The US Stove GW1949 Wiseway eliminates the need for electricity by utilizing a natural gravity feed system that eliminates all mechanical components, resulting in reduced maintenance and breakdowns.
Wiseway Non-Electric Pellet Stove -US Stove Gw1949 Reviews
The Wiseway is a straightforward machine to start and operate. Simply heat the burn chamber and flue with a propane torch and ignite the pellet flow.
This stove is equipped with a natural draft that will automatically take over and bring the stove to temperature.
Adjustments are made simply by opening and closing the front-facing fresh air intakes. The window allows you to observe the flame as it travels up the stove’s body. Because it is not powered by electricity, heat is radiated out through the 3 1/2″ tubing and steel baffles on the back.
This stove’s rear and side clearances are extremely small, making installation simple.
- The unit arrived in excellent condition.
- Assembly was significantly simpler than the instruction manual.
- Approximately two-thirds of the assembly was already completed (thermometer installed, etc.).
I’ve discovered the following tricks for running continuously.
Before stockpiling for the winter, burn a bag or two of several different brands. I discovered that some brands either don’t feed well because they’re too “sticky” (just won’t slide on their own) or because they’re on the shelf for an extended period of time.
Before going to bed and first thing in the morning, thoroughly shake the burn chamber (I use a rubber mallet and whack it on the sides).
- Evenly distribute the ash layer in the ash tray.
- Disinfect the secondary burn chamber.
- Ensure that the ash tray is empty.
- Before going to sleep, replenish the hopper.
I dismantle the burn chamber about once a week and vacuum it, as well as picking up any residue on the burn basket.
Temperatures have been hovering around the mid-20’s F. The stove has maintained a temperature in the yurt in the upper 60’s to around 73F.
I’ve been using approximately one bag of pellets every 24-30 hours on low burn.
It’s nice to know: Burn off the new stove’s odor before installing it.
When burning off the odor, use a chimney if you are unable to get the fire hot enough.
- If the pellets are not evenly distributed when the hopper is nearly empty, it will fill with smoke.
- When pellets are switched off and the stove is set to low temperatures, winds can blow the smoke inside.
Overall, it’s fantastic to have a warm yurt available 24 hours a day.
If this trend continues and the burn basket survives the winter, I’m inclined to give this five stars.