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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. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I'd give it a go with a 6" pipe if I was using it on one of my taller chimneys.

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  2. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Hey the changed the size from when I looked at it the other day, it went from 4.2 to now its over 4.4 cuft.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It calls for a 6" - so shouldn't be a problem with typical (suggested) flue lengths.
  4. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Looks like they miss-typed the size originally. It was listed as 4.2 and now it is 4.42.
  5. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    One spot says 8" another says 6". Yeah, I have no idea which is right, but I would try running it with a 6" either way.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah - I was looking at the tech specs and it stated 6". Ain't no way I am pulling my 6" down to goto an 8".
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    rdust Minister of Fire

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    The one burning/pictured sure *looks* to be 8". If it performs well with a 6" flue they should sell bunches.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Yes. I am pretty sure 8" will be the final spec once they have a proof reader comb through that site.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Yes the specs call for 6" flue it could be double wall stove pipe in the pic perhaps? I agree 6" would help sell more stoves as the majority are 6" and I for one wouldn't want to replace my 6" liner..

    Ray
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Main page does say 8".. I am getting confused as they also say 24 hr burn and up to 60 lbs and 27" log size???
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    Tech specs state 6"

    Model F5100
    Cordwood BTU’s 80,000 BTU’s
    Emissions (grams/hr) EPA Certifi ed 1.46 grams/hr
    Effi ciency 85.48%
    Flue Size 6” (152mm)
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Model F5100
    Max. Cordwood BTUs 80,000
    EPA Certified Yes
    Typical Sq. Ft. Heated 2,250+
    Efficiency 85.48%
    Maximum Log Size 22”
    Burn Time (Typical)* 30+ hours
    Emissions (grams/hr) 1.46 grams
    Firebox Size 4.42 cu. ft.
    Flue Size 8”
    http://www.regency-fire.com/Files/Brochures/F5100-Brochure.aspx
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I sure wish they would get their chit straight.
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    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    I just contacted a local Regency dealer. He didn't even have pricing yet so he's sourceing information. new thread forthcoming.
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    Just called a Regency dealer and he isn't too excited about the stove. He confirmed that it is an 8 inch collar. He has no idea who will buy such a large stove. He isn't a fan of cat stoves due to the fact that every one of his customers that have ever bought a cat stove from him has never replaced the combustor.

    He's going to call me back to get me pricing for the stove. I'll share when I hear more. But, he sells the F3100, with fan, for $2,200.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Funny. I just did the same thing.
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    Funny how a BK vs WS thread turns into a good thread about a totally different brand. How does Regency price their stoves? Pretty high typically?
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    The one I was at the other day had never heard of it. Of course, he also had a Magic Heat on the stove he was burning in the showroom.
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    $2,200 for the F3100, which is a 2.9 cu ft stove with blower.

    That's not high. Kind of middle-of-the-road.
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    LOL, Boy now there is a dealer I would feel comfortable taking advice from :rolleyes:
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I called another Regency dealer that insisted that the larger the stove, the lower the efficiency, and equated it to going from a 2cu ft stove to a 4 cu ft stove is like going from a 4 cylinder car to a v12 in terms of gas mileage.
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    ;)
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    That is just about the dumbest analogy I have heard! :rolleyes:
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Dealer comments like that just make me happier that I spent so much time here. If I ever need another stove, I know more than enough to make an educated purchase. Relying on the dealer to point you in the right direction seems to be an unwise move the majority of the time.

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