So if you agree why would you say heat it heat? In my experience while some of the low cost stoves can be good heaters there are almost always some downsides to them.No doubt.
Yeah but now you have to buy pellets and maintain a pellet stove. Granted Harman's are about the easiest pellet stoves to work on they still take allot more maintenance than wood stoves. I just got rid of the pellet stove in my woodshop because I was fed up with it. And propane was actually cheaper and much easier.I paid $3300 plus tax last spring for my Pellet Stove (Harmon XXV). Sold my Blaze King King (1991) for $400 which was pretty good deal for the buyer. Catalyst had about 2 years left, spare gasket and glass (old one replaced).
So what is your limit? That was the question.So if you agree why would you say heat it heat? In my experience while some of the low cost stoves can be good heaters there are almost always some downsides to them.
Now to be fair there are also some pretty expensive stoves out there that I would never choose or recommend. And some cheap ones I wouldn't hesitate to buy. But in general I think spending a bit more is worth it.
I don't have a limit personally. And honestly I have never bought a new stove. I come across a couple good used ones a year. If I want to try it I will buy it and try it for a few years.So what is your limit? That was the question.
My objective is a good burning heat producer. For $1200 (and even less) that is easily attainable. I personally dont require anything more.