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Posted By Xena,
Oct 11, 2008 at 1:46 PM
I own a Traeger pellet stove,
been trouble free for years
I am an owner of my second lowly Dell-Point Europa and damn proud of it. I love these things. Ok, I didn't love my first stove right away, but once all of the bugs were worked out, I was a happy man. Now, the new Europa produced by the originator of the stove with many new re-works, is a joy to own. It is not only nice to have fantastic customer service, but to be able to speak to the engineer and owner of the stove company. And no, I am no way affiliated with the company!
us stove 5510 king pellet stove here. its what i could afford, however it runs pretty good after a little tweaking. im pleased with it, especailly for the money
breckwell 2700 breckwell big easy and summerheat sp55 new englander
I voted other..........Flame from SBI.
Love it. Got crap pellets from HD.........Pike Pellets. Think the moisture content is too high in them.
Anybody ever hear of them?
1st year with englander 25-pdv
Austroflamm/Rika Integra II Freestanding Model (2006)
I own an Avalon Astoria with 115lb hopper. It heats the whole house.
So now I can buy all the heat for a winter in the summer when the prices are low, including the one oil delivery for the year to heat the hot water
Third season running an Accentra, no probs.
Put pellets in, get heat out.
i got a us stove king 5510 , 7 weeks , 1.25 tons later, so far so good
cumberland stove works 3800
First year burning pellets with a Quadra-Fire Castile insert.
Burned the past 14 years in a woodstove insert. I'm over that
The woodstove didn't heat the whole house but the pellet stove does.
I blame it on the more even steady heat of the pellet stove. The woodstove was a rollercoaster as far as heat output went.
Me wife say's I spend too much time on this forum........ Hhhhhhhhhmmmmmm, I think she's wrong.
I have owned several stoves over the years and currently own 2 Bosca Spirit 500s.
Regency Greenfire GFI55 insert. Installed Oct. 30 and been burning since. Heats 1800 sq ft cape, open floor plan. Love the thermostat settings. Only drawback so far is loading the hopper (small opening) and ash pan is small, other than that is puts out some awesome heat, burning Okies...
Seraph Industries 106 & 108 http://www.seraph-industries.com/
made in the U.S.A. Bought the 106 2.5 years ago,trouble free,and got the
108 this fall for the basement(used)loving it so far
Breckwell BigE... Cheap and powerful
I based my purchases on the used stove market (Craigs List) and the type of stove that would operate well on Nut shells.
I wanted stoves with a minimal of electronic controls that could be rewired and use off the shelf technology when I so desired or the factory controls failed.
Cash outlay was the number one concern.
Wanted the best that money could buy on the used market and not spend more than 1/3 the cost of a new stove to install 2 stoves and the related items such as hearth's, pipe etc.
With this minimalistic approach to dealing with my heating needs, this was the reason for what I have and why I made the choices.
The cost was the driving force. The particular models just happen to present themselves and at a right price at the time I was looking.
This could have been Breckwell, Lopi or a couple others, just the luck of the draw.
1 1992 Model Whitfield Prodigy II
1 1993 Model Whitfield Advantage II
Also have a Quadrafire 1000 that was a showroom queen and sold to me after the season was over. (1993 seaon)
After crunching the numbers, the only way I could justify these stoves was to do the used thing.
The payback point on a couple new stoves was way too far out in the future to consider that option.
Now with the installations over, the cost of a winters heating season will run only about $150 for the entire season.
I can amortize the total cost of the heating appliances out real quick.
I realize that not everyone can rebuild or install a stove themselves let alone redesign the electronics or whatever else is needed.
Just my plan and my 2 bags full
Heatilator PS50 eco choice.
Quadrafire Castile insert, going on 3 years now and it runs well .
USSC 6041 PT here.
USSC American Harvest 6100. Got it free from my neighbor and has been running great 24/7 and heating my entire 1900sq ft. All it needed was a real good cleaning, i couln't believe how bad it was but after 4 hours outside with a shop vac and air compressor it was clean as new.
I am running a October 2006 Quadrafire MT Vernon AE insert, first year out for this stove. It has had it's problems but when it is running and setup correctly it really puts out a lot of heat and does so quietly, 2200 sq ft colonial. At this time I am fighting with a intermittent auger jam message on the thermostat but will get it figured out in time. Most of the dealers are clueless about the workings of this stoves electronics so getting good service may be hit or miss. I think it is one of the best looking stoves out there especially if you get the enameled version. I have tried burning corn early on but it was real messy and difficult to get around here. I burn all different types of pellets and it hasn't a problem with them except for the poorer quality pellets effect the stoves heat output, use them for shoulder season pellets. I really like the softwood pellets heat output and clean burn. It is vented up to the top of a 15 foot masonry chimney with a 3 inch AL29-4C stainless steel liner and have the OAK running in the same chimney flue so no heated inside air is used for combustion and the cold outside air gets warmed up some before it gets to the stove. The smaller sized hopper, 56 lbs, was kind of a PITA when trying to get a full bag of pellets in if there was some remaining in the hopper, just some of the draw backs of a insert. So I made a hopper extension to capture the 3 inches of space between the top of the stove and the existing fireplace. I now can get around 70 to 75 lbs of pellets in it now. In all it is a really a quality built multi fuel stove with lots of heat output.
Harman XXV and love it.In my third year.Wind is howllllllllllllling,and the house is nice and toasty.
Bought a Lopi leyden (brown enamel) in 2007. Great heat and dog won't leave its side. Just gives me another option with oil running 2.87 a gallon.
Bosca Soul - freestanding... installed 10/08 - haven't had a problem in 3 winters.
Can't say enough good things about my Bosca stove.