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Stove with auto thermostat vs. one with heat settings

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by downtocamp, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. downtocamp

    downtocamp New Member

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    Hi, I'm shopping for a small pellet stove and have it narrowed down to a few (that are actually in stock!) A couple are the Napoleon NP40 and Osburn Hybrid #45 (and others like it). The Napoleon has great ratings but is not thermostat-compatible, the others are. I'll be leaving the stove on during the day while I'm at work and want to make sure it doesn't burn too hot or not hot enough. So I would think having a stove that uses a thermostat would be preferable to one like the Napoleon that you'd be guessing when putting the setting on low, because the fuel will burn differently on a really cold day than on a warmer one on the same setting. The Napoleon salesperson said you could just "play with the settings" to get it to burn evenly during the day, but I'm leaning toward the thermostat-compatible ones. What's everyone else's experience with thermostats and/or those 2 stoves? Thanks!

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    IMO, go with a stove that can be hooked to a T-Stat...why burn pellets when you don't need to? Let the T-Stat keep the house cooler while your not there, and warm-up when needed.
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