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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by steeltowninwv, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    im about to buy me a new wood insert..my house is around 1600 square feet.....10 feet tall ceilings....somewhat insulated but not the best....i have been heating my house with an old 1981 shenandoah insert for the last 3 years....it has heated it well..but she eats the wood....and the blowers get rebuilt twice a year...burn times arent the greatest..so im getting me a new one.....i have a stainless liner installed already..its insulated and is 8 inches.....so what ive been looking at so far is the
    buck 91
    quadrifire 5100
    blaze king princess

    my firepleace will accomodate any of these stoves.......i like the sounds of the burnt times with catalytic stoves, but im uneducated on them...wanna learn more....and will visit all the dealers to learn as much as possible...if anybody has any personal expreinces with any of these stoves please get me educated...or open to any stoves u think might make me happy

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  2. aansorge

    aansorge Minister of Fire

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    Since you have an eight inch liner already, I'd go buck 91.

    Around here cat stoves are valued for their longer burn times. Maintenance is minimal and worth it.
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Buck it.
  4. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I was just thinking of you the other day Steel.....I hadn't seen you on for awhile. I just put a deposit on a new Buck 91 will pick it up in a couple weeks. Wanted to wait till I was done burning this year so I can slide the new one right in and get rid of the old one. I have been talking to Woody Stover a little bit about the 91 he put in his MIL's place. There are a few others on here with the 91. Good reviews on this stove.
  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    If I had the 8" liner already good to go, I'd look for an appliance that would fit the fireplace, heat the living space, and with an 8" flue collar. Perfect all the way around. Rick
  6. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    thanks guys....the buck dealer will be my first stop.....

    .locust didnt do much in the way of wood cutting this winter.....cut me a load today....gonna get back in the swing of it.......u will be seeing lots of posts in the future in the wood shed section i promise.....by the way what does the buck 91 sell for?
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  7. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Sound good Steel....the wood shed is where I spend most of my time at. Did that leg get all healed up ? Bet she has a scar to remind you. Gone for some more wood tomorrow myself but I gotta get splitting soon. About 8 cords of rounds to work through.
  8. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    yeah leg is good.....nice little scar..thats ok the chicks dig it..lol who am i kidding they dont dig this big belly of mine
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    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    LOL She thinks my belly's sexy...wait that was tractor. Have a good one buddy gotta head toward the hay wanna hit it early tomorrow.
  10. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    I say go with the buck 91 since you already have an 8 in liner. Not to mention its catalytic. I have always heard say away from catalytic stoves to much maintenance and so on but after finding this site I can guarantee you if and when the time comes to get a new stove it will be catalytic. There is a bit more of a learning curve with a catalytic stove but with properly seasoned wood and the help of the experts here if you need any you should have no problems
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  11. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    anybody know what the buck 91 costs?.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I bet your dealer knows. ;lol
  13. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    fossil...heres your sign
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, I already have that one. ;lol
  15. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Hey, ST! I too have recently wondered what you've been up to. I guess burning a bunch of Sycamore, for one thing... :)
    Sounds like you are all set up to slip the 91 right in there. I really like the way it's running over at my MIL's; 9.5' ceilings, minimal insulation, plaster walls, bad stove location, but it's still doin' the job. Sounds like it would handle your space, easy. Heck, the 80 might even be enough for your place. I don't know much about that model, however. Probably less folks here running the 80 than the 91, but there are a couple that might have some input. We've got a Buck dealer here; I need to take a closer look at the 80 the next time I stop by. Last time I was in there, they had $2999 on the 91. Maybe your shop will cut you a bit of a deal, being that the season is ending...
    As for cat stoves, they really aren't hard to run at all, and you will love the wood savings. :cool:

    Here are a couple of threads on my install, etc. Now, at first these might make it sound like it's a complicated stove to run, but it's a piece of cake now that I took care of a couple of issues, the main one being an air leak at the ash pan gasket on my used stove. I'd be glad to help you get up to speed real quick on running this sweet heater if that's the way you end up going... ==c


    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/the-buck-stops-here-91-bay-heater-install-under-way.92228/
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...unning-advice-tricks-and-tips-welcome.100464/
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/did-a-couple-tweaks-on-the-buck-91.107015/
  16. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    got a hold of my dealer today....he told me since it was end of season....2200 with surround and all.....gonna put a deposit down next week
  17. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    woody my main concern is gonna be to not overfire..i got an old stove and i dont think u can overfire it at all.....yes i will need ur advice when i get to burning...and yes i burnt tons of sycamore and still got more to burn...all in all i like the sycamore when im around the house...but i wouldnt bank the stove overnight with the sycamore...
  18. bogydave

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    Someone was asking how sycamore burned,
    a week or so back.
    Told them you had cuts lots.
    Sounds like a good wood, just fast burning.
    Maybe the new stove will burn longer with it, :)
  19. Woody Stover

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    Sweet deal right there! Keep us updated. :cool:
  20. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    maybe someone can shed some light on this......the buck 91 will fit my fireplace opening....but there is bolts sticking out of the rock inside the opening that i will have to cut off....any reason i shouldnt cut these off?....i have no idea what the bolts are there for
  21. Woody Stover

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    The 91 is a heavy-gauge plate-steel stove; You would have to get it really hot to do damage. My main concern is keeping the combustor from getting too hot (1800+ for extended periods.) I think that fixing the ash pan air leak, and the tweak I made to the right-side air plate, has given me more control over the temp at which the stove runs. I can't be absolutely sure since I'm not there all the time. Read the manual a few times while you're waiting to burn the stove; Good info in there, and maybe some questions will pop up.

    http://www.buckstove.com/manuals/wood/91/91-Manual - 01 10 2013.pdf

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