Pleasant Hearth is manufactured by Hearth and Home Technologies and owned by GHP Group. The company produces six wood stoves, of which the HWS-224172MH is the smallest, in terms of heating up to 1,200 square feet. Pleasant Hearth offers a slightly cheaper unit, with the same output. It measures 23.25" x 26.75" x 31.25" and is approved for mobile home use.
The HWS-224172MH takes seasoned cordwood as fuel. The burn time is 8-10 hours. The stove has the capacity for up to an 18-inch log and comes with a viewing window. It connects to a standard 6" chimney.
The stove retails for $829.00 on the GHP Group site, though some retail sites have it listed for less.
The Pleasant Hearth HWS-224172MH Wood Stove is EPA certified under the New Source Performance Standard and is approved for Phases I and II. The certification states it emits 3.9 grams per hour.
Troubleshooting and Maintenance
The owner's manual lists some tips regarding the stove, a few of which we will cover here.
Ash disposal should be in a steel container with a tight lid, brought outside, and kept away from combustibles.
The company cautions against burning green wood, which they claim gets 60% of the efficiency as dry seasoned cordwood, and that it may also create a cleaning issue with creosote.
Pleasant Hearth identifies a few issues that could result in difficulty getting a fire started. Poor draft, or damp or wet wood could cause the fire not to ignite. According to the company, even wood that has been dried for two years can be difficult to light if it becomes wet. Thick, black smoke is a sign of poor draft. Poor draft, couple with a cold firebox can lead to soot on the glass.
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