Pacific Western Wood Furnaces

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Pacific Western Wood Furnace Overview

Pacific Western was a manufacturer of outdoor wood furnaces. It was a part of Innotech Developments International, which was headquartered in Ontario, Canada and went out of business around 2007.

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Consumer Reviews of Pacific Western

3.5

  • Very Satisfied
    1
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    1
  • #8 of 37 Wood Furnaces
  • 75% of customers recommended

Corporate History

Innotech Developments International, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, manufactured two lines of outdoor wood furnaces. These units were sold by over 90 dealers in North America.

Product Lines

Pacific Western manufactured four different sizes of boilers, the PW-1 (output of up to 225,000 BTUs), the PW-2 (350,000 BTUs), the PW-3 (550,000 BTUs) and the PW-34 (up to 157,000 BTUs).

Warranty

Pacific Western furnaces were covered by a 20-year limited replacement warranty.

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Pacific Western Wood Furnace Reviews

"Leaking boiler"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We had a leak last year. Went to a Chevy dealership and purchased their rad seal that they use on their autos. 6 tablets, my stove is 250 gals. Put all 6 tablets in and turned the circulating pump on. No more leaks, the stove is 12 years old. By the way, we have a heat exchange set up so all the water stays in the boiler.

dave

Thunder bay

"Why didn't it last longer"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

We have always been very satisfied with our furnace. Not many problems. Never anything serious. Does a great job of heating our 3800 square foot house. Until now. We spent the extra money on a stainless steel fire chamber, have had it only 12 years and it has developed 3 leaks in the chamber. One leak we might be able to weld a patch but with 3 of them leaking water into the firebox, we are leary of trying to patch it. I expected this furnace to last 15 to 20 years. It is disappointing that it only lasted 12 years and now we will have to spend another $5000 to replace it.

K. I. Tepper

Michigan

"Only one I am familiar with"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

Have been burning green wood every season. Just wish I had added a rust inhibitor every year. Started to leak last winter, so nine years without a leak. Burns about 60 cords every winter. When I replace this one I will probably make one myself. I'm pretty rough, will improve on the heat exchanger in the fire box. I heat close to 4,000 square feet with only R-20 insulation.

Dan

Sud. Ontario

"My vote goes to Pacific Western furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

have had a Pacific Western for two years. I heat a 9,600 square foot home and 900 square foot garage. We also use a heat exchanger for hot water. We re-piped the system inside the house after the first year because the installer did a sloppy job. Even with 15 people at our home, we never run out of hot water. It heats well enough and would heat better if my house was a little more airtight. It also cuts our electricity bill to a great extent. We burn any type of wood to heat our huge home, hot water, pool and hot tub. Smoke issues are dependent upon user. My pacific western model smokes hardly at all. Once up to temp, there is no smoke. When the blower shuts off, there is very little, if any. I definitely prefer this outdoor wood furnace and it is the clear winner as long as the owner fills it with good, dry hardwood.

bellevue, WA

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