The Bosca Soul Freestanding Pellet Stove and Insert
The Bosca Soul 700, available both as a freestanding stove and as an insert is a very modern cleanly styled stove with an almost semi-circular front. The door has a large central window, with smaller viewing windows on each side.
Able to heat an area of from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet, the Bosca Soul produces 47,000 btu. The hopper capacity is 80 lbs., giving a maximum burn time of 80 hours, (75 hours for the insert version).
The Soul insert comes with variable hopper sizes, allowing it to be fitted to smaller fireplaces, (see below for dimensions), and two sizes of surround.
The ashes only have to be emptied after burning a ton of fuel and a decorative brick effect fireback comes as standard.
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2,000 to 2,500 sq.ft.
Max. Heat Output
Min. Heat Output
80 lbs. (55 to 75 lbs. for insert. See comments below.)
80 hrs. ( up to 75 hrs. for insert. See comments below.)
Premium grade wood pellets
Glass Air Wash
Built in Blower
Convection Blower Capacity
Varies according to feed rate, has a high volume over-ride switch. 160 cfm.
Yes, not included
Height 34.6 in.
Width 26.8 in.
Depth 30.2 in.
See below for insert dimensions
Freestanding 366 lbs. Insert, 308 lbs.
Central, 10 in. by 10 in., Side windows, 10 in. by 3 in.
Flue Vent Size
3 or 4 in.
Not on the freestanding stove, Yes on the insert.
Rear Vent Height
19 in. freestanding. Insert has top vent for easy chimney installation.
No, See Stove Sentry
Surge Protector Recommended
Exhaust Temperature Sensor
Low Draft Shutdown
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition
Seven years for all Pellet Stoves, and limited labor for the first 2 years to the original purchaser. This warranty covers: firebox, heat exchanger, burn pot, firebox panels, ceramic glass, panels and door assembly.
Three years: burn pot liner against defects in material and workmanship for part, repair or replacements.
Two years: all electrical components such us blowers, auger motors, igniters, wiring vacuum switches, speed controls, control boxes and thermodiscs switches.
One year: all exterior surface finishes against defects in material and workmanship, for part repair or replacements and limited for the first year to the original purchaser.
Two sizes of surround for the insert.
Decorative fire bricks come as standard with this stove.
Dimensions for Bosca Soul Fireplace Insert
Height 22.4 in.
Min. Fireplace Size
Width 26.8 in.
Depth 14.8 in. onto hearth, 12.6 in. into fireplace
Height 20.5 to 23.5 in
Insert Surround Dimensions
Width 27 in.
Depth 14 in. (19.5 in. with 'T' adaptor)
40 in. wide by 30.5 in high, or 45 in. wide by 34 in. high.
The insert's hopper is adjustable to suit your fireplace dimensions, but reducing the capacity will also reduce the burn time.
Feed rate and damper settings affect each other and must be adjusted manually to suit the quality of pellets and the output required.
Occasional stirring of the hopper may be necessary to stop pellets 'hanging' on the sides or bridging the feed opening
Here's an unsolicited recommendation from Dale Bunger.
" Purchased a SOUL Freestanding Pellet Stove in 2010 and it has been great. The stove looks very good and we have had no problems with it since it was installed. It really pushes the air out and does most of the heating of our 2000 sq/ft home."
Daily: Stir the burn pot, look for clogged air holes and wipe the glass.
Every two or three days: Clean the heat exchanger
Weekly: Empty the burn pot, clean the glass. Brush ash from the combustion chamber.
Yearly, or for every ton of pellets burned: Empty the ashes, vacuum the interior exhaust chambers, clean the blades of the combustion and convection fans, clean the venting, check for air leaks around the gaskets.
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