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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by PAJerry, Mar 12, 2006.

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  1. PAJerry

    PAJerry Member

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    Ordered a PE Vista insert yesterday after months of researching what might be just right for our home. The info here has been super, and I thank everyone for all their wisdom. After a $300 gas bill in December, we decided we had to do something. We are blessed with a bountiful 5 acres - 4 acres of mixed hardwood, mostly ash, maple and cherry, a nice clean stream that runs all year round, and a very productive 1/2 acre garden that provides us with all our fruit and vegetables. Getting more heat from our fireplace is going to make things that much better, since the wife and I are getting a bit older and the cold seems to get a little harder to take.

    Again, thanks to everyone for all the things I have learned here. Plan to stick around and post pictures after the install is done.

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  2. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    The enjoyment & payback you get out of your garden is the same you will get out of your woodstove.
  3. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Great news,
    I would start processing your firewood as soon as you can. Dry wood is the best wood.
  4. Donna

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    Congrats!

    Doing the same thing was one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made.

    Now get to that woods and start preparing for next winter....it will be a very good one if you have some nice dry hardwood cut with your own hands. Some how that makes a big difference.

    And you will be so warm that it will be hard to go visiting, remember to bring a sweater. We went from being the cold house people dreaded visiting in the winter, to the place they come just to sit by the fire, pet the cat, have a cuppa tea and get cosy.

    Cheers,
    Donna
  5. PAJerry

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    I already have 2 racks of ash cut and split, and quite a bit of apple that is down but needs to be cut, split and stacked. I also have a full cord of split hardwood being delivered in mid-April from a neighbor. Next winter we want to be WARM!
    Thanks for the encouragement!
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    ecfinn New Member

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    Jerry,

    Where are you in PA? I've not been able to see the PE stoves anywhere around where I live, North Wales, PA. I'd be curious to hear your experience with the dealer as well.

    Thanks,
    Eric
  7. PAJerry

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    Eric, I live near Waterford which is a little southeast of Erie. Dealer is in Warren, about 45 mi. east of me. CJ's Home Decor and Fireplaces is the name of the store. They seem like nice people and their installer is the most knowledgeable guy I have talked to in all my searching.
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