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Making the switch, I think......

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Michael6268, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Michael6268

    Michael6268 Feeling the Heat

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    Well, with many reservations, I think I am going to be purchasing a pellet stove. Being a long time coal burner, former wood burner and a pellet burner -(junk HD pellet stove) , due to the availability of coal in my area getting harder and harder to find and as a result, more costly, my wife has finally talked me into going back to pellets. Pretty much made up our minds to go with a Harman. Seems like a good design with the bottom feel/shelf design and definetly want a "higher end" quality stove. Now the hard part. Deciding which model to buy. First thoughts were going with the P61 or P68, the Advance, or the XXV stoves. All would fit our needs. Any thoughts on one over the others?

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  2. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    Need more information on your house size, type, and where you will be locating it. You'd be hard pressed to beat the P68. That is my main stove and it has done a great job for 5 years. We are close to being neighbors, I'm about an hour away from you in Littleton.

    Tom C.
  3. Michael6268

    Michael6268 Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Tom!
    Yeah we are neighbors when you are living in NH. Nothing is that close and anything an hour or less is considered "close" LOL Im was kinda leaning toward the P68. My thought always is "you cant have too much stove". Especially after having a coal stove that can pump out 120 thousand btus! The stove will be centrally located in the 1st floor living room of a "moderate to good" insulated house. (probably even better than good insulation but a lot of glass) House is right around 2000 sq ft open floor plan, two floors with large open stairway in the center of house not far from where the stove is. My wife is leaning towards the XXV or possibly the Advance partially due to their looks.
  4. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    The p61 works great for us. Really easy to clean, but I guess any Harman will work.
  5. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    It al depends on how much horsepower you want. You know how cold it gets in the winter. Most would tell you my P61 is too much for my house, but when it's below 0, I'm glad I have it.
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  6. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    If you want any chance at getting a P series, don't let the boss see the XXV enameled.

    :: edit :: I was too late.
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  7. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    ;lol
  8. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    P68
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Choosing a pellet stove is just like choosing a wood stove. Go to all the websites and look at them and get the info on them. Get on hearth.com and get real world users input. Go to the stores and find out availability and pricing.

    And then buy the one your wife wanted in the first place.
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  10. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Go to the Harman website. They have coupons available I believe.
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    boo boo Feeling the Heat

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    Harman has a great deal going on for the next two weeks total package of an 800 dollar savings but thats including the federal tax credit so just say a free ton of pellets and 300 off of the stove
  12. Michael6268

    Michael6268 Feeling the Heat

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    You read her mind. She liked the flat black XXV but then saw the enameled one and went crazy for it.
  13. Michael6268

    Michael6268 Feeling the Heat

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    I hear ya! LOL It might be a losing battle. She has put up with wood stove "grunge" on the floor for years, coal dust for more years, I think I might not have much say in this one!

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