I've been asking about the new air control system for a few months. I still haven't gotten an answer on when it will be available. It sounds like it is still in the "beta testing" stage.Do someone have the new PH EPA 2020 with the new air control lever? If so how do you like it? I would like to see the entire new stove having the new air control on it, not just the air control as seen on Facebook.
Thank you.nortcan, we absolutely love our PH. We installed it in 2013 and it paid for itself within 2 1/2 years. I typically burn around 3 cords per year. It heats our 2,400 sq. ft. ranch-style home easily. We don't have any issue loading wood. It is really easy loading wood from the side and I don't have to worry about wood going up against the glass. FYI, you definitely want to get the ash pan.
Thanks Chediski. You can burn alligator down in Az (LOL)? I didn't even know peoples in Az were needing heat from a sove, you know I'm in Québec... If you can please take a few photos showing the entire stove from the front and from right front so we can see how looks the air control. Oh yes, good luck...Hi, new member here. I have just installed a new Progress Hybrid with the new air control at our cabin. I'm new to wood stoves and have only done a few initial break in fires so my comparisons to other stoves is pretty limited. I will say that the air control is smooth, intuitive to operate and provides what I thinks is a pretty good control of the air coming into the stove.
With the small fires I've been doing, I haven't got the air control much past the 50% point. If I go too far closing air down, I don't seem to have enough air to keep things going real good. I'm burning Ponderosa pine and Alligator juniper here in Arizona and our cabin sits around 7000 ft. The stove has a double wall pipe and an overall 22 ft flue / chimney.
We are headed back up there tomorrow morning and am going to do my first big fire in the stove. Wish me luck!
( I supposed it's impossible to make a top down fire from the side door)
Thanks orlkc, just to know : why do you load the Heritage from the side door? I have one and make the top down from the front and use the side door for a full loading.I don't have a PH, but I do have a stove that I load exclusively from the side door. Top down starts work just fine. They do tend to start by the loading door and then migrate towards the middle shortly thereafter, but that isn't a problem.
Thanks orlkc, just to know : why do you load the Heritage from the side door? I have one and make the top down from the front and use the side door for a full loading.