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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by retro02, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. retro02

    retro02 New Member

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    Hello everybody.
    I am new in this and looking for help from pro.
    Planning to install wood stove but have no idea about place and model.
    Price range 1000-1500 for the stove.Plus 500 for pipes and 200 for pad.
    Small and old house (1500 sq) with lots of new windows and skylights.
    This is the plan

    Thank you.

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  2. retro02

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  3. Nick Mystic

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    If you could place the stove in front of your living room fireplace it would likely do a better job of spreading the heat than it will if you place it in the corner of the sun room. Adding a paddle fan above the stove placement will do a lot to help move the warm air around. By using the reverse setting on the fan you can experiment with the speed to get the best results.
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  4. retro02

    retro02 New Member

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    My wife absolutely disagree with this.
    She want to hide this ugly wood stove in small room:(
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    How about an insert in the fireplace? They don't have to be ugly. Take a look at the Enviro Boston or Venice 1700 for example.
  6. retro02

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    Thanks for idea,but i planning to install by myself.
    Not ready to pay 2000+ to installer.

    Found used (8 years) Jotul F 400 with hearth, riser and heatshield in very good condition for 700$.
    This is the good deal?
  7. Nick Mystic

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    If you are planning to do the installation yourself why are you discounting the idea of a stove or insert in the living room? Do you already have a chimney/flue set up in the corner of the sun room where you penciled in "woodstove" in your diagram? If not, it might well be easier to do an installation using a flexible SS liner down your fireplace chimney than installing a chimney/flue from scratch in the sun room. I've done both installations and my liner down my chimney was easier than my "through the ceiling and roof" installations.
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    ?? Why would you not be able to install an insert? It is usually less work and much less expensive for the flue liner.

    If you are considering only a freestanding stove, how will it be vented? straight up or out the wall and up? Will you be able to achieve at least 15' of flue total? Out the wall and up is more expensive and will affect draft. If that is the case I would not hook up an F400. That stove likes good, strong draft.
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  10. retro02

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    In sunroom the easiest way to install the pipe.
    Thin and low ceiling.
    And this F400 comes with all pipes.

    About insert.Wife likes relax after work and watch the open fire:)
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    Does it include all the fitting for a straight up install including the chimney's ceiling support box? Often they don't survive well unless removed carefully. How tall will your chimney be? This stove is going to want a minimum of 16ft straight up.
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    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    After being present during the install of my stove and being present during the install of my friends insert. The insert, stainless liner, block of plate and cap took half the time to install that my freestanding stove, pipe, hearth, etc took.

    I love my stove, but if I had a fireplace I'd absolutely put an insert in for both space savings and asthetics. Just my opinion.
  13. retro02

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    Everything comes with stove.
    Chimney will be from stove to the end about 14ft.Is it not enough?
    From manual:
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    Chimneys shorter than 14 feet (4.27 m) may not provide adequate
    draft. Inadequate draft can result in smoke spillage when loading
    the stove, or when the door is open
    ][/QUOTE]
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    retro02 New Member

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    Insert may be easy,but the same chimney servicing furnace...
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    And at least 2ft higher than any roof within 10ft... I think.
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    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Ok, never mind.
  17. billb3

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    same chimney but separate flues ?

    If it were me - the masonry mass might be something I would want to take advantage of with a stove - course I've seen masonry masses that are long past being safe to use too.

    The f400 seems a bit smaller than the first two stoves you were looking at

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