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Pyroclassic

Model Mini

score

76

Avg price

$3199

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 94
      Emissions
    • 64
      Efficiency

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    Good points

    • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
    • Excellent emissions performance (significantly above average for a NES compliant woodburner).
    • OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
    • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.
    • Can be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 (Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Arrowtown) and in Milton.
    • Can be installed anywhere in Canterbury (including all Clean Air Zones).
    • Can be installed anywhere in the Nelson urban area.

    Bad points

    No obvious bad points.

    How we test

    Testing for emissions, efficiency and power output using AS/NZS 4012/4013 was carried out by an independent lab in New Zealand.

    We analyse data from National Environmental Standards (NES) testing to generate scores out of 10 for emissions and efficiency, along with an overall score. This gives us a clear picture of the performance, features and specifications for almost every model on the market.

    Where available, we've also included the NZHHA output results. These results reflect the absolute maximum heat output you could achieve in your home.

    Price is from the manufacturers’ survey and is without a flue kit unless stated otherwise.

    Overall score includes:
    Efficiency (60%)
    Emissions (40%)

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      Model

      • Type

        Freestanding

      • Avg price

        $3199

      Specifications

      • Emissions (g/kg)

        0.3

      • Heating efficiency (%)

        66

      • Power output (kW)

        3.5

      • Meets NES standards
      • NZHHA test power output (kW)

        -

      • Dimensions WxHxD (mm)

        455 x 625 x 452

      • Radiant or convector

        Both

      Features

      • Wetback

      • CM1 Emissions (g/kg)

        0.44

      • CM1 Efficiency (%)

        67.4

      • ULEB

      • LEB

      • Hastings

      • Central Otago

      • Special features

        ULEB Compliant @ 32.6mg/MJ, Eco Flue compatible

      More info

      • Notes

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      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      consumer review unfair

      Pros

      Puts out alot of heat for the wood used.We have the wetback (1.5kw) it is good for 2 but need to turn the cylinder on now+then . Struggles when we have teenagers taking long showers.
      Its a new 180m2 heavily insulated house near Taupo .The home is essentially open plan and has higher than normal ceilings. The living areas get nice and cosy without being overwhelmed and the bedrooms are around 18 to 20 degrees (no heat xfer ).Only rated for up to 120m2 so doing well
      Once up to temp (ceramics have to heat up initially for the fire to work properly) I would say the output is more like 10kw

      Cons

      Firebox could be bigger (the pyroclassic iv is 200mm longer) as longest wood it can take is 300mm.
      If we could have had the iv AND the smaller wetback we would have but they wouldnt do it as the iv is only certified with the 3.7kw wetback.
      (bureaucracy gone nuts)
      Wood has to be as dry as possible ,but should be for all woodstoves

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Graham Holmes

      Used 3 - 6 months