how much would you sell a Piazzetta Monia for?

709GADE Posted By 709GADE, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:29 AM

  1. 709GADE

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    The pellet stove has had 3 winters burning and is in excellent condition. Just wondering how much to sell for as I am planning on buying a Harman Allure 50. Thanks
     
  2. bogieb

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    My only advice is that it is not worth as much as you think, and probably is not in "excellent" condition. No slight to you, but burning things tends to put some wear and tear on it and my idea of "Excellent" is barely used at all. It may be in very good shape, but I would undersell it slightly in the description of the stove, that way when potential buyers actually see it, they will be less likely to come in with a really low counter offer.

    I would look at CL (or comparable website) and see what others in the area are asking- determine if they are a dealer, and if so, then set the price lower, if not set the price somewhat the same. In any case, be prepared for dickering and expect lower than asking price. The more in a hurry you are to sell, the lower the price you will actually get (especially at the end of the season). If you can wait until next heating season (or at least are prepared to), then the closer to asking price you are likely to get. One more thing - if I can throw a little extra $ in on top of your asking price and get the stove brand new, I am not going to look at your stove (or whatever the merchandise).

    Good luck with the sale
     
  3. 709GADE

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    I was just looking for an average dollar price to put on it...
     
  4. doghouse

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    $800.00 maybe? I might be high or low. Just ballpark.
     
  5. Pascal_Maertens

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    Hi,

    If you intend to trade it for an Harman, my advice to you keep the monia. The Monia is fully adjustable, something that you will badly be missing if the harman as a poor combustion flame du to your house insulation.

    If you are having problem with it I can help you I'm on the forum from October to mid January

    Regards
     
  6. 709GADE

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    Thanks for the offere to help Pascal. The main reason I was thinking of selling the Monia was due to the frequent cleaning required, I have to empty the small ash pan every 2nd day, with the Harman I was told at the dealer I would only have to empty and clean it about every 2 weeks. I've tried many brands of pellets but the ash seems to pile up quickly. I used a magnahelic to set the parameters available within spec. I do not have an OAK, would that make a big difference?

    Thanks
     
  7. Zeus

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    Hoping not to steal thread but I am new to pellets and wondering how "house insulation" would cause poor combustion. Thanks in advance
     
  8. dsksta46

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    I replaced my Harman P61A with a Monia last year. I love the stove it's so easy to clean. I empty the ash pan every time I start the stove. Once a week I give the stove a good cleaning out in about fifteen minutes and it's back up and running. I do not let it run all night, but this year I am going to try letting it run all night.

    I gave my Harman to a friend who uses it to heat his large garage. I spent one hour cleaning the stove getting it ready for this years heating season. I wish I would have purchased the Sabrina for the larger hopper and the higher btu output. Oh well this stove does the job. Just my two cents.
     
  9. Zeus

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    Still not sure how "house insulation" causes poor combustion?
     
  10. bogieb

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    It depends on how you use your stove I guess. My pellet stoves are primary heat and in the deep of winter they are not turned off for weeks at a time. So emptying the ash pan before I start it up (daily yet) wouldn't work for my purposes. add to that my two jobs keep me away from 4:30 am until 9-10 pm, and I just don't have time to empty the ash pan every day.

    Obviously your choice works well for you but everyone should be mindful of how they plan to use the stove to figure out what is important to them (me - large ash pan and large hopper).
     
  11. Pascal_Maertens

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    cause with a Piazzetta, their is no need to put a hole in the wall for your stove to get air. You can't do this with an North-American stove or you are going to get black soot all over the place if you have a very well insulated house... well I should say a very airtight house cause a plastic bag is airtight but not well insulated. North-American stove that I eard run good are mostly installed in old houses but in an very old house they will simply overburn. this is why you see so Many North-American stove on the adds most of them have less than one year of use.
     
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  12. Pascal_Maertens

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    I have a 24' X 36' two floors house in the north of the province of Quebec -30°C and -40°C are temperature we have here, I only heat the house with my Piazzetta stove all electric breakers are off. and I need to clean my stove only once every 240 pds of pellets and it run clean because it has been adjusted to the company specification, something that is rarely done by the installer otherwise my presence here would be useless. I'm not saying that Piazzetta have no problem, but it's the only stove that I am 100% sure will work top notch in any kind of house, as long as it is not too large maximum you can heat up is 2500² foot with a P963, a Monia would be 1800² foot.
     
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  13. Pascal_Maertens

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    I am so sorry for you, you have dealt with an innocent dealer. I never, ever, sale a Monia for so many reason; First the price there is only 400$ between Monia and Sabrina. The Monia heats up to 1800² it only as a 33 pds hopper you are going to feet this stove 3 times a day where I live if not more, it is a small stove so also as a small ashtray and the Sabina, heat up to 2200² 66 pds hopper. another issue about the Monia is the baffle plate no matter how, it always get stuck this is not an issue with the Sabrina the baffle plate comes in two parts. my advice would be, buy a Sabrina. You will still need to clean every weeks, but you would be sure 100% that it would do the job. If you own a holder model of house, than going for an Harman would also be a possibility, but I can't assure you that it will work properly, and no one will, you'll need to pay, install, and then know ! and this is the honest advise I can give you. till now beside warranty issue there as been no problem that I coulden fix on a Piazzetta Sabrina model this include all the P96... series. this on French English and Italian forums, yes I do speak all tree language. I do make some spelling error but people do understand the important message.

    good luck in choosing your new stove

    regards
     
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