The Thelin Gnome Wood Pellet Stove

The Thelin Gnome is a charming small pellet stove that looks for all the world like a traditional pot bellied wood stove. The interior workings provide all the convenience of a pellet stove.

Capable of heating up to 750 square feet, (a small home or cabin), the Gnome produces 31,300 btu. and is available in six porcelain ceramic colours.

The hopper on this stove will hold 26 lbs. of wood pellets and it can burn for 26 hours on one fill. It's the smaller brother of the Parlour

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 Gnome - 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 Gnome

Heating Area 750 sq. ft.

Max. Heat Output 31,300 btu.

Min. Heat Output 8,400 btu, zero with optional thermostat

Automatic Ignition Yes, see comments below.

Manual Ignition If required.

Hopper Capacity 26 lbs.

Burn time 26 hrs. on low heat setting

Fuel Type Premium quality 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 3.23 gr/hr

Efficiency 81.5%


Height 34 ins.
Width 19.25 ins.
Depth 19.25 ins.

Weight 129 lbs.

Window Size 6.5 ins by 4.7 ins.

Flue Vent Size 3 in.

Top Vent No

Rear Vent Yes

Rear Vent Height 11.25 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.

Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes

Low Draft Shutdown Yes

Construction Type Fabricated steel body, cast iron top, door and legs.

Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes


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


Six porcelain enamel colours
Nickel or gold trim
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 'Gnome' 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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