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Help ID this insert?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by zufrieden, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. zufrieden

    zufrieden New Member

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    :grrr: I am new to the forum and new to wood heating. We just moved and there is a insert in the fireplace. The tags have been painted over and I can't locate any type of ID on it anywhere. I hope someone can tell me what this insert is and how best to operate to get the longest burn time on our wood.

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  2. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a Buck knock-off. Don't know though. There were a lot of them back when that one was built!.
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Get some xylene or other paint remover and wipe the tag off. THey're usually stamped so you'll still beable to read it.
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    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    What is the slanted piece on top?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The Mr Fusion port!
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    AH Ha!

    Now THAT is a SQuire Stove - Squire Insert! I sold a heck of a lot of those babies. Blower is in a slip-out drawer underneath.

    The damper did say Squire - but that was a small insert which might have feel off.

    Anyway, that is the closest I can get. Squire by Cox Manufacturing -
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/23703
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    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    The damper handle.
  8. zufrieden

    zufrieden New Member

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    The slanted piece is the damper handle. I took the tag off and cleaned the paint off. It reads: Caution! may be hot while in operation. May cause severe burns! Do NOT touch. Danger! FIRE!
  9. zufrieden

    zufrieden New Member

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    THANKS! Now I just need to research and figure out how to make my wood last a little longer. Thanks for the help. I've learned alot already. BTW, any original fan motors laying around? The motor was making some noise, so I got the replacement. It is an inch taller, so the diverter plate on top doesn't fit right. Now the fan will shut down when it should be running. I'm looking at a way to alter the plate and make it fit.

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