Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: mmroadster On: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:01 pm

I have a chance to buy a floor model Pioneer top vent that is approximately three to four years old. Could you give me an idea of the differences in standard features between a unit in this age range and a brand new unit. According to the salesperson this unit was heavily used in a uninsulated part of thier showroom, what potential problems should I look for to make sure I don't get a lemon.
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:30 pm

Hi,
There are really only a few things that can go bad, but if you had to repair every motor and glass the cost would still be under $400.00. Look to replace the gaskets in both doors, glass and gasket, convection and combustion fans should be oiled and feeder motor cleaned. That's about it.
Jerry LLS
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: mmroadster On: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:27 pm

Thanks for the reply Jerry, I bought the stove today. Is the domestic hot water coil a "standard" part that can be bought anywhere? My dealer doesn't stock them and I was hoping to avoid the special order wait.
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:38 pm

Hi,
Most coils can be purchased at any stove shop. We sell them at our factory outlet for $235.00 + tax and freight.
Jerry
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: Leopald On: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:50 pm

Jerry,

I just purchased a stove from a dealer very recently. It was preassembled (but not used) when I received it. After watching the DVD, I realize that I do not have the automatic shutoff that is installed in case the exhaust is blocked. I didn't get from the DVD whether this part was exclusive to the power vent or not. I do not need the power vent as we have an existing chimney that is a good application for our new stove.

I don't think this is a big deal, but figured maybe I had an older model that didn't include this piece.

Thanks Jerry!

Jon
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: spc On: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:00 pm

Unless something changed in 08 the automatic shutoff is for the power vent only. I have an 07 top vent piped into chimney with no auto shutoff. CO detector is a must which does come with all new LL stoves.
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:58 pm

Hi Jon,
Spc is right. The safety switch (wmo-1) only comes with the power venter.
Thanks for your purchase,
Jerry
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Re: Pioneer Top Vent old models vs 2008 model??

PostBy: Leopald On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:26 pm

Excellent. Thanks guys.

Jerry, thanks for an excellent product. Sadly, I won't get to fire her up until fall / winter, but she looks great in the living room.

Jon
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