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Sizing a Fireplace Insert for more than 3,000 square feet

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Puffins, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    A closest friend of the family has the Elite 44 and he really likes it!

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  2. Puffins

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    Here it is. All installed