Making the switch from wood to pellet

Tdes Posted By Tdes, Feb 11, 2018 at 7:37 PM

  1. Tdes

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    New member here. I came across this forum and found it to be very informative. Excellent discussion and advice. My dilemma... I've been burning wood for 15 years through an Elmira insert that has done an outstanding job with zero problems. I want to switch to pellet but I'm clueless on a good brand and model. Needs to be an insert. I'm looking at the Quadra-fire 1200 series and the Harman p35i. Not seeing the greatest reviews for either of them. Anyone have any opinion on either of these or any other brand that I should look at? I only need to heat about 1200 sq ft.

    Thanks!
    Tim
     
  2. fmsm

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    I have 2 P35i’s, great stove, no issues!
     
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    Both Quadrafire and Harman are top notch. Consider a Harman P43. If you keep it clean it should run without problems for years.
     
  4. Tdes

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    Thanks. I'm leaning toward the Harman but I do like the look of the quadrafire better.
     
  5. Tdes

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    Isn't the 43 free standing? I need an insert
     
  6. begreen

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    I had the Quad 1200 insert running for about 6 years. It's a very reliable stove. I particularly liked that I only had to clean it once every 2 weeks in milder weather and once a week during cold (2 bags a day) weather. It should heat 1200 sq ft easily. I also liked that it could be connected to a digital room thermostat. That meant we could have it set back a night and then keep the house warmer during the day. There aren't a lot of cons. One would be that the hopper is somewhat shallow so pellets wouldn't always slide down to the chute. I used silicone a couple times a year to keep the hopper side slipperier. And, it is not as quiet as some units like the Mt. Vernon.
     
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    Yes, the P43 is a freestander. Missed the insert requirement.
     

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