Are the oldies just as great? Pacific Energy Super 27

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Canuckfiregal

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Jun 10, 2021
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I‘ve got an opportunity to purchase a Pacific Energy Super 27 for $450 CDN, including pipe and 6 new fire bricks. It is an older model, made between 1997-2001.

I have heard the praise for Pacific Energy wood stoves and am hoping for some expertise from the group here. Are the older models as good as the more recent? The space I am looking to heat is a small barn, about 1300 square feet, half downstairs and half upstairs. We recently insulated R22-28 depending on rafter depth and it stays cool inside, even with the heat and humidity here in Ontario.

Open to comments and suggestions...new to the area and am missing my WETT chimney sweep in B.C. Thank you!
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
87,668
South Puget Sound, WA
The Super 27 of that vintage was a fine stove. It will have a stainless steel baffle and rails and the coupled secondary regulation. Most important will be how it was treated. If not overfired it could be a good find. How does the firebox interior look? Are the firebricks in good shape? Is the baffle relatively flat and no cracks? Post some pics if you can.
 

Canuckfiregal

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Jun 10, 2021
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Side photo just now...

The current owners say they only fire with the thermometer on, but they are not the original owners. To me, it looks good. I have seen a few stoves that have been overfired with white rings and warping, which this doesn’t seem to have. Unfortunately it’s 90 minutes away so I am trying to be as certain as possible before making a three hour round trip with a trailer rental. I will have to check in with a local inspector about certification of a stove this age.
 

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
87,668
South Puget Sound, WA
Side photo just now...

The current owners say they only fire with the thermometer on, but they are not the original owners. To me, it looks good. I have seen a few stoves that have been overfired with white rings and warping, which this doesn’t seem to have. Unfortunately it’s 90 minutes away so I am trying to be as certain as possible before making a three hour round trip with a trailer rental. I will have to check in with a local inspector about certification of a stove this age.
Go for it. The stove looks like it has a lot of miles left. With care, it will last another 20 yrs. or more. One thing to check is the door gasket. If original it is overdue for replacement. If so, replace with an OEM PE door gasket. Aftermarket gaskets are not made the same.
 
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Canuckfiregal

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Jun 10, 2021
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Go for it. The stove looks like it has a lot of miles left. With care, it will last another 20 yrs. or more. One thing to check is the door gasket. If original it is overdue for replacement. If so, replace with an OEM PE door gasket. Aftermarket gaskets are not made the same.
Thanks for your vote of confidence! I’ve seen newer stoves look older than this so will make the trip. Appreciate your time very much...