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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