The Breckwell SP6000 is an agricultural looking stove, which might be appropriate as it burns corn as well as wood pellets. It's a rather old fashioned looking step top design which must be lit manually. See comments below.Capable of providing 50,000 btu, it has a 90 pound hopper capacity using corn. Wood pellets are slightly less dense so pellet capacity won't be as large.
The brick effect fireback is standard on this stove, as is the large ashpan. The fuel stirrer that runs in the burn pot is needed for corn, but not for wood pellets.
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 2,000 sq.ft.
Max. Heat Output 50,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 13,000 btu.
Automatic Ignition No, this stove must be lit by hand
Hopper Capacity 90 lbs. (corn)
Burn time About 40 hrs. (corn)
Fuel Type Corn, standard or premium grade wood pellets
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 165 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Yes, optional
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Height 35.5 in.
Width 27.25 in
Depth 28.7 in
Weight 225 lbs
Window Size 11 in. by 8 in
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 13.8 in.
Exhaust Temperature Sensor No
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition No
Electrical components: Glass and burn pot for thermal damage.
Steel fabricated components.
10% discount on components after the warranty has expired. Original purchaser only.
Wall or hand held thermostat
The minimum output is 13,000 btu. which is quite high. As this stove has no automatic igniter, the thermostat can only be used on high or low. If the stove is allowed to go out, it will have to be re-lit manually.
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 SP6000 not be run for more than one or two hours at a time on the high heat setting to prevent damage. It should not be connected to a thermostat at high heat levels.
Ashes must be brushed or scraped into the ashpan
Clean the burn pot and the fuel stirrer, wipe the glass.
Empty the burn pot, clean the glass, brush out the combustion chamber and clean the heat exchange tubes.
Vacuum ash from the interior chambers.
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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