Blaze King Princess,Sirocco 30,or Ashford 30???

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THEAIR

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Oct 23, 2015
9
Virginia
Any idea why the King has a lower emissions 1.76 g versus the Princess with 2.42 g
Also is both the Ashford 30 and Sirocco 30 catalytic wood stoves ?
 

aansorge

Minister of Fire
Aug 12, 2011
957
Southern Minnesota
Any idea why the King has a lower emissions 1.76 g versus the Princess with 2.42 g
Also is both the Ashford 30 and Sirocco 30 catalytic wood stoves ?

No idea on the first question but as for the second, yes they are both catalytic.
 

Rossco

Minister of Fire
Aug 13, 2014
735
BC
Am sure the BK fella mentioned the size of wood used during the testing.

King vs Princess used different size wood, hence. Different gram per thingy.

Maybe Iam wrong.
 

THEAIR

New Member
Oct 23, 2015
9
Virginia
Am sure the BK fella mentioned the size of wood used during the testing.

King vs Princess used different size wood, hence. Different gram per thingy.

Sorry I don't understand different size wood for different g emissions ???
Can you elaborate -- I like the Princess operation and burn time, but am looking for low emissions.......Thanks
 

THEAIR

New Member
Oct 23, 2015
9
Virginia
Looking to get a new BK to heat my 2500 sq. ft. ''A'' frame house. Stove is located in the finished basement (old school 70's wood paneling) and the house has an open floor plan with 2nd story being a loft. Current stove is a non-cat 3 cubic ft. fire box and does a decent job but it's cheaply made and I'm sick of baby sitting it. I'm stuck with a 6'' chimney liner,so my question is, do I go for more efficient fire box of Sirocco/Ashford or get the larger(by 1/10th of a cubic ft.) fire box of the Princess? Also, is the new Ashford just a Sirocco 30 fire box wrapped in cast iron? THX in advance....D

Anybody know if you can load 18'' logs n/s in the Ashford 30 ?
 

Rossco

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Aug 13, 2014
735
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Something to do with the wood size.

King used larger dimensional pieces Vs the Princess.

Maybe BKVP will chime in.
 

Highbeam

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Dec 28, 2006
19,328
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Any idea why the King has a lower emissions 1.76 g versus the Princess with 2.42 g

King has a much larger cat element. Every stove is different and has different emissions rate. A better question would be why the princess is at 2.42 gph and the other 30 series stoves are less than half of that.
 

Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
15,717
Philadelphia
Anybody know if you can load 18'' logs n/s in the Ashford 30 ?
Yes, you can, but bottom row will sit on ash lip. Distance front door to rear brick is 20", but distance ash lip to rear brick is 17.5".
 

forkedhorn

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Nov 17, 2014
9
Southern Oregon
You will love the Princess! I was trying to decide between her and the Ashford as well. Honestly, I didnt think the Princess looked very attractive on the show room floor but I settled for the ugly girl. Glad I did. She looks way better in the house and has that "substantial" look to her that I was after. I now believe the Princess looks better in my house than the Ashford would have. Plus there is that 24hr burn on three pieces of wood thing going on! Congrats! You will be stoked!
 

Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
15,717
Philadelphia
Hey, just to be fair, I'm getting > 24 hours on 3 sticks every day of the week, in an Ashford 30.
 

Highbeam

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Dec 28, 2006
19,328
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Hey, just to be fair, I'm getting > 24 hours on 3 sticks every day of the week, in an Ashford 30.

Right, performance should be almost the same. The firebox is the same size. The princess is a bit more efficient but with a bit dirtier emissions. Tough to say which is best now that there are so many 30 series options. The princess has that 6" deep ash belly which is very nice. The ashfords really look good and come with steel cats. Hard to go wrong.
 

kennyp2339

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Feb 16, 2014
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You will love the Princess! I was trying to decide between her and the Ashford as well. Honestly, I didnt think the Princess looked very attractive on the show room floor but I settled for the ugly girl. Glad I did. She looks way better in the house and has that "substantial" look to her that I was after. I now believe the Princess looks better in my house than the Ashford would have. Plus there is that 24hr burn on three pieces of wood thing going on! Congrats! You will be stoked!
lol - the same can be said for the princess in my house, at first I thought she was an ugly girl in the showroom, but when I got her home she fit in great...maybe my house could use a make over lol.
 

lml999

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2013
534
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
lol - the same can be said for the princess in my house, at first I thought she was an ugly girl in the showroom, but when I got her home she fit in great...maybe my house could use a make over lol.

Hey, if I talked about my wife like that I'd be sleeping in the garage! :)
 
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Shayne

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Nov 27, 2016
54
North, Ont.
A princess, if it truly has a deeper box, would be my #1 choice if it is not a centerpiece of my home. I love the deep box on my king and couldn't go back.

Do not know why everyone thinks the princess/king are so ugly as I think they look a whole lot better in a modern décor than most. The ashford looks old and dated to me and is definitely not my style. I really like the looks of our new classic, but would not put pedestal legs on it or an ash can below it. Matter of taste I guess and it appears I like ugly ;).

Regards
 

tarzan

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Jan 16, 2014
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I like the Princess. I think there are better looking stoves out there but the Princess is not a centerpiece nor an eyesore in my home. It just does what I need it to do and surprises most winter visitors who figure out it's actually in use.
 
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kennyp2339

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Feb 16, 2014
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I own a princess myself and I love it!!! Very good stove, I would recommend ordering the convection deck and blower kit, it's a life saver when it gets really cold out.
The convection deck really focuses the air over the stove top to get it heated and blown out in front of the stove.
I did try using the blower only but then found myself ordering the convection deck shortly there after, bite the bullet now!!!
The one good thing is that these stoves are popular so if you don't need the deck you could always resell it at a slightly cheaper price from mrsp.
Good luck and we want pics when you get it!!!
 
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