econo questions

econo questions

PostBy: ron54 On: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:17 pm

I looked at teh econo today, and found the body to be very thin. Is this a stove that will last 20 + years like a Harman stoker which is much heavier?

Also, the hopper on this stove only holds 60 lbs. I am out of home 15 hours per day, sometimes a day or more. My home is well insulated, but is 350 sqft in basement where stove would go, and 1000 sqft on 2nd level which is open to basement. Its not realy a basement. Basement is well insulated with a drop ceiling. Can I get long burn times on sub zero degree days at 70 degrees f?
ron54
 

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:46 am

Ron,
The fire doesn't burn against the sides or top of the stove. We have found the the 12ga. metal will let the heat penatrate and be released into the room much faster the 1/4 plate. Our Econo is only rated at 70,000 BTU. The Econo is just that , a inexpensive stoker. This stove in not meant to heat your entire home, nore do we ever claim it. If your comparing to a Harmon, better check price. When I spoke with you on the phone, you said a stoker was out, needed a hand fired ?????????????
Jerry LLS
Jerry & Karen
 

PostBy: ron54 On: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:00 am

Leisure Line wrote:Ron,
The fire doesn't burn against the sides or top of the stove. We have found the the 12ga. metal will let the heat penatrate and be released into the room much faster the 1/4 plate. Our Econo is only rated at 70,000 BTU. The Econo is just that , a inexpensive stoker. This stove in not meant to heat your entire home, nore do we ever claim it. If your comparing to a Harmon, better check price. When I spoke with you on the phone, you said a stoker was out, needed a hand fired ?????????????
Jerry LLS


I liked the hand fired, but people on this board are leading more to the econo stoker. If I go with a stoker, which model would heat my home? Phil at Outside Matters recommends your pioneer, or key stoker 70K hand fired.
ron54
 

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