Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: LDavieau On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:02 pm

My sister gave us a Petit Godin 3720 she used in her home before she sold the house. I want to install it in our house, but need the manual so I can observe the clearances and other installation considerations. Does anyone have a manual for the Petit Godin 3720 they could scan and emai? Does anyone know where I can get the manual online?
Thank you,
LDavieau@hotmail.ca
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:24 am

Be patient. The season is winding down. I'm sure Will or someone familiar with Godin stoves will be along shortly to help.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:37 am

This will give you clearances. the 3730 is similar to your stove. Maximize the pic to read.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:48 pm

Hi and welcome on the forum. I don't see on your avatar where you are located??? Davieau is a French name so I was wondering if you were not in my neighborhood.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: KaptJaq On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Hi,

The 3720 is still manufactured by Godin in France. It is very similar to the 3730 spec sheet that Franco B posted . If I was told correctly the 3720 was made for the European market and, after the oil shortages/embargoes of the '70s & 80s, Godin developed the 3730 and others for the export market. They are very similar stoves with country specific labeling and regulatory required modifications. Prior to the export models being developed there were several companies that imported the European models to the states.

Information on the stove can be found at this link:

http://www.godin.fr/autres-energies/les ... etit-godin

The user manual, in French, can be found here:

http://www.godin.fr/notices-siteweb/372 ... 38B-05.pdf

If you cannot read the French use one of the online translators to give you a rough English version. If you have specific questions I may be able to help, leave a post here.

I have been using Godin stoves for about 25 years and have found them to be easy to use, low maintenance stoves.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: enricopalozzo On: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:55 pm

I am looking at buying a used stove to heat my basement and upper floors. The basement is 600 square feet. We have been looking at petit godin stoves. We would like to use wood in the stove and are wondering if the godin is an appropriate stove for our needs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:53 pm

The Godin as a wood burner is on a par with any of the old style wood burners, that is, not very efficient when compared to modern wood burners. Coal is better but has a poorly designed grate and undersized ash pan for coal.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: KaptJaq On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:38 pm

What type of burning are you planning on doing? 24/7? Occasional fires when you use the room? When you say you want to heat the upper floors I assume you mean that you would like some heat to radiate through the floorboards so the floors are not cold on the feet?

The Petit Godin can easily heat 600 sf. The problem is, especially with wood, you will not get very long burn times. You would have to refill it every couple of hours. With coal you can easily get 8 hour burns.

If you plan on using it for occasional fires when you use the room, go for it. It is a pretty stove. As a 24/7 burner, especially with wood, I would look for a modern, EPA certified wood stove.

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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: zeuscoal On: Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:35 am

Sorry to highjack this thread, but has anyone used these stoves to burn pellets? how does that work compared to wood or coal?
Just bought a house with one of these in it.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: KaptJaq On: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:56 pm

I have never seen a Godin round used for pellets. They burn hard coal best, are also capable soft coal & peat burners, and are certified for wood. In France you can also get an oil option that lets you burn a number of liquid fuels. I have never seen any type of pellet basket for the stove.

If you are interested in buying pellets, why not buy coal?

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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: zeuscoal On: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:18 pm

not sure where to buy coal. pellets we can get the hardware store. we live in NM. thinking pellets would burn cleaner too. this stove is not our primary heat source, it is a secondary source.
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:03 pm

Welcome to the forum - I have two original Godin manuals issued by the US importer: Stone Ledge Co. Marblehead Mass.

They're very comprehensive. The cover page of one says:

Godin stoves have been tested to UL Standard 1482 and listed for safety ........Models 3730, 3732, 3733 & 3734 imported after November 1984 listed by Warnock Hersey International Inc.

3730 (small round) 3731 (large round) and 3733 (octagon). If you purchased Godin model 3732 (oval), refer to an additional manual.

I'd be happy to send you photo copies for a small fee. I found these on eBay a while ago. I have been using a 3730 and (2) 3731's for seven years. There's many things abut them I like, especially the 3730 (I have two).

