AES Magnum Countryside
Magnum Countryside Manual:
Magnum Baby Countryside Manual:
- Empty hopper of all fuel
- Spray chain with light oil
- Vacuum all motors of dust
- Remove brick board and remove plugs and clean behind wall
- Remove brick board and spray light oil on inside of stove
Manufacturer's Site: http://www.magnumfireplace.com/index.cfm
Freestanding Model 3500P / Insert Model 3502
- Width 28" / Width 28"
- Height 33" / Height 23"
- Depth 28" / Depth 28"
- Weight 300 lbs. / Weight 275 lbs.
- Clearance to Combustibles: Back 1", Sides 1", Corner 1"
- B.T.U. Output:* 15,000 to 50,000
- Fuel Storage Capacity: App. 75 lbs.
- Not self lighting
- Thermometer Control: YES, puchase wall thermometer
- Clean while running: Yes, stirrer function
- Burn Wood Pellets: YES, soybeans, wheat, oats, olive pits, cherry pits ...
- Retail: ($2,350 w/Gold Door) + ($275 Vent Kit) + ($200 Installation) + ($145 WI Sales Tax) = $2,970.
- B.T.U. Output will vary depending on fuel consistency, moisture content and fuel load settings. See your owners manual for specific installation requirement.
Overall Satisfaction: Very Satisfied Corn Burner.
House Size and Location: Installed Oct 2005 in South Central Wisconsin, near Madison. 1200 Sq' in each basement and first level ranch. Average insulation and leaky windows strapped with plastic film. Secondary natural gas furnace, furnace fan currently used to circulate heat throughout.
Where Purchased and Cost: Purchased from dealer in New Glarus, Fifth Avenue Shoppes http://www.fifthavenueshoppes.com/ including exhaust, fresh air vent, and installation < $3000.
Likes: Like the appearance. Thermostat can be connected. Adjustable stirrer frequency control. Space saving clearance requirements. Exhaust vent in garage keeps the garage around 40 degrees. No problems, modifications required or break downs. Capable of burning other biofuels. Pleasant exhaust odor similar to pumpkin being cooked.
Dislikes: Like with any space heater, the unit overheats the room it resides in. There is no auto fire start. Ash creeps out the openned door and settles on furniture.
Maintenance: You may expect to begin replacing motors in the 5-8 year range. They can be purchased directly from your dealer, or replacements can be purchased from Grainger.
Daily Cleaning: Pull heat exchanger cleaner in and out 10 times. Open door and tap both sides with cleanout tool. Open bottom gates and push ash through openning into ash drawer with cleanout tool. Fire up on high with full draft for 15 minutes to flush exhaust venting. Empty ash drawer around every 3 days.
Weekly cleaning: Pull heat exchanger cleaner in and out 10 times. Open door and tap both sides with cleanout tool. Open bottom gates and push ash through openning into ash drawer with cleanout tool. Fire up on high with full draft for 15 minutes to flush exhaust venting. Turn stove off and wait for fan to cool stove down until it shuts off. Remove burn pot and stir rod, crack excess clinker off stir rod with pliers and then soak in water. Vacuum out stove, ledges and firebrick. Remove firebrick, vac back wall, remove disks on back wall and vac with small hose in chambers behind it. Remove slideups in back of burn area and vac inside. Cleanup stir rod and reinstall all. Put a handful of oyster shell in burnpot, couple of handfulls of wood pellets in burn pot, apply starter fluid and light with stove set on 3. Pull the cleanout on the exhaust tee and shoot the soot into a can and replace cleanout.
Monthly cleaning: Run pellet brush through exhaust vent to cleanout.
Performance: With ceiling temperatures in living room stove resides in of 85 degrees, kitchen @ 75, hall @ 75, bedrooms @ 70, basement @70, garage @ 40. (Used 156 bushels at $2.50/Bu = $390 Heating Fuel for the year) vs (Estimate $1,435 Natural Gas cost for the year) Not sitting in the house with long underwear and blankets - "Priceless"
--Ahshucks 01:05, 8 June 2006 (CDT)