Anyone own a Drolet Wood Stove 95,000 BTU, Model# HT2000?

Anyone own a Drolet Wood Stove 95,000 BTU, Model# HT2000?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:33 pm

The price just went down - I'm tempted. Reviews are great but id like to hear comments from those in the forum.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Englander, Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-NC, 30-95

Re: Anyone own a Drolet Wood Stove 95,000 BTU, Model# HT2000?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:00 am

I have a friend that has a Drolet. I do not know which model, but it's almost a square box. It does a good job burning wood, but the "ash pan clean out" is a joke. Also.....and maybe all new stoves are this way?..... you can not turn it down. You put wood in, you get heat out. I'd like it better if it had a thermostatic air intake, but it's a cheapish, funky manual damper.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Anyone own a Drolet Wood Stove 95,000 BTU, Model# HT2000?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:04 am

Freddy wrote:I have a friend that has a Drolet. I do not know which model, but it's almost a square box. It does a good job burning wood, but the "ash pan clean out" is a joke. Also.....and maybe all new stoves are this way?..... you can not turn it down. You put wood in, you get heat out. I'd like it better if it had a thermostatic air intake, but it's a cheapish, funky manual damper.


ended up buying a 1 yr. old Englander 30-NC +blower for $500. Now that Ive figured out how to run it I like it. Hooked to heat reclaimer thing on the stack. Pulls quite a bit of extra heat that was headed for the chimney. Basement has been toasty even in teens.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Englander, Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-NC, 30-95