Rear vent stoves

jimmyjon Posted By jimmyjon, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:44 AM

  1. jimmyjon

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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
     
  2. mellow

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    This is posted in the classic stoves section, are you wanting opinions on pre-epa rear vent stoves?
     
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    Yea I think most of his are older.
     
  4. Osceola

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    Fisher Papa Bear is a great stove and rear vent.
     
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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?
     
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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

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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

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

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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

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    The fisher papa bear will fit.
     
  11. Osceola

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

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

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    Yea but its like a 10 hour drive
     
  14. Osceola

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    10 hr drive- make it $300
     

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