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Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by Dill, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Dill

    Dill Feeling the Heat

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    I'm good with woodstove but hopeless with gas so I'm looking for help.
    My house has a 700sq ft, 5 room apartment attached that my mother in law just moved into. She's not home enough to keep a wood stove running. So we're looking into gas stoves, since I also like the fact it will keep going in an outage, since we lose power quite often.
    Ideally I'd like a corner installation vented out an outside wall. What is the difference between dv and B vent?
    There are a number of used stoves around me in my price range (I'd like to stand under 1k),
    Lopi Sturbridge and Berkshire
    Hearthstone Tuscon and Sterling
    a couple VC models
    and Waterford

    Any recommendations?

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    DV draws combustion air from the outside thru one pipe & vents outside thru a different one. They may be separate pipes (Co-linear) or an outer & an inner pipe (Co-axial). Some DV units can s vent straight out the rear of the unit without any rise in the vent. B-Vent units draw combustion air from INSIDE & vent outside... AFIK, ALL B-vents require some rise in order to vent properly. Of the models listed, I am familiar with the Hearthstone units & some of the VC models. Generally, they are good units, but I'd stay away from VC due to the constant management turnover...If you can get the unit venting & install for less than $1K, go for it. A new Tucson with minimal venting probably sells for just about $3k without install...
  3. Dill

    Dill Feeling the Heat

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    Okay so if I'm looking for a rear vent its probably a DV that I should find right? I'd rather not poke another hole in the roof if I can avoid it.
    Does the stone part of the heartstones hold the heat like the wood fired models? And what brands have good thermostat controls?
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