School me....

metalsped Posted By metalsped, Jan 10, 2012 at 1:44 AM

  1. metalsped

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    Without having done any looking, what are some of the most popular/easily kept up brands to look at? I understand that these stoves are not as efficient as new stoves, nor are parts as readily available. I am looking for a stove to burn on the weekends, cold days to help out the heating system/wallet, etc.

    So, school me please :)
     
  2. coaly

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    Most made; Fisher
    Less maintenance; Fisher
    Largest selection of models; Fisher
    Parts? Yeah, we got those.
     

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    I love it. Enough said
     
  4. begreen

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    I would add, Fisher knockoffs. There are a lot of nice Schrader, Timberline, etc. stoves out there for a low price that are well made, tough stoves.
     
  5. metalsped

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    So what is the basic differences between pre and post EPA? Is there some sort of database for exactly what models are out there from this manufacturer, and their specs?

    Edit: Like the first sticky thread in this forum... Thanks
     
  6. coaly

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    Top of page, many models are listed in the Hearth Wiki with their specs and info. EPA approved use different technologies like secondary burn of the smoke, but are more particular needing good dry fuel. Basic difference in stoves is cast iron or steel plate. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Steel plate being more durable.
     
  7. metalsped

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    Ash pans... that an EPA addition?
     
  8. coaly

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    No, ash pans were used on antique stoves to dump coal ashes in. Nothing to do with emissions. (what comes out the stack in the form of pollution) EPA means they pass smoke tests for Environmental Protection Agency. The government concerned about the air.
    Basically any stove made after 1988 is EPA.
     

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