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Summers heat 50-snc13 vs wonder wood US stove Co.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by HillbillyDlux, May 16, 2013.

  1. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

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    Will the summers heat out perform the wonderwood. Pro's /Cons. Thanks for your input

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Pros for the 13:

    EPA clean burn technology. More heat with less wood and chimney accumulations.
    Glass door view of the fire. Not only for ambiance but for controlling the burn.
    Heavier steel firebox.
    Larger wood capacity.

    Cons: No bimetallic thermostat.
  3. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

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    From what I gather the summers heat is the better of the two stoves?
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    The 13 is cleaner burning than the wonderwood, The 13 would be top vent.

    Other than for a garage I have never like Circulator stoves, they are EPA exempt (cook on top loophole) and have been known to be creosote factories.
  5. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    The Englander/Summer's Heat is American made of American parts. I doubt that is the case with the US Stove. My US Stove furnace has a lot of 'China' stamped and cast into pieces.

    The 13 does have a pretty stiff R value required for the hearth. The Wonderwood gives a K factor, which you'll have to convert. The Wonderwood manual also gives a crazy (25") clearance requirement for the connector pipe.

    Then considering the whole EPA, clean burning thing, the two really aren't comparable other than price.
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Alternatively I would check out the True North TN19 by PE. It has a square firebox and easy hearth requirements.
  7. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    hmmmmm, which way would i go . . . .;)
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  8. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

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    Picked up my new NC-13 on Saturday thanks guys!
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  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Here's yer shirt.

    englander t shirt.jpg
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  10. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Good decision! And one of the quickest I've seen here...
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    blades Minister of Fire

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    Atta Boy:)
  12. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    yeah, i'd have went that way too ;)

    Hillbilly, welcome to the ESW family, let me know if i can answer any questions you may have (provided the members here don't beat me to it like they usually do:mad: <chuckle>)

    its a great little stove , im sure its going to make you happy
  13. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

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    I've used my NC-13 now for 12-15 fires... All I can say is WOW! I would recommend this stove to anybody, it has outperformed our old stove 10-1.
  14. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    The 13 is an awesome heater.

    Congrats !!

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