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Progress Hybrid vs Blaze King Cat Stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Huntindog1, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Huntindog1

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    Getting a little boring around here :cool:

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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I'm ready for the new Regency.
  3. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Which one did you get? Who makes Regency. Do they make their own?
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    I also want to see how Lopi's hybrid performs.
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    +1
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    I'm just waiting for my Cat to un-creo itself.
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    PH vs BK makes me sleepy. Two totally different technologies. A couple more hybrid stoves due. This is the Regency http://www.regency-vision.com/product-f5100.php
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    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    Impressive stats, but when they measure the log length "corner to corner" it sounds like they are stretching things. I also like the look of the Progress Hybrid much better.
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    Huntindog is trying to stir the pot! ;lol Ok, I'll bite. Both are great heaters, the BK burns longer at a lower output than the PH but it sounds like the PH puts out better at higher burn rates. Pretty similar to the cat vs non cat debate. I want long 24 hour burns for my situation so the BK was a better fit. If the PH was a true cat stove that could achieve what I want it would be sitting on my hearth right now.
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    Two things have always caught my eye on those specs:
    1. 60lbs is 15 lbs less than what is listed for the Defiant, which is a 3.2 cu ft stove, and only 10 lbs more than the Encore which is a 2.3 cu ft stove.
    2. Wondering how close it comes to a 24 hour considering it is, presumably, based on a 60 lb load.

    The Lopi Cape Cod has the same listed burn time as the Liberty, which is odd. Also it is listed as a higher BTU stove than the Regency, which is annoying. But that is a separate issue.
  11. Huntindog1

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    Wow! that is a heck of a stove and really nice big viewing glass door. Had never seen that one.

    4.2 Cubic Foot Box :ZZZ

    Oh Crap its a Hybrid too.
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    What the heck, throw the NC30 in the comparison to make it productive. That way you have a jack of all trades, and two specialists.
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    I am intrigued also. I doubt the 4.2 cf claim though, maybe measured without the brick in it.
    Ran a Regency all weekend, very easy stove to operate.
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    This thread is about as close as it can get to beating a dead horse [​IMG] ....... ;)
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    This is sure to generate a bunch of unbiased opinions! ;lol

    Two different stoves with different technologies. If the ability to load the stove to the gills and come back 24 hours later is your goal the BKP is the choice,(30-40 hours with a BKK) if you want a great heater that is great looking with a nice fire view and a clean glass that still offers nice/respectable burn times a PH is a good choice.

    The BK was my choice since I personally feel it's the most flexible/controllable stove on the market for all weather conditions. I could personally care less about what it looks like, performance was the only thing I considered.
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    My completely unbiased opinion is that you summed it up about perfectly.
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    I attempted to derail it in a productive direction.
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    This is my answer based on a higher authority: _g

    BLAZE KING ---------------------------------PROGRESS

    Wife wont allow--------------------------------Wife Likes
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    I want a BK that looks like a PH and has the clearances and front load right swinging door of my Republic.

    Ain't gonna happen though I'm sure...Heck, aside from it's sister stove (Endeavor) I've yet to see clearances like teh 1750. Unless I missed one somewhere...
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    This appears to me that the thread was started just to create some arguments. That, to me, is an extremely poor reason and a bad thing to do on a forum. If you want to argue, go elsewhere.
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    just for the record, PH has quite acceptable clearances. Standard rear clearance 6 inches, loading door side 24 inches, front hearth protection standard 12 inches, reduced to 8 inches with addition of lip under window; corner clearances on corner install 12 inches.
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    Woodstock really improved the clearances for this stove, that was a great move on their part.

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