Hi everyone. Does anyone from Pacific Energy know when the new 2020 stoves will be available to the public? Thanks
Me too. We are going with the Alderlea T5 Classic, White. We'll wait until July when the overtime is plentiful and the money tree starts to budI'm in line to order a PE this spring, so I hope they don't convert to the 2020 design until later.
Their lab tests are from a few years ago.
(Sorry not to answer your question, but just feeding this thread...)
Yeah, I hear ya...the first model year of anything is a bit unnerving! I’m in the same boat...probably have a good deal lined up on a pre 2020 T5, but am eagerly awaiting information regarding the new model. I suspect it will just be some kind of revision to the baffle/secondary layout. Provided that they don’t do anything drastic, or just limit minimum burn rates (which looks unlikely based on their epa reports), the lower emissions are welcome, but I would hate to see them forced into abandoning a proven product. Let’s just hope they knock it out of the park. Keep us posted if you end up with a new one!Well, I may end up being a guinea pig for you all regarding the super/T5. The new local stove replacement program I'm in is having hiccups, thus my delays in ordering. I'm hoping to get the pre 2020 model, but I guess I shouldn't complain too much if a clean air program ends up making me get an epa2020 model. (If I had known delays would have pushed me into epa2020 models I might have extended my hearth a few inches and gone for a long tested Ashford 30 and then only worry about the slight chance of dealing with creosote smells.)
Worrying about the unknown....
Great info everyone. Thank you all very much for responding. I am defining excited about his new stove. I wonder if the T6 will still be available with the door on either side?He sells what he can stand behind. Tom is one of the few companies I know of that stands behind the customer being satisfied with their product and will take it back if they are not satisfied.
Like what happened in the mid-80's I am hoping to see some nice improvements in stove performance with these tweaks and new designs. Yes, there will be some misses, but most all of us have benefitted by the changes brought about then. FWIW, buying a new car and crossing the street are also a gamble too.
Who are these "folks?" Probably not discriminating stove nerds like we are...Tom (chimneysweep) has sold a few LEs already. They went through the test of our cold February and folks appear to like them.
I may take your advice...I would recommend either getting a good old version or waiting a few years. Clock is ticking!
Yeah, I was just teasing it in my reply to Highbeam, heheh. I've got the old version coming for my SIL, a T5 classic in brown. Cat stoves blow.Thought you had already order a 2020 stove for your sis.
I'm looking forward to you updating us with your burn reports.Delays in the program are making it seem like I will be getting an LE version. It'll almost certainly be a big upgrade from my worn out old VC. Someone has to be an early adopter to move the advances onward - chance has it I may be in that group.
Me too. At some point, the older models will not be available. I don't know when but it will be interesting. I spoke with a dealer near me recently who told me that Jotul had advised them clear out all the pre-2020 inventory. So the next 4 to 6 months will see a lot of new products hit the market. If PE can meet 2020 without a CAT, I am impressed.I'll just be excited (and grateful) to get a new stove, whether or not it's EPA2020.
There are noncats already on the market that meet the new standard.Me too. At some point, the older models will not be available. I don't know when but it will be interesting. I spoke with a dealer near me recently who told me that Jotul had advised them clear out all the pre-2020 inventory. So the next 4 to 6 months will see a lot of new products hit the market. If PE can meet 2020 without a CAT, I am impressed.