoves into North America.
    And I thought I would post to this topic since it is directly related to our products.
    I do hope this is not a violation to the terms of use.

    @tubbster
    What type nitty gritty details are you interested in? I want to get the website chalk
    full of information, so if you feel there is something missing please let me know.
    I'll see if I can get a hold of the information and added to the site.

    @pellet9999
    For pricing on the units call our office at 866-361-7355 and we can email or fax you
    a copy of the suggested retail pricing.

    @GVA
    You are right about the cast iron vs oxyacetylene flame.
    The Firex 600 is a very interesting product that the R&D;team in Italy spent years developing.
    It'll be interesting to see if companies in North America start to us a similar product in a few years.
    Something else that is really innovative for the pellet stove industry is the use of SMS text messages
    to control the units.
  8. DiggerJim

    DiggerJim Feeling the Heat

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    I thought I read where they had shutdown the Palmer operation this year - a supply issue if I recall. Has it reopened?
  9. JBlank912

    JBlank912 New Member

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    I thought the stove was intersting looking also. However, I could not find any user manuals anywhere online. I tend to over research many things before I make a purchase. I was trying to find the user manuals online but could not find them.
  10. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Certainly is a nice looking product but I`m always skeptical of claims of product superiority .
    What`s more important to me in a stove is the efficiency of the heat transfer / exchanger.
  11. Ecoteck

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    @JRB
    Currently the user manuals are not online. Each unit has it's own operations manual and I do believe
    the reason it's not online just yet has to do with the fact that each of those manuals are currently being updated.
    I do know that the "Use and Maintenance" manual is pretty much completed because that is how we obtained
    the UL and CSA listing for these stoves.
    If you'd like to have a copy sent to you prior just call us and someone will email it to you. 866-361-7355

    @Gio
    I know this sounds to good to be true, and I have little experience with pellet stoves, but I stood about
    20 feet away from our testing unit, a Monica, and you could feel the heat radiating from it.
    But I do know what you mean about being cautious, in this day and age you have to be.
    New models should be at dealer locations in about a week or so, so if you want to find a dealer we can
    find the closest one to you.

    Just so you guys know, I have been talking to dealers and we are going to be getting a dealer location
    section on the website so people can find dealers at their own convince. If there are other things that
    anyone here thinks may be beneficial for the site, please let me know.
  12. jackiec

    jackiec Member

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    I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has an Ecoteck pellet stove or insert. They look nice...
  13. flueinc

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    I think I saw them in the stove shop in sanford me.
  14. Snowman

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    They have a huge inventory on display up in Farmingdale, Me at New England Pellet Stoves. They also had pellets , from Canada I think.
  15. pelletfan

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    Good looking Stoves.
    Interesting Newcomer on the American Pellet Stove Market.
    Budget-wise on the higher side - more than their American counterparts.
    That's what I suspect when looking at their european price lists.
    here a short link to their side
    http://www.ecoteck.it/english/index.php?iExpand1=0
    Info is more general, looks like Italian's don't like to share to many details in public.
    So don't expect a manual or anything similar like we have on US Pellet Stove Sides.
  16. kast

    kast New Member

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    Where do you see prices?
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    kast New Member

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    Thanks pelletfan!
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    pelletfan Member

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    It's in German, so if you need a translation just pm me.
    Don't want to clog up the forum with that.
    More than glad to help out.
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    Will do, thanks again
  21. jackiec

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    I was hoping to get some reviews from owners.
  22. pelletfan

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    I guess you are a little bit too early on that.
    Give it some time.
    The Stove has just been introduced into the US.
    You will have to search the European forums, especially the Italian ones.
    That will give you a nice start.
    It helped me to decide on my stove, the Rika Integra II.
  23. flueinc

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    I think i am going to look at the stoves monday
  24. jackiec

    jackiec Member

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    I would like to hear from anyone who has an Ecoteck stove up and running.
  25. Ecoteck

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    @jackiec
    If you're still interesting in finding out how people feel about their Ecotecks,
    please feel free to call our office and I'm sure we can get you in touch with
    a few people that have installed the units in their homes.
    1-866-361-7355
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