The HeatMaster G Series is a gasification wood furnace approved for indoor and outdoor installation. The gasification process reduces wood consumption, and its low maintenance design allows easy loading and cleaning. It is available in water capacities of 100, 195 and 250 gallons and a heating capacity of up to 350,000 BTU. The unit is constructed of 409 stainless steel for greater heat transfer and tolerance and features heavy duty multi-layer insulation. An insulated hinged rear door provides easy access to the rear of the furnace, and a dual firebox door latch is designed for safety. The 2016 starting price of the G Series wood furnace is $8,495.00.
Upgrade from an old Sequoyah. Heating and hot water for two homes a 5000 sf farm house and a 2000 sf light home. She cranks once you get the hang of what to feed her. She burn green with little smoke if you through in a few dry pine logs.
While its still early to review. So far we very happy with the machine. Burns very clean and seems pretty efficient, although its very early still.
Installed our Heatmaster SS G-200 this year and so far we love it. It's heating our 1840 un-insulated house easily at 70 degrees. Wood consumption is fair and no smoke. More hot water than you could ever use. Wish they were a little less costly so more people could afford one.
I bought this Outdoor Gassification Wood Boiler to replace a 25 year old Hardy H4 model conventional outdoor wood boiler. I live in New Hampshire and was using between 12-14 cords per 6 months of heating season. So far I have cut my wood usage down to just over 1 cord per month which will bring me to about 7.5 cords per 6 month heating season. I have had no issues with the boiler so far. Once a coal bed of 2-4 inches is established I just load the amount of wood I think that I will need to get me to the next loading (typically 12 hours). My wood moisture is between 20-25%. I have not yet cleaned any ashes from the primary burn chamber after 4 cords of wood. I rake out the ashes from the Secondary reaction chamber after each cord of burning and remove approximately 3 spade shovel fulls of ash.
"Review of G400"
I researched many different brands of stoves over the last two years, 409 stainless was a requirement as my first stove, a homebuilt Central Boiler knockoff was suffering from some serious corrosion problems. I had even started to collect parts to build my own gassifier. After doing an extensive Google search on Heatmaster SS and reading the reviews from other owners I decided to buy a stove from them rather than risk building one out of a material I hadn't had a lot of experience fabricating and welding before. Even though I had plenty of time to buy a conventional before the end of the year I still decided on a G Series as the appeal of burning less wood was very appealing, and burn less it does. I'm heating a 2800 square foot 1800's farm house with a lot of single pane wood frame windows that need changed out, and so far out of the exterior rooms we've remodeled everyone had voids in the walls where the blown-in cellulose didn't reach. The shop is a converted pole/cow barn with not even a vapor barrier under the cement let alone any insulation around the perimeter; it's insulated with the foil-bubble-foil insulation and still needs to be tightened up more. The G400 easily heats the house and with the below zero nights we've had lately I still keep the shop at 40-45 at night, and I can also run my snow melt as well which is 110' of sidewalk. My old stove couldn't do all three no matter how much wood was shoved in through the day and sometimes could barely handle two. Earlier in the year when we had 40-50's for daytime highs and just getting to freezing at night I was having a steel rack of wood (holds half a cord) last 14 days. Now with the highs in the single digits, lows below zero at night and a -20 windchill I still expect to get at least four days out of half a cord and maybe part of a fifth. At most I'm looking at 4 cords a month during the most bitter part of the winter. So far I've had zero problems with bridging or maintaining a coal bed. I'm burning Ash that was cut last winter, split then thrown in a pile. All is burning well even with the excessively wet summer we had here. I've also gone into the woods and cut dead ash, cherry and elm pole trees and have burnt those as well with no problems. Large pieces have been 12-14' diameter, just need to add enough smaller pieces to maintain a coal bed. All of it was under 25%, I've burnt some wetter stuff that was laying on the ground in the woods but works better if it's mixed with equal parts of dry wood. Work the cleaning handle on the side once a day then depending on how much wood has been run through it I clean the bottom every 4-7 days. So far, it takes less than five minutes to do weekly maintenance. The powered draft with the bypass door is an excellent feature. We eat breakfast at our local American Legion every Sunday morning, with my old one I either filled it before we left, then came in and changed clothes or put it off till we got home. With the G Series I can go out in my good clothes, fill the stove before we leave for breakfast and I've yet to have anyone mention that I smell like wood smoke. Overall I've been very satisfied with my purchase, so much so that I decided to also sell Heatmaster SS products.
Online comments regarding the G Series seem to be mostly positive. Most responses to a homeowner on outdoorwoodfurnaceinfo.com who was thinking of buying one were very positive and said that it is a great unit, though a couple did mention that gasification units require more care than conventional units.
G Series Warranty
The warranty for the HeatMaster G Series wood furnace is comprised of the following:
Lifetime Limited Workmanship and Corrosion Warranty
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