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Posted By HillbillyDlux,
May 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM
Will the summers heat out perform the wonderwood. Pro's /Cons. Thanks for your input
Pros for the 13:
EPA clean burn technology. More heat with less wood and chimney accumulations.
Glass door view of the fire. Not only for ambiance but for controlling the burn.
Heavier steel firebox.
Larger wood capacity.
Cons: No bimetallic thermostat.
From what I gather the summers heat is the better of the two stoves?
The 13 is cleaner burning than the wonderwood, The 13 would be top vent.
Other than for a garage I have never like Circulator stoves, they are EPA exempt (cook on top loophole) and have been known to be creosote factories.
The Englander/Summer's Heat is American made of American parts. I doubt that is the case with the US Stove. My US Stove furnace has a lot of 'China' stamped and cast into pieces.
The 13 does have a pretty stiff R value required for the hearth. The Wonderwood gives a K factor, which you'll have to convert. The Wonderwood manual also gives a crazy (25") clearance requirement for the connector pipe.
Then considering the whole EPA, clean burning thing, the two really aren't comparable other than price.
Alternatively I would check out the True North TN19 by PE. It has a square firebox and easy hearth requirements.
hmmmmm, which way would i go . . . .
Picked up my new NC-13 on Saturday thanks guys!
Here's yer shirt.
Good decision! And one of the quickest I've seen here...
yeah, i'd have went that way too
Hillbilly, welcome to the ESW family, let me know if i can answer any questions you may have (provided the members here don't beat me to it like they usually do <chuckle>)
its a great little stove , im sure its going to make you happy
I've used my NC-13 now for 12-15 fires... All I can say is WOW! I would recommend this stove to anybody, it has outperformed our old stove 10-1.
The 13 is an awesome heater.