The Breckwell P2000 has a very large bay window affording an excellent view of the fire, so good that the optional brick fireback and logset are probably a necessity for the stove to look good.This stove is modern in appearance, although first produced in 1998, and doesn't have the stepped top. It produces 50,000 btu. and will burn for 70 hours without refilling the hopper.
The P2000 has a large ash pan for a stove of this size, it is recommended to be emptied only after burning a ton of fuel. See comments below.
The control board has some trouble shooting diagnostics which, with the manual, will help to pin down possible problems.
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 2,200 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 50,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 8,000 btu. zero with optional thermostat
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity 70 lbs.
Burn time 70 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 30.2 in.
Width 29.2 in.
Depth 22.6 in.
See below for insert dimensions
Weight Freestanding 300 lbs. Insert 240 lbs.
Window Size 23 in. by 9 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height Freestanding 12.4 in. Insert 6.75 in.
Battery Backup No See Stove Sentry Surge Protector Recommended
Exhaust Temperature Sensor No
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes, with optional 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.
Ceramic fireback brick panel
Dimensions for the Breckwell P2000 Fireplace Insert
Height 21 in.
Width 28.5 in.
Depth 9.5 in. onto hearth 16.4 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 19.5 in.
Width 28.5 in. front, 22 in. back
Depth 16.5 in.
Insert Surround Dimensions
28 in. by 40 in.
30 in. by 44 in.
32 in. by 48 in.
There have been 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.
It's recommended that the Breckwell P2000 not be run for more than one or two hours at a time on the high heat setting to prevent damage.
Ashes must be brushed or scraped into the ashpan. There is no ashpan in the insert model, ashes must be scraped out into a suitable non combustible receptacle.
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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