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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by cb550chopper, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. cb550chopper

    cb550chopper New Member

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    im looking at this blaze king stove to upgrade my 18-tr im sick of waking up at 5 to re light stove since it wont stay going id like the extra hour of sleep lol this is the stoveim just wondering a few things first is it a good deal? second can i reduse it to a 6" fflu and last will this stove out preform mine
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    For two hundred I would be all over that. Gotta burn longer than the TR. And would look great with a non-combustible Lava Lamp sitting on top of it and some Jimi Hendrix playing. :)

    What is your chimney setup? If it is tall enough it should work OK. Talking twenty foot range here.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh c'mon...the ad sez the thing's like 20 years old...you've just pushed it back another 25 or so beyond that. ;lol (Also gonna need some bead doorway curtains, blacklight stuff and a strobe, of course).
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Groovy. Flip the album and pass the bong.

    I also think that for $200, it might be worth a try. Would be good if you could find an installation/owner's manual for it...but not something to go searching for to the ends of the earth. As BB said, reducing the flue size from 8" to 6" is not ideal, but many have satisfactory performance so long as they have sufficient height.
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    - I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't allow you to burn wet wood.
    -- What's the problem?
    - I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
    -- What are you talking about, HAL?
    - This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it with wet wood
    -- I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.
    - I know that you and Frank were planning to burn wet wood, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
    -- [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?
    - Dave, although you took very thorough precautions against my seeing you, I could tell you grabbed wood from the stack that is not dry.
    -- Alright, HAL. I'll go and bring in dry wood.
    - Without your wheelbarrow, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult.
    -- HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the front doors!
    - Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye. .
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    I'm laughing;lol 2112 Wood Odyssey!
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the stove.
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  9. cb550chopper

    cb550chopper New Member

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    lady said 175. and its mine, or 250 and it comes with 1.5 cord of split dry wood lol i still dont know i know i need a bigger stove and for the mony i dont think i can loose is it epa cert?

    she says it was manufactured in 6/25/85 so it is old but dont mean it wont heat liker a bastard
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    how many square feet will 55000 btu heat, anyone know how you clean this stove does it have to go out to clean it?
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    BTU rating is useless. Focuse on firebox size. How big is that stove.
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    Length of wood isn't the key indicator, the amount of wood is.

    Where are you finding all of these funky looking stoves? They are amazing. No idea if they are capable heaters, though.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    What is your budget for a new stove (other than low cost). What is your "can't go above this amount" limit? And how big of a stove do you need? I'm pretty good at finding used stoves.
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    250 max right now. and i gotta heat my 996 square foot house but its in the basement and thats 996 square ft too so like 2000 square feet to heat. lady that has the blaze king claims it heats her 2200 square ft house and the danish one is in a 2500 square foot house. im waiting to see a pic of the burn box on the danish stove my main thing is it will heat my house and burn all night only gotta get a year outa the stove
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Is this a finished basement?
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    no, i know not ideal, i plan on finishing it but i have no room up stairs for a stove
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    Then my suggestion is to go with the biggest pre-EPA stove you can find.
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    Stick with that Blaze King. Break one of those curved pieces of glass in that Porta-Potty and you are out of business.

    The Blaze King is like any other stove. When it is down to coals, push them out of the way and scoop out the ashes. Pull the coals forward, reload and bring it up to temp and engage the cat and rock and roll. Look at the manual I linked too last night.
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    i emailed on the 2 top stoves you suguested i got no answer. i think im gonna stick with the blaze king seems like it will do good. how long you think it packed will burn
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    Assuming she isn't in the ALB zone I'd go for the deal with the 1.5 cord of wood (does she really know what a cord of wood is though?). $50/cord is a good deal in my book.
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    she just wants it gone i said id look at it who knows could all be crap once i get there ill pick everything apart and try to get it all for 200
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    I agree. That old white BK will hold you overnight.
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    +1. . .then put on Dark Side of the Moon, the BK theme album. ==c

    . . .and the several ft. of 8" vertical pipe apparently included in the sale should help. You might want to change that 90° to a 45° though. A lot of BK guys have reworked their chimney with 45's to maximize draft, which seems to be key to optimizing performance from BK's.

    Even if this BK was made before they got their hands on the Alien Technology® that lets their stoves burn for days on end, 80Ibs of oak(capacity according to the manual) will give you a long burn in any catalytic stove. Just having the manual available for a 25-year-old stove puts you ahead of the game, and BK is one of the user-friendly manufacturers whom you can contact directly for additional support. :) I would snap this up quickly. Even if it doesn't work well with your flue, you should be able to resell it and get your $ back out of it.

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