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Recommend a large stove with 6"Flue

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Jacktheknife, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    As the title says, can anyone recommend a larger stove with a 6" flue. I don't want to have to replace the chimney.

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  2. Rickb

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    BK princess....
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  3. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Blaze King Princess
    Hearthstone Mansfield, Manchester
    Lopi Liberty, Cape Cod
    And the List goes on and on! It would be real helpful to know your situation and your likes better.
    It's easier to list stoves that don't have a 6" flue.
  4. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    We have a Lopi Answer and the firebox is too small. Already have6" chimney installed, looking for something that will let me load in longer pieces and can keep warm over night. Non-cat EPA is prefered.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Do you have a price range in mind?
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    Woodstock Soapstone Progress Hybrid
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I'm real impressed with the Mansfield. And I hear good things about the englander 30. They are at opposite ends of the price spectrums.
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    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    Was hoping to get away for less than a grand.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Then the englander is the only option for that price range. The other stoves are gonna be closer to 3 grand.
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    Look at the Kuma wood stoves.They have a wood classic with a 2.3cu ft firebox.19" piece of wood in either direction.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I've heard these are pretty good stoves. I wouldn't consider 2.3 a large stove though. I've never priced one, are they under a grand?
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    If the price is more than I like, it may wait a few seasons. Or wait for a Craigslist deal.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Several good big steel stoves in the thousand dollar range. The Englander 30-NC, Drolet has one and TSC has the big Magnolia among others. Lot of'em out there.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Some people have reported them as low as $550, I think? Normally they are between $800-1,000. It might have been the summers heat, but its the same stove, it's just sold through big box stores.
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    No,back when I bought my Scott ht,that's what the Tamarack is called today,it cost 650.00.That was back in 2002.My house is 1400 square foot and I only burn about 2-21/2 cord of wood a winter.I start in October and burn 24/7.I would put a Kuma up with any of the non catalytic steel wood stoves.
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    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

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    How do you guys feel about the Myriad they have available at Menards?
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Owning one for seven years I am naturally a fan of the Englander 30 but that Myriad should be a great heater. Sucker sure looks like it has a massive ash pan. If you use the thing. I don't. Never heard a discouraging word about Drolet stoves. One of Englander's strong points is customer service. Were I stove shopping I would call Drolet's customer service and ask a few questions and see if you are comfortable with them.

    And do a search here for Myriad.

    Big honkin steel stoves rule!
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    Thanks for the reply, the reason we are currently leaning towards the myriad is because the old lady likes the cook top.
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    The englander is a good value for what i paid $650. AT 475Lbs thats $1.37 a pound. Cant even buy hamburger for that price.
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    Yeah I wouldn't recommend a stove without a step bend in the top if the top plate wasn't 5/16" steel like the Myriad. Most manufacturers either have a step bend for warp resistance like the 1/4" top on the 30 or go with 5/16" without the bend. The ones I wouldn't touch on a bet are the ones with 3/16" top plates, bend or no bend like Vogelzang and a few other "value" stoves.
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    Do you think the top would get pretty hot on the myriad? It is difficult to bring a kettle to boil on the answer because of a heat shield built into the top. Would like to be able to do some actually cooking on there like my parents did when i was a kid.
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    The Enerzone 3.4 is using 3/8 steel on top! Its retailing for around 2K. It might be worth a look too. I like it just fine, you know, for a steel stove. ;)
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    Top o the 30 cruises at about 600F So i guess thats enough for cooking.
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    Not a problem. Get that puppy rolling and water that loves to boil at 212 degrees will be kicking on a five or six hundred degree top plate. Myself I don't do that stuff anymore. Spend two days smelling burning boiled over stew because it was too cold to shut the stove down and clean it off and you get right over stove top cooking.

    Well that and seven years and the stove top looking like the day I installed it...

    Even in power failures I use a two burner hot plate on generator power. No romance in that stuff anymore but I used to get a kick out of cooking on the stove.
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    That is good news, we can employ trivets to make it less scorchy.

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