old pellet stoves - what's the oldest you got?

smirnov3 Posted By smirnov3, Nov 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM

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  1. jjs777_fzr

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    I can't believe pellet stoves have been around as long as some of these folks have reported - first time I even saw a pellet stove was 2006 at my buddies summer house in NH. Never would have guessed they date back to the 80's.
     
  2. DirtyDave

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    94 Whitfield Advantage here, only thing I see is Ultragrate update.
     
  3. smwilliamson

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    94 invincible.... with mods....so its not really that old. In storage 87 whitfield, 89 jamestown and 93 breckwell ah...and 93the p61
     
  4. DexterDay

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    1997 Englander 25 PDV (US 25-5670). Its not pretty. But it works. Now in storage.

    Thinking about selling....

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  5. pip3398

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    1992 Breckwell P-24 Just refurbed. Like new now. They last longer than twinkies.
     
  6. Harman Lover 007

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    1996 Harman Invincible RS, still running.
     
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    Manufactured in 01' Englander 25- Completely rebuilt before the 2012-2013 season
     
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    94 Quad Nova 800. Still runs.
     
  9. Malibusurfer

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    Not sure of year, but restoring a old wood fireplace with a Collins Hopper 4000 pellet stove adapter on it.. From what I've been told and read, they are the first pellet stoves built... Pics when I get her together and running!!!
     
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  11. Clay H

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    My St. Croix insert is 8 years old...nothing compared to some of these classics.
     
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    1993 Austroflamm Integra , I bought used 4 years ago, other than gaskets I had to have motherboard rebulit last year. Still has original combustion fan
    It is a tank.
     
  13. Don2222

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    1997 Lopi Pioneer Bay with new paint and upgraded control panel and new combustion blower.
     

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    Pellets are not bad but six years was the most,but no good environment in basement or garage. I moved a 1983 Whitfield to try the Harman I got at auction this last spring. Will have to move back to fire up and take a picture. I can't believe there isn't anyone with operational pellet stoves dating back to the early 80s. Simple,functional.
     
  15. MSmith66

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  16. Malibusurfer

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    Bioburner, give me a couple weeks to get my parts shipped out here and my Collins Hopper stove together ( ordered new auger motor and timer).... She's at least gotta be mid 80's or earlier!!!!
     
  17. Pellet-King

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    In 1987 I thought of going pellet, guess back then Whitfield ruled, bought a Consolidated Dutchwest Woodstove instead, after 10 yr's of stacking wood, had enough and got the Whitfield, never look back
     
  18. Snowy Rivers

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    We have a 1991 Whitfield Prodigy 2
    These were not well liked, I am told as they area tad fussy.

    Been working great for us for the past 3 seasons.

    Also have a 1992 Advantage 2

    The older one mentioned without the control board sparks my interest for sure.
    We have two 1993 Quadrafire 1000 units.

    The Quads have been good units, with the only issue being the early clay burn pots broke, but were replaced under warranty.

    Oldies and goodies, gotta love all the oldies.

    Snowy
     
  19. Ironhorse74

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    I sold a house six years ago that had a 1988 Whitfield. Still running strong. I don't know how many of you were Whitfield dealers back in the day. The biggest problem with Whitfield was that Jerry Whitfield could not build the same stove two days in a row. He was constantly screwing with them. He never dida good job of separating out the modifications by serial number either.
     
  20. Malibusurfer

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    Not sure of year but got the Collins Hopper 4000 running on a early wood stove converted to pellet with the hopper ad on.... Not sure of year, but electronics very rudamentary... Have it thru window first with plate etc, to make sure it will actually work and heat a room or two of my cabin... ON top is a homemade heat exchanger that I am going to ad fan in the back with 3 speeds.... Yeah, 6" wood fireplace pipe!
    Anyway, any ideas on year?? Is it the oldest ?? :)
     

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  21. DexterDay

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    Be careful extracting to much heat from the exhaust.

    The by-product of combustion, when exhaust temps are low, is creosote.

    I am very interested in this. Can you take some pics of the burn pot and the receptacle it sits in? Also, the hopper and drop chute inside stove?

    Looks great. Its definitely one of the oldest burning on this Forum.
     
  22. Malibusurfer

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    Yeah, I'm probably going to burn a creosote log ( like 1/4 of one ) every now and then ... It can still Be a woodstove by blocking ramp.. Pretty easy to do... Good advise!!!
    Very simple design. The hopper just bolts onto stove. I have another thread ( Collins hopper 4000) in which I took pics of it all apart..
     
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