- Dec 6, 2008
How long do you expect your stove to last? With a car 10 -12 years I'd be happy. What point does one replace the stove instead of parts?
Awesome! Good to hear! Thank you! That is the kind of life, I want out of my stove. I mean, it is cast iron, and everything else should be replaceable as far as I am concerned.Jefflitzy said:I have 2 Tragger furnaces at 10 years, Harman Pellet pro II @ 17 Years and a Harman P61 @ 8 years all still going strong with very little spent on parts over the years.
This is pretty much what I was thinking. Mechanical parts will almost certainly wear out, but the core of the stove should be fine for the long run. I'd say pellet stoves are a much better bet for people who are willing to take on the challenge of replacing an auger, fan, board. The folks who are not comfortable with that often throw them up on CL (needs attention) after they get a quote on a repair job.Deffy said:i'm expecting my stove to last 20 yrs, (the steel shell& glass) but the motors i'd like to get 6-8 years out of.
this is of course if nothing stupid happens like a major overfire.
i also expect in 10 yrs the technology and efficiency to be improved enough that this unit will retire to the garage for peridioc use only and a new more efficient model to take its place in the house. hopefully one with remote control, auto reversing anti-jam augers, and tcp/ip monitoring control with sms text notification of things like no flame conditions.
that would be plenty to get me to buy a new stove before this one bites the dust. seems feasable in 10 yrs but hten again, its 2009, wheres my flying car?!?!?