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New member wood burning insert questions restoration

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by knever3, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. knever3

    knever3 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a wood burning insert that is who knows how old. I refinished it a couple of years ago. It works good I guess, the fans both work but there a few problems I would like to ask your help with.

    The insert doesn't have a stand type exhaust so I can't hook up a insulated liner, what can I do?

    I do not intend to heat my house with this, do I need to buy another insert or can I use the one I have?

    I plan to light a fire from time to time when people come over or when we are going to be home for the day. I work crazy swing shift so it's not practical to use it as the primary heat source.

    I like the looks of the current unit so going to a new one would change that. Any help with these questions would be awesome! I have posted a couple of pictures of what I have and the refinishing I did a couple of years ago.

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    I removed the glass, cleaned the entire thing, replaced the rope seals, sanded and painted the whole thing with stove paint.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It sure finished up nice. They make rect. to round adapters for stoves like this so that you can hook up a liner.
  3. knever3

    knever3 New Member

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    Can you send me a link to what you mention? I thought the adapters were for the stoves with the protruding square outlets? I don't have anything to attach the liner to, it's flush.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    knever3 New Member

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    Wow, that thing is HUGE! I don't know if it will fit. Thanks for sending me the link, I didn't know they made something like that.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    There are several sizes and variations. I just grabbed links to the first couple ones I saw. What is the size of the rectangular flue opening on the insert?

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