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Wiseway 2,000 sq. ft. 40,000 BTU Non Electric Gravity Fed Pellet Stove

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  • Features a gravity-fed design for silent operation
  • Has an output of 40,000 BTU
  • Features a glass viewing window to check pellet levels
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About This Product

The GW1949 Wiseway from US Stove eliminates the need for electricity by utilizing a natural gravity feed system that eliminates all of the typical electrical and mechanical parts found in traditional pellet heaters. This patented revolutionary design is the only EPA certified and UL Listed non-electric pellet stove on the market today. The Wiseway is simple to start and operate. Simply heat the burn chamber and flue with a propane torch and start the pellet flow . This stove uses a natural draft that will take over and ramp the stove up to temperature. Adjustments are simple by opening and closing fresh air intakes on the front of the stove. The window allows you to see the flame traveling up the body of the stove. Since it uses no electricity, heat is radiated off the 3-1/2 In. tubing and the steel baffles on the back. Best of all, this stove offers extremely small clearances on the rear and sides making it easy to install. Impressively, since it does not use any electricity this stove is the perfect source of heat for areas that are prone to blackouts or off the grid installations.

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Product Information

Internet # 206691061

Model # GW1949

Specifications

Dimensions: H 52 in, W 24 in, D 15 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)15 inAssembled Height (in.)52 in
Assembled Width (in.)24 inFirebox Depth (in.)8
Firebox Height (in.)3Firebox Width (in.)3

Details

Area Heated (sq. ft.)2000Assembly RequiredYes
Color FamilyBlackFeaturesAdjustable feed rate, Rear heat shield, Side heat shield
Heat Output (BTU/hour)40000Hopper Capacity (lb.)60 lb
IncludedHopper, No Additional Items IncludedIndoor/OutdoorIndoor
MaterialSteelProduct Weight (lb.)131 lb
Returnable90-DayStyleModern
Total BTU (Btu)40000Trim ColorBlack

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Certified, EPA Approved, UL CertifiedManufacturer Warranty3 year firebox warranty, 1 year cabinet

Questions & Answers

47Questions
caret
Q:This stove seems draw the air from inside of the house. The negative pressure would draw the cold outside air inside and make the house colder, wouldn't it? Would these stove even work in a modern super sealed home?
by|Jan 28, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Fresh combustion air is essential for optimal operation. The most efficient method for bringing combustion air into the stove is to install an outside air kit. The cold air from outside is heated very quickly so the temperature difference doesn't make much of a difference. If this stove is being installed in a very airtight home then an outside air kit will be needed!

by|Jan 30, 2024
    caret
    Q:I saw a forum dated back in 2013 where "burn back" in the hopper was an issue. Has that problem been fully solved?
    by|Feb 23, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi Daryl! This should never be an issue as long as the stove is installed and operated properly. There is a safety system in place to prevent a burn back from occurring.

    by|Jun 12, 2023
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:What make/model is the stove in the video (tall, large viewing window, grey sides)?
      by|Feb 1, 2023
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      A:  We're not sure which model you are referring to. You are welcome to visit our website, www.usstove.com to view the product description for the model you're looking for. Also, feel free to reach out to us at 800-750-2723. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

      by|Feb 5, 2023
        caret
        Q:Do the pellets ever bridge over or ever stop flowing causing the fire to go out? Without an auger feeding it I just wonder if it clogs up often
        by|Dec 16, 2022
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        A:  There are some important adjustments that can be made so that you get the optimal burn! In the owner's manual you will find detailed instructions for lighting and operating! The manual is available for download on our website, www.usstove.com.

