True North TN20 Inbuilt Wood Heater – Heats Up To 200m²


Looking for a basic wood heater, but want all the performance of the more expensive models?

The True North Inbuilt wood heater is perfect. It takes long 400mm lengths of wood, burns 12 to 15 hours on a full load, is simple to use, but amazing in results.

Made in Canada for the coldest environment, the TN20 inbuilt wood heater is perfect for anyone looking for a fire that is going to heat their home all winter long.


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True North Wood Heater

By Greg Parker-Hill

True North wood heaters are made by Pacific Energy in Victoria, Canada – they are made for very cold conditions.

The comment calling them a budget heater is almost insulting to these models, yes they are well priced but budget? No.

True North wood heaters are packed with features that you will absolutely love.

The Firebox.

A lot of budget heaters don’t have any firebricks, or if they do they are only across the bottom of the firebox.

The True North heaters are fully firebrick lined. There is no exposed steel at all inside the firebox.

The base, the side walls, the rear wall all have 25mm thick firebricks to ensure not only will your fire have the perfect environment to burn hot and clean, but these bricks also offer thermal mass to ensure the heater is still heating hours after the fire has gone out

Clean Burning.

Secondary burn is in all wood heaters today. Secondly burn works by heating additional air over 250+C through a 25mm round tube with holes in it. This tube is inside the firebox, under the baffle to get the maximum heat.

As the air goes through this pipe it’s heated by the fire below, and as it leaves through the drilled holes in the tube this super hot air goes directly into the smoke your burning wood, and it’s this super hot air that ignites the smoke to give you secondary burn.

This secondary burn does a couple of things:

Firstly it gives you more heat, the ignition of the smoke creates additional fire/flames. This is factored in the efficiency of the heaters performance.

Secondly, it reburns smoke. What this is doing is reducing the emissions your heater produces. This is factored in the emissions results.

Quad Burn in the True North wood heaters.

Inside True North wood heaters you will find not one, but four of these secondary burn systems.

Made from stainless steel, these four secondary burn systems significantly increase the wood stoves performance.

Where most manufactures have your heater set that you can’t turn it down, this additional secondary air means these tubes are doing exactly what they are designed to do, allowing the True North wood heater to be able to be turned right down for overnight burn

The True North TN10 wood heater will get up to 10 hour burn time / The True North TN20 wood heater will get up 15+hour burn time


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True North TN20 inbuilt - Heats 200m²

Tested to the latest AS/NZ Standards, the True North Inbuilt's results at 66% efficiency, or 3.5 star rating, 1.8g emission per kg of wood used, or 2.5 star rating.

TN20 inbuilt dimensions

The firebox is:
640mm wide x 511mm high x 454mm deep.
The fascia is:
965mm wide x 686mm high.

Quad burning system for the best performance

To give your True North the cleanest and longest burn, there are four afterburners (secondary air tubes) installed to give you four times the efficiency from this wood heater.

Easy to service

The easy to remove quad burn not only gives this heater a long burn time, but also the most amazing flames, absolutely beautiful to watch.

Deep firebox

The 450mm deep firebox is perfect for homes that collect their own wood.
Fully loaded the TN20 inbuilt will still be burning up to 15 hours later with good seasoned wood.

True North TN20 inbuilt review

It may look simple, but behind the glass is one impressive heater. The quad burn, fully firebrick lined and simple air control, plus the two speed fan means this heater is going to keep your home warm all winter long.


Flue Kit

Total Price $0.00 (inc GST)
Please note that this pricing is indicative only and does not represent a quotation, nor does it include installation or delivery unless explicitly specified.


height 511mm
width 640mm
depth 454mm
Style Options
Color Options Black
Rear clearance to combustible mm
Side clearance to combustible mm
Corner clearance to combustible mm
Burn time 12 - 15h
flue size 150mm
min flue height 4mtrs
hot water No
heating capacity 200m2
Average efficiency 62%
Max efficiency 66%
Emissions 1.1grms
wood length 450mm
Chimney Install Yes
Zero Clearance No
stove weight kg
Made in Canada
Firebox Dimentions - Height 511mmmm
Firebox Dimentions - Width 640mmmm
Firebox Dimentions - Depth 454mmmm
Fascia Dimentions - Height 1167mmmm
Fascia Dimentions - Width 686mmmm
Min Opening requirements - Height 525mmmm
Min Opening requirements - Width 640mmmm
Min Opening requirements - Depth 465mmm
Flue Dimensions 267mm
Power Lead Right
Fan 2 speed manual


5 year warranty on firebox, and cast door | 2 year warranty on glass and fan

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