The Breckwell P22 is the 'budget' model in the Breckwell range. That being said, It has all the facilities of the more expensive stoves.The P22 provides 40,000 btu. and a burn time of up to 45 hours from the standard hopper. A hopper extension allows a capacity of 110 lbs. increasing the potential burn time to 110 hours.
This stove is supplied as the basic insert unit. You decide whether to specify a pedestal base or the leg option. The legs come in either nickel or black.
The control board has some trouble shooting diagnostics which, with the manual, will help to pin down possible problems.
The P22 has a large ash capacity for a stove of this size, it is recommended to be emptied only after burning a ton of fuel. See comments below.
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 40,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 8,000 btu. zero with optional thermostat
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity 45 lbs. 110lbs with extension
Burn time 45 hrs. 110 hrs. with extension
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, optional
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 2.2 gr./hr.
Height 28.5 in.
Width 21.5 in.
Depth 24 in.
See below for insert dimensions
Weight 185 lbs. Pedestal + 40 lbs. Legs + 13 lbs.
Window Size 12 in. by 8 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height Freestanding 11 in. Insert 2.5 in.
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.
Nickel or black legs
Hopper extension to increase capacity to 110 lbs. (Freestanding only).
Ceramic brick panel
Dimensions for Breckwell P22 Fireplace Insert
Height 20 in.
Width 21.5 in.
Depth 13.25 onto hearth, 10.75 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 22 in.
Width 22 in
Depth 12 in
Insert Surround Dimensions
30 in. by 39 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 P22 not be run for more than an hour at a time on the high heat setting to prevent damage.
The hopper extension, while being a useful addition, does not improve the looks of the stove.
The P22 does not have an ash pan. Ashes must be scraped 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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