I have been a long time user of your stove. I am about to order a new one to replace the one i have been using for 10 years. How come the picture in the Home page uses a metal braided hose while the product comes with a rubber hose which is subject to cracking? If i order a PF13L160EI, can it be configured with metal hose? Thanks.
We just updated our PF13xx160 series stove with a hose having stainless braided cover end of last month. If you order a PF13L160EI stove, it will go with a rubber hose without stainless braid cover. So far only our PF13xx160 series will go with the stainless braid cover. We are working on an upgrade of our PF13xx160EI stove and can include a stainless braid cover on the hose in the future. However we don’t have a timeline of its production yet.
In fact within the stainless braid cover it is still a rubber/PVC hose. It can still age and crack. The pro is that no mouse/squirrel like to bite on stainless braid and the rubber hose will last longer under the stainless cover. However the con is that now crack on the inner rubber hose is impossible to be spotted or inspected.
Hope we answer your question. Can you consider ordering PF13xx160 series instead if you prefer hose with stainless braid cover?
I looked at the pictures of the PF13x160 and PF13x160EI, even though one has an ignition, the regulators look different. Are they functionally the same with the excepton of the ignition switch? Now i cannot decide which one to go for.
Both regulators provide the same regulated pressure to the stove, functionally the same. The regulator for PF13xx160 is fixed and can’t not be adjusted. It also come in ACME type 1 QCC connector that is more a norm in this country than a POL these days.
Let us know any further question.