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  1. Kiltman

    Kiltman New Member

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    Hi there , new member to the forum and have a question.

    About to purchase an Osburn 900 after much research. Local dealer has I think a killer deal and great price on this stove and I have now got a pretty good quote in my hands. In searching around there apparently is an older version of the 900 in circulation ( serial no. 825 or less). It may be that the good price I am receiving is this older model? What if any differences are there or should I be aware of? Probably just paranoid but just to make sure.

    Thanks

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  2. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    How much space are you going to heat with the stove? Where are you located as it regards weather? Is you house well insulated?

    I ask as the 900 is a small 1.2 cu ft firebox. That is quite a small stove.
  3. Kiltman

    Kiltman New Member

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    The stove is for looks as well as supplemental heat. It is in the living room, and the house is a Cape Cod style cottage with central chimney approx 1400Sqf. I live in Canada, Quebec to be exact near the Ontario border. Insulation overall is good, new windows and siding certainly help. Some concerns about the level of draft that will be required, and my fireplace is on the small side (32" wide by 24"deep)
  4. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I believe one of our members is an Osburn employee, maybe he'll chime in.

    To touch on what BB is asking about even if it's a stove for supplemental heat I would want a stove in at least the 2 cubic foot range so it can burn overnight if you ever need or want. My first stove was 2.2 cubic feet and was just supposed to be supplemental, after the break in fires I pretty much burned 24/7. I have an addictive personality and was hooked on wood heat rather quickly. ;lol
  5. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    1.2 cf firebox means youll be messing with reloads every two hrs or so, gets old.
  6. PLAYS WITH FIRE

    PLAYS WITH FIRE Minister of Fire

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    Heck my fireplace is 29w x 27h x 20 something deep and I have a 2.5 cft box. I been to Montreal in the winter and you guys have real winters! I would put as big as I could, just sayin!
  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Welcome.

    That seem like a small firebox to me also i suggest starting to get ahead on your wood supply all EPA stoves need seasoned wood to operate correctly.
  8. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the Forums!!

    As a fellow Quebec resident, I strongly agree with the other comments/replies to your question. I would consider a bigger stove. You can always make a small fire in a large firebox but a small firebox limits the size of the fire you can have. You could have a small overnight fire or a small 2 hour fire if you wish.

    I have a Osburn 2300 and it is a beast. I think a 1500 would suits your needs: it could supplement AND heat most of your house if you are still considering osburn if you decided against the 900.

    And as others have mentioned, you need properly seasoned wood to burn in an EPA stove. Start cutting now!

    There is a forum member named Fyrebug who works for SBI (Osburn's parent company) and he may be able to assist you further.

    Once again, welcome to the forums!

    Andrew
  9. Kiltman

    Kiltman New Member

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    Thanks for the inputs and clearly bigger is better but I am working with a limited budget. It really is for ambience and undoubtedly will also help augment existing heating solution. I did not want to go with an insert as we have a rustic fireplace and the stone is uneven to the point to make a decent seal with an insert a stonemason would need to be involved. As it is I am having to cut three inches off the feet for this to fit elegantly in the space. Have negotiated today for unit with blower, thermodisc and a few accessories. Unit itself is $650Cdn plus the install and I am all in at $2k. It's the best deal I have found round here and am satisfied with it, install is next Wednesday in time for the holidays. Thanks for the heads up on the wood supply, and looking forward to breaking it in.
  10. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Good luck to you and please share pics of your install
  11. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Kiltman: good luck with the install and as everyone else says on the forum: it never happened if there are no pics!

    Out of curiosity, where do you live? In the Hudson - St-Lazare area?

    Andrew
  12. Kiltman

    Kiltman New Member

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    Thanks to all for the support, install is next week so will post pictures once installed. Yes I am in the Hudson area, no snow yet but getting colder.
  13. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Funny, I have in-laws all over the west island (Pointe Claire, St Lazare, etc).

    Send us those pics!

    A
  14. Kiltman

    Kiltman New Member

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    installed and working great, especially as we had two days without power due to recent 45cm dump.
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    Merry Xmas and a great Hogmanay to you all!

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  15. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Very nice!
  16. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Looks good let us know how long you go before you re-load please.

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