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Member since 11 Oct 2007
Member from Wainuiomata
My reason for starting this Thread/Discussion is twofold!
Over the the past 25 to 30 years I've had a couple of wood burners, a "Garth" and a "Kent" Log-burner.
They are great heating appliances when they are worked properly. But the big drawback is that need a lot manual labour, i.e. accumulating and stacking a pile for winter then over winter having to load the fire continually also having to pop out to the stack in all weather just to name some of the chores.
Well to cut a long story short, I'm getting on a bit now and finding that it doesn't take much to pull a muscle or pinch a nerve, it's for this reason that I've decided to look around for an alternative, less labour intensive form of heating.
I'm curious to know if there is anyone amongst us GrownUps that may have this form of in-home heating method installed, as to what they think of this form of heater/heating, because from the information that I've browsed through on the Internet there is quite a bit of good sounding information and this system really appeals to me even though there appears to be a small amount of labour involved. (Pellets and Ash!)
But as with most things it's hard to know what is genuine and what is just a good sales pitch.
Member since 05 Aug 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
much to late but..
I installed a 'natures frame' pellet fire bought from mitre10.
It worked wonderful the first winter.. but it wasn't so hot the second winter..so called in the experts. The first guy said yes theres definitely something wrong with that..but being more like a sales rep..he called in a sort of tech to look. The tech said 'oh theres nothing that can go wrong with these..' so end of story.
Anyway we continued to use it.. never on a quarter setting though..like we used to when we first got it. It goes out now if left on a quarter setting too long.
My neighbor goy one for last winter.. and had it maintained during the summer. Saw her this week and she said her pellet fire now goes out if left at a quarter. Called in the maintenance guy.. he said the dust can build up in the turning mechanism cutting back pellet flow. So he cleaned it out.. still went out at a quarter setting so she called him back.. his response - theres something wrong with the pellets.
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