Food for thought check out the GAP 2020 New gravity feed pellet stove no power needed simple to light 8 heat settings simple to operate no air control just heat settings keeps steady temperature between 250 - over 1000 degrees, runs easily over a day. First EPA certified Rocket Stove has be installed into a wood stove Class A chimney because of the heat it puts out no tax credit but the costs will be close.Hello, my wife and I are in the market for a wood stove. We live in southern NY, on Long Island. We have a 2500 sq foot colonial built in the 70’s. I say the installation is adequate not great. We’re going to install the stove in the front living room which has a semi open layout to 1100 sq feet with an open stairwell to the second floor. We like the second floor on the cooler side. So it’s okay if we can’t get it in the 70’s up there. This stove would be used as primary heat and we can use our boiler to supplement when needed.
We want to take advantage of the rebate program and have interests in 3 stoves. Looks are important to us, as this will be the focal point of the room. Below are the stoves that appeal to us and would fit the installation restrictions we have with corner clearances and ceiling height.
1- VC encore
2- BK ashford 30 (Is the 20 to small?)
3 - Green mountain 60
I’m looking for a stove that won’t be overly complicated for my wife to use. Which I think rules out the Encore. After reading through threads I think the ashford is easiest to operate. I’m not crazy about the fact that the Ashford doesn’t have the dancing flames unless I keep it on high. Would the Ashford 20 be better fit for us? I am petrified of going to small of a stove.
Side note. My neighbor has the same exact house layout and stove location and burns a Jutol 500. We also like the PE T5 but it doesn’t qualify for the rebate.