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Classic Sierra Stove

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by bob95065, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. bob95065

    bob95065 Member

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    This is the Sierra wood stove that is in the house we bought in August. I had trouble with it so I pulled it put nd fond put the PO shoved it in a fireplace and didn't put a liner in. You can read more here: http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/smokey-fire-need-help.114998/

    Anyone have an idea of how old ths stove is? Anyone knw what model it is? Do you know where I can find parts or a manual? I want to remove the steel plate in the front with glass.

    Is this a stove worth keeping? It seems like a solid built stove. I ave an EPA rated stove in the font of the house that is very efficient. I am worried this one ill go through a lot of wood.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That is a Sierra Hearthstove Classic Turbo-Burn Model 2000T. Most probably made between 1979 and 1987 in Harrisburg, Virginia. You are right, it will eat a bunch of wood.
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  3. bob95065

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    Ever see one with glass in the front?

    This stove is in a family room with a vaulted ceiling. Our house is long and narrow with this stove at one end and an Avalon Ranier I installed at the other. TheAvalon heats the main living area. We want to use this one to heat the family room when we use it. I isn't a big room so I don't think we would use too much wood because we wouldn't need to bun too long to get the room warm.

    My plan is to put a chimney liner in and see how the Sierra works. I can always replace it with a modern stove later. I would need the liner no matter what.
  4. A1Stoves.com

    A1Stoves.com Minister of Fire

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    even if you add glass it will not stay clean. old stoves didn't have air washes to help keep it clean

    you could call SPI for a manual and further info
    800-527-4790
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  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The old Sierra manuals pretty much just consisted of clearance info, which is on a plate on the back of the stoves, and "put in some wood and light a fire". I had the T-4500 insert and the manual was useless.
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    I have the same stove with glass. I like it, it does well for us.
  7. bob95065

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    Does the glass stay clear?
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    Yes, for the most part. after repeated use it will need to be cleaned. I would think that is normal after several uses though.
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    When I burn high-quality wood in mine, the glass stays clear enough to see the fire, but not clear like window-glass. If I burn lower quality species, or keep the fire choked back for a day, the glass turns black, but will "clear" again with a good hot, cured oak fire. I figure it is a gauge to how healthy my chimney is on a given day. I went through two cords of wood keeping a 2000sf 1790's farm house above 55 all winter in 2013-14 - a really cold winter!
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the air wash intakes in window frame with glass door;

    Sierra Glass Door.jpg

    1977 Farm Show Magazine article;
    "It represents a brand new way of making a wood stove," says Jim Cook, president of Self-Sufficiency Products, a Minneapolis-based firm which has introduced the new Sierra stove.......
    http://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=1092
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