Got a deal on a Kuma

cwill Posted By cwill, Oct 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

  1. cwill

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    Picked up a Kuma classic yesterday. Got it for 1k, on clearance from $1800. Doing the break-in fire now. This stove is a little bigger (2.3cf vs 2cf) than we wanted but the price was right for a super high quality stove. Out with the old. In with the new!
     

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  2. Treacherous

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    Looks good and awesome deal!! Keep us posted. We don't hear much about the Kuma's.

    They look very built.
     
  3. begreen

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    Very nice and a great deal. You stole that stove. Keep us posted on how it works out this season.
     
  4. BrotherBart

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    Enjoy that good looking tank. That was indeed a deal.
     
  5. cwill

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    First fire impressions: This thing is a heat MONSTER! Did the break-in fires and went for 3/4 full load last night. loaded at 8pm ,house was 64 & by 11 it was 76. and when i got up at 6:30 it was still too hot to touch. Wasn't awake enough to check temps but there was lots of coals left. At about 11am I opened the door and to my surprise there was still some coals left in the back. Just enough to restart.

    Had never heard of Kuma till I saw this stove. In my opinion it might be one of the most unknown/underrated heaters out there. The fit and finish on this thing is better than many of the stoves we had looked at before. It made the Quad 3100 next to it look cheaply made. With the tight clearance to combustibles (6" rear,14" sides) it fits perfect in the alcove. At 450 lbs I think it will hold the heat for a good long time after the fire is out. It uses firebricks and insulation blanket for a baffle, no fragile boards to break. Biggest issue i have right now is figuring out the air control and stove top temps. The temps are all over the place depending on where i take the reading at. The air control rod needs some marks as to how far open or closed it is and how far it has been moved. Still learning but very very happy so far. Bring on the cold!!
     

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