Propane backup, about 2000 open floor plan , ceilings are average or just above. There's a fireplace there now , the stove would go in the middle of the great room.The Summit has the same firebox as the T6. It's a good stove. Burn time will depend on how hard it's pushed. Figure 8-12 hrs. But if the place is an icebox then it could be 6 hrs.
Is there any supplemental heat to keep the pipes from freezing?
How many square feet are they heating? Are there super high ceilings?
What type of fire show do you get? would you call the stove efficient? I'm definitely leaning in that direction,The T6 is cast and steel both if I recollect. Twelve hours on a non cat is phenomenal, if the heat is usable. THXA T6 stuffed full of kiln dried oak or hickory will get a 12+ hour burn. I get 10+ hours easily out of my T5 stuffed full of ash.
Yeah I gotta say I agree with stoveliker here; cat or non cat it’s the same process. Start up and or load, burn, dial in air etc. some say they don’t like having to replace the catalysts and there’s more moving parts etc but again I disagree with this, baffles and tubes need replacing also periodically albeit perhaps less than a cat etc (depending on how it’s run) and there may be one more lever but again it’s nothing.
I suspect this isnt for a main house but a vacation / second home away kinda place, if thats the case then noncat all the way, you never know who wants to help with the fire.I don't see how that is a logical reason. Reload, dial in and be done. Same for cats and noncats.
In fact, going with a Tstat controlled stove is what would make most sense.
Usable heat I do think would be better determined with all the other factors of the layout of the house and where the stove goes etc. But I will say in my situation, an overnight burn in my T5 consists ideally of about 6 splits of ash, sometimes less if they are big "overnight splits" as I'd call them, going in the stove around 830-930pm. I'll let the fire settle in for about an hour or so before going to bed. If I go down in the morning usually around 6:30-7am there's more than enough coals for a relight, and sometimes too many so I'll let them burn down even longer. That room will typically be around 70 in the morning, and it's my least insulated part of the house in my fairly inefficient split level. This has been a good winter to judge "usable heat" in my situation because it's been quite a cold one in NY. Sometimes yes the room is colder than I'd like but again plenty of coals still left in the stove.What type of fire show do you get? would you call the stove efficient? I'm definitely leaning in that direction,The T6 is cast and steel both if I recollect. Twelve hours on a non cat is phenomenal, if the heat is usable. THX
I'm narrowing this down quickly, I feel the PE T6 Alderlea will probably do it, I like the idea of the stainless steel baffles as well as the cast iron over steel.And I agree. The simpler the better, particularly if multiple people are operating the stove. Less maintenance is also nice when time is precious as are the saved dollars over the life of the stove.