Lopi Endeavor vs. Enerzone 2.3 vs. Englander?!?!

Twolfe278 Posted By Twolfe278, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

  1. Twolfe278

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    FIRST post - All of you are awesome! I have read and read, and then read some more and can't thank you all enough. This website gave me the knowledge and self-assuredness to go ahead with the install of my barn's wood stove and to prepare my home for one.

    I have an 1800 ft. manufactured double wide, open floor plan with a junkalicious prefab Coleman fireplace I just removed. I have Ok'd my clearances, hearth soon to be completed, and am aware of all codes.

    We love the Lopi Endeavor's looks, reviews, stats etc. Seems like the best stove of the three, but that pricetag...

    We are also looking at the Enerzone Solution 2.3 which we like very much as well.

    However, I keep seeing the Englander from Home Depot at such a fraction of the cost of the others. Is there truly a 1/3 difference in manufacturing and durability? So many great reviews, but only on their website. Not many here.

    Wondering what your thoughts are.

    We will be attempting to heat our entire home as much as possible with the stove we purchase so durability and burn times are very important. We live in Southern Indiana.

    THANK YOU!!
     
  2. stoveguy2esw

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    all are solid stoves, obviously im a bit biased though to one of the brands named :)
     
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    The best stove for you is the one you can afford, run properly, maintain and provide it good dry seasoned wood. If you do that, any of the stoves you mentioned will do you well. I've sold many stoves from different companies, all of them have good things about them. I do find that steel stoves are the simplest to run, less fuss and muss and they do cost less. Get what you can, run it properly and you'll be warm. Good luck.
     
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    The Lopi is a great solid stove. It's a high quality durable heater, and you pay for it. The baffle is very simple and has a bypass. The other stoves are no frills, but solid stoves. Keep in mind that if you ever decide to sell the stove for some reason, the Lopi will hold its value pretty well. The others, not so much.
     
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    Thank you all for the replies! We are trying to decide before Wednesday. All the dealers are saying "price increases in September" so going to try to place an order before then. !!! I will keep everyone posted with our decision, but leaning towards that Lopi right now.

    I included the before and after of the Coleman removal. Ready to get that hearth and floor down! IMG_5624.JPG IMG_5633.JPG
     
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    I love my Lopi Evergreen. Looked at the Endeavor but chose to go with the Evergreen for a more modern look. The Evergreen had larger clearances but is not as deep, so takes up the same space. The Evergreen can be loaded with bigger splits going E/W, I've started cutting my would to 12 inches to be able to load N/S
     
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    You do realize you will need to replace the chimney? Sorry if this has been covered already.
     
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    Unfortunately yes Webby. :confused: hopefully I will be able to construct a strong enough Wood frame within existing hole in the ceiling that will work for my 6" cathedral support box. I initially was going to try a liner but decided on buying new stainless triple wall. I didn't trust existing chimney
     
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    We looked at it also, but liked the endeavor the most. Caught our attention.
     
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    I live on station as part of a job requirement in a double wide roughly 1300-1500 sq ft. The house came with an older endeavor, and i can say that even burning relatively low btu lodgepole pine that this house will get hot. As the stove is over 20 years old, ive recently had to replace some parts.(mostly original baffles) And getting replacement parts is easy, go down to local wood stove store, show them what i need, they order it. And if you wanna go all the way with the look of the stove, Lopi offers a etched elk glass option that looks really cool, but is pricey. Ive only been using wood stoves since last year, and couldn't be happier with this stove. Good luck on deciding.
     
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    Get double wall insulated not triple wall. It is a more durable and better preforming product.
     
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    Getting the framing in there secure can be a little tricky on a modular. There's not much to screw to, and there is foam glue on everything. It can be done though.
     
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    Here's an update so far. Been a long two weeks with wife working 12's, a 2 year old and a 4 month old, and coaching golf. :) I laid the tile for the hearth, and I'm now waiting on Endeavor to arrive. Then install pipe and chimney. Going to go with Supervent double wall chimney from menards, unless one of you knowledgeable fellows steers me otherwise. Quite a bit cheaper than lowes line, but I believe same stuff. Going to order telescopic DSP from Lowes also. I'll keep the pics coming. This might be helpful for others with manufactured home replacing the prefab fireplace. THANK YOU ALL for the input, and I'll gladly listen to any advice and pointers.
     
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    Looked into this, you were correct!
     
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    I know that lol. But thanks
     
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    Supervent is fine. Make sure to caulk the seam in the pipe from the storm collar to the cap. It can allow some water in over time.
     
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