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  1. jimmyjon

    jimmyjon New Member

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    I found a guy on craigslist who has 30 stoves for sale. He has no list of his inventory and very few pics. I called him and tried to get an Idea on what he has but he just told me to come take a look. Which is fine if I was closer but I would like to research the stove before I buy it. So my question for you guys is what are some quality rear vent stove brand names out there? From there I will just ask if he has any of the following brand names

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    This is posted in the classic stoves section, are you wanting opinions on pre-epa rear vent stoves?
  3. jimmyjon

    jimmyjon New Member

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    Yea I think most of his are older.
  4. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    Fisher Papa Bear is a great stove and rear vent.
  5. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Fisher, Sierra, Hearthstone, Jotul, Vermont Casting (depending on who you ask)

    A lot of old pre-epa rear vent stoves out there, any reason for going rear vent?
  6. jimmyjon

    jimmyjon New Member

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    Yea I have the stove in front of an existing fireplace and the vent needs to be below 27" to get in to the fireplace and up the chimney.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Swapping out the current old stove for another old stove is not going to have many advantages, whereas going to a modern cat stove like the Woodstock Keystone has several, the most important being a safe and legal installation. But with the added benefit of giving you much longer, cleaner burns, a nice view of the fire, added beauty to the nice fireplace and a no modification installation. Plus, if you don't like it within the first 6 months you can return it. This seems like the very best option if the goal is to make a significant improvement in safety and usability. And it is legal which should make your insurance company happier.
  8. jimmyjon

    jimmyjon New Member

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    Thats a real nice stove but about $1500 to high for me.:(
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yet you are looking at new Napoleons? Stick with what you've got and connect it correctly to a liner if the budget is that tight. Or maybe give Woodstock a call and see if they have any refurbished stoves for sale.
  10. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    The fisher papa bear will fit.
  11. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    I will sell you a Fisher Papa Bear in Mint condition for $400
  12. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    If I didn't already have this stove I would jump on it!
  13. jimmyjon

    jimmyjon New Member

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    Yea but its like a 10 hour drive
  14. Osceola

    Osceola New Member

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    10 hr drive- make it $300

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