Drolet HT3000 vs HT2000

Trey1979

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Did the drolet ht3000 come out this year? because I bought the ht2000 last year and i thought through my year of research i was getting the biggest drolet ht model they made

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kennyp2339

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The ht3000 is in stock and on sale at efireplace.com, its on sale cheaper then the ht2000 to, I'm a little confused with the listed btu an hour output though, ht2000 says up to 95k per hour, the ht3000 lists a range of 18.2 to 49.5k an hour with a general 110k btu's. The air control looks like it moved to the bottom of the unit, and the door handle is different. The firebox's look to the same size, the ht2000 has a higher stove efficiency 78% but also higher emissions at 3.9 grams per hour, ht 3000 is 71% efficiency but 1.32 grams per hour. The outer stove dimensions, the ht3000 is slightly bigger, I wonder if the real life output would be the same if you take the averages of the stoves and account for the slightly bigger stove.. idk way out my league there.
 
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Trey1979

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On the drolet site it shows the 2000 is cosmetically different shows the 2000 has more cubic ft in the firebox but the glass and door opening is bigger..the first photo is the 3000 and the second is the 2000
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Trey1979

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Looks like the 3000 has a oak and is mobile home approved i have the 2000 in a early 1980s double wide

2018 drolet ht2000
 

begreen

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The HT3000 is new for 2019. It is the replacement for the HT2000. The new model is cleaner burning and likely their candidate for 2020 EPA qualifications. There will be a lot of turnover in the wood stove industry in the coming year due to the cleaner regs. That in no way makes your purchase a poor one. Enjoy that big boy.
 
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rtrev37

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Did the drolet ht3000 come out this year? because I bought the ht2000 last year and i thought through my year of research i was getting the biggest drolet ht model they made

2018 drolet ht2000
The HT3000 came out in August of 2019. I was watching this stove for a while but it was not yet available so decided to get the HT2000. Its about the same price as the HT2000 yet the specs for clearance are much lower in all directions which would have been perfect with the exception that its a much stronger stove. Since I have no experience with the HT2000 in how it burns and how it will function within my setting, I decided to go with the HT2000 because of its great reviews. The HT3000 is such a nice stove but has no reviews and no real life experience yet but i'm sure it will function as well as the HT2000 if not better but this is only an educated guess.

This will be my first winter with the HT2000. What has your experience been with the HT2000 Trey?
 
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rtrev37

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The ht3000 is in stock and on sale at efireplace.com, its on sale cheaper then the ht2000 to, I'm a little confused with the listed btu an hour output though, ht2000 says up to 95k per hour, the ht3000 lists a range of 18.2 to 49.5k an hour with a general 110k btu's. The air control looks like it moved to the bottom of the unit, and the door handle is different. The firebox's look to the same size, the ht2000 has a higher stove efficiency 78% but also higher emissions at 3.9 grams per hour, ht 3000 is 71% efficiency but 1.32 grams per hour. The outer stove dimensions, the ht3000 is slightly bigger, I wonder if the real life output would be the same if you take the averages of the stoves and account for the slightly bigger stove.. idk way out my league there.
The HT3000 is just a TAB BIT bigger physically from the HT2000 but even the firebox is not that much bigger then the HT2000. However, it is now mobile home approved, decreased clearance on all sides to include top to ceiling and it seem to have a shield all around the stove making it full convection unlike the HT2000 which is only half way covered while the front side is more radiant - which I did not care but settle for it.
 
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Highbeam

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Also, new stoves being tested in new ways. You can’t compare the specifications from an old stove that were the result of different testing procedures to the new 2020 test results.

I would actually like to see my old stoves tested with current methods to see how they compare with the old tests as well as other new stoves.
 

Trey1979

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Sep 20, 2018
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The HT3000 came out in August of 2019. I was watching this stove for a while but it was not yet available so decided to get the HT2000. Its about the same price as the HT2000 yet the specs for clearance are much lower in all directions which would have been perfect with the exception that its a much stronger stove. Since I have no experience with the HT2000 in how it burns and how it will function within my setting, I decided to go with the HT2000 because of its great reviews. The HT3000 is such a nice stove but has no reviews and no real life experience yet but i'm sure it will function as well as the HT2000 if not better but this is only an educated guess.

