The Pelpro Freestanding pellet stove is a very square and functional entry level unit. It is capable of 42,000 btu. and can heat an area of 1,500 square feet. The maximum burn time is thirty hours.This stove comes thermostat ready and can either be run in high/low or on/off modes. See comments below.
A brick effect fibreboard fireback is standard, as is the stainless steel heat exchanger and the large ash drawer, See comments below). The optional hopper extensions are six and twelve inches high, giving a capacity increase of fifty and a hundred pounds, increasing the burn times to sixty five and a hundred hours. See comments below.
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Heating Area 1,500 sq.ft.
Max. Heat Output 42,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 15,000 btu. Zero with optional thermostat. See comments below
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity 40 lbs.
Burn time 30 hrs.
Fuel Type Wood pellets or 25%/75% corn/pellet mix
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 265 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Yes
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 0.9 gr./hr.
Height 28.7 in.
Width 24.75 in.
Depth 25.12 in.
See below for insert dimensions
Weight 225 lbs.
Window Size 12.4 in. by 8.5 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height Freestanding 17.25 in. Insert 7.75 in.
Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes, with optional thermostat. See comments below
Electrical Components for 1 years from date of sale with valid invoice
Stove body for five years against defects in workmanship
Hopper Extension, 50 or 100 lbs.
Brass side trim and shroud trim.
Dimensions for Pelpro Fireplace Insert
Height 18.75 in.
Width 24.75 in.
Depth 11.25 in. onto hearth 10.75 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 21 in.
Width 28.25 in.
Depth 18 in.
Insert Surround Dimensions
36 in. by 25 in.
The air damper on the Pelpro Freestanding pellet stove must be adjusted manually to suit the burn rate.
If using an optional thermostat in on/off mode, there are concerns that the life of the igniter may be shortened through increased use.
Hopper extensions are not available for the insert, which has no ash drawer.
Although the manual says a mix of corn and pellets may be used, the warranty says only wood pellets may be used.
Every two or three days
Clean the burn grate and burn pot, clean the heat exchanger tubes, empty the ash pan,
Every one or two tons of fuel
Check the door gasket, clean the air intake, combustion and convection fans, check the hopper for a build up of fines, clean out the stove ash traps.
Inspect and clean the flue vent, vacuum the hopper.
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