Pulled the trigger on the Ravelli RV80

Davew37529 Posted By Davew37529, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:15 AM

  1. Davew37529

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    So on Friday I will be installing my Ravelli RV80 can not wait to burn some pellets. Tired of hearing the heat pump run. Hopefully it will be dialed in as we are gonna get our first cold snap of the season.
     
  2. rich2500

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    congrats on a great stove, did you buy it new or used
     
  3. Davew37529

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    Brand new
     
  4. rich2500

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    if you don't mind where did you buy it, just wondering because I'm not that far from you, bought my Francesca from Kingdom Biofuels. did the dealer give you instructions how to setup the RDS.
     
  5. Davew37529

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    Stoves and stuff in Allentown. They are doing the install and going to walk me through set-up and general maintenance and cleaning
     
  6. rich2500

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    Oh ok good deal, several folks here that are pretty sharp with the Ravelli's in case you have any questions. How was Stoves N Stuff to deal with, just wondering in case I ever need parts they may be another source.
     
  7. Davew37529

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    They were very good to work with. Are parts hard to get have you had any major problems with the ravelli?
     
  8. rich2500

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    Parts aren't a problem to get if going through a dealer but hard to get online, most other brands of stoves parts are easily available online. I haven't had a single problem with my Francesca to date, this is my 3rd season with it. Ravelli does use good components in their stoves so should be trouble free for several years. What made you decide on the Ravelli.
     
  9. Davew37529

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    We liked the design and they had the one in the showroom running and it was quiet. I was having trouble deciding between the 80 and 100 but thought the 100 would be overkill. I’m heating 1022 square feet open concept ranch with ceiling fans in every room. The price was great also compared to the Harman allure.
     
  10. rich2500

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    yeah I love how quiet my Francesca is, I'm heating a 1275 sq. ft. open ranch with my little francesca and very very rarely turn my stove above heat level 1 so you should have plenty of stove with the 80. I ended up with the Ravelli because of a killer deal on it.
     
  11. Davew37529

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    I figured once the house is up to temp I should be able to set it and let it run. Have you found a decent brand of pellets that burn best in the ravelli.
     
  12. rich2500

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    In my area it's pretty much just hardwoods available and they all burn pretty much the same with hamers hot ones being slightly the best.
     
  13. Pelleting In NJ

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    Nice stove, congrats. I have had a Ravelli/Ecoteck Elena (a pre RDS model), burning on my 6th wnterso far. I replaced the burn pot and the top flame baffle, and the room temp sensor. The auger motor needed some oil last year. Love the quietness and the programmable thermostat. I have burnt hardwoods and softwoods in it (this season, the softwood EasyBlaze pellets are the best I have burned so-far).
     

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