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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by swagler85, May 21, 2013.

  1. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    We're buying a very old and big house as a fixer up project. Will be living in it for the next few years as we fix it up. It's a house built in 1880 with 2300 sq ft. House has 2 chimneys and I am planning on installing 2 stoves. Leaning towards what Dennis has and ordering 2 Woodstock soapstones. It was between them and Blaze King but feel the soapstone would fit the house better. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369187685.942445.jpg
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  2. jeff_t

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    It would be okay to get two different stoves.
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  3. DexterDay

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    Don't know if you have a Blaze King dealer near you? But Heat Exchange in North Olmsted has them.

    They are right at the corner of the Turnpike/480/ 20. They are very I've there and Forum member Eatonpcat bought his M-55 from there (pellet stove). I go there a few times a year. They also have the New Regency (Huge firebox) and a King on display.

    I thought about selling my 30 and getting a Princess?!?!? The Cat stoves are very enticing. And with Blaze King and there Alien technology. It's hard to pass up...

    But Woodstock has some nice stoves? A Fireview or Progress Hybrid (or new Union?) and a King or Princess?? One for Super low and slow and the other for Long lasting soaking heat? Both have advantages.


    Thanks. Now I wanna go shopping. I just got a new Pellet stove for upstairs to replace Quadrafire. I got an Enerzone Eurostar. Love it. Very nice unit. Technology that is far ahead of the competition.
  4. charly

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    Nice thing, if you get two Woodstock stoves and find you need bigger stoves after 6 months, your not out a dime! A safe way to feel out what you need for stove sizes...
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  5. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    How about a layout and chimney locations on the house? I would be deciding based on what will work best for the house and for your schedule.

    Example questions:

    What are the locations? Is one more centrally located? Will either be in a smaller area with less airflow into the rest of the house? Will the stoves be on the same floor level? What standards are you planning on bringing the house up to with the remodel?

    Another thing I would think about is with 2300 sq ft you should be able to do the majority of heating with one stove. If the layout will allow it I would be looking at one large stove and another smaller for the other.

    If you give us some more detailed information we could look at it more objectively and try to give you some things to think about. Things like putting a small stove like a Keystone in a 1000 sq ft room open to the rest of the house would be senseless and putting a PH in a 10x12 room with one door and window would be senseless also. This is a perfect opportunity starting from scratch to do it right and you will be very happy if you do get it right. There are allot of good stoves out there, but picking a good stove and putting it in the wrong situation will yield less than stellar results.
  6. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Here is the layout of the house the picture is the first floor. I marked the interior doors, the upstairs is all bedrooms with one bath off the hall over living room. Figured both stoves on the first floor. The kitchen stove would probably do most of the heating. So that is a good idea to get a small and big stove. I'm thinking of also utilizing fans built into the walls to help move air around. image.jpg
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    Right now, I would be waiting to caress a Union from woodstock. That stove has me all itchy and twitchy.
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  8. fox9988

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    2 Fireviews would probably do a great job.
    Progress/Union in the kitchen and a Keystone in the family room?
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    New union? Tell me about it
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    Woodstock has a new stove coming out in ~Nov. The Union. The search function is down at the moment, but there is a 3-4 page thread with discussion and pics. WS site also has some info.

    Edit: Jags beat me to it.
  12. Todd

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    Burning two stoves can be a mixed blessing. Two stoves will even out the heat better but it will also be more work and get old pretty fast maintaining the two.

    I heat 2200 sq ft with my two stoves. The Blaze King is my primary stove and is on a 12 to 24 hour burning schedule while the Keystone helps out as needed. It's nice to have a larger stove that is capable of a wide range of heat outputs for all weather conditions.
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  13. fox9988

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    True. And one large stove + one liner would be cheaper.
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    I would first have an inspection on both chimneys. size,type and condition. Then take a look at your existing hearth dimensions and r-values. my vote is for woodstock there are two for sale right now on this board.
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    I'm thinking possibly even a BK princess/Heritage for the main stove in the kitchen then a smaller stove like fireview or even an NC30 in the living room
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    Should see if this is still available. Maybe he'll even throw in the grate.
    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/for/3785782759.html

    2010. Pacific energy model pacific summit wood stove like new condition Slightly used. They sell for new for $2050.00 call chris 440-567-5228 for further info..cleaning up the garage,$500 firm. Very nice unit. Almost new. And can add a blower.
  17. swagler85

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    What kind of burn times dothe summit stoves get!
  18. DexterDay

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    If you don't....... I will ;em

    I would suspect with that size firebox, that 6-8hrs would be about average on a Full load. Based on wood used and air setting (heat output).

    Hogz has a Summit? I think he gets better than 8 on Large splits?

    For $500? I'd make that the small stove and get a large Cat as the other stove.
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    Have you thought about a Buck stove Swag. Brunks in Salem have them. They are not only a dealer but distributor. I believe you are around the Hartville area so not to much of a journey for you.
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    For $500, I would make the drive.

    I would expect 10 hours. It's the same stove as the T6, but steel.
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    That's what I was thinking, that combined with a big stove would work great!
    My plan was to wait until I sell my current house to buy the stoves though. Go buy the thing Dex.
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    Haven't looked at those but will check them out. Thanks
    Edit: looks like I have 3 dealers within 15 minutes of me
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    After sitting in the kitchen for a long time today trying to best figure out which way to go and where to put the stove I'm now considering putting in a wood furnace. I would put it in the basement using the chimney that runs up through the kitchen. I would likely still put a smaller stove in the front of the house on the main floor and use it for that lovely radiant heat we all love so much.

    So how much of a difference in price are we looking at for a wood furnace, versus a stove. To compare apples to apples say its Blaze King stove or Blaze King furnace.

    But then I'm also thinking about the fact that I am only planning on being there 2-3 years, so do I want to spend big money? Or should I just put in 2 cheaper stoves like the NC-30?
  24. DexterDay

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    I know SBI hae some nice products in the line of EPA secondary burn furnaces.

    They have some really nice units coming out and they have very large boxes and are pretty sophisticated.
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    2 to 3 years? What if a potential buyer doesn't want to heat with wood? Put in two of least expensive stoves you can find and spend the money on insulation, windows and kitchen/bath improvements that excite buyers.

    PJ
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