OWB versus new indoor furnace

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
322
Manitoba
I happened to stumble across a good deal on a >1 year old G100 that appears to be in very good condition. Is there any known issues with this stove, and would it be worth the $3,500 savings to go with it compared to a G4000?

I need to double check, but I’m told the warranty is transferable.
So far mine has been running well with no known issues (only 3 months). Also not much to go wrong at 1 year old.

Make sure it has the bypass option... or else you will only be able to install outdoors.
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
1,092
Northern Indiana
I happened to stumble across a good deal on a >1 year old G100 that appears to be in very good condition. Is there any known issues with this stove, and would it be worth the $3,500 savings to go with it compared to a G4000?

I need to double check, but I’m told the warranty is transferable.
The savings in wood alone make the G100 a much better stove. Is it this years model or last years?

The difference between this and the 4400 you referenced is also a no brainer. I installed a Crown Royal 7300 MP. I don’t regret not going with a gasser because I burn coal in it at times and that was the point. I wouldn’t consider anything other than a gasser for a OWB if I was only burning wood.

The difference between these and the CB or Woodmaster branded CB is also night and day.

Find a local dealer to help you with the warranty transfer, perhaps the dealer that originally sold the stove.

As far as pipe reading through this. You can do it once or redo it right. That is really how it works. The 1” pipe is pretty cheap compared to the 1 1/4” Thermopex I used. Around $12 for any of it. Like I said do it once.

Just always remember one thing. The G100 will operate better with wood seasoned 2 years and the 4000 will run ok with a green tree cut and thrown in. 3000 square feet well insulated and you have to commit to cutting 5-6 cords each year to stay ahead.
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
322
Manitoba
Also I'm curious about price comparison. You mentioned $3500 savings compared to a g4000? How much does the 1 year old g100 cost?
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
322
Manitoba
$5,500, compared to $9,000 for a brand new G4000.
Yep I agree with @Medic21 on this one. $1500 is nothing off a used -pre 2020 model. I bet they were blowing them out the door new for that price last year once the new g4000 came out.

I paid equivalent to $3900USD for my g100 used 1 year old (at the start of this heating season). So for in other words I wouldn't pay over 4k for it now... remember we are also half way through winter pretty much.
 

E Yoder

Feeling the Heat
Jan 27, 2017
476
Floyd, VA
Don’t even think about it. That’s about a $1500 less than when the G100 was new less than a year ago.

The new G series meet 2020 EPA standards. The older ones like the 100 did not. Other than that it’s a bullet proof and proven stove.
A new G100 for $7,000? I might be misunderstanding you. If it's got the smoke bypass option it would have sold for $8,000 - $8,500 new. They did have some large rebates in spring of 2020 when the new regs came in, so it could have originally been sold for around $7000.
 
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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
1,092
Northern Indiana
A new G100 for $7,000? I might be misunderstanding you. If it's got the smoke bypass option it would have sold for $8,000 - $8,500 new. They did have some large rebates in spring of 2020 when the new regs came in, so it could have originally been sold for around $7000.
I looked back at my estimates. I had quoted a GS.
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
1,092
Northern Indiana
Yep I agree with @Medic21 on this one. $1500 is nothing off a used -pre 2020 model. I bet they were blowing them out the door new for that price last year once the new g4000 came out.

I paid equivalent to $3900USD for my g100 used 1 year old (at the start of this heating season). So for in other words I wouldn't pay over 4k for it now... remember we are also half way through winter pretty much.
That is actually a killer price on a used one here. I could get at least 6k out of my 2 y/o conventional still.
 

spitfire557

New Member
Jan 29, 2019
51
PA
I think I'll see if he'll entertain a $5k offer. My house is only 1,800 sq ft so I'm sure the G100 will be plenty capable. The $4k savings compared to a new G4000 will be extremely helpful. Unless you folks feel differently, and have adamant negative opinions of the G100, but I'm not getting that vibe.
 

E Yoder

Feeling the Heat
Jan 27, 2017
476
Floyd, VA
It's been a great little unit. Don't cut your wood too long, it needs wood under 16".
I heated over 3000 sq ft for 5 years with a G100 and a GS100.
 

spitfire557

New Member
Jan 29, 2019
51
PA
It's been a great little unit. Don't cut your wood too long, it needs wood under 16".
I heated over 3000 sq ft for 5 years with a G100 and a GS100.
I appreciate your response. The G4000 seems like a particularly nice unit, but the cost savings of this G100 are too significant to ignore. Are you able to confirm that the warranty is easily transferable?
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
322
Manitoba
I appreciate your response. The G4000 seems like a particularly nice unit, but the cost savings of this G100 are too significant to ignore. Are you able to confirm that the warranty is easily transferable?
If the seller kept up with the yearly water samples it should be fine from what I was told... maybe EYoder can confirm?
 

E Yoder

Feeling the Heat
Jan 27, 2017
476
Floyd, VA
I've had them do it for me. You'd need to call Heatmaster with the serial number to be sure. It does depend on the previous owner doing water testing.
 

spitfire557

New Member
Jan 29, 2019
51
PA
Sounds good, I will be sure to call them once I get ahold of the serial number. Thanks again!