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Vermont Castings Pinnacle Gas Conversion

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by teely37, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. teely37

    teely37 New Member

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    I am wanting to purchase a new in the box Vermont Castings Pinnacle vent free model gas stove from a lady-it is a really good deal, however I need natural gas and this is a LP model-does anyone know if there is a conversion kit to natural gas for this and if so where i can find one-I am getting mixed answers from my local vermont castings dealers. Thank You

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I believe you will find that ALL of the Vermont Castings Vent-Free
    (a.k.a. Room-Vented) units are fuel specific & non-convertible.
    We covered this topic EXTENSIVELY a month or so ago & you
    can browse thru the gas forum to find that particular discussion.
    My suggestion ? Don't buy it.
  3. teely37

    teely37 New Member

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    ok i appreciate your quick answer and i will sadly let this one go. Looks like you have experience with the Jotul Firelight-found one on craigslist that I am going to go look at-the only thing is the guy says it is at least 10yrs old and only used a dozen times or so because his nose was too sensitve to the smell? He said he paid $1300 10yrs ago and I know they go for about $2300 now-have they canged drastically in the last 10yrs and is there anything i need to look out for-it is a really nice looking stove and the price seems right-just wondering what you thought-thank you
  4. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    The Jotul are well-built units. There have been some generational
    changes to make them better & more maintenance friendly in the last 10
    years, but all components are still available for early models.
    I MUCH rather go with a Jotul DV than ANY Room-Vented unit...
  5. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    The guy that did not like the smell on the DV unit probably never did the burn-off as suggested in the manual... funny stuff. Every once and a while I end up at houses with old fireplaces that still get that new smell from never having a proper burn-off done.
  6. k0wtz

    k0wtz New Member

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    i have a ventfree and next season will be going vernted. you cannot use any sort of scents in you house. you must be very careful of even dusting stuff and no seencted candles. for some reason this sets them off if you will stay away from that stuff its really not too bad. i do notice a lot of black stuff on my towels when i wash the windows in the spring.

    as has been said vented is the best.

    good luck

    bob

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