OK it's been long enough!

Thaddius Wenderoth Posted By Thaddius Wenderoth, Feb 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM

  1. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth
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    I guess I have been on here long enough I should probably post some pics of my stoves. I did end up getting the Avalon Avanti from craigslist for $340... so here are pics of both.

    PDVC in main house.......................................Avalon Avanti in guest house
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  2. P38X2

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    They look great! Is that a little bonus heat booster behind the PDVC? ;)

    Is that Avanti as small as it looks in that pic? I like it.
     
  3. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    Lol it is a photon transfer heat mobilizer. :p The Avanti is pretty small. For $340 I couldn't pass it up! Runs like a top except the combustion blower doesn't shut down after the stove cools down.
     
  4. DemonGT

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    both look nice

    is there a reason they are both off center on there pads?
     
  5. CT Pellet

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    There you go! Nice pics. Hey, that stove in the guest house.....Is that the one you were asking about and I said bring cash and a truck and guys? If so- nice price.Installs look good, and the tower fan behind the 25-PDVC is mint! That is what I have too. Thanks for the pics.

    P.S. If my wife and I are in the area, we are going to invite ourselves to stay in your geust house!!!
     
  6. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    That is the stove. I appreciate the advice! You and the wife are more than welcome anytime. I'll leave the light on and a couple of bags of pellets ready to burn!
     
  7. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    Well the PDVC is because the pad is built in and was for a wood stove. When I replaced the wood stove the thimble through the ceiling didn't line up so it was either some contortion of the pipe or off center on the pad. For operational efficiency I went with the latter. The one in the guest house is off center just because I didn't center it.<>
     
  8. thedude110

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    Nice installs - I like the look of that Avalon.
     
  9. chrisasst

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    Whats the purpose of the tower fan behind the stove?
     
  10. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    Yeah Avalon is a good looking stove. I wish I would have taken pictures of the tear-apart and clean-up. It was BAD!!! Never cleaned properly for sure. When I first got it I fired it up (even though I knew it would burn like chit just by looking at it) just to see how bad it would burn. It was slow tall flame. Tore it down cleaned it up and burning REALLY nice now.
     
  11. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    Well two things. 1. It really helps move the air around creating a nice even heat throughout the house. 2. Since my venting goes straight up I have natural draft pulling the air up so it can be cooler so I like it blowing on the pipe recapturing some of that heat.
     
  12. imacman

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    Travis really makes some nice stoves. I loved my Astoria.....NEVER had even 1 problem or part go bad.
     
  13. Pellet-King

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    Like to see a pic of the back of the astoria, how is it vented?, why is it so close to the door?, how small is this guest house anyway?
     
  14. Thaddius Wenderoth

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    I will take pics of the back after work. It is direct vented with the DuraVent kit. It is so close to the door because that is the only spot that made sense. I had limited options as their are only 2 walls that go directly outside. The guest house is about 400sf.
     
  15. CT Pellet

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    I have a tower fan behind both my wood stove and pellet stove. Basically, it helps distribute the radiant heat more evenly. Certainly, there is considerably more radiant heat from the wood stove than there is the pellet stove but even the pellet stove generates some radiant. I guess that using a tower fan to try and capture every last degree generated by the pellet stove is not dissimilar to using a rubber spatula to scrape every last bit of mayonaise from the jar. Is it really necessary?....probably not, but "Every little bit helps" said the old lady as she pee'd into the ocean!:)
     
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