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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by chris03079, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. chris03079

    chris03079 New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    My family is looking into buying a corn/ wood pellet stove we have looked @ a few and think we have narrowed it down to 2 and not sure if they would be a good choice or not.
    they are the Breckwell Big "e" or England's Stove Works 49-SHC22. Are these decent stoves? are there issues I need to be aware of?
    Exhaust would be straight through ceiling exiting on 3' wide roof for first floor. Would i need to continue pipe up past the second floor roof for draft?




    Sq. ft. 1900 (downstairs aprox. 1000Sq. Ft. open concept main living area)
    looking to cut down or eliminate if possible oil heat forced hot water downstairs.

    Thats about all for now, I am sure I will have more questions as we go.

    Thank you in advance,
    Chris

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  2. Kenny1

    Kenny1 Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Chris, you may want to check out the stove review section of the site.

    There are a number of people here who burn an England, and a couple with the Breckwell.

    You may want to down load the manuals for the stoves you are considering and check their venting requirements.

    Cheers


    Kenny
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Both of those brands are good stoves. I would recommend going up with the chimney. Pellet stoves burn very clean but can still soot up the side of a house and having a good draft will help in a power outage situation. It appears from Breckwells manual atleast, that the install like you described would be code compliant though. As for the effectivness of the appliance for whole house heating this depends heavily on exact floor plan, stove placement, insulation factors, etc.
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    I'm sure if Shane says they're both good stoves then they are.
    I would go with the ESW just because the support here on the forum is
    absolutely outstanding. Just look around and you'll see what
    I mean. Good luck whatever you choose.
  5. chris03079

    chris03079 New Member

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    Thanks to all,
    I will look into the stove review section.
  6. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Chris, you mentioned corn. My advice is to not buy a stove that claims to burn corn without actually talking (here or elsewhere) to at least 2 people who burn corn in that particular model and brand!
  7. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    That's a good point web, several units that are approved to burn corn are approved for the infamous 50/50 mix that builds clinkers etc.
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