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Sizing stove through oil usage.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jslinger, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    My vote for the OP is a 61a... That P-43 comment was for me. I want the 43. I have ran my Cb 1200 for years and its been more than enough on Low (around 25,000 BTU)

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  2. movemaine

    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    Always a tough decision. On the Harman site, the XXV is listed at 50k and the Advance is 48k.

    One other stove available in your area, that seems like a good stove (very similar to Harman) is the Osburn 5000 rated at 50k btu's. This stove is slick - same bottom feed as Harman, touch screen interface, high efficiency, etc. (but might be a little expensive as well and I don't want to confuse you)

    http://www.osburn-mfg.com/en/heaters/model-OP00050-description

    I think you'll be happy with either the p43 or p61, I don't think there's a "bad" choice here.
  3. jslinger

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    We decided to go with the XXV. Will be a while before the install, but I will post pics eventually.
    Thanks again.
  4. Chain

    Chain Feeling the Heat

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    I used to be exactly the same, about 65 degrees with my older Lopi stove and baseboard hot water heat.....Now, I keep my main living area around 70 degrees and the back bedrooms around 65 or even a bit lower. To your point about owning the house by 35, yes, you will be thankful. And to that point, one way to convince your fiance to invest in the stove is to explain in detail the savings you will achieve in heating costs and agree to apply it to the house mortgage after the initial payout is recouped. If she's concerned about money, simply show her how you'll be saving it significantly over the long term and be warmer too.
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Yes, but have you ever tried to get the needed information out of anyone by the 20 questions method, to fill in the heat loss calculator boxes? And where did you put that lovely air exchange figure aka air infiltration?

    Most folks can't even find the information about their current heating system except perhaps for oil bills and I think that method was explored in detail in this thread.
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Just make certain you have a deep rainy day fund while buying down the mortgage. Life is rarely as planned.
  7. jslinger

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    Thanks for the tip.
    We always keep 6 months worth of expenses in the bank. Can't be too careful.

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