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  1. Starr-Point

    Starr-Point New Member

    Jan 24, 2006
    Hi All - I'm the guy with the 115 year old antique coal stove. Turns out I also have a 115 year old fireplace in the living room that's never been used, has no hearth, but a brick firebox. At one time, on the same chimney in the basement, was a woodstove used for heat. Removed in early 1980s. But whoever had that stove put in also had the foresight to have the chimney lined with stainless steel.

    I'd like to build a hearth and put a wood insert or stove in that living room space - just tie whatever vent it has to the existing ss liner. Although I have a coal stove, I'd prefer wood since I have a couple of acres of woods to clear (mostly beech, oak, and black walnut). The room is 20X12, so I don't need anything serious.

    Any ideas, thoughts, cautions? Thanks!

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  2. joshuaviktor

    joshuaviktor New Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    Northwest New Jersey
    Size of the firebox, picture of the hearth. This will determine what size insert you can put in. Pacific Energy makes some nice ones. Sounds very reasonable, good luck.

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