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  1. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    My daughter was given this Grant insert stove. She's asking is it worth trying to install it. I don't know much about installing a insert, so I'm checking with the experts here. She said the stove has a rectangular chimney output. She has a working fireplace with a masonry chimney.

    What do you guys think? Courtney stove photo.JPG

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  2. Nick Mystic

    Nick Mystic Minister of Fire

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    It looks like an old pre-EPA insert that was probably installed slammer style - meaning it was slid into a fireplace opening with no SS flex liner installed to it. I had a similar set up in our home when we first bought it. When I removed it and cleaned my masonry chimney with an 18" x 13" clay flue liner I got 30 gallons of creosote out of the chimney and smoke chamber! If your daughter is serious about wanting to get into heating with wood I'd recommend a new insert or stove. That Grant might make a nice fire pit stove. I don't mean to insult Grant Stoves, since I know nothing about them. I'm just going by the similar look it has to my old insert.
  3. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    It is your usual Buck copy stove, you will need to tap and thread screws on top to hold down a Rectangle to Round Insert Boot on top of it so you can fit a flex liner to it.

    If it is all you got then it will keep you warm, just don't let her smoulder the fire in it as that will rack up the creosote in the liner and cause a chimney fire.
  4. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I want to make sure my daughter does the safe thing with this stove. So what is the recommended installation for an insert like this? Do you remove the chimney flue and install a 6 inch metal chimney into to masonry chimney? Can't it be a single wall pipe since it's in a masonry chimney?
  5. aansorge

    aansorge Minister of Fire

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  6. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Stainless steel flex liner, if height is 20ft+ you could get away with a 6" liner, if less it will need to be 8". You will need the adapter I mentioned in my previous post. It will be just like all the other insert installs that you see on here.
  7. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I was telling my daughter what you guys thought, not to good. It came out of a old farm house in North Carolina, her husbands sisters new house.

    She was telling me an interesting feature of this stove, you can see in the bottom right side of the picture. The stove has a air space around the fire box. There is a fan to blow air around this and out the flexible pipe. They had this pipe going into a different room.

    She's been thinking about a insert, when this came here way. Just cost here $75 to rent a Uhaul to get it to Ohio. She says it looks good, no cracks. So there going to try it out in the driveway. If it looks good they going to look into the chimney liner and adapter to round pipe., and try it out. If they like wood burning they will look at getting something better.

    Question about these liners. I thought they were are non insulated roll. Aren't they corrugated, not smooth? How do you keep them clean?

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