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Posted By hedgehog,
Oct 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Thanks exactly what happened
T minus 12hours and ill have my new stove. hope the install goes well
Just installed our Monia today. Rus like a champ, quiet an powerful. I am concerned that I am constantly going to be filling he bin and emptying the ashes. It does not hold a full bag and the ash bin is about the size of an EZBake brownie pan (4-inch by 12-inch by 1-inch).
iv got 4 or so bags in mine and haven't cleaned out the browny tray yet. the hopper is small but i fill it when i set the dogs out so its a non issue for me
I'm considering one these brands, amongst others. How did the first season end up going?
I think you meant Monica, it's Ecoteck by Ravelli. The Francesca is the same stove but with metal sides instead of ceramic. I have a Francesca, great little heater, like most of the Ecoteck, has some build issues that only a trained eye would find, its good for a room or two but not much else, mine is noisy as all get out and I cannot get it to settle down. WAY TOO MANY SCREWS AND SUCH TO REMOVE TO CLEAN IT!
We like the used Ecoteck we installed last spring. Still have to design the hearth area yet. It had been used one season and needed a serious cleaning, could have used leaf-vac on a regular basis and things would have been fine. The heavy ceramic sides and top help with the stoves functional noise and the german fans are quiet.
I looked at a Ravelli this weekend but wasn't vented and able to operate. I did see a Palazzetti Prima, in the majolica. Beautiful design, loved the matte finish. But I saw the metal version operate and the start-up proved disappointing. Surprisingly loud auger motor. The start-up fire phase sounded like a hushed Harley (e.g. a staccato "wha wha wha wha wha wha wha"). Perhaps this is the way the appliance gets a secondary burn. I did look at a Piazzetta Sabrina. This was the most quiet of them all. This one also has an aluminum heat exchange, instead of cast iron, which I found appealing.
We love our Monia stove. We opted for the metal sides, rather than ceramic. Loud motors on appliances drive me nuts, but the start-up and operational does not bother be. I can run one 50# bag of pellets a day during the coldest day of a NH winter and keep our first floor at 75 degrees (about 800 sq. ft.). I bought an antique coal scuttle and pour the balance of the 50# bag into it after filling the hopper. The ash drawer can handle 3-5 bags before cleaning it out with the pellet brand I'm using.
Thanks. How long have you had it? Any problems with equipment failure?
We have used it for one heating season, no equipment failures
where do you get the 50# bags?
They are 40 or 50 lb bags and they are delivered on a pallet. I purchase a pallet at a time, one ton per pallet.
How many bags are you burning a day/night? You mentioned 1 bag per day..is that 24 or 12 hours?
On the coldest 24 hour cycle in Lebanon, NH, 1 to 1 1/2 40# bags.
Just installed my Grey Monia today...will post pics soon. The start up phase seems interesting given that I cannot burn at max cycle until these fumes dissipate. Also, going to test run in energy saver mode. Not sure if this baby is safe to run without anyone home for hour or so.
Did anyone program the auto turn on/off setting feature yet?
Yup, just follow the directions in the install manual. The stove runs twice a day on auto-pilot during the heating season.
Here's my new Monia..Lighting it up tonight!! Returned the hideous tile hearth pad for this granite board.
Also, put small slate panel under bottom exhaust in case of possible sparking.
It will look a lot better when you got it fired up
Not excited about the burnt glass in the front after just three hours of operation. Is this normal?
You should get a cleaner burn once you turn up the heat... every new pellet stove owner expects that glass to stay squeaky clean... they don't.
just got my Piazzetta Monia installed yesterday and we fall in love with it WOW it is so quiet and the Energy Saving mode is wonderful! The first couple of hours were smelly but now after a couple of adjustments in the temperature it is so well!! I set it up so it start 2 deg/ Celsius (Sorry in Canada) and stop 3 deg. after ...... We are not in the deep cold yet but so far I recommend it! I have an Harman Invincible RS in the basement and it work well too but do have have that technologies who start by itself and it is more noisy... Only sad little point is that it can not hold the complete 40 pounds bag since only 35 pounds go in the Monia..
These are quiet stoves. We like ours, too! Glad it's going well.
Just installed a Sabrina....a little smokey but once the paints burn in shpuld be good...pretty quiet even in full power mode. If its as good as the reviews its a keeper....chose it for the higher BTU s and 66 lb hopper.