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Need ANY input on my cheap 2nd hand stove....

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I just got a Sierra 7000C for $300. It came with about 12 feet of triple insulated pipe (what he called it) A wind baffle/cap, some insulated piece that goes where it passes through the ceiling and some regular stove pipe.
    It evidently has a heat "jacket" that allows for a rear clearance of 1inch !?

    It LOOKS to be in good shape (8 of 10 maybe)

    I guess you can tell from my lack of proper terminology that I don't know what I am talking about!

    I just used the info from the tag to identify it, but I can't find SQUAT online!
    If anyone has any input at all I would GREATLY appreciate it!

    Are they decent, or junk, or "only a fool would pay $300 for that pile of $@#! :)

    It's still in my truck, so if it's garbage I can give it back!

    Thanks a ton for ANY insight at all !!

    Don

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    1" is really close! I've installed 1 "zero clearance" UL listed stove, I'm not sure of the brand though. Do you have a picture of the front?
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    We could also answer any questions about the pipe that you have, if you can post a pic of that as well. If it's class A, it's hard to go wrong for $300.
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Webby Thank you SO much for the quick response... I added some quick snapshots.

    Even though it SAYS 1" I would err on the side of caution and gitve it more than that :)

    Thanks again!

    Don
  5. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Here is one of the sections I got... that's a mud dauber nest inside of it :)

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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The 7000C was a stove made down in Harrisburg, VA. It is a cat stove that they made trying to meet the 1988 EPA deadline. They eventually stopped producing stoves and started making mail carts for the Postal Service under a contract. The borrowing for the retooling sunk them and they shut down in 1993. Some parts are available from http://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com./Sierra_Woodstove_Replacement_Parts_s/159.htm
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    well, thanks Bart.. I had no idea it was a CAT stove !

    * shows my ignorance
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That lever on the right rear looking from the front is what flips the cat closed to engage it.
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    You guys are AWESOME! Thank you! ........... now I just need to :

    A. Figure out what a CAT is.
    B. Figure out if it still works!

    Thank you all SO MUCH!

    Don
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    1" isn't that unreasonable for a corner installation, since only a small part of the stove (that corner) is that close. That's one of the nice things about a corner installation. Still, going to 2" would hardly make a difference in the space used.
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    post a pic of the catalyst and we can more than likely tell you if it is good or not. I think you did very well for the money and the stove appears to be in nice shape, it should provide you with plenty of heat. Cat stoves really like DRY wood or they don't really function...how is your wood supply?
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    WHEW... Been up LATE researching this! Thank you all for the input!!

    I will be placing this backed up to a wall and NOT a corner. It looks like the tag still says 1" clearance.

    As for the CAT.. I feel like an "expert" now ;) I've read up a lot on them, but it's always better to get my info from the "ground troops"!

    I'll take a picture of my CAT once the sun comes up.

    The wife and I had lost all hope of getting a stove, until I came across this, I think all I NEED is a hearth pad. I will likely also replace the CAT, and the door gasket, and get a thermometer.... and paint it black.

    Wood supply... quite a a lot to BUY around here that is advertised as "well seasoned" anywhere from $100 - $200 a cord.

    Really hoping to get it installed within a month!

    Thanks again for helping a new guy!!

    Don
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    At $200.00 plus insulated stove pipe you can't go wrong! There is a Sierra stove company today but I don't know if they are the same company as the one that made your stove. I suppose you could contact them to find out. Good luck and lets us know how it works! :)

    Ray
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    That's the 1st positive review I have heard on this cat.. Sounds like you figured out how to make it work..

    Ray
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I am an IT nerd and I couldn't even find all this info!
    You guys are amazing!

    I was having horrible buyers remorse, but you all have gotten me excited!

    I am hoping to be able to invest no more than another $200 in gaskets, CAT and paint and be in business for under $500 total!
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    You got a heck of a deal.

    Better read the plaque again though, before you do the install. Looks like 26" backwall clearance to me.

    The pipe is good for 1"
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    Good catch Dune however where this stove is top vented it looks like 3" from the flue to the backwall to me.. Actually it's pretty confusing almost over explained lol..

    Ray
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    Thanks Dune... I just looked at it again, and as I read it, if it's top vented, I can be 1" from the wall. You would know WAY more than me, so please know that I am RESPECTFULLY pointing that out :)

    The only way I can use it in my home is if I can have it no more than 6" or so from the wall. It DOES have a heat shield.

    Tanks again for all the help!

    Don
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    this is how I am deciphering it :)

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    Yep, my eyes are not helping me today.
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    my old eyes are never any good my friend, until I get my specs on! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Don
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    OK I am officially insane now.. Don you're correct from what I can see it's 1" from back of stove to backwall and 3" from flue to backwall.. Gonna be hard to type with a straight jacket on! !!!

    Ray

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