Cape Cod or Blaze King Ashford 30?

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koconnor

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Dec 30, 2015
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Auburn, CA
Maybe four months of burning per year, lotta shoulder action. Low-draft city. Wouldn't necessarily need a big stove, depending on how tight the house is.
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The house was built in 1988 and the exterior is T1-11 siding and not insulated to good. It was very hot inside during the summer even with the A/C on high. I would like to rip the siding down and replace with concrete siding, prior to that spray foam everything so it is very tight and efficient.
 
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firefighterjake

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Jul 22, 2008
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From another thread: "IIRC, the original gasket was held in place by intermittent blobs of what looked like furnace cement - not a continuous bead."
That doesn't sound like German engineering to me. And in an accident, with that thin sheet metal, that thing will crumple up like a Cavalier. ;lol
Probably best not to take either the Lopi or Blaze King for a spin on the local highway . . . ;)
 

lakeguy

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Nov 9, 2013
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Pender Harbour
My baffle continually warped, as well as the bracket that holds the andirons. Lopi would do nothing to help me! When I took the tubes out so I could "smash the baffle flat with a hammer" per Lopi instructions, the screws that hold the tubes broke! So not only was I hammering out a baffle on a $3,500 stove, I also get to drill and tap the secondary air manifold. I decided to sell the thing, while I was cleaning it out I found that the stove itself had cracked behind the firebrick. In an area that the average person would never look.

I took great satisfaction sending the Cape Cod back to Travis Industries in a Blaze King Ashford crate!;lol
My replacement baffle from Travis had a label with SS 304. Type 304 Stainless is not recommended for high heat environments if one looks on the net. Type 309 and others are more heat resistant. I took a photo of the Travis shipping label.
 

freeburn

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Jan 5, 2008
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Lacrosse, WI
Don't want to sidetrack this thread, but what's a good price for an Ashford 30 base model w/o blower.
 

Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
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Southern IN
Don't want to sidetrack this thread, but what's a good price for an Ashford 30 base model w/o blower.
2600 sq.ft. without a blower? You must have a really open floor plan, or you're gonna rig an aftermarket blower...
 

Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
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Philadelphia
Don't want to sidetrack this thread, but what's a good price for an Ashford 30 base model w/o blower.
List price varies by region, I believe. Around here, it's $3500 in stove black without blowers. With enamel and blowers it lists around $3900. Dealer discounts vary, with the four or five I called varying from $800 below list to $200 over list. Point being, call around.
 

koconnor

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Dec 30, 2015
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Auburn, CA
List price varies by region, I believe. Around here, it's $3500 in stove black without blowers. With enamel and blowers it lists around $3900. Dealer discounts vary, with the four or five I called varying from $800 below list to $200 over list. Point being, call around.
The place I went to was $3,100 in matte black. Not sure if it cames with the blower. I'm in Northern California.
 

freeburn

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Jan 5, 2008
391
Lacrosse, WI
Funny thing is that one place I checked quoted me a price and then when I asked a few more questions, they happen to mention these are prices without a door. Huh? I can buy a stove without a door? Ha ha I know its so you can customize a door, but seriously seems ridiculous.
 

pvfjr

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Nov 18, 2015
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Aumsville, OR
Funny thing is that one place I checked quoted me a price and then when I asked a few more questions, they happen to mention these are prices without a door. Huh? I can buy a stove without a door? Ha ha I know its so you can customize a door, but seriously seems ridiculous.
That is odd. You'd think people would be more interested in the price "out the door".
 
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pvfjr

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Nov 18, 2015
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Aumsville, OR
That was a great deal from what most are quoting me around here.
You're right, that's why I finally pulled the trigger. The first quote I got was the worst, and was around $3200. After finding out I'd get $1008 back from the state and $300 from the feds, there wasn't any question.
 

freeburn

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Jan 5, 2008
391
Lacrosse, WI
You're right, that's why I finally pulled the trigger. The first quote I got was the worst, and was around $3200. After finding out I'd get $1008 back from the state and $300 from the feds, there wasn't any question.
Best arpund here was $3200. Almost worth driving to OR with cheap gas. Lol
 

pvfjr

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Nov 18, 2015
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Aumsville, OR
pvfjr gets a pass, freeburn. Oregon state had to cut back on school funding, a few years back.

https://www.oregoned.org/stay-informed/school-funding/k-12-funding
Harsh. ;)

What I was getting at is the fact that Walla Walla is closer to WI than Portland is. In addition, a dealer in Walla Walla shouldn't have any shipping costs to cover like a dealer in Portland would. Plus, he could eat some sweet onions while he's there. The difference in sales tax may be a wash though. He'd just have to call around to find out. The mountain passes sure make for good driving right now too! :cool:
 
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When in Walla Walla you are in wine country. Current wineries are over 140.
 

BKVP

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Hey, I'm here too! Well I am 50-70 days a year.
 
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