I almost did the final cleaning last weekend, glad I talked myself out of it.
Barefoots for $259? Buy Buy Buy
I'd go with the Barefoots, always consistent quality.
I just use a simmer pot on the stove. The wife throws potpourri in it,makes the house smell good.
As stoveguy said, an insert does save floor space, but it's a real pain when you have to pull it out for cleaning.
If you go with the insert, get a...
There has to be a co-realation to owning a pellet stove and OCD. I clean mine once a week weather it needs it or not.
Go with the Barefoots, I've been burning them for years and they stay pretty consistent with their quality
I was thinking of this:
I wouldn't waste my time fixing them. They look good when the stove's burning, but I find that they're just one more thing to clean on the stove.
Like cleaning your stove is that hard.
I usually just duct tape a long piece of dryer vent tubing to the end and blow the ash right into my garden. My neighbors probably wouldn't like the...
Wow, 20 posts and no "Hoppa" comments???
That is correct. The Meridian is pretty much a simple stove. Not a lot of gadgets on it, but I think that's the reason it works so well without...
Let us know how those La Cretes burn, I might pick up a few bags.
Rogers in Millbury, MA has Okies. $305.00/ ton though
They also have La Crete. Anyone ever heard of this brand?
My Meridian insert has been excellent. 9 years old and still going strong, the only part I've had to replace is a high temp sensor ($30).
I have 3 coal hods that I found at a garage sale. They're perfect for filling the stove.
For $10.00 more dollars, it's a no brainer. The Okies are worth it.
Since it's a greenhouse, I'm guessing ventilation and how well sealed the greenhouse is would be the biggest issues.
My Meridian goes 7 - 10 days before I clean it. Of course, I'm a little bit OCD. I shut the stove down once a week and clean it out.
I usually burn...
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