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I Took the Plunge!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Ralphie Boy, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Sealed the deal on a new Buck 80 insert today. I looked at several brands but, with tight funds, I got the most bang for my dollar with Buck. For several reasons, both mine and his, the dealer will not be out the 17th to install. Hey, I ain't gonna do it; I dont even know which end of the screwdriver you use to drive a nail.;em

    I did a lot of pondering, reading and talking with others before I choose a cat stove/insert. Seems like I'll get longer burn times and use less wood with the cat. :eek: Oh No! there's that sound, you know the can of worms being opened again. It's not my intent to start a "heated discussion" just sharing my happiness with a few hundred of my closest friends.()

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Buck is one of those brands that doesn't seem to get the air time of many other brands. On the other hand, I have heard very little negative stuff about them, as well.
    Congrats of the purchase and let us know how it goes. Are you replacing a unit or is this the first go around?
  3. ddddddden

    ddddddden Minister of Fire

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    Buck has been a fixture in this part of the country for at least 3 decades. Pretty solid company/product, IMO.

    Congrats, Ralphie! :)
  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Step away from the tools, you are too close to the tools.
    Congrats on the new insert. Of course, we'll need pics.:cool:
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  5. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Good Plunge RB, same here about hearing very little negative on them. I'm really enjoying the cat side of my new stove, Meow's are A-OK in my book along with 5 or 7 other stoves I really like the look of.
    The wait till the 17th is the part that would work on my anticipation :) pics & performance reviews in time !

    Todd 2
  6. claybe

    claybe Feeling the Heat

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    The dealer I used out here ins CO said they sell more bucks than any other stove, but then again, that is what they stock. I still got the BK princess insert cheaper than the buck 91 would have been. Hope it works great for you!
  7. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Ralph, congrats on the purchase! I hear good things about the Buck. Make sure you post some pics of your install, I know I posted one or two of mine.....:p;)
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  8. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Nice. We'll expect lots of details.

    I'd let somebody else handle the 8" liner, too ;)
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Good! We need more Buck owners on this site!
  10. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Thanks every one! Pictures and review to come just as soon as the 80 is installed.
  11. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    You sound like one happy Buckaroo!! Congrats .

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