true north tn20 inbuilt – heats 200+m2

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

The True North TN20 is perfect. It takes long 400mm+ lengths of wood, burns 12 to 15 hours on a full load of wood, simple to use but amazing in results.

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


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True North Wood Heater Blog

April 2020

By Greg Parker-Hill

The True North heaters are made by Pacific Energy in Victoria BC Canada – so they are made for very cold conditions.

The comment calling them a budget heater is almost insulting to these models, yes they are well prices, but budget : no.

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

The Top.

Made out of solid steel, the top of the heaters are a true cook tops. You can boil 3 to 4 pots at the same time on this massive surface area

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 onside the firebox.

The base, the side walls, the read 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. How secondly burn works is additional air is heated over 250+0C through a 25mm round tube with holes in it. This tube is inside the firebox, either under the baffle to get the maximum heat.

As the air goes thought this pipe, its 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 its 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 which is additional heat : this is factored in the efficiency of the heaters performance.

Secondly, it re burns 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 the 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 stoves performance.

Where most manufactures have your heater set that you cant turn it down, this additional secondary air means these tubes are doing exactly what they are designed to do, allowing the True North Heater to be able banked right down for overnight burn

The true north tn10 : you will get up to 10 hour burn time / the true north th20 : you will get up 15+hour burn time


Firebox direction

The TN10 is called East-West  : and take a 300mm long wood.

The TN20 is called North-South : and takes 450mm long pieces of wood.


Outside air.

All fires require oxygen to burn, and as newer homes are more insulated and air tight, wood heaters in modern new homes struggle to burn correctly.

The True North wood heaters all have the option to have the oxygen your fire needs to burn coming from outside

Outside Air is a simple 100mm duct that goes for the back of your heater to the outside of your home, and all the air your fire needs to burn is supplied by outside.

Even in older homes, outside air kits on wood heaters are highly recommended, they will stop the drafts across the floor as your fire is burning


true north tn20 inbuilt - heats 200+m2

Tested to the latest AS/NZ Standards, the true north inbuilt's results at 66% efficiency, or 3.5 star rating, and true north inbuilt's results at 1.8grms 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 is 4 times the afterburners (secondary air tubes) installed to give you 4 times the efficiency

easy to service

the quad burn not only gives this heater a great long burn times, but also gives your heater amazing flames, absolutely beautiful to watch.
removing the baffle is easy.

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 15hours later

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 2 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
Rear clearance to combustible mm
Side clearance to combustible mm
Corner clearance to combustible mm
Rear clearance to non combustible mm
Side clearance to non combustible mm
Corner clearance to non combustible mm
flue size 150mm
min flue height 4mtrs
hot water No
heating capacity 200m2
efficiency 66%
Emissions 1.1grms
wood length 450mm
stove weight kg


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

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