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What stove should I go with? [1 vote(s)]

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Getting COLD - Dipping into the 30's - NortherTool Centruty Whistler 110,000 BTU Wood burning stove?


Well its getting into October here in Michigan which means that the beautiful autumn colors should be in full effect soon. One of the indicators is the low 30 degree weather that rolls in during the night. In Michigan we see temps dip into the sub zero's in November, December, January and sometimes Feb.

Seems winter is roaring in like a lion this year, and last year I dont feel the furnace was able to keep up with the new addition that was put onto the house.

I have been looking at some diffrent wood burning stoves because I think the kids will like building a fire, and I myself enjoy the sound and feel of a wood fire over gas. I also notice the BTU's from a wood fire are much better than the gas "Fireplace".

I found this company called NortherTool that sells a wood burning stove rated at 110,000 BTU's with a 12 hour burn time. The fireplace is air tight, has a front loading door with glass, and also includes a blower fan. The price is VERY reasonable at less than $500 complete! The only problem is they are on back order, but have 700 more due in at the end of this month. There is also only two reviews for this product since it appears to be "New" to the market.

Here is a link for the Wistler 110,000 Century wood buring stove.
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200393570_200393570

They also sell a similar one that has great ratings, and is also in stock.
Drolet Savannah 55,000 BTU Wood Stove, Model# DB03020
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200307393_200307393

This smaller one has the bricks inside, so it takes a smaler log. It is also made in Canada and is safe for tailer homes. This means that Pogo could buy one of these for his trailer home and still be within code.

I am thinking that if the Centry Stove is made in China, I will go for the Canadian made unit. Only problem is the Canadian made unit is rated at a much lower BTU rating. I think this is because the hopper takes a smaller log. I really like to have the 110,000 BTU for max heat.

What does everyone else think? Anyone have any experiences with these sorts of things?

-- Edited by SELLC on Thursday 8th of October 2009 06:55:22 PM

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GET CENTRAL HEATING YOU BROKE ASS BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'd have to agree with Stoma here... I tried out a wood burning stove last winter and it was in NO WAY productive... I spent about 60% of my time fiddling with the fire and even then it never really got hot enough, not to mention the constant worry about it not being able to be shut off in the event of a leak or something. 

So for anyone considering a wood stove for a workshop or garage, it's not really worth it unless you have no other options... Plan on wasting insane amounts of time fiddling with the fire and you'll have to feed it constantly!

I'd recommend one of these

http://autotrend.activeboard.com/t64199344/mr-heater-80000-btu-garage-heater-lp-natural-gas/

I have since moved the wood stove back inside where it was borrowed from and it works great in that setting... but really was not productive in a working environment. 

 



-- Edited by SELLC on Thursday 14th of December 2017 04:01:15 AM

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