        by|Jan 18, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          3.9 out of 5
          • 3.9 out of 76 reviews
          • 70% recommend this product
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          Frustrated beyond belief!!!!
          We purchased this stove from Home Depot and had it professionally installed a few days later. The 1st night, it ran about 500 degrees, but by morning it had cooled to just 325 leaving our home at 42 degrees. I've searched everywhere to see what I could do to fix the issue. Forums didn't help and the email address for Wiseway didn't work either. Here it is Christmas and once again the stove has failed. We dismantled the stove yesterday and cleaned it thoroughly and relit it. It ran awesome for about 6 hours. We only run super premium pellets and a little over 10 feet of chimney. I am so ready to give the stove back!!!
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          Response from USStoveExpertDec 29, 2020
          Hello! We are so sorry to hear that you've had this experience with your new Wiseway stove. We would be more than happy to help you get your stove running properly. Please give our customer support team a call at 800-750-2723! USSC
            9 found this review helpful
            First (and probably only) Pellet stove
            Bought this as we wanted a pellet stove we could “set and forget” without worry about power failures in the winter. The mixed bag of reviews in the web were confusing, but we rolled the dice and purchased from IWAE. Upon arrival, we set up in the yard and lit the stove. There was a ton of smoke on the first burn and we were able to spot some areas that needed tweaking. We also discovered that the instructions are both incredibly detailed and rather confusing (I almost docked a star just for the install guide - calls parts by various names, none of which are used in the diagrams, some steps are incomplete or assume you can read between the lines, and some steps have clearly been translated to English). After some adjustments, we kit it again and there was no more smoke. So we moved it inside and installed. We ran hardwood pellets to start, as they were readily available. They burned fine and produced a decent amount of ash. We then tried Douglas fir softwood as the manual directed. They burned consistently at the right temp. Enter the hard/soft wood blend and trouble begins. The pellets WILL NOT BURN and require as much fiddling and attention to burn as a wood stove. Even when blended with the pellets we love, we have to adjust the burn basket and leave the draft doors wide open to get it to run around 250 (versus the 500 we get with the softwood). We have this in the basement and it heats that area plus keeps our 1200sq ranch in the high 60’s throughout. We would definitely buy this again. Our learnings: Research what pellets are available near you (stay as far away from Lignetic Green Supreme as you can, specifically with THIS stove...but if you can find Northern Warmth Supreme Douglas Fir, BUY THEM) and try a few bags of whatever's available before buying a pallet. YouTube has some helpful resource videos. Read the instructions. Don’t short-cut the ignition process. Keep the hopper more than 1/4 full for best performance.
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            Response from USStoveExpertNov 13, 2020
            Hi, Gretchen! We're so pleased to hear that you've had a good experience with your Wiseway pellet stove! We also greatly appreciate the effort you made to give your feedback on this model! USSC
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              25 found this review helpful
              Wiseway pellet stove eliminates the need for electricity by utilizing a natural gravity feed sy...
              Wiseway pellet stove eliminates the need for electricity by utilizing a natural gravity feed system that eliminates all of the typical electrical and mechanical parts found in traditional pellet heaters plus it's Quiet. Caution This stove must have a good draft or it will not work properly. You must have a proper chimney system.
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              Response from USStoveExpertJul 27, 2021
              Thank you. Glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase USSC
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              9 found this review helpful
              Minor quality issues with unit. Gaskets don't seal, gaps in pellet feed/stove box leaking smoke, ...
              Minor quality issues with unit. Gaskets don't seal, gaps in pellet feed/stove box leaking smoke, mounting base bolt had thread damage.Some tinkering needed to help feed and burn effectively. If you like tinkering with ROCKET STOVES, you'll love this challenge. Requires some monitoring periodically to keep working well. Radiant heat would improve with air flow across unit. For now, will weld a shelf to side to set a peltier fan to improve distribution. If centrally located inside a home or cabin, this might work better. Cleaning unit between uses takes more time than conventional pellet stove. Creosote build up seems more prevalent than with other pellet stoves. Keep it above 400° and works better. Use two other pellet and three wood burning stoves before this one. This unit has fun potential!
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              10 found this review helpful
              It's a bear to lite but once its lit, nice quiet warm. Smoke pours out of it around burn pot whi...
              It's a bear to lite but once its lit, nice quiet warm. Smoke pours out of it around burn pot while starting. Once it hints temp it's fine the trick it to get it hot fast. Still the freedom to have heat without electricity worth all the minor flaws.
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              Response from USStoveExpertJul 27, 2021
              Thank you. Glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase USSC
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              5 found this review helpful
              I live in Pennsylvania, I have used this for about 1 month now, bought it new from the company th...
