Drolet High-Efficiency Wood Stove - 95,000 BTU, Model# HT2000
I purchased the Drolet HT 2000 woodstove in November 2013. this is a great stove. I have it in the basement, and it heats the upstairs well. I read alot of the other reviews before purchasing this stove and can agree strongly about how good this stove is. I didnt get the blower for the stove, but it heats well without it. Although it would probably be a plus. I can usually get about 8 to 10 hrs of good burn time with seasoned wood, but always have good hot coals when i reload. I feel like the materials in this stove are of high quality.
February 10, 2014
Loving this stove!
We installed this stove in our 2500 sq foot barndominium and it heats the entire house. It is a great looking stove with the big viewing window, and the ash drawer makes cleaning it out very convenient. We designed the house so that there is an air return in the ceiling near the stove. We turn our system on and occasionally recirculate the air and even the back bedrooms are heated very nicely. Our heat does not even come on and we have had temperatures down into the 20s. We have learned to conserve more wood by getting a big fire going and then shutting the air down and it puts out more heat. This heater will burn all night if you shut it down all the way and then the next morning add more wood and open the air back up. Definitely glad we chose this heater. We get lots of compliments on it too.
February 9, 2014
This wood stove is amazing! My home is 1600 sq. Ft. And it heats the entire house without the blower. It burns very nicely you can load it around 11:00 and it is still going in the morning. I also love the ash bucket it keeps it vey clean.
February 5, 2014
Best wood stove I have worked with!
All I can say is this stove works great!! It uses about a 3rd less wood than my old one, fill it up go away for 10 hours, stir the coals add wood no problem. Great stove!
Would recommend it to any one burning wood. The glass does not break like I thought it would.
February 4, 2014
The new tech that is involved in burning wood will be surpassed someday. But the current tech in this stove is great. I can't tell how much wood I have saved as there are numerous people here that burn it differently. I can say this: if you live in moderately cold temps 15 degrees and above,this stove cannot be beat.Once it gets below then only a constant feeding3-5 hrs can keep my well insulated 2 story 2300 sq ft home warm. And still in all this is a very nice looking gentleman stove. You will have lots of coals 4"-6" deep or more to start the next load.
February 4, 2014
An Excellent Woodburner
I believe this stove is as close to perfection as you can get. This upcoming winter will be going on year 3 with the Drolet HT 2000 in my home and the last two it did an excellent job keeping us toasty in our 1100 sq.' home.
It holds fire extremely well. I can load it with seasoned hardwood on a very cold night and shut it down at 10:30 pm and get up at 7:00 and its got plenty of hot coals left to ignite fresh wood. I've lived with a woodburning stove all my life and this is by far the best I've seen. Its made in Canada and that along with its great customer reviews ultimately helped me to decide to purchase it. One of my thoughts was hey, Canada has cold winters, so our Canadian neighbors should know how to design a good stove. And I was right. I wouldn't immediately review this stove because I knew time would tell the tell, and at two years use its fine. During this time I've learned that if you want to clean the glass just wait for a cold day and burn about a half load of dry seasoned hardwood wide open, that glass will be spotless, but that Drolet will be kickin' out quite a bit of heat too. Thats the easiest way to clean your glass.
Under normal use the glass stays about half dirty, you can still easily see flames through it but like I said, its not hard to get it spotless.
My recommendations are if you get this unit read your owners manual follow their recommendations.
I installed a damper in the pipe only as a precautionary measure against a glass breakage which could potentially cause a runaway fire which if uncontrolled could get the stove too hot. This is a possibility with a glass door in any woodburner.
The pipe damper has never been used but its there just in case the glass in the door ever gets broken, it'll prevent an out of control fire.
I've always shoveled the ashes out because to me it was immediately evident this was the best way to get 'em out, but thats no problem.
September 5, 2013
Going on Year 3
Just wanted to review this product again after 2 full years of running it. It's a great stove and I have a 3,800 sqft house and it almost heats the whole house! I only use about 100gal of oil to supplement it. One thing that Durolet could improve on this unit is the ash box. They could have made it larger/longer as there is plenty of room behind the box and since I run it allot I have to change it out more than if it was longer. Plus when the box is full of ash it leaks out the handle in the back and gets all over.. sometimes. I would pay for a longer ash box or may consider having one made.
As far as burning goes I fill it up around 11pm, turn down the air handler almost as low as it goes and go to bed, at around 7:30 am I move the coals around and they are red hot to fire up anything you put in it.
A few times when I ran the unit for a long period of time and then was away from home, 24 hours later I still had some hot coals left to start her back up.. amazing!
This is the best unit on the market for the $$!
August 23, 2013
Drolet 95k heater
Excellent stove, heats a large room and the whole house with box fan. Sent back squirrel cage fan, noisy, ineffective. Can take large logs 10" x 2 foot, I broke out the glass foolishly but found and installed a replacement easily. One man installation. Goes eight hours, no problem, with good load, stays hot for four hours after wood is burnt. Good instructions for placement and venting. Highly recommended to cut electricity cost in Winter. Best deal I found on the internet, after days of search. Love it!
April 25, 2013
Like many others I researched for months to come to terms in selecting the right stove. Bought the HT2000 in 2011 on sale just under $1000 from N.T. fInally got it up and going after completing man caving our basement in 2013. No need to go on about how great this stove is because all other reviews explain it.
What I want to add is that in the 2 years this stove was in the basement crated up I did have to move it several times. Get (4) 2 inch heavy pvc pipe to put under the palet. Roll it anywhere you want. Even out of the crate and ready to put in its place I did this.
I did not get the blower for the stove but I did get a Magic Heat flu heater like one other reviewer. The Magic Heat blower works great.
I personally think the fire box is ok. Not as big as I thought but I was used to older stoves that you could stuff 1/2 wheel barrel of wood in and hope it would last all night. I did purchase this brand-style and Northern Tool from all the reviews that I read on this stove. I am glad I did.
March 19, 2013
Very impressive stove
What a nice stove for the money. When we ordered this stove from Northern tool I was sceptical because I have always believed in the term you get what u pay for. I'll tell you what, we have gotten way more than we have paid for in this stove. We moved into our 1850 square foot home and it heats it with ease. Its usually shut way down because it will heat us out. Very good quality, not a scratch or ding in it and it looks very nice!
January 5, 2013