The Elite Montage, by Lennox, the makers of the Whitfield pellet stove, can be customised with four different trim sets. I particularly like the 'Gothic Arch' cast iron door trim.The glass in this stove's viewing window is reflective ceramic, which means that when the stove is not alight, the interior cannot be seen. When the stove is lit, the view of the fire is normal.
A wall thermostat is included as standard, and a remote control for the stove is available
The large hopper capacity allows a long, (37 hour), burn time between refills.
A surge protector is Recommended.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 1,900 sq.ft.
Max. Heat Output 32,000btu.
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity 55lbs.
Burn time 37hrs.
Fuel Type Standard or premium grade wood pellets.
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 150cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Yes, supplied as standard.
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions Less than 4.5 gr./ hr.
Efficiency 75 - 81%
Window Size 9.2" by 9.6"
Flue Vent Size 3"
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 11.25"
Battery Backup No See Stove Sentry
Exhaust Temperature Sensor No
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes
Warranty 20 year limited lifetime. Applies to original owner and installation address and covers the body, heat exchange tubes and glass, (thermal breakage).
Burn pot: 5 years
Electronic components and grate: 2 years
Cast-iron Gothic Arch
The viewing window is quite small by modern standards.
The Elite Montage pellet stove is not particularly well designed for ease of maintenance. The manufacturers advise that certain aspects of routine maintenance should only be undertaken by qualified persons, although there are detailed instructions in the manual.
The burn pot and its air holes should be cleaned between one day and two weeks as necessary.
The ash slide pate should be opened and the ashes brushed into the ash pan from the firebox every day or up to two weeks as needed.The ash pan should be emptied every two days or up to two weeks.
The heat exchanger should be cleaned once every two days to two weeks using the built in scraper. While the scraper is in the 'out' position, the area around the heat exchanger tubes should be cleaned with a small bottle brush.
The flue passageways in the stove should be cleaned every one or two months. This means removing the firebrick panel by unscrewing its retaining brackets.
The combustion blower, convection blower, air intakes and the proof of fire switch should be cleaned after burning 2,000lbs. of pellets.
The baffle plate should be removed and the rear stove compartment should be cleaned once a year, the door and window gaskets inspected, the blowers removed and cleaned, the window wash vents brushed out, and the flue checked and cleaned if necessary.
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