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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. ethanhudson

    ethanhudson Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    South Dakota
    I have a Drolet Austral, same stove but on legs. Drolet has great customer service, and the stove throws serious heat. The one thing I like about the drolet vs an Englander is the Drolet has a stainless baffle vs a fiber board one on the Englander. I cram my firebox full and often have wood against the baffle, I'm afraid I would damage the fiber board on the Englander. On the flip side, the baffle on the Drolet isn't removable, while the Englander I believe the baffle and the secondary tubes are removable. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong about the Englander.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Northern Virginia
    Whoa! Can't replace the baffle is a biggie.

    And cramming up to the baffle ain't all it is cracked up to be. Used to do that and all I did was torch the top splits with the secondary air. Quit doing it and and got the same heat and burn times with less wood.

    That combustion space between the baffle and the wood is something to leave alone and let it do it's job. Where secondary air does its magic burning gases.
  3. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

    Nov 14, 2006
    madison hgts. va

    the tubes and ceramic baffles are removable in the 30-nc, and BB is correct above , reburn stoves like these are not meant to be "packed to the rafters" try loading just to the top of the bricks and leaving a few inches between the secondaries and the top of the load, sit back and watch the lightshow when those secondaries fire off. the stove will burn cleaner and can usually be damped down further while still getting a clean burn so the wood lasts longer and output doesn't drop off
  4. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lake Wissota
    Do you have a Fleet Farm store down there? Last time I was in there they had a few Drolet stoves in there.

    If you were looking to spend more I'd offer you a deal on my one year old BK Princess.
  5. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

    Aug 18, 2011
    You should look on Craigslist for a used Jotul F600. Its a pretty large stove and good quality. You might be able to get one for $1000 if you are lucky.
  6. Jacktheknife

    Jacktheknife Minister of Fire

    Dec 4, 2012
    Lakota, Iowa
    Yep, got a fleet farm and a bomgaars.

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