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CADDY ALTERNA II

PF09010

Size 29 3/8" W X 57 5/8" D X 49 1/2" H
Hopper capacity 240 lb (109 kg)
Average particulate emissions rate (1) 0.442 lb/mmBTU (0.190 g/MJ)

From $5,499.00USD* MSRP

*The MSRP price refers to the wood furnace configuration including the blower. Consult your dealer for a price that includes more options. Taxes, freight, installation and ducts not included.

  • Description
  • Options and Accessories
  • Specs / Manual
  • Maintenance instructions
  • Tech support

Description

The new Caddy Alterna II pellet furnace in the Caddy series

The new Caddy Alterna II pellet furnace answers the needs of homeowners seeking the comfort of a wood-heating system without its inconveniences. Tested to the latest EPA and CSA B415.1-10  standards, the Caddy Alterna II pellet or pellet+electric combination furnace will please the most discerning consumers looking for an efficient and eco-friendly heating solution.

- Certificate of compliance pending. Cannot be sold in the US. Please contact us for availibility timelime in 2017.

Great heating autonomy

The new Caddy Alterna II pellet furnace offers great heating autonomy due to its 240 lb (110 kg) hopper capacity. Furthermore, its optional electrical system allows it to continue to operate when the furnace runs out of pellets.

Maintenance-free components that prevent unnecessary service calls

Other important features of the Caddy Alterna II include a self-cleaning bottom feed system that keeps the burn pot free from deposits; maintenance free components (no need to adjust, calibrate or oil); and a self-diagnostics electronic interface that prevents unnecessary service calls.

Unmatched reliability

All components entering the manufacture of the Caddy Alterna II are carefully selected and sourced from reputable vendors.  With an all stainless steel combustion chamber and burn pot, the heart of your furnace is guaranteed to last. 

Alternate source of heat

With the Caddy series furnaces you will never again be dependent on a single source of energy to guarantee the comfort and safety of your family. The Caddy Alterna II allows two different configurations: pellet only or combined pellet+electric.

Pellet

Pellet

This wood pellet (Premium grade or better) furnace can be installed as a pellet only unit.

Pellet Electric

Combined Pellet + Electric

This furnace can be installed as a wood pellet+electric combo unit to avoid interruption of your central heating when you are not available to feed the pellets (Premium grade or better). The addition of an electric element is required for this type of installation.

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Testimonial

The quality of my Caddy Alterna is superior to competitive brands that I looked at: the thickness of the metal used, the size and quality of the various motors, the computer integration and control, and the thoughtfulness of design spoke volumes during my research. And then when I called the factory for help with a number of things, the level of knowledge and service I received ON THE FIRST CALL convinced me I had made the correct decision. Having run my furnace now for a couple of months, I continue to be VERY impressed, and expect many years of trouble-free service.

Bill – Lake Orion, USA

Options and Accessories

Options

15 kW ELECTRIC ELEMENT

15 kW ELECTRIC ELEMENT - PA08570
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From USD $750.00 MSRP

20 kW ELECTRIC ELEMENT

20 kW ELECTRIC ELEMENT - PA08580
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From USD $800.00 MSRP

3' FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT

3" FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT - AC01240

From USD $40.00 MSRP

3' X 10' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT

3" X 10' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT - AC02092

From USD $35.00 MSRP

HOT WATER LOOP KIT FOR PRE-HEATING OF DOMESTIC WATER

HOT WATER LOOP KIT FOR PRE-HEATING OF DOMESTIC WATER - PA08590
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From USD $550.00 MSRP

ORIFICE #53 FOR 1.5T/2.0T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 or R410A

ORIFICE #53 FOR 1.5T/2.0T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 or R410A - PA08710
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From USD $20.00 MSRP

ORIFICE #59 FOR 2.0T/2.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 or R410A

ORIFICE #59 FOR 2.0T/2.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 or R410A - PA08711
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From USD $20.00 MSRP

ORIFICE #73 FOR 3.0T/3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 or R410A

ORIFICE #73 FOR 3.0T/3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 or R410A - PA08712
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From USD $20.00 MSRP

ORIFICE #80 FOR 3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22

ORIFICE #80 FOR 3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 - PA08713
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From USD $20.00 MSRP

TX VALVE FOR 1.5T-3.0T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 AC or TP

TX VALVE FOR 1.5T-3.0T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 AC or TP - PA08716

From USD $150.00 MSRP

TX VALVE FOR 1.5T-3.0T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R410A AC or HP

