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900 sq ft renovated barn 2nd floor - wood stove options

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Casbeck, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Casbeck

    Casbeck Member

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    Love this forum, great people, thanks!

    Take a look at our awesome Barn outside Seattle, renovated into a B and B: http://TheBarnWithAView.com

    We need a wood stove to augment our solar hot water heating system that does not work in winter (live 'n learn). 900 sq ft, insulated but old siding has a few leaks.

    Guests will be using it, so need something butt simple to operate.

    We want high energy efficiency, glass door for beauty, and ease of use, cooktop option for power outages. We have a PE Super27 with cat so are used to that.

    We're on a budget so Craigslist it is. Which of these would YOU go look at? Nothing is very close to us.

    Lopi Sheffield w/blower: http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/for/3897721292.html

    Another Lopi with pipe: http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/hsh/3965590129.html

    Lopi Answer 475: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/app/3962931812.html

    Spectrum Classic (is that now a PE?): http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/app/3955872375.html

    Country (ad says Quadrafire) with pipe: http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/for/3955090485.html

    thanks y'all!
    Christine

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  2. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I would say look at the Spectrum, since it is basically the same as your 27. But yours has a cat (?). It is older, mid to late nineties I would guess, but they haven't changed much as far as the guts. See if you can get pics of the inside of the stove before you drive a long way to see it. It is way over priced, though. I paid $350 for my black steel Spectrum, in very good condition.

    The second Lopi on the list looks like the best deal of all of them.
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    How hot did that thing get?? _g
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    Wonder what the baffle looks like.

    I wouldn't be too concerned about the brass sunburst thing on the glass, but the charred door handle is alarming.
  5. begreen

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    The Spectrum is a PE and not a bad deal. The Lopi in Tenino looks like it may be a decent. Looks like a Republic model. I would offer $800. The Country stove is not a Quadrafire, but they do make decent heaters and that seems like a good deal, offer $800. Avoid the Answer, it is on the small side for you application.

    The PE Super 27 never had a cat to my knowledge.
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    Hi Cas- Looks like the Country is the best buy of the group- they made a durable stove, like the Quads, Lopi, PE, Enviros of the Pac NW. Lennox bought them a few years back, then they went super expensive. The PE looks a little worn. Good luck in your finds...
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  9. Casbeck

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    Thanks all! We're between the Country and the Lopi Republic 1750.

    However, should we even let newbies - our bnb guests - run and monitor a wood stove? Hubby wonders about dangers of burning too hot, not damping, etc. Maybe we need a unit that is super user friendly first and foremost.

    also this is one large room, with high ceilings, should we go toward the bigger (rated for 2000 sq.ft.)?

    Thanks!
  10. begreen

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    If still available I'd go for the Country in Bellevue. And no, I don't think you should let the guests run the stove. If they mess up, it will be your home and insurance that will be on the line while they pack up and drive away.
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  11. charly

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    We burned an S210 Country stove some years back,,, really good heater! Fan on the stove really moved the air , plus it was quiet on low..
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