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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by 1Dtml, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Beast of a heater! Looks dandy!

    Did you check the Maxx M while stove hunting? Just curious what the price difference between the Maxx and the Maxx M.
  3. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    I purchased the Maxx used, but in great shape, and it is a beast!!
    The Maxx raises the temperature 20*F in less than an hour.

    1D
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Geez, Could have fooled me looks brand new! Don't see many used ones. Nice score! ;-)

    Why did they sell it?
  5. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    Maybe it ate too many pellets. ;-P

    But you guys were right "better bigger than not enough."

    1D
  6. jtakeman

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    Time for a Tim the tool man grunt! :cheese:

    These things were born to eat! Mechanical hippo. ;-)
  7. VTrider

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    Nice setup - looks just like my Maxx basement install. If I had to do it all over, I would've done it sooner! So I see you have it oaked, was that a DIY or did you purchase some sort of 'kit'? - I've been meaning to add one for next season to see if it makes a difference.
  8. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    This was my first DIY install, and many thanks throughout this process to all that helped with solid advice and tips on this forum!!!

    Wachusett recommended using the Z-flex alum flex and 3" vent kit found here:

    http://www.pexuniverse.com/store/category/4-z-flex-venting-parts-accessories

    Quality stuff at an excellent price for an DIY OAK install.

    1D
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    Maxx Pellet list $3,079.00, Maxx M List $3,499.00
  10. DexterDay

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    Looks great..... Oil Man not liking that!!! ;-P

    Very nice job.... Big unit, Big BTU's, Big appetite, Big Savings......... Love it
  11. oldman

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    The Maxx is a great stove and really efficient . I installed it three years ago in the basement and couldn't be happier 142 bags to heat upstairs 1000 sq feet and basement 1000 sq feet last winter . A heck of a lot better then heating with wood

    This winter so far I have used 68 bags and about to bring in 4 more . Not bad for Northestern Ontario . Very happy . :) :)
  12. hwdemers

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    if you got it used do you know what "program" its running on? that stove can be tuned up or down by 10kbtu on 5. it comes @ 60 and you can move a jumper pin on the control board to bring it to 70 or 50
  13. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    Nope I didn't check out what it is running at, but I can't picture it needing more.

    I'm very happy with this stove, for it ignores the fact that it is surrounded by concrete that it needs to heat. ;-)

    1D
  14. jtakeman

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    As big as they are, People think they eat like crazy. They can, But I have seen them be more pellet frugal than a heater of a lesser size. The heat exchanger is massive on these monsters and convert goobs of the heat many would send out the vent! I can't recommend many for a basement install, But the Maxx and a P68 lead the pack.

    hwdemers is correct they are defaulted to 60K BTU's. Not many have needed the change to the 70K.

    You getting much heat transfer upstairs?
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    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    Actually I was just thinking that the Maxx is pretty frugal given the environment that it is being asked to heat.

    I think it would be a good basement heater for transferring heat upstairs, but I'm just looking to heat the basement, and I have the basement door closed.

    The floors upstairs are nice and toasty though. ;-)

    I have nothing to compare to, but I will say I'm very happy with the way Regency=Enviro is heating my house.

    1D
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    I'm so happy with my new (used) Mini up in the family room that I'm going to replace my Eagle 5520 stove in the basement with a Maxx. On the look now for a used Maxx.

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