The Breckwell Classic Cast P4000 was previously known as the Breckwell Vermont. The hopper size has increased from 40 to 50 lbs.
This is a refreshingly uncluttered cast iron stove which is freestanding on cast iron legs.
The Classic Cast has a large ashpan for a stove of this size, it is recommended to be emptied only after burning a ton of fuel.
This stove has a burn time of 50 hrs, and gives out 42,000 btu. per hour, but see comments below about running on the high heat setting.If you are unsure of the meanings of the terms in the pellet stove review below,or their implications, please go to the Pellet Stove Reviews page for an explanation.
Heating Area 1,500 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 42,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 8,000 btu. zero with optional thermostat
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity 50 lbs.
Burn time 50 hrs.
Fuel Type Preferably premium pellets, but will burn standard.
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 165 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Yes, available as an option
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 2.2 gr./hr.
Height 29.5 in.
Width 25.25 in.
Depth 24.25 in.
Weight 260 lbs.
Window Size 11.5 in by 7.5 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 10.6 in
Colours natural charcoal grey cast iron
Exhaust Temperature Sensor No
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Cast Iron
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes, with thermostat
Electrical components: Glass and burn pot for thermal damage.
Steel fabricated components.
10% discount on components after the warranty has expired. Original purchaser only.
Hand held thermostat
Nickel or gold door trim.
It's recommended that the Breckwell Classic Cast not be run for more than an hour at a time on the high heat setting.
Some problems with the A-E-033 convection fan seizing. This is being replaced with the C-E-029 fan. Try to make sure the newer fan is fitted.
Stir the burn pot, wipe the glass.
Empty the burn pot, clean the glass, brush out the combustion chamber and clean the heat exchange tubes.
Annually, or for every ton of fuel.
Empty ashes, clean interior venting, clean the blades of the combustion and convection blowers, clean the vent system, inspect the gaskets, empty and vacuum the hopper.
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