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  1. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Going to bring my post back from the dead. Went with a heatmax for my final choice, still getting it hooked up for this season. Should be done here in the next 2 weeks. Really liking the idea of the temp controller, could someone point out where in the forum there is more info on this, or...
  2. Gbawol42

    New Drolet furnaces?

    Who else is compliant? I thought you were the only ones?
  3. Gbawol42

    New Drolet furnaces?

    So I emailed SBI and almost everyone is right. Yes they are banking on the regs being pushed to 2022, it does sound like they would make thier products apply when the time comes. According to SBI they pulled out of Menards because they said thier market is a sub 2k furnace, and theirs is just...
  4. Gbawol42

    New Drolet furnaces?

    Everyone is going to be trying to catch up to you guys . I say good luck
  5. Gbawol42

    New Drolet furnaces?

    So Menards said they no longer sell Drolet wood furnaces (tundra 2/heatpro) because they are in the process of making them 2020 compliant. Anyone hear any news of new products/updates coming from them?
  6. Gbawol42

    The turd is polished

    Kinda along the same lines as this post https://forgreenheat.blogspot.com/2019/03/company-makes-2020-certified-warm-air.html?m=1
  7. Gbawol42

    modest upgrade from Hotblast 1557

    Do they put items on sale that they don't stock though? I used to see them on sale as well but it was when they were in the store.
  8. Gbawol42

    modest upgrade from Hotblast 1557

    I am looking at doing this same exact thing, probably the next 11% off they have.
  9. Gbawol42

    modest upgrade from Hotblast 1557

    Wow there are no menards around me that stock it, good find!
  10. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    I know these furnaces are able to run with no power but do any of you guys run a battery backup on your furnaces? I have a generator, but it's not automatic so it wouldn't help if I'm at work. Just wondering if I should be looking into a battery backup at all?
  11. Gbawol42

    Uh oh...what's this?!

    Kuuma price going up March 1 :eek:
  12. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    I am currently have a clumping issue with a pellet brand that burned awesome last year. Pretty much cleaning burn pot every 2 days. Guess it all depends on where the company gets the wood that they compress. I heard the ones that get sawdust from hardwood furniture makers are usually the best.
  13. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    To be honest the the differences in pellet quality, even year to year, and the fact they are creeping up in price is also what is making me go to burning wood instead
  14. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    I like the way you are putting it, making a lot of sense. I just spent yesterday and this morning reading the whole tundra thread on this forum, wow tons of info there. I wish there were more people posting that actually had the t2, but maybe, like you have said before, only the people that...
  15. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Did some recon on my furnace, it's a tempstar dc90, made in 1999. Says the efficiency is 90%. So for the sake of auguement lets say the water heater used 200 gal for the year: 800 x 91000 x 90% = 65,520,000 btu needed. 1000 x 91000 x 90% = 81,900,000 btu needed. So I am probably between...
  16. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    That would make since, the less your cleaning the less junk is in the pellet, thus more btus availible. From the reviews I have heard they all say to stay away from the big box stores and youll be fine. To be honest the most I have never seen a ton of pellets around here is 300 a ton. I've done...
  17. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Propane was 1.85 this season with a prebuy, which I didn't do since I burned the pellet stove at night this year. I buy a hardwood pellet (pro pellet) that is 227/ton. I have also tried a softwood pellet that sells for 205/ton. The hardwood seems better quality, less ash and what not. Tons of...
  18. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Also I have only been in the home for 2 years, last year I burned the pellet stove only during the day and let the lp furnace do the work at night. This kept the upstairs warmer at night. I went through 4 tons of pellets and probably 600 gallons of propane. Water is the only other thing heated...
  19. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    It's an older stove, came with the house when I moved in. An Enviro EF-3.
  20. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Your reload times would be almost the same as mine, that does make me feel a lot better. Of course saving more money would be a huge plus. I didn't think about burning more wood than I needed in the shoulder seasons I burn around 6-7 tons of pellets, but the house is nowhere near as warm as I...
  21. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    So true, also leaning for the bigger firebox to get longer burns while I am at work for 10 hours. Honestly I believe the tundra will heat the house, hell I heat it now with a pellet stove made for 1800 square feet, and it almost kept up last week except for the windy days. I just don't want the...
  22. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    So small update, the kuuma just isn't in this year's budget, hours are getting cut back a little at work. So called my local Menards to ask about the tundra and Heatpro since they are special order I wanted some info. Tundra is on the website for $1800, long story short they said they would get...
  23. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Not yet, will probably be a febuary/March purchase. Want my tax money first
  24. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Wow I am so surprised that you heat that much space for so long on one load of wood. I am still used to the old wood stove at my parents that if not loaded every 6 hours the house will drop fast in temp.
  25. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    So after reading a lot of your comments and doing my own research I am leaning hard to the VF100. I believe I now see what the extra 3k will get me, and it seems worth it. Also looking at longevity of the appliance, I believe that the Vf100 will last many years more than the tundra, so looking...
  26. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    This is pretty much what I was thinking, why come out with a new and/or more efficient truck design when the old one is still selling so well.
  27. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    If I was purchasing a wood stove I would most certainly want a window, as it would be almost a piece of furniture in my main living quarters. However a furnace will be in my basement only seen by me most of the time. I don't really see the need for a window, except to see exactly what your fire...
  28. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    I keep hearing about the new 2020 regs coming out on wood furnaces. IF they were to take effect (I just heard they are trying to push for 2 more years) would it be the 1st if the year they take effect? I am just wondering if that happens what will others besides Kuuma do? Or do you think they...
  29. Gbawol42

    Another help me choose add on furnace

    Yes I already planned on purchasing my chimney from Menards, I was looking at right around 1k when I priced it out on thier website with the 11% off. I believe the tundra 2 was around 1700 with the 11% off. The tundra is computer controlled dampener right? Or is it manual?