The Thelin Echo Cast Iron Pellet Stove

The Thelin Echo cast iron pellet stove appears at first glance to be a traditional cast iron wood stove. It has a large viewing window with integral cast iron glazing bars to create that old time effect.

The 'Echo' can heat up to 1,800 square feet of living space, producing 40,000 btu. and can run continuously for 37 hours on the low heat setting without refilling the hopper.

The convection and combustion fans in this stove both run from one motor, which has the advantage of quiet operation and extremely low electrical power consumption, (27 watts).

Battery backup is built in to the Thelin Echo - all you need is a twelve volt power lead and a deep cycle battery. The battery will automatically be trickle charged. A thermostat is available as an option. 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.

Thelin Echo

Heating Area Up to 1,800 sq.ft.

Max. Heat Output 40,000 btu.

Min. Heat Output 8,000 btu. zero with optional thermostat

Automatic Ignition Yes, see comments below.

Manual Ignition If required.

Hopper Capacity 50 lbs

Burn time 37 hrs. on low heat setting

Fuel Type Premium grade wood pellets

Glass Air Wash No

Built in Blower Yes

Convection Blower Capacity Variable, see comments below

Thermostat Compatible Yes, see comments below

E.P.A. Approved Yes

Emissions 2.12 gr./hr.

Efficiency 78.8%


Height 30 ins.
Width 27 ins.
Depth 28.5 ins.

Weight 240 lbs.

Window Size 16.3 in. by 13.6 in.

Flue Vent Size 3 in.

Top Vent No

Rear Vent Yes

Rear Vent Height 15 ins.

Battery Backup Yes, a battery connected to this stove is automatically trickle charged.

Surge Protector Recommended

Colours Ebony Black , Ivory, Teal Green, Cobalt Blue, Burgundy Red, and Rich Brown in a porcelain enamel coating. Twelve paint finish colours are available.

Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes

Low Draft Shutdown Yes

Construction Type Cast Iron

Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition


Five years for heater cabinet and body.
One year for electrical components and auger system.
Original purchaser only


Battery power cable


Automatic ignition will not function when running on twelve volt supply.

In a neat bit of design, the combustion and convection fans both run directly from the same motor with blades of different pitch.

When running on a twelve volt supply, the stove will not ignite automatically if the thermostat shuts it down. It must be set to cycle between high and low.


Weekly: Clean out the stove and hopper with an ash vacuum. Clean the viewing glass. Clean the exhaust fan blades and the heat exchanger. Clean the air intake fan guard.
Monthly: Check the clean out tee and the venting for a build up of fly ash.

The 'Echo' has a 'clean' setting which uses its fan to clean the combustion housing and the fan blades making this very easy.


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