Long before New Zealand’s councils began thinking about the issues that dirty wood fires would create, the pioneers of Pyroclassic Fires were already dedicated to providing you with the very best wood fire ever and so through design and scientific research the Pyroclassic was born.
Pyroclassic Fires began making the cleanest and most efficient wood fire available over 30 years ago and although the original principles of the Pyroclassic Fire like the cylindrical ceramic fire chamber have remained unchanged since the very beginning there have been numerous minor improvements to keep the best wood fire you can buy at the top of your list.
Consumer magazine have consistently chosen the Pyroclassic IV as their number 1 top performer, it will provide you with up to 15kW of both radiant and convection heating directly into your home which is more than enough for homes up to 200-250m2 or 2500 sq feet, it can supply enough hot water for even the biggest families and will also give you a means of cooking.
Fundamentally, the Pyroclassic IV is a heat store, a very, very good one.
With over 40kgs of ceramic heat storage capacity it has the ability to recover masses of excess heat generated by a hot, bright fire inside its thick cylindrical fire chamber, it is this heat storage capacity that gives the Pyroclassic IV its ability to release heat into your home all night, every night even in the centre of town.
Most conventional fires are built around a welded metal box, which then have some type of heat storage bricks put inside, these metal boxes go through a huge amount of stress every time they heat up and cool down which results in them fracturing and cracking over time. The Pyroclassic doesn't suffer from having a welded metal box at the heart of its structure as the fire is fully enclosed in the ceramic cylinder which has 6mm steel front and back plates bolted together at each end holding the cylinder in suspension and then the 10mm steel top plate sits on a floating gasket. This arrangement allows all 3 steel surfaces to expand and contract without any stress or tension being placed on any part of the unit.
Other than the Turboslide the Pyroclassic IV's air controls are all fully automatic, so the fire actually controls the rate at which oxygen is supplied to the wood fuel allowing it to maintain the right burn temperatures for a complete secondary combustion (also known as gasification), this ensures that the glass stays clean right through the burn cycle. If you were manually able to dampen the fire down, like you can with most other wood fires, this is when the real harm is done to the environment as tars and poisonous unburnt gasses are released into the air.
Why choose a Pyroclassic Fire?
Massive Heat Storage
The fire chamber of a Pyroclassic fire gives it a unique edge over other wood fires. The ceramic cast cylinder retains heat like a kiln so you can enjoy a consistent warmth and the convenience of reloading less. Industry standard fire bricks are incapable of storing the same level of excess heat, making it almost impossible to achieve extended burn times. The largest of our fires, the Pyroclassic IV, is the only clean air approved fire in New Zealand to provide a genuine 12 hour+ overnight burn*.
Unique Air Control
Other than the Turboslide which is used for initial start-up and refueling, all Pyroclassic fires have fully automatic air controls. This means the fire controls the rate oxygen is supplied to the wood fuel, allowing it to maintain the right burn temperatures for a complete secondary combustion (gasification). This process ensures the glass stays clean right throughout the burn cycle. If you were manually able to dampen the fire down, like with most other wood fires, this is when the real harm is done to the environment as tars and poisonous unburnt gasses are released into the air.
Water Heating Capabilities
Both the Pyroclassic Mini and Pyroclassic IV can be fitted with a wetback, providing a sustainable and more affordable long term solution for water heating.
Pyroclassic Mini: 1.5kW wetback booster
Pyroclassic IV: High output 3.7kW wetback
The wetback sits in the fire's upper chamber, clear of the combustion zones so it receives the full heat of the gases once they have gone through the secondary combustion phase.
Good news, if you can't make up your mind just yet, a wetback can be fitted after initial installation as there is no difference structurally between a dry and wet model, other than the wetback unit. Always talk to your plumber before you purchase a wetback.
The 10mm thick steel top plate provides an excellent surface for cooking. Boil the kettle, slow cook a casserole and even bake bread. Increase your cooking potential on a Pyroclassic IV with our stylish and durable cooktop oven, which includes a handy trivet and embroidered oven mitt. Available from our online shop HERE.
Note: Oven Kit only available for the Pyroclassic IV.
If the traditional black box wood fire isn’t for you, then you have come to the right place! Choose from more than 200 colour variations, from bold and bright to classic neutrals. Dare to be different with our colour upgrade for only $100 extra*. Simply choose whether you prefer a Grey or Black fire body (top plate, door and decorative panel) and then explore our huge range of panel colours.
NOTE: Colours must be selected from the Dulux powder coating range. All Pacific Gold colours are included in the standard colour upgrade price.
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