Please let me know if I can help (PM me) - Chris
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: KaptJaq On: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:46 pm

zeuscoal wrote:not sure where to buy coal. pellets we can get the hardware store. we live in NM. thinking pellets would burn cleaner too. this stove is not our primary heat source, it is a secondary source.


I know there are several mines in NM so there must be retail dealers. There are dealers in Santa Fe. Google "coal dealers" and add "near Your Town Here". Your can also try the Blaschak Coal web site. They have a network of dealers nationwide.

When good quality coal is burned correctly it is as clean as pellets. The short coming of coal is that it is not a renewable resource.

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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: Ranharri On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:17 pm

I have burned 2 petit godins ( 3730 & 3731) for 9 years. It has saved approximately 2000 gallons of oil each season. The house is warmer & more comfortable than before. The price of the coal for approx six tons (anthracite) is around $1625 (delivered) ...this season... I've heard the Queen of England has a ton of choice Chinese anthracite delivered each winter to heat her chambers in Buckingham palace... If anyone knows how to get some of this I'd like to see how it burns. The smell of US anthracite is delicious. it is a rich radiant heat that warms an old stone house better than Oil forced hot air. I put 2 carbon Monoxide detectors strategically located to head off coal gas danger (carbon monoxide)... They haven't gone off once in 9 years. The downside to coal is that it is dirty.Cleaning has to be done a lot more. I wear a dust mask when transporting the nut coal inside. I also wear a mask when I handle the ash although I believe that ash is less harmful than the pre- burnt nut coal ( see Oxford University study from pre politicized 1990's link below).. I think we should be using the ash on our snow & ice covered highways in the winter. It is less expensive and less toxic than salt. Not to mention less corrosive to the highway's asphalt with less permenant environmental effects. After all when Rome conquered Carthage after the 3rd Punic war the ultimate punishment was to " salt their fields" so they couldn't grow food for decades. Coal fly ash is currently used in Colorado for winter highway treatment I'm told. It used to be used in Pennsylvania but there were complaints that it was dirty. I have an old Godin manual around somewhere (English version) that I suppose I could copy ( for a fee) & send off... Or scan & e-mail.

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/2/390.long
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Re: Manual for Petit Godin 3720?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:44 am

Ranharri wrote: The downside to coal is that it is dirty.Cleaning has to be done a lot more. I wear a dust mask when transporting the nut coal inside. I also wear a mask when I handle the ash although I believe that ash is less harmful than the pre- burnt nut coal ( see Oxford University study from pre politicized 1990's link below)..

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/93/2/390.long


First off let me welcome you to the forum. You can find more information here about the non-politicized use of coal to heat your home than anywhere else.

I read the study you referenced and it was documenting the effects of controlled fly ash on power plant workers, construction workers, and people who live near an un-regulated coal fired power plant. That study is almost 25 years old. In the power generation coal usage environment and considering the progress the tree huggers have made it was a life time ago. Your reference to pre burned nut coal also applies to power plants. It's refered to as pre combustion process where the carbon is removed from the coal and the hydrogen and CO2 is removed. This is done to capture the CO2 and sequester it in an attempt to lower green house gas emissions from coal fired power plants using bituminous or sub bit coal.

You are correct in that in Pennsylvania coal ash from domestic use in smaller towns is used to treat the roads in the winter time. It makes an excellent non-skid and traction control agent. Many towns in my area have regular ash pickup days. You put your open tub or ash container at the curb and every other day the borough workers come by and dump it in a dump truck. A lot of people just bag it and put it in their regular trash. Ash from power plants is a completely different story. Most power plants use bituminous coal which is a completely different animal from anthracite coal.

Use of any solid fuel to heat your home is going to create dust. It's the nature of the beast. If you want to spend mega bucks to heat your home and have a dust free fuel use electricity. That is the only heating medium that I am aware of that will put no fumes, no dust, and no particulates in your air. If you cover your ash pan and use a running shop vac with a fine particulate bag and then dump your ash outside carefully the ash in your home will be minimal. Anyway you've been running Godin's for awhile now so you probably already know all this.

Anyway again welcome to the forum and please fill out your profile. Since FF is unavailable I'll use his line. Don't worry we ain't gonna steal ya.

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