Absolute 43/Quad Santa Fe

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Vinelife

Minister of Fire
May 31, 2010
589
Northern Michigan
Just a quick question, does the Absolute 43 crank out more heat than the Quad Santa Fe ?
 

ABusWrench

Burning Hunk
Sep 11, 2015
160
East Canton, Ohio
Just a quick question, does the Absolute 43 crank out more heat than the Quad Santa Fe ?
The Santa Fe came up with 38,700 btu's, didn't say input or output and 1,900 sq. ft. The Absolute 43 showed 44,000 input at 2,400 sq. ft.
 
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Feb 2, 2013
20
south eastern MA
they are both the smallest stoves each manufacture make and have similar spec's. if you are going to replace the Santa fe i would say go up to the harman xxv-tc. you will get more output and a bigger hopper for a little more money then the absolute 43.

why make a lateral move?

I have an xxv and i love it.
 
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Vinelife

Minister of Fire
May 31, 2010
589
Northern Michigan
Actually my 2010 Quad Santa Fe is only rated up to 30,000 btu/hr. And rated for 1500 square feet. The new ones seem to have more output and square footage. So with the Harman I would be going up to 44,000 and 2400 square feet. So it would be a step up from my 2010 model.
 

ABusWrench

Burning Hunk
Sep 11, 2015
160
East Canton, Ohio
Actually my 2010 Quad Santa Fe is only rated up to 30,000 btu/hr. And rated for 1500 square feet. The new ones seem to have more output and square footage. So with the Harman I would be going up to 44,000 and 2400 square feet. So it would be a step up from my 2010 model.
Would be a significant increase in heat output. The "whisper mode" would be nice too.
 
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