The Avalon Astoria is a high heat output bay window stove producing over 45,000 btu.'s. It has a large hopper capacity of 115 lbs. enabling a maximum burn time of sixty seven hours without refilling.This pellet stove and fireplace insert is approved to burn a fifty percent corn/pellet mix. See comments below.
Extremely efficient, at 82%, the Astoria has an emission rate of 0.7 grams per hour which is hard to beat
The control board has a maintenance required diagnostic system which helps to analyse a problem if one arises.
A wall mounted thermostat comes as standard equipment, a remote control is an optional accessory
The neat pedestal plinth is part of the freestanding stove's body.
The large ash pan has a built in handle for easy carrying.
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Heating Area 2,250 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 45,100 btu.
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity Freestanding 115 lbs. Insert 89 lbs. see comments below
Burn time Freestanding 67.5 hrs. Insert 52 hrs, see comments below.
Fuel Type Standard or premium grade wood pellets. 50:50 pellet corn mix
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 165 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Wall thermostat supplied as standard
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 0.7 gr./hr.
Height 33.4 in.
Width 28 in.
Depth 26.5 in.
Weight 250 lbs.
Window Size 22.5 in. by 12 in.
Flue Vent Size 4 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height Freestanding 17.6 in Insert 16.9 in.
Exhaust Temperature Sensor No
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes
Firebox Assembly, Door Assembly, Auger Assembly, Ceramic Glass, Glass (breakage from thermal shock), Igniter System, Electrical System, Accessories
Firebox Assembly, Door Assembly, Auger Assembly
Seven years: Parts only
Firebox Assembly, Door Assembly
Dimensions for the Avalon Astoria Fireplace Insert
Height 26.5 in.
Width 28 in.
Depth 12 in. onto hearth 13.3 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 20 in.
Width 36 in.
Depth 14 in.
Insert Surround Dimensions
45 in. by 32 in.
The hopper size of the fireplace insert is adjustable to accommodate smaller fireplaces. The size range is from 20 in. to 25.75 in. Using the small hopper size, capacity is reduced to 48 lbs. giving a maximum burn time of 28 hours.
Ashes must be brushed from the firebox to the ash pan.
The combustion air input must be adjusted manually to match the heat setting of the stove.
If using a 50% mix of corn and wood pellets, the automatic ignition system may not work. This can be remedied by increasing the proportion of pellets in the mix.
The Avalon Astoria has a 'maintenance required' diagnostic system on the control board.
Check and clean the firepot
Clean the heat exchanger tubes, vacuum the hopper, remove fly ash from the upper baffles, clean gold trim surfaces.
Sweep ash into ash pan and check if ash pan needs emptying. Clean the glass.
Remove the firebox back, clean the back of the stove and the exhaust ducts.
Clean the exhaust blower, convection blower and the venting system.
Check for air leaks around the door, glass and ashpan. Check the door alignment
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