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super 27 help please

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by new guy, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. new guy

    new guy New Member

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    Thanks for the info from you all, I bought a 2001 used super 27 with blower and gold door for $450. I was wondering if you can tell me if I have the new baffle and if not, is it worth upgrading they look the same to me so is it worth the $. Also, where should I check for cracks or anything else they are known for. Thanks again!

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  2. madison

    madison Minister of Fire

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    From the limited view, looks pretty nice for a 2001 - firebrick etc looks lightly used.

    The baffle may sag and warp - but I have not heard of cracks - and I would not be concerned even if it did crack. I've not noticed anyone commenting on upgraded/redesigned baffles - replacement could (good luck) be covered under warranty - but since you are not the original owner - it would make warranty replacement even more difficult. All warranty work goes thru your local dealer - so, make friends with them before attempting any type of warranty/repair issues.

    FYI the baffle is very heavy, and cumbersome but not technically difficult to remove. Just pull the pin, put some gloves on, and expect to be maneuvering ~ 30 pounds (guess) over the side rails etc - quite a bit of fly ash can accumulate on top of the baffle, so expect to take a shower and house cleaning after the job.
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I agree, the interior looks in great shape. I wouldn't do anything. This is a tough stove. If the rest of the stove is in this condition it looks like you got a good deal. As far as I can tell from the picture, you should be good to burn.
  4. Dave A.

    Dave A. Minister of Fire

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    The threads on this site (and photos) that talked about a few members experience with cracks (the ones I saw anyway) were mostly Summits and one Pacific, I think, maybe one Super (not sure) didn't talk about cracks in the baffle. They were usually on the front top near the corners around the knife edge surrounding the door opening (as I recall). If you put a bright light inside the firebox and examine those areas on the outside (with the door open, as it would cover that area) would think that'd be a good way to check.

    As I recall the problem stoves were ones mfr'd a few years later than yours.
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    IIRC, they were all inserts as well.
  6. new guy

    new guy New Member

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    Excellent, I thought it was ok. I watched a you tube video that mentions the updated baffle makes the stove more efficient but it appears to be the same thing other than its stainless. $330 to the door, I'll pass. Looking forward to firing it up this fall!!
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The main ingredient that is going to make a difference in this (or any EPA) stove is going to be dry wood. Do you have a healthy stash already split and stacked?
  8. ddown

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    that reddish color indicates a stainless baffle you good to go
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    For the record, the stainless baffle is reported to fire off at a lower temp, also.
  10. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    That looks fine to me... my PE is coming on 5, and looks similar.

    My baffle fires off at about 350F.

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