Don't have one or know anybody that does Elk but here are a lot of pictures of it:elkimmeg said:
I like the ad that showed up at the bottom of that article...BeGreen said:
For a workshop heater, I like the looks of one of these:BrotherBart said:What it looks like to me is the ideal garage or shop heater.
The final picture shown in the second post, shows the return, so no, it's not trying to heat outside air as the first picture seems to show. Still, it would seem that large amounts of insulation would be prudent.SeanD said:As Warren observed, this is very similar to the Englander 28-3500 I bought from Home Depot. The big difference being the Englander stove is in the basement while the Lil'house is outside.
No matter how well insulated the duct is from the stove into the house, this stove has to be very inefficient in that it is heating outside air to be blown into the house. The blower takes outside air and pushes it into the plenum and from there into the house. On a 20F day the Lil'house would have to raise airtemp by 50F to do any good. The Englander (or any inside furnace) only has to warm 60F basement air 10 degrees.
Final point - the Englander recirculates air in the house. Lil'house forces air into the house with no cold air return. I guess you have to leave a window open to equalize the pressure.