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Thre right size Pacific energy to buy

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Charlie0742001, Oct 13, 2006.

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  1. Charlie0742001

    Charlie0742001 New Member

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    My ranch is about 1800 square feet with the 3 season room, which is an add on. It is off the dining room. Large slider patio doors separate it from the dining room, so I have a pretty big opening when they are open. If I could maintain nice steady heat, I might even remove them. The 3 season room is at a 90 degree angle with the rest of the ranch. I am in the procces of gutting and renovating the 3 season, and have just about fully insulated it( still have to do under the floor, I think this room was originally a deck) and put up 1/2 inch sheetrock. I removed the old woodburner, a huge Huntsman model. So I already have a big hearthpad which is made of slate and is on a 7” platform, which I’d like to size down}. I’ll be carpeting the room when all else is done. Once again the 3 season room is 18x20. The living room is at one end and the 3 bedrooms are at the other end. There is a basemt with one more bedroom downstairs. I have forced hot air heating, with only one zone. I've finally decided that I'm buying a pacific energy stove. My final question is that would the way my house is layed out, would the small Visat Classic do the job of heating the 3 season, living and dining rooms? Its rated for 1500 square feet. Are these ratings realistic for New York? Thanks for your patience with me, I justw anna buy this once. :)

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  2. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Newtofire already knows my answer from with in the PM's back and forth. My thoughts were at least the Super 27 / Pacific Classic or the Summit ( New York home ) My thoughts were as a lot of folks under size there stove when buying and wished they had gone bigger for #1 heat , longer burn times and or more room for wood/coal/ash and less clean out times weekly.

    The small "Vista" is 1.4 cf fire box.

    The mid size Super 27 / Pacific Classic 1.9 cf fire box

    The large "Summit" is 3.0 cf .

    My posting the # are not to sway anybody , Newtofire is just looking for some honist answers from experience.
  3. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Yea, I agree with Spike, go bigger. I'm thinking the mid size would be good.
  4. PAJerry

    PAJerry Member

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    Mid-sized 'Pacific' model should do fine. PE makes a great line of stoves!
  5. Charlie0742001

    Charlie0742001 New Member

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    Mid size it is> I'm gonna order it today. Thanks spike and everyone.
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