Review: Pacific Energry True North TN19
Pacific Energry Summit
All I can tell you is that I will never have another one. Neither will most people I know. Its very hard to start and smokes (not always) during lighting. Its design ensures that almost all the heat comes out of the glass and almost no heat from any of the sides. In fact you can touch the sides at anytime! The second burn does work half decent but not near as well as the 1/2 price Drolet I replaced it with. As for heat my smaller Drolet throws off much more and older conventional stoves (not EPA) throw off even more. Wood consumption? As far as I am concerned I burn at least or more than even smaller stoves I have had. Been burning wood now for 25 years and have always burned between 4 and 5 cords. Nothing has changed much. Also, one of the most annoying features is that the wood has to be bone dry! I can't even get wood to dry to the point where PE says its good to go using their meter! I think I would need a kiln! BTW, when you first start these stoves you need to burn it very hot until the temp reaches about 550 degrees before you close it down. If you don't do this the stoves is totally useless. I really think this EPA approach is a pile of crap. I hear others complain all the time about can't get enough heat and not burning a stick less. So how is this a good thing? Better off engineering the rocket stove (google it) to the point where it is available commercially and practical for larger dwellings. But then again, insurance companies would have their hand into it making it "safe" and the practicality and simplicity would be "over-engineered" out of it. Anyhow if you must go EPA my Drolet is twice the stove for half the price, even tho they look much the same.