Heat N Glow Northstar Baffle Board. Why so expensive?

LEMONADEMAN Posted By LEMONADEMAN, Nov 13, 2009 at 3:46 PM

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  1. LEMONADEMAN

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    Good Friday morning to everyone. I own a Heat N Glow Northstar. I really enjoy the heat that the unit gives off. I run the unit non stop once things get cold up here in RI. I have burned about 15 cords since new.
    The baffle board for the unit is $150?!! It seems like a thin piece of ceramic. Is there a generic one I can buy that is less expensive? I assume it would do the same?
    Also, the fan gets noisey from time to time. Is that a sing of a bad fan? It is loud when it is started cold.
    Thank you in advance for your thoughts or opinions. View attachment stove7.jpg
     
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  3. Fsappo

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    Those boards are just pricey. Looks like you have a future wood stacker on the way, congrats!
     
  4. woodracerx

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    just picked up my nortstar today,man is it heavy
     
  5. jtp10181

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    That price seems a little high, but I would have to check.

    I'm sure any high temp ceramic fiber board would work fine, just have to cut it to fit.
     
  6. LEMONADEMAN

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    WHERE CAN I FIND THIS GENERIC BOARD? WHAT SPECS DO I LOOK FOR? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME.
     
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  8. Draeger

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    How big a home will the North Start unit forably in 10 degree weather? Are you happy with the perfromance and do you use the heat zone option?
     
  9. jtp10181

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    There are tons of other posts about this....

    unfortunatly, the search never seems to work right on this site... :/
     
  10. woodracerx

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    Draeger,I wish I had my northstar installation completed.I could give you some feedback its going to get down to 10 F tonight,but I was sick for a week and the cold weather has my work going cazy.
     
  11. LEMONADEMAN

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    I love my Northstar. It is on it's 4th full burn season. I own a 2700 sq ft colonial with 9' celiings and if it were not for my wife not wanting it to drop below 70 degrees, I would never have to turn the heat on. Best investment I ever made in my home. I live in RI where it can and will get to 0 degrees at night.
     
  12. Draeger

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    Woodracerx,

    Thanks for the post. let me know how things work out after your install.
     
  13. Draeger

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    Lemonademan,

    Are you happy with the heat it throws to all the rooms in house or is there a large differential. Any problems with cold air entering house through intake from outside home?
     
  14. Wood Heat Stoves

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    hearth and home HHT is a for proifit company is why they are expensive...
    do you have the partnumber? i can look up costs for you
     
  15. woodracerx

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    Dave, I am not looking for one but the part # is SRV480-0510 Thanks Mark
     
  16. woodracerx

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    Thanks Dave if I ever need any parts I will contact you.I do not have my northstar running yet but soon maybe by sunday.
     
  17. precaud

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    None of the rigid ceramic boards that McMaster sells are suitable for wood stoves. They are low-density boards and will get torn up each time you bump something into them. I have yet to find a retail source for the higher-density boards that have better abrasion resistance.
     
  18. Dirtgrain

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