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Sorted By: MAXIMUM LOG LENGTH

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The secondary fire that cleans up the emissions in an EPA approved woodstove can as much as double the heat production. Nobody wants to live with a blast furnace in their living room, so manufacturers have had to downsize their stoves. Although this means the fuelwood for today's stoves must be cut a little shorter to fit, these smaller, more efficient fireboxes burn way less wood to heat the same area.

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Model
Viewing
Window
Stove
Dimensions
Shipping
Weight
Firebox
Size
Hardwood
Capacity
Max. Log
Length
Heating
Efficiency
EPA
Emissions
Maximum
Output
Average
Output
Heating
Capacity
Hearthstone
Equinox
Soapstone
10"t
18"w
180 sq.in.
29" T
33-2/3" W
25-1/2" D
774
lbs
4
cubic ft
80
lbs
25"
82%
3.1
grams/hr
120,000
btu
62,675
btu/hr
2200 - 3500
sq ft
Hearthstone
Manchester
Cast/Soapstone
11-1/2"t
18"w
200 sq.in.
32-1/4" T
30-1/4" W
20" D
550
lbs
2.9
cubic ft
59
lbs
24"
81.8%
3.0
grams/hr
78,000
btu
47,654
btu/hr
1800 - 2400
sq ft
Hearthstone
Mansfield
Soapstone
10-5/8"t
17"w
179 sq.in.
28" T
27" W
24" D
585
lbs
3.2
cubic ft
64
lbs
21"
77.4%
2.9
grams/hr
80,000
btu
48,211
btu/hr
1800 - 2500
sq ft
Hearthstone
Heritage
Soapstone
10-1/4"t
17"w
174 sq.in.
27" T
27-1/2" W
19" D
500
lbs
2.3
cubic ft
46
lbs
21"
81%
2.7
grams/hr
55,000
btu
37,424
btu/hr
1300 - 1900
sq ft
Hearthstone
Phoenix
Soapstone
9-1/2"t
15"w
143 sq.in.
27-1/2" T
28" W
20" D
450
lbs
2.2
cubic ft
44
lbs
21"
75%
2.4
grams/hr
60,000
btu
33,145
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Hearthstone
Homestead
Soapstone
10-5/8"t
17"w
172 sq.in.
27-1/2" T
27" W
19" D
440
lbs
2
cubic ft
40
lbs
21"
83.5%
1.9
grams/hr
50,000
btu
33,547
btu/hr
1200 - 1800
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Summit
Plate Steel
9"t
17"w
153 sq.in.
31-1/2" T
25-1/2" W
23-1/2" D
475
lbs
3
cubic ft
60
lbs
20"
80.4%
3.9
grams/hr
99,000
btu
48,392
btu/hr
2000 - 3000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Summit Classic
Plate Steel
9"t
17"w
153 sq.in.
29-1/4" T
25-1/2" W
23-1/2" D
475
lbs
3
cubic ft
60
lbs
20"
80.4%
3.9
grams/hr
99,000
btu
48,392
btu/hr
2000 - 3000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Alderlea T6
Plate / Cast
10"t
18-1/2"w
185 sq.in.
29-1/8" T
29-1/4" W
25" D
585
lbs
3
cubic ft
60
lbs
20"
80.4%
3.9
grams/hr
99,000
btu
48,392
btu/hr
2000 - 3000
sq ft
Hearthstone
Shelburne
Cast Iron
10-1/2"t
16-3/4"w
176 sq.in.
29" T
26" W
21" D
425
lbs
2
cubic ft
40
lbs
20"
80%
2.1
grams/hr
50,000
btu
32,141
btu/hr
1200 - 1800
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Neo 2.5
Plate Steel
10-3/4"t
17"w
182 sq.in.
40" T
29-1/2" W
24" D
450
lbs
2.5
cubic ft
50
lbs
19"
81%
2.8
grams/hr
85,000
btu
40,678
btu/hr
1500 - 2300
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Neo 1.6
Plate Steel
9-1/2"t
15-1/2"w
147 sq.in.
36" T
27-1/8" W
17-7/16" D
365
lbs
1.6
cubic ft
32
lbs
18"
81.3%
3.9
grams/hr
70,000
btu
26,129
btu/hr
700 - 1500
sq ft
Hearthstone
Castleton

