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Advice needed on Heritage Cartier II wood stove

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by LakeErieLover, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. LakeErieLover

    LakeErieLover New Member

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    We have recently purchased a cottage and the wood stove in the cottage is a Heritage Cartier II stove.
    I have no idea how old the stove is nor do I know anything about the stove. I have read on the internet that it may not be EPA approved. I would appreciate anyone's advice as to whether I should leave the stove in the cottage and use it or whether this older type of wood stove is junk and I should update with a newer model woodstove. I must admit I do like the look of it. I appreciate any help or advice.

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  2. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    welcome to the forum. see if you can upload a picture. there should be some here that should have a clue on what you have.

    frank
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If the stove is in good condition and it is safely and properly installed then I can't see a reason to replace it, especially if this is just for occasional burning unless you want to have a cleaner burning stove in place. It has a basic secondary burn system that is better than some of the older stoves.

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/secondary-burn-on-heritage-cartier.45616/

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