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NH pre EPa stove owners - $1000 voucher to upgrade to EPA stove - Limited time only

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by peakbagger, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. peakbagger

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Not sure I get the angle on that one for wood stoves, why more money?
  3. cmonSTART

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    Ya, that does sound odd. I'm not sure I personally would want to retrofit a wood stove with a cat which wasn't designed for it. Seems like more work than it's worth. (and too much liability for me.)
  4. BrotherBart

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    The old Sierra insert has been sitting in the edge of the woods for six years waiting for one of those programs to crank up here. :coolsmirk:
  5. fossil

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    Yeah, there are some things about the article as written that puzzle me, as well. But then, we're reading an article in the Nashua Telegraph...not the actual wording of the New Hampshire program. Newspaper reports are, in my experience, always short on detail and long on errror. Reporters are, after all, reporters...not experts in anything in particular. Rick
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I went and read the fact sheet for the program and that is word for word what it says. Also it says that do-it-yourself installation is not an option.
  7. fossil

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    Interesting. Ever heard of anyone who offers cat conversions on old wood stoves? I haven't. Wonder where the hell that idea came from. :roll:
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I think there is one still around. The only ones have always been those things you stick in the flue pipe. You flip it like a damper in the pipe. I seriously doubt that they said what they really meant to say. Cat replacements maybe. HPBA and dealers have a lot of input on these things. It wouldn't surprise me if the $2,000 would be a dealer replacing the cats on a multi-cat stove and the complete refractory package in the thing.
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    That must really suck for Woodstock, a fine NH company that is selling stoves that are among the very best in the world for less than the cost of retrofitting an old dragon with a cat. And who's certifying these Frankenstein stoves? What are the emission rates when they are done?

    Totally warped IMHO.
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    Well, there is a guy named Mike the Pipe out there somewhere......
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    There's also Steve the Elm Guy. Not sure if he just fixes old cats or retrofits non-cats, too.
    http://www.vermontironstove.com/about.html
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    Yeah, he's "out there", that's a fact. %-P
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    This smells a lot like 'Cash for Clunkers' IMO.
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    My brother in law bought his new stove under a similar program that the City of Keen ran a couple years ago.

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