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Pretty sure I've settled on the Englander 13NCH... BUT.........

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Kind of doing a 90 degree turn here, but are there any pellet stoves that would achieve the same outcome for the same price range?
    Just trying to thoroughly research every option I can!

    Thanks again!!

    Don

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You are now dead to me.:mad: ---;lol;lol.

    Joking aside - if you pose your heating needs in the pellet mill forum, there are plenty of fine folks that could line you up with a machine that will serve your purpose.

    Ups and downs to both wood and pellet heating.
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  3. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    HA HA HA I REALLY like the idea of wood, just wanted to see if it made $$ sense to look at pellets....

    please don't make me leave the WOOD forum !!! :)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    There will likely be a couple of folks browsing this thread that can pipe in on pellet options, but you would get a wider response if you talk to the folks over there. It really isn't too scary once you get the hang of "igniters, and augers and control boards...." ;lol
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I think I'm likely a "wood" kind of guy !
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah - the chainsaw they use to make those tiny little rounds is anything but impressive.
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    tekguy Feeling the Heat

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    you didnt say what your current heat source is (unless I missed it) but if you currently have a natural gas furnace its cheaper to run your furnace than burn pellets
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    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Hi Ray - fwiw, you can add the Osburn (2200) to the list - ember protection only, as per the manual and their tech support. I don't know if this also applies to other models as well...
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    The Jotul 3 and the Englander 17 vl both have a 10 inch rear clearance I believe. The Englander17 has great clearances all around, is a no nonsense steel stove, affordable with a nice look, and very efficient. The firebox is small but laid out in a way that allows more capacity then you'd think . With the included blower it throws some serious heat without a large footprint. Plus they have customer service that you can actually reach.
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    Good stoves but they are small area heaters and don't really meet criteria #3.

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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Seriously, thank you all for the brainstorming!!!

    So far I THINK the Drolet is winning out. There are other stoves that I LOVE, like the PE Vista, but just too much cash!

    Thanks again for all the great ideas!
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    There are many more stoves to add to this list. Englander VL17, Century stoves, some Napoleons, etc.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I think several other Quads too.
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Done.. thanx! :)

    Ray
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    Done thanx! I want specific models of which Napoleons have this rating. I will add them once I know which models fit the bill..

    Ray
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    Added thanx!

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    I will need specific models if all not ember protection only.. The list is growing! ;)

    Ray
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    not going to find a pellet stove at the price range short of a used unit or catching one on clearance. OTOH, the units do have close clearance requirements and most are "ember only" floor protection with no need for additional wall protection. also you cant really "process" your own fuel with pellet, and its going to require electricity to operate so its not as good an option as a sole heat source, woodstove doesn't need this which make it ideal for a stand alone heat source that doesn't need power
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