This will be my first winter with the HT2000. What has your experience been with the HT2000 Trey?
Last year was my first winter with it it did great even with less that season wood

2018 drolet ht2000
 

Trey1979

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It will put out some heat for sure we had a mild winter and before I got the hang of the stove i had to open a window a few times burn times got me though the night and could liad some wood and it would take off

2018 drolet ht2000
 

rtrev37

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Aug 28, 2018
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It will put out some heat for sure we had a mild winter and before I got the hang of the stove i had to open a window a few times burn times got me though the night and could liad some wood and it would take off

2018 drolet ht2000
I rather open a window then keep opening the door to feed it some more wood....lol glad to hear.... I cant wait and hope it performs well within my setting...…

I cant wait to read the reviews on the HT3000 as well....I wished they had put out a performance video from the manufacturer with all the specifics and really advertised it but I guess the performance reviews will speak for itself...
 

hondabacon

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Dec 3, 2018
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Minnesota
We will see how she goes brand new HT 3000 install. Can still smell paint. Vented into a 8” Class A chimney which is a no, no!
 

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begreen

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Good looker. It's not ideal to go up to 8" but not a complete no-no as long as draft is sufficient. Flue gases may cool a bit more so keep an eye on the chimney liner and clean more frequently to determine interval.
 

Highbeam

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It is often specifically allowed in the manual to vent a 6” stove into an 8” chimney. No, not ideal, but totally allowed if the manual says you can.
 

hondabacon

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Manual said as much as 7”. Drolet tech support said we’ll have trouble. So far the only thing I noticed is I have slightly less than ideal wood for it compared to my old Frontenac stove.
 

begreen

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You're right. Equally surprising is that they say it can be connected to a 5" flue in Canada only. Clean frequently, especially with sub-par firewood.
 

Dean66

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Oct 13, 2019
25
West Virginia
I’m interested to know how that stove is working for you as well..I had decided on a summit pedestal stove but the dealer may not be able to get one soon and I can get this stove in 3 days for about half the cost and my chimney is similar to yours..
 

hondabacon

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Dec 3, 2018
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Minnesota
Somewhat of a newbie with the EPA style stove so forgive me. I bought this from efireplacestore.com for $1,222 to my door. It’s extremely well insulated and holds heat for a long time. I would imagine that might be the only real difference from the HT 2000, which others have commented on earlier in the thread. It has a solid ceramic baffle from the back all the way to the front, also side shielding has been beefed up.

I’m heating an older single level ranch style house @ 1,350 sq.ft. In Northern, MN. It’s been the wettest on record on here so I’ve been burning at about ~25% moisture content and as long as I have a hot fire or good bed of coals no issues. I do have this stove vented in a 8” by 15’ long duravent rigid double insulated chimney liner. I installed the liner last year after my chimney didn’t pass inspection and wanted to use it with pre-epa wood stove. Well that stove drove me insane filling it all the time. I couldn’t justify spending the money to go to 6” liner this year.

Thus far I can’t tell if the larger chimney affects the stove performance or secondary burn cycle. It produces lots of ash and coals, something I’m not use to is how clean burning the exhaust is. Definitely helps cleaning every other day. It’s still shoulder season so I’ve been putting in smaller 1/4 splits and I can get 5 hrs I’d burn time no issues. If I push it any farther I have to open all the windows in the house. Primary air is on the bottom on this one. I don’t back it down till it’s good and hot. To early and you lose the secondary burn. Still educating my self on proper techniques before bed and during the work week when I’m gone for 5hrs at a time. So far nothing but positive, looking like I might use half the wood but a little to early to tell. Here are 4 smaller logs I through in at 6pm with the intake 1/4 open and I won’t address this for another couple hrs. Pretty small stuff I’m heating with now if you can tell by the pics. Only 40 degrees out as of lately with colder weather on the way.

Don’t know if this helps answer any of your questions. I spent a lot of time on this forum justifying this stove vs a Englander NC30 and since the new EPA stuff is out, thought I’d take a leap of faith on a new model. So far no regrets...
 

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Dean66

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Oct 13, 2019
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West Virginia
Thanks for taking time to post a review , it sounds like it’s going to be a great stove so far. In the one pic it looks like it has burn tubes unless it’s just the angle? Did it ship completely assembled or did you have to attach the pedestal base ?
 

hondabacon

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Dec 3, 2018
10
Minnesota
Thanks for taking time to post a review , it sounds like it’s going to be a great stove so far. In the one pic it looks like it has burn tubes unless it’s just the angle? Did it ship completely assembled or did you have to attach the pedestal base ?
Yes everything came assembled. Stainless burn tubes and all.
 

rtrev37

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Aug 28, 2018
80
New York City
wow it's beautiful...and thanks for sharing all the info and the pics...I just got my HT2000 but really like this stove even more. If I had a way to swop it, I would. The clearance is much more refined which is what I needed. Please keep sharing, This stove will as popular as the HT2000 over time.