The Breckwell P24 has been around for a long time under various names, since 1988 in fact. Ron Crasilneck of Breckwell stoves himself says that this traditional rustic looking pellet stove "is not for a designer home". Even so, it gets the heat out reliably. He describes it as "their workhorse".A whole house heater giving 50,000 btu., the P24 has a hopper capacity in the freestanding model of 65 lbs., the Insert holding 5 lbs. more. This allows a burn time of 65 and 70 hours respectively.
The P24 Looks at first glance like a bay window type stove, but it isn't. The side panels are dummies. It has a large ash pan for a stove of this size, and 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.
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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 Freestanding 65 lbs. Insert 70 lbs.
Burn time Freestanding 65 hrs. Insert 70 hrs.
Fuel Type Preferably premium pellets, but will burn standard
Glass Air Wash No
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 33.25 in.
Width 26 in.
Depth 30.9 in.
See below for insert dimensions
Weight Freestanding 325 lbs. Insert 260 lbs.
Window Size 13 in. by 10 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height Freestanding 17.5 in. Insert 7.5 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 Breckwell P24 Fireplace Insert
Height 22 in.
Width 29.5 in.
Depth 7 in. onto hearth 16.5 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 21 in.
Width 29.5 in. front, 22 in. back
Depth 16.5 in
Insert Surround Dimensions
28 in. by 44.5 in or 32 in. by 48.5 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 P24 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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