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Thoughts on Pleasent Hearth stoves

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by tbuff, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Hi all,

    A friend of mine is looking for an economical wood stove and they stumbled across the Pleasent Hearth line. Thoughts on quality, etc?

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  2. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    No one, really........
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Isn't that an Englander brand?
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    realstihl Feeling the Heat

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    Do a search. I think there are several people that run them.
  5. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Made by GHP group from what I can find. Find some user reviews but I don't necessarily trust reviews all the time, which is why I post here... where the pros are.
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    OK, I've seen them here...not up to Englander (or Drolet) quality levels. Probably would be a decent value if you could get it on sale for cheap, otherwise you could probably get an Englander for not too much more.
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  7. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Woody.
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It appears that GHP gets the stoves from the old CFM plant in Huntington, Indiana and re-badged the stoves as "Pleasant Hearth" since SBI bought the "Century Hearth" name and assets in Canada.

    It should pretty much be the same stove as a Century Heating stove.
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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  10. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks BB.
  11. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I have the old Century. It's the small version and the only difference I saw with the new Pleasant Hearth (1200 ft model) that I saw in Lowes is there are side shields on the newer stoves. I like the little stove, but the firebox is a bit small. The benefit that people seldom mention with these small stoves is the fast heat up time. You start feeling heat immediately since there is so little metal to heat up. Another benefit of this particular stove is the ash pan is absolutely huge. From the factory, these stoves allow a good amount of smoke to escape past the secondaries. I added a bit more firebrick on top of the secondaries to hold heat in the firebox and pressed kaowool into the spots where smoke was escaping without passing the secondaries. The stove burns much cleaner now.

    Matt

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