Ordered a Pocono today

Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: WillCulp On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:32 pm

Well after using a Hitzer 50-93 for about 8 years I am going to switch to a Leisure Line Pocono Top Vent.
I saw a Pioneer at my dealer and it looked good, technology and design looks solid, and the dealer
said they have been very happy with them.
I had considered a Harmon Magnum but I will go with the Lesiure Line because of cost and simplicity of design.

They recommended the top vent because they draw better if the fire is low but they also said the back vent is
more effecient. I am wondering how much effeciency I will lose with the top vent verses the rear vent?
My Hitzer has done a great job and it will go 24 hours without any trouble but I think the stoker should be
less work and less ash in the house once it is started. I have never had a problem with the black coal dust
but I have too much of the white ash on everything and I am running two hepa filters.

I also have a Quadrafire Castile Pellet Stove upstairs for secondary heat and it works very nice but would be too
expensive to use to heat my whole house if it could even do it.
I have an L shaped ranch with a finished basement @ about 2500 sqft including the basement and the Pocono will be in the basement.
I have registers in the floor above the room the coal stove is in and a top venting Hepa Filter on a shelf under the vent
pushing the warm air upstairs. The pellet Stove is in the L part where it is harder to push the heat to but I only need
if the temop gets below 25 degrees.

Does any one have any info or stats on the top vent verses the back vent as far as effeciency etc.

I am anxious to get it, the dealer said it should take one week.
I am located in State College, PA

Will
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line -- Quadrafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono - Castile Pellet

Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: chaploneywj On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:39 pm

I vote go with the back vent and the hot air jacket. Run a 12 inch duct upstairs. Works the best as far as I have seen. I have installed the pocono and the hyfire. I recomend the jacket to customers and they all try it without. I get a call to order the jacket within a week. Just my experience.
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Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:58 pm

coalstoves wrote:
coalstoves wrote:What will it sell for :?: :?: :?: :?:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330209269562&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Sale approaches the critical final hours


732 folks looked at this and not one bid for a brand new L.L. stove with all the bells and whistles
Market analysis please :stretcher:
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Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: ken On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:52 pm

thats because it's a top vent. i have no idea. it lists for 2,200 i think , plus no sales tax. ????????? they may relist for lower price.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:28 pm

coalstoves wrote:....not one bid for a brand new L.L. stove with all the bells and whistles Market analysis please


IMO ebay frenzy doesn't do well with high initial prices no matter what the deal. Plus as you said folks are not familiar with these stoves... so no bids (those Alaskas continue to bring big $ on ebay :o ).

Tis the time of year to get the deals, many stove dealers are looking to clear out their inventory to make room for the new units next year. Based on Richards ban on links you guys looking need to work a little harder, but you will find the deals. Or you can wait till summer and get what is left over. :D

Check with Karen at the LL factory store, she is looking to clear the show room floor, I'm sure there are some good deals to be found there as well. :)
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Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: WillCulp On: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:33 pm

Well it is being delivered tomorrow !
It will no doubt take me a day to put it togeter and get it running properly.
I did order a jacket for it so I can run a heat duct to the upstairs and a spare ash pan.
I did get the top vent beacuse it was recommended several times but I think the back vent
would be more effecient. I was told that the top vent will be better in the spring and fall
when I run it at low heat.

I am wondering what the cost will be for electricity to run it ? It costs me $35.00 a month for electricity
to run my Castile pellet stove on medium and it burns 2 bags of pellets a day. Does a real good job but I
think the Pocono will be about 1/2 the cost and will put out more heat. I get rice coal for $195.00 a ton delivered
and pellets are $4.20 a bag with me hauling. I got rice coal in 5 gallon buckets and 380 lbs was 34.00 the other day.
I am guessing I will burn about 40 -50 lbs a day heating 2000 sqft.

will ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line -- Quadrafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono - Castile Pellet

Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:25 pm

Hi Will,
Thanks for your purchase. I hope everything goes well with the set-up. If you run into trouble there is help here or by calling the factory. I will be away till April 2 , but Ken at L. L. can help.
Also, let the thermostat do its job, don't change the settings. If there is something that you don't understand or have questions, Paul and Neil from AC are right on the forum.
Thanks,
Jerry LLS
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Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: WillCulp On: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:04 pm

Thanks Jerry,

I like the special top you make for it ! I think a 10" duct going upstairs will be great
and the twin fans on the Pocono will push enough air I hope.
The instruction DVD is superb too.

I hope to have fire in tomorrow morning.

Thanks for a great unit !

Bill Culp
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line -- Quadrafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono - Castile Pellet

Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: WillCulp On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:03 pm

Took me 2 1/2 hours to get it setup and running and about 45 min of that was on
the barometric damper and pipe.
It is burning off the paint now and it is a good day for that because I
can open up the windows. Coal trol is holding the temp steady at 72 degrees
and all I did was set the time and changed the evening hours a little.

The DVD is perfect and after watching it I was able to assemble the furnace
with no trouble at all. This is going to be so much easier to run than my Hitzer.

Thanks to all the good folks at Leisure Line I am VERY PLEASED with my Pocono !!!

I also have to give credit to Pennwood Home and Hearth in Pleasant Gap, PA who delivered the
stove. They gave me a good trade in and their staff is VERY knowlegeable, professional and courteous
which is hard to find these days. I never had a question for them that they could not answer and I always
feel welcomed and appreciated in their shop.

Bill
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line -- Quadrafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono - Castile Pellet

Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: daveuz On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:28 pm

Sounds great Bill! I was actually thinking about you setting up that stove today. I was wondering if you were cursing the weather being so warm you couldn't cranker up but as you mentioned you actually are better off now with burning the paint off.
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Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: WillCulp On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:21 pm

daveuz wrote:Sounds great Bill! I was actually thinking about you setting up that stove today. I was wondering if you were cursing the weather being so warm you couldn't cranker up but as you mentioned you actually are better off now with burning the paint off.



Thanks for the thoughts Dave !
I have always had a good draft so it was no probs. I used one mouse to start it and got one puff of smoke out the baro damper
after that it was A OK. I was suprised at how well the Coal Trol handeled it with the factory settings.

Have a great weekend !
Will
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line -- Quadrafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono - Castile Pellet

Re: Ordered a Pocono today

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:53 pm

WillCulp wrote:I used one mouse to start it


Nice, I wish it was that way all the time. 8-)
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