Post by mightyspuds on Sept 27, 2007 13:28:34 GMT -8
This is the 557 pound,steel welded Pioneer wood cookstove.This is a utilitarian stove,not made for beauty but for function and longevity.It has a nice stainless steel cooktop.
It will easily heat 2000 foot as claimed,it was heating 1400 sq/ft in 20 degree weather and it was loafing along to that.
This stove will also heat your hot water.With the optional 100 USD heat exchanger pipe it can be plumbed to a hot water tank and will provide plenty of hot water for 4 people.So for 100 dollars,get the exchange pipe.It also has a water tank that is opened from the top of the cooking top,but really is pretty useless,maybe adds a little humidity but doesnt do much else.
The damper controls SQUEEK like crazy when you adjust them,but controlling of burn is very precise.You can also control if you want heat to circulate around the oven.
Oven has a thermometer in the door and oven temps are accurately controlled.It is firebrick lined and good sized too.
The firebox is accessed by the top of the stovetop on the left.It has one of the largest fireboxes available.16 inch logs feed easily.It burns clean,leaving fine ash behind.
It claims overnight burn times,but not sure how they do that,we would put in 2 logs,damp it down and you better be up in 4 hours to refill it was my experience.Could just be I dont know what Im doing,but thats what we got.
At about 2200.00 USD,this is a very nice stove.Highly recommend this product. ================================= Link to Manufactures info
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2007 13:32:33 GMT -8 by mightyspuds
Post by mightyspuds on Nov 1, 2007 12:53:44 GMT -8
OK,I just spent a couple weeks by myself with this stove.
I was able to damp it overnight with one log in it,so I can say it lives up to that claim.
As for the oven,it has to be HOT to get oven above 350 degrees.
As for hot water,3 adults and we never ran out of hot water,the heat exchanger to a water tank works great.
All in all this stove lives up to its claims and its price.
Picture of stove in use.....
This is the firebox,I used about 5-6 pieces of 16 inch long Oak per day,temps were in the 40F range at night and mid 60's during the day.That translates to cool during day and chilly at night in Celcius.That would be the access from the stovetop about where the cast iron fry pan sits
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