TX VALVE FOR 1.5T-3.0T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R410A AC or HP - PA08714

From USD $150.00 MSRP

TX VALVE FOR 3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 AC or TP

TX VALVE FOR 3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R22 AC or TP - PA08717

From USD $150.00 MSRP

TX VALVE FOR 3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R410A AC or HP

TX VALVE FOR 3.5T EVAPORATOR COIL WITH R410A AC or HP - PA08715

From USD $150.00 MSRP

UNCASED AIR CONDITIONING COIL (1.5T-3.0T)

UNCASED AIR CONDITIONING COIL (1.5T-3.0T) - PA08700
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From USD $650.00 MSRP

UNCASED AIR CONDITIONING COIL (3.5T)

UNCASED AIR CONDITIONING COIL (3.5T) - PA08705
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From USD $800.00 MSRP

Accessories

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Venting products

Find a complete range of venting products for different fuel type meeting all applicable standards in the industry and a huge variety of accessories allowing in a simple, effective, and safe way the installation of heating appliances. In addition, for each venting product category, you can get kits containing all the necessary parts to complete your project.

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Specs / Manual

Appliance performance (2)

Fuel type Pellet (Premium grade or better) (3)
Recommended heating area (sq.ft.) () 600 - 3,000
Hopper capacity 240 lb (109 kg)
Maximum burn time () 200 h
Maximum heat input rate (4) 101,000 BTU/h (29.6 kW)
Overall heat output rate (min. to max.) (5) 25,216 BTU/h (7.4 kW) to 72,447 BTU/h (21.2 kW)
Average overall efficiency (6) 67.90% (HHV) (7) 73.20% (LHV) (8)
Delivered heat output rate (min. to max.) (9) 22,537 BTU/h (6.6 kW) to 64,737 BTU/h (19 kW)
Average delivered efficiency (min. to max.) (10) 60.50% (HHV) (7) 65% (LHV) (8)
Optimum efficiency (11) 82.40%
Burn rate 1.2 lb/h - 11.8 lb/h
Average particulate emissions rate (1) (12) 0.442 lb/mmBTU (0.190 g/MJ)
Average CO (13) 15.41 lb/mmBTU (6.63 g/MJ)
Average electrical power consumption (14) 860 Wh

(1) Based on delivered heat output.

(2) Values are as measured per CSA B415.1-10, except for the recommended heating area, hopper capacity, maximum burn time and maximum heat input rate. Results may vary depending on pellet quality, density, length, and diameter.

(3) Grades of pellet fuel are determined by organizations such as Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI), ENplus and CANplus.

(4) Based on the maximum burn-rate and a dry energy value of pellet at 8,600 BTU/lb.

(5) Overall: Radiated and delivered heat together.

(6) Efficiency based on radiated and delivered heat when allowing cycling from high to low burn to simulate thermostat demand.

(7) Higher Heating Value of the fuel.

(8) Lower Heating Value of the fuel.

(9) Delivered: Remotely provided to other rooms through ducting.

(10) Efficiency based on delivered heat when allowing cycling from high to low burn to simulate thermostat demand.

(11) Optimum overall efficiency at a specific burn rate (LHV).

(12) This appliance is officially tested and certified by an independent agency.

(13) Carbon monoxyde. Based on overall heat output.

(14) Unless stated otherwise, measures were taken directly at the main power source and include all electrical components present in the appliance.

General features

Chimney diameter 4"
Flue outlet diameter 4"
Type of chimney ULC/ORD-C441, CAN/ULC S609, UL 641 (TYPE L)
Baffle type Steel
Approved for a mobile home installation No
Weight 573 lb (260 kg)
Door type Single, glass with cast iron frame
Glass type Ceramic glass
Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height) 3" X 16"
Blower (hp / speed / CFM) 1/2 / 4 / 1,650
Filter – dimensions (Width X Height X Depth) 16" X 20" X 1"
Overall dimension (Height) 49 1/2"
Overall dimension (Width) 29 3/8"
Overall dimension (Depth) 57 5/8"
Centre line of flue outlet to the side 13 1/2"
Centre line of flue outlet to the back 26 3/4"
Air return plenum – dimension (Depth or Height) 16"
Air return plenum – dimension (Width) 21 1/4"
Hot air plenum – dimension (Depth or Height) 22"
Hot air plenum – dimension (Width) 22"
Electric element – location Right or Left
Electric element – recommended (maximum output) 15 kW
Electric element – other optional (maximum output) 20 kW
Water loop kit – connection location Right or left
Water loop kit – connecting pipe diameter 3/4"
Water loop kit – back-up tank volume 60 gal (227 L)
USA standard (emissions) EPA
Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
USA standard (safety) UL 391, UL 1995, ASTM E1509
Canadian standard (safety) CAN/CSA B366.1, CAN/CSA C22.2 no. 236, ULC/ORD-C1482
Tested and listed as per applicable standards By an accredited laboratory (CAN/USA)
Warranty Limited lifetime
Minimum clearances to combustibles *
(Data expressed in inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm)
  Canada USA
Clearance – side wall 4" 4"
Clearance – opposite side wall 24" 24"

