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Yeah!!!! Got the last Afton Bay in stock!!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by cristiansmom, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. cristiansmom

    cristiansmom Member

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    We have been on the fence about getting a pellet stove for about 6 months but we really had no choice. The price of oil is just crazy. We debated switching to all gas (have gas in the house) but it would cost more to do that than get the stove sooo today we went and we got the last St. Croix Afton Bay in stock!! I think it's a really pretty stove!! They will be installing in about 2 Weeks. I also bought 2 tons of pellets (they quarantee that for all new customers of stoves) and can pick them up anytime or have them delivered in September... I was worried about getting them in sep. but they have them there and are not allowed to sell any more pellets except for those who are buying the stoves... I also called another place and he will be delivering 3 tons in August for me. So I should be all set!! Anyway, can't wait to get it and see how we like it... We have a 1500 sq. ft. cape... Only really looking to keep the main floor heated. (abouy 700 sq ft) and use oil as a back up if we have too. do you think the Afton Bay can handle that??? Do you think 5 tons of pellets will be enough?? Thanks for any info as we are kind of new to all this... P.S. we paid $4000 installed with the kit for making the clearance from the window less than the four feet.. (we have 4ft and window, 4 feet and window all throught the house..) Is that a good price?? I did go to 3 other places but none carried the st croix. They had all different ones.. (harmon, quadra fire, beckwell)


    Debi

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  2. SNAPMAN61

    SNAPMAN61 Member

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    The key words would be "in stock."Hopefully that means that you bought a stove that you touched and not one"at the warehouse."
  3. cristiansmom

    cristiansmom Member

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    yes, it was right there in there store. They are installing in 2 weeks...


    Debi
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Hello and congrats on snagging a nice stove! That stove isn't going to have
    any problem heating 700 sq ft. You most likely won't have to crank it past the
    #2 or #3 setting at most and will stay nice and toasty in that main floor granted
    that you are well insulated.
    I think 5 tons will be more than enough and you will most likely have pellets
    left over at the end of the season.
  5. Kellypop

    Kellypop New Member

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    Hi
    We just purchased a pellet stove today and we do not have a four foot clearance from the window. What is the kit that you said you purchased for this problem?
    Thanks
  6. dashe

    dashe New Member

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    I purchased an Afton Bay second hand myself a while back and havent installed it yet .
    Have you da yours fired up yet and if so how does it do ?
  7. lessoil

    lessoil Minister of Fire

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    Congrats on the purchase!!

    We also have a 1540 sf Cape to heat. (24'X32')
    We are hoping to heat the first and second floor.
    Stove to be installed soon and 5 tons on order.
    Fans may be needed in addition to putting in a door way
    at the foot of the stairs. (To open up the downstairs)

    I know someone who heated their Cape last year with pellets for $1200!!
    I think he had the 1st floor at 72 and had to shut the doors of the bedrooms upstairs. (Too warm for sleeping)
    He claims the heat will get upstairs without any problem.
    His Cape is larger than ours. Maybe 28 X 36?? Not sure of insulation etc.

    2 years ago we burned 900 gals and last year we burned 700.
    We do not have natural gas as an option.
    Good luck and stay warm!
  8. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    I have the Afton Bay and i installed it myself last year. It works GREAT we heated all winter and used only 4 tons of pellets, thats form sept to may here in the southern tier of nys. Below buffalo. I had no problems witht the stove its easy to clean, maintain, simply put it in low and open door clean glass and go back to thermostat settings. It kept our house at 70 degrees all winter long. We are well insulated also which is key. You will be most pleased with your purchase. I bought mine last year at a close out sale for 1600 bucks and installed it in 20 minutes (to easy). Enjoy it you got a good stove there.

    Jim
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