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Is this a current model or pre-epa stove?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by barwick11, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. barwick11

    barwick11 New Member

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    ...and can you recognize it? Someone somewhat local is selling it for a pretty good price. If it's a good stove, I'd like to pick it up.

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  2. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    It looks rather old. Are there any burn tubes at the top of the firebox?


    Kind of looks like a Country Flame... I think. Someone here will be able to name it.
  3. ScotO

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    that's definately not a newer unit, like BAR said look up inside the firebox for a CAT or secondary burn tubes and baffles....if it don't have them, it's definately older....
  4. barwick11

    barwick11 New Member

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    Yeah, I'm trying to avoid having to drive all the way there. That's just pictures from the ad. Unfortunately no pics of the inside.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm no expert, but that thing looks old to me. I can't think of a manufacturer that's built an appliance looking like that in recent history. I'd be very surprised to learn that this thing was EPA certified...I'd bet it pre-dates EPA certification. Also looks to me as though the appliance and the surround are not a match. It's an interesting old burner, though. Rick
  6. ScotO

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    I'd save yer money and watch for a newer unit...I know we love our EPA stove, and are putting an NZ3000 EPA fireplace in our living room as we speak, they cost more but are worth it if you burn for heat.....
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    Would be good to know who made it, and I would venture a guess, as have others, that it's an older pre-epa unit. At any rate, identifying this insert will help to identify the stove in this thread:

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/80973/

    since they clearly use the same door design / latch mechanism. The doors might be different sizes but they probably originated from the same company.

    Aside from the fact that it might be old I like the looks of the insert, especially the very neat and well designed paneling around it.

    steve
  8. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    It really looks like a Country. If so those did have a reburn system. It was similar to the baffle/reburn system in a Pacific Energy.
  9. ScotO

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    I kinda like the shelf on top of it......you could probably cook on that thing!....lol...
  10. remkel

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    Nevermind the certification, I'm thinking it predates the EPA :)
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    That got me curious, and I think you could be right...the EPA was created on December 2, 1970. This appliance may well predate that. Rick
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    Should that be the case, it would also predate OSHA and MSHA.....wow- that is one old piece of steel!

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