Soapstone
9-1/2"t
15-1/3"w
146 sq.in.
27-1/2" T
25-1/2" W
20" D
540
lbs
1.9
cubic ft
38
lbs
18"
80%
2.71
grams/hr
45,000
btu
30,535
btu/hr
800 - 1500
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Super 27
Plate Steel
8-1/2"t
15"w
128 sq.in.
29-1/8" T
24" W
25" D
390
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Super Step Top
Plate Steel
8-1/2"t
15"w
128 sq.in.
33" T
24" W
25" D
390
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Spectrum
Plate Steel
8-1/2"t
15"w
128 sq.in.
29-1/8" T
24" W
25" D
390
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Fusion
Plate Steel
8-1/2"t
15"w
128 sq.in.
36-1/4" T
22-1/8" W
26-3/4" D
390
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Spectrum Classic
Plate Steel
8-1/2"t
15"w
128 sq.in.
29-1/8" T
24" W
25" D
390
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Alderlea T5
Plate / Cast
9-1/4"t
16"w
148 sq.in.
29-11/16" T
25" W
25" D
515
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Vista
Plate Steel
8"t
13-1/4"w
106 sq.in.
27-3/4" T
24" W
17-1/2" D
300
lbs
1.41
cubic ft
28.2
lbs
18"
80.7%
2.9
grams/hr
56,000
btu
22,858
btu/hr
600 - 1400
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Vista Classic
Plate Steel
8"t
13-1/4"w
106 sq.in.
27-3/4" T
24-7/8" W
17-1/2" D
300
lbs
1.41
cubic ft
28.2
lbs
18"
80.7%
2.9
grams/hr
56,000
btu
22,858
btu/hr
600 - 1400
sq ft
Pacific Energy
Alderlea T4
Plate / Cast
9-1/4"t
15"w
139 sq.in.
28" T
26" W
17-1/2" D
450
lbs
1.41
cubic ft
28.2
lbs
18"
80.7%
2.9
grams/hr
56,000
btu
22,858
btu/hr
600 - 1400
sq ft
Hearthstone
Lima
Plate Steel
15"t
12"w
180 sq.in.
44" T
19-1/2"
Diameter
440
lbs
1.25
cubic ft
25
lbs
17"
80%
3.57
grams/hr
35,000
btu
20,088
btu/hr
400 - 1200
sq ft
Hearthstone
Bari

Plate / Soapstone
15"t
12"w
180 sq.in.
44" T
19-1/2"
Diameter
560
lbs
1.25
cubic ft
25
lbs
17"
80%
3.57
grams/hr
35,000
btu
20,088
btu/hr
400 - 1200
sq ft
Hearthstone
Craftsbury

Cast Iron
9"t
13-1/4"w
120 sq.in.
26-1/8" T
22-3/8" W
17-3/8" D
300
lbs
1.5
cubic ft
30
lbs
17"
81%
3.0
grams/hr
40,000
btu
24,407
btu/hr
600 - 1400
sq ft
Hearthstone
Tula

Plate Steel
15"t
12"w
180 sq.in.
41-3/4" T
19-7/8" W
17-3/8" D
325
lbs
1.15
cubic ft
23
lbs
17"
88%
2.5
grams/hr
30,000
btu
20,329
btu/hr
400 - 1200
sq ft
Hearthstone
Tribute
Soapstone
8-1/2"t
12"w
102 sq.in.
25-1/2" T
22" W
18" D
338
lbs
1.2
cubic ft
24
lbs
16"
83%
3.0
grams/hr
36,000
btu
20,008
btu/hr
400 - 1200
sq ft

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Sweepy Note: Woodstove maximum log length doesn't tell the whole story.

As mentioned above, today's super-efficient woodstoves have smaller fireboxes than their smoke-belching ancestors to keep their heat output within a comfortable level. The shape of the firebox, however, is up to each manufacturer. Some models are designed to burn short, fat chunks of wood, and others can burn longer pieces that are smaller in diameter.

If you cut and split your own fuelwood, choosing a woodstove that will hold longer lengths may or may not save you woodcutting labor. While it is true that longer lengths will require fewer cuts with the chainsaw, long fireboxes are usually smaller in the other dimensions, which may require more time and effort with the splitting maul.

No matter which shape firebox you choose, if you're upgrading to an EPA approved woodstove from an older model, your fuel preparation and handling labors will be reduced, as these high-efficiency models will heat the same area while burning far less wood.

 

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