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Tropicair

Duo Wet

score

94

Avg price

$4686

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 95
      Emissions
    • 94
      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).
    • Excellent efficiency (significantly above 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

        $4686

      Specifications

      • Emissions (g/kg)

        0.2

      • Heating efficiency (%)

        77

      • Power output (kW)

        12

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

        n/a

      • Dimensions WxHxD (mm)

        620 x 970 x 365

      • Radiant or convector

        Both

      Features

      • Wetback

      • CM1 Emissions (g/kg)

        0.48

      • CM1 Efficiency (%)

        73

      • ULEB

      • LEB

      • Hastings

      • Central Otago

      • Special features

        150mm 4m SS flue, Down draft styled, Colour finish choice, 2 base options, Base dimensions are for lowbase. 620 x 1170 x 365 Woodbase, BUT cannot buy without flue kit $5450

      More info

      • Notes

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      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Wetback not worth it....

      Pros

      This fire was installed in a new home and it easily heats up our large living space. As woodburners go, it works perfectly if you follow the lighting instructions and it doesn't take long to get the hang of it.

      Cons

      We bought this model as it was the only one with a wetback approved for use Christchurch but we've found it has made a negligible difference to our water heating. It only seems to be a little bit effective and only if the fire is cranking on full for an entire day. In retrospect, we would have gone with different model of fire if we knew the wetback worked this poorly.
      Technical support from Tropicair could be better.

      Recommend it?

      Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

      Rebecca W.

      Used 6 months or more