New to forum & pellet stove's in general, need pointers

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New Member
Dec 7, 2007
southern NH
Hello everyone,
My family is looking into buying a corn/ wood pellet stove we have looked @ a few and think we have narrowed it down to 2 and not sure if they would be a good choice or not.
they are the Breckwell Big "e" or England's Stove Works 49-SHC22. Are these decent stoves? are there issues I need to be aware of?
Exhaust would be straight through ceiling exiting on 3' wide roof for first floor. Would i need to continue pipe up past the second floor roof for draft?

Sq. ft. 1900 (downstairs aprox. 1000Sq. Ft. open concept main living area)
looking to cut down or eliminate if possible oil heat forced hot water downstairs.

Thats about all for now, I am sure I will have more questions as we go.

Thank you in advance,


Feeling the Heat
Oct 20, 2006
Eastern ON
Hi Chris, you may want to check out the stove review section of the site.

There are a number of people here who burn an England, and a couple with the Breckwell.

You may want to down load the manuals for the stoves you are considering and check their venting requirements.




Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2005
Casper Wyoming
Both of those brands are good stoves. I would recommend going up with the chimney. Pellet stoves burn very clean but can still soot up the side of a house and having a good draft will help in a power outage situation. It appears from Breckwells manual atleast, that the install like you described would be code compliant though. As for the effectivness of the appliance for whole house heating this depends heavily on exact floor plan, stove placement, insulation factors, etc.


Minister of Fire
Nov 30, 2005
South Shore MA
I'm sure if Shane says they're both good stoves then they are.
I would go with the ESW just because the support here on the forum is
absolutely outstanding. Just look around and you'll see what
I mean. Good luck whatever you choose.


Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2005
Casper Wyoming
That's a good point web, several units that are approved to burn corn are approved for the infamous 50/50 mix that builds clinkers etc.
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