Englander 17-VL or equivalent

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New Member
May 31, 2021
Poconos, PA
New to the forum and looking to set up a free standing stove in my house. Currently waiting to close on the house, but once I do I'm looking to redo some things.

I was looking at the 17-vl but heard it was discontinued. Is there anything equivalent to it in price and efficiency?


Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
We watched the 17-VL being born here as it was designed by H.com member Corey. It was a great small heater that was also an exceptional value. There are similar designs but at a greater cost. The Drolet Deco Nano is a bit larger and probably the closest.


Minister of Fire
Dec 14, 2007
SE Mass
True North TN10 is a tad smaller.
12" splits can be a PITA for some.
It's basically a short TN20.