Review: Sedore Model 3000
Sedore Model 3000
I Have Been Running The Sedore for about 5 months, and over all I am pleased. I heat my tri-level, high ceiling home with a Lopi Revere insert on the middle level, and hot water baseboard that heats the rest of the home. I installed the Sedore in my attached garage. The Sedore has two water coils installed, one has a loop connected to my domestic hot water tank and the other is connected to my radiant baseboard system. The stove does a great job pre-heating my domestic hot water(I have seen temperatures as high as 130 F) and the larger coil in the stove keeps my baseboard heat around 150 F and as much as 190 F. I burned 300 gallons of oil last winter and have probably burned about 30 this winter. This stove puts out a lot of heat on 2 to 3 loads of pine and juniper per day. I load the stove when it is down to coals, it will hold good coals for at least 12 hours This stove does have some drawbacks. I personally would not install the Sedore in my home. The draft is tricky and just when you have it figured out, it fills the room with smoke. I have a tall chimney (26 feet) and a draft inducer and still have issues. To me the stove is an excellent shop stove. If I put some smoke into the air of my garage it is easy enough to clear the air. If you let the stove reduce the fuel load to ashes each time, you can run almost smokeless. I still like to load my Lopi and walk away without a hint of smoke in my home.