              I live in Pennsylvania, I have used this for about 1 month now, bought it new from the company that installed my new flu liner (5" 304 stainless) They said I had a great draft and it should run nicely. The stove was light enough for me too move into possission myself and hook up to the flu. Filling the hopper was a difficult for me because my distance from the back wall is only 6" and the hopper is not very wide, so you have to either scoop them in with a large cup or hold the bag up and slowly pour them in, while a bunch spill onto the floor. I was very excited when I first lit the stove and the temperature rose to 700 in about 20 minutes. I ran it all night (about 9 hours) on high while sleeping, When I checked it the next morning the temperature was at 300 and the room was not very warm, I Found that the ashes did not fall through the secondary burn chamber into the ash pan as it should have, when i pulled the secondary burn chamber out, large clumps of ash fell into the ash pan. The next two days that I used this the temperature would not rise as high as the day before, so after the third day I decided to clean it. Apon opening the glass door on the front I noticed a large amount of ashes were piled up in the first bend and the tube where the adjustable draft is. I believe this cut down on my draft. I couldnt get to the next two bends due to no access, so I took an air hose and blew them down the tubes(very messy) lots of ashes, im sure it was enough to stop my draft even more. I then repeated the same process for another three days with a different brand of pellets, same results. I added three ecofans to the stove, but it still isnt enough to help much. The only way I can keep this stove warm enough to heat my small basement to 70 degrees is to run it on high at all times, leave the burn chamber door off for more air flow, knock the ashes from the secondary burn chamber down about every 4 hours, and clean it every day. This means I am cleaning it and using 2 bags of pellets every day. If you have electricity, I would not buy this stove. I feel The only people this would satisfy are those with very small cabins that have no electricty. I have $1650 in the stove with taxes, and am very dissapointed. I would Send this stove back, but the restocking fee that i found on the internet is outragous.
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              Response from USStoveExpertJan 17, 2019
              Dear Bildo, we’re so sorry to hear that you are having issues with your GW1949 Pellet Stove. If you could please contact us at your earliest convenience at 1-423-837-5128 or text us at 423-301-5624, we would be happy to discuss resolving your issue. We look forward to hearing from you. USSC
                18 found this review helpful
                Hello, My name is Michelle and I purchased a WiseWay last year just before summer. It has not eve...
                Hello, My name is Michelle and I purchased a WiseWay last year just before summer. It has not even been a full winter and my basket has fallen apart. Two of the bars are no long exiting and the one bar on the side is gone. Is this normal? I am using the slow burn basket now that also came with my Wiseway and my house is to cold. I love my stove but not the fact my basket has fallen apart after just a few months.
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                Response from USStoveExpertFeb 20, 2018
                There is a warranty on your unit. Please call 1-800-750-2723 EXT 5050 to speak with a technician regarding this issue and to receive a new basket. USSC
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                  24 found this review helpful
                  Purchased this stove to replace a wood stove to make life a little easier, cutting 5 cords of fir...
                  Purchased this stove to replace a wood stove to make life a little easier, cutting 5 cords of fire wood has become challenging at our age. Received the stove from Home Depot in February of this year Order, Delivery to the Store and Pickup was easy and quick. Installed the stove used our 6" existing wood stove pipe, connected a 6" to 3" reducer to the top of the stove. Connected a fresh air supply line to the back of the stove. The Wiseway works like a wood stove, it works off of draft so very important to have a fresh air pipe installed. The Wiseway puts out a lot of heat we have no problems heating a 1400 sq ft house. These stoves are designed to use 100 percent Doug Fir Pellet which I have available to me here in Oregon. This stove is very easy to operate. Cleaning is a lot easier then a wood stove clean up, about every 4 to 5 days open the burn chamber and run a ash vacuum up thru the tube to remove any ash that has built up. It you install this stove correctly you should have no problems with it operating properly, I have read feed back from other people who failed to install their stove correctly and have had problem operating it. I would recommend this Wiseway to anyone who wants to make there life a little easier. Reading the Instructions is Very Important Understanding how to adjust the burn basket for your heat range. Very simple to do. I Highly recommend this stove very easy to operate.
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                  Response from USStoveExpertJul 27, 2021
                  Thank you. Glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase USSC
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                    32 found this review helpful
                    Jazziest stove ever!
                    I just love how jazzy this stove is. OMG!!! Couldn’t be happier!
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                    Response from USStoveExpertSep 27, 2023
                    Thanks for sharing your experience! The Wiseway is definitely a unique stove that we know you'll love! USSC
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                      Pricey
                      Found this exact stove elsewhere for $650 less then HD THIS is why I shop at the other guys
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