Pellet Stove suggestions

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We operate a winery here in eastern PA and have a large covered porch. Last year so guests could feel safe being outdoors we enclosed 3 out of 4 sides and used propane porch heaters that gobble propane and do little to produce any warming. It worked but it was far from an optimal solution.

This year the plan is to enclose the entire 600 sqft with framed walls and basically t-111 siding and some simple window panels using Lexan twin walled material. So basically a large unheated shed. The main idea is to use a pellet stove to heat the space, provide a little ambiance and give a focal point to the room. The porch floor is concrete. We planned to vent the stove through the wall. Turn on the heater each day and turn off at the end of the day. We only operate Fri-Sun in teh winter.

In the spring we break the walls down into panels and both the panels and stove go into storage until the following fall.

We have looked into other options, we do not have enough electric for electric heaters, low cost LPG garage heaters will rust in the summer and are unsightly, LPG radiant tubes will also rust, attic mounted LPG furnace and spiral duct pipe is over $10,000.

We have also thought about a LPG fired stove since I can purchase at the moment propane at about $2 a gal.

So looking for some sugestionsand a pellet burner seemed to meet the needs? Any thoughts to share?
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,745
Eastern Ontario
With any luck, you may be able to get it warm it will be
trial and error . Get the biggest output stove you can find
Like the Enviro Maxx or the Harman P68 Both top of the
line with a fantastic output
 
With any luck, you may be able to get it warm it will be
trial and error . Get the biggest output stove you can find
Like the Enviro Maxx or the Harman P68 Both top of the
line with a fantastic output
I should have added that we are not necessarily trying to make it 75F in there on a winter day, but rather making it warm enought that with your winter coat still on you are not freezing to death.
 

UpStateNY

Feeling the Heat
May 4, 2008
410
Catskill Mountains
H'mm I wonder if overhead electric radiant heaters that heat objects like human bodies would be best rather than heat the air in the room. If you do decided on wood pellets make sure you install an OAK system that uses outdoor air intake kit to burn the wood pellets. Lots of threads here on OAK systems.
 

Washed-Up

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2011
780
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
What Joneh said…I also think a Harman P61 would give you what you want and not use as much pellets
 
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SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
Feb 7, 2010
5,273
S.E. Michigan
I second the Harman. Not cheap but today nothing is...
 
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