* The information given on the certification label affixed to the appliance always overrides the information published in any other media (owner's manual, catalogues, flyers, magazines and/or web sites).

** Measured from the platform on which the product is installed. Some appliances have been tested with a low ceiling. If necessary, consult the owner's manual for information on these clearances to combustible materials.

Maintenance instructions

Why do I get moisture in the hopper of my pellet heater?

Moisture can form on the inside of your hopper due to cold outside air entering your unit through the exhaust vent when the unit is not being used. Cold outside air condense when it becomes in contact with room air. This occurs when there is a negative pressure in the room where the unit is installed. To correct this problem, the room needs to be balanced by either directly connecting outside combustion air to the unit or to the room where the unit is installed.

Tech support

Why is the efficiency as per the EPA’s test data smaller than the publicized optimum efficiency?

EPA refers to the CSAB415.1-10 standard for the calculation of the appliance’s efficiency. The efficiency reported as per EPA’s directives consists of an average between four different burn rates, ranging from the lowest burn rate (air intake completely closed) to the highest burn rate (air intake completely open). The optimum efficiency that we publicize is the efficiency obtained according to the same test data, but for the low burn rate only. This efficiency is more realistic for a majority of users whose heating needs require that the unit be used to maximize burn times.

Is it recommended to keep the wood furnace's blower running continuously during winter in order to maintain a more even temperature throughout the house?

Indeed, installers often recommend this practice for oil, gas or electric central heating systems. However, it is definitely not recommended for a solid fuel fired furnace.

The heat generated by the wood furnace differs from other combustibles. As the wood load burns, the temperature varies lots based on the different stages of combustion. The temperature of the combustion gases must remain above the condensation point at all times in order to avoid the formation of creosote. The fan limit control will turn the blower off before the gases’ temperature drops under the condensation point.

In the case of a high efficiency furnace, stopping the blower will also help in keeping the firebox temperatures high enough for secondary combustion to take place. This is essential if you wish to have a clean burn and maximize the appliance’s efficiency.

Will the Caddy Alterna restart after a power failure?

After a power failure, your pellet furnace will not restart automatically. However, if your system is combined with an electrical element, as soon as the power returns, your electric element will take over. It will then be possible to restart the pellet system by pressing the START button.


Is it possible to reduce the fan speed of my PSG furnace to reduce the noise level?

Except for the Max Caddy and the Caddy Alterna, the blower motor on your furnace has four speeds and the installer will have to select two, that is one speed for continuous air circulation during the summer months (low) and one speed for heating. The latter will be selected in accordance with the ducts design and the air distribution needs (normally med-low or med-high).

Electrically speaking, the circulation and heating speeds may be the same if you connect both the black and red wires on the same terminal. You should however take note that reducing the heating speed will reduce the heat exchange and the furnace’s temperature will increase accordingly, which could cause the furnace to overheat.

Should you choose to reduce the blower speed, be certain that the primary air intake damper closes completely when the thermostat is not calling for heat so that in the case of an overheat, the damper motor being deactivated, the furnace will go into slow combustion and the blower will be capable of cooling it down.

Less air flow through the electric unit of a wood/electric combination furnace could also increase the risk that the overheat protection on the unit will trip. This is especially true if the air filter is dirty. This situation will leave you with no electric heat until the sensor is manually reset.

Can I use a GFCI receptacle on my pellet appliance?

This is not recommended. The GFCI will sense the difference in the amount of electricity flowing in and out of the circuit, even in amounts of current as small as 4 or 5 milliamperes. The GFCI reacts quickly (less than one tenth of a second) to trip or shut off the circuit.

A properly grounded 3 prong outlet provides adequate protection for both people and the appliance should a short circuit occur.