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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by corey21, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I have been having issues with the Mag and i have reached a decision that i am going to sell it. One day it will hold a fire the next is a different story the burn times are to short like 2 to 4 hours got 9 hours one time this year. Another thing is that it is so dang unpredictable i just want it out of my hair. May take some time before i do sell it but i feel sorry for the person that buys it.

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  2. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I do have one question i payed $1500 for it how much could i sell it for?
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    What type of wood? reason, type of fuel has significant impact on burn time as I am sure you are aware. Also what do you consider burn time, expectations can vary quite a bit from person to person.
    Oak, Hickory, Sugar maple, Beech to name a few will give longest useable heat cycle. Types like Silver maple, Piss Elm ( can't think of the proper name), Box Elder and others of this type while still considered a hard wood have a very light density vs first few I mentioned and provide a significantly shorter usable heat cycle.
    I have a Englander 30 about the same size.and output specs. Silver maple couple hours of flame then coals nt a terrific amount of heat output, on the other hand same physical amount of Sugar maple will blast you out of the room for several hours.
    As far as whats worth on the used market, difficult to judge as each location will vary some, Bit of a nitche market as well. Clearance sales will be starting up shortly on these types of items at up to 40% off retail.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Been burning oak black gum birch sycamore it ant just the burn time it is the unpredictable part that drives me crazy a long with some other issues.
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    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    Based on your glowing review I'm guessing you won't try to sell it here. ;-)
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Review?
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    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Seems like a lot? I got one of their country hearth 2000 models for $499 a 2 CU ft stove and i cant say enough good things about it.
    For such a small stove it really drives you out with the heat,goes right up to 700deg stovetop with just a few pieces of wood,great secondaries,glass stays clean.As far as burn times just like blades said,it all depends on what you put in it. Although a few years ago i bought one of their Non EPA stoves the "king" and it was so bad(burn times 2-3 hours) i gave it away.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Are you absolutely sure there aren't issues outside of the stoves capabilities that are effecting it's performance.

    It would be a shame to sell the stove at a loss, buy a new stove, and then still have the same issues.
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    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    Kidding. You don't like it and you'll feel sorry for the person that buys it! That's more than enough to drive away most buyers.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Yeah i think i gave to much for it. I paid $700 for the Wonder Coal and it done far better when i had it in the house.
    I am going to look thinks over when i calm down right now i am ready to put a sheet over it.

    I hate to say it but i think i got ripped off from day one.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Just for thought could someone point me to some stoves along the same price that are good quality?
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    What size firebox is the 2015?
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    That's what I'd do. I would try to hang in there with the Mag for the time being. That way, you'll have time to put a lot of thought toward what you want in your next stove. You can also be looking at craiglist etc. and maybe find a great deal on a used stove. Hopefully, you've got a decent amount of Oak on hand now to get you some overnight burns, and you can burn the lesser woods during the day and reload when you need to. When you get up into your White Oaks, Hickories, Locusts etc. your burn times go up substantially...
    Like BAR said, look for other issues that might be causing shorter/unpredictable burn times. All I can think of right now is a gasket leak or too strong of draft. Can you burn the stove low, or are you fighting to keep the stove under control? Latter might indicate that you don't have enough control over the air...
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    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    According to the website, it is "spacious." ==c It does take a 19.5" log... I think I saw one at TSC or Menards a while back, and it was pretty good-sized IIRC.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    3.2 Cubic feet.
    Last year i replaced the window gasket this year i replaced the door gasket.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I hate schilling a stove that I own, but you can get the 30 for $600-$900.

    I know Drolet also has a 3+ cu ft stove.
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    Also, is it rainy, foggy, and generally crappy out over there? That could be the problem with getting the stove to get going... today at least.
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    It does good control burning real small loads but when i put more then 3 splits in it gets very unpredictable. I just want a stove that i can trust well you get the idea i hope.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    What do you mean by this?
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It has a mind of its own.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    What does it do? When you put a full load in what does it do that causes concern?
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I get it cruising and the temps will rise fast then go back down Its like when i close the air the fire keeps going not secondary burn. I checked the air control rod it is working.
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    How high do the temps rise?
    How far do the temps drop?
    Why do the temps drop? Does it coincide with adjusting the air controls?
    What does the Fire look like? Don't be too concerned with secondaries.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It has rose from 500 to 700 before with the air open just a crack.

    About the temps dropping i was talking about burn times.

    I don't see much lazy secondary burn It looks a crazy primary fire.

    With my old stove i could go all night most of the time and it was a stable fire.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Normal

    How long are the burn times? Temps drop as the burn cycle progresses.

    Take a photo. The secondaries aren't always lazy.

    What was your old stove? How size was it?

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