Free standing gas hearth stove or insert?

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  1. schnoodlemom

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    Hello all,

    I am considering what to do with my fireplace. It is on an exterior, is 28" high, 36" wide and 24" deep.

    I want something that will work in an outage. We recently has one for about a week! My Mendota gas insert at my beach place does a good job with the blower going, but in an outage that won't work. I am wondering about a free standing stove in front of or partly inside the fireplace. Would this heat better than an insert if the blower isn't working?

    Thanks!
     

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    Not really that much better, in my opinion. I had a jotul gas stove on the hearth of my old house - and now have a valor insert in the fireplace. The valor heats every bit as well - even without the blower. That mendota should also heat well without the blower on....
     
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    The difference in efficiency between the blower on and the blower off is less than 5%. Basically the blower warms up the room faster. Mendota now makes inserts with no blowers.

    Brad
     
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    +1. I went thru a 5 day power outage during the ice storm up here in Dec 2008.
    No fans for the LP insert or fireplace, but they kept us at 58 degrees for the duration.
     
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    Thanks all. I'll think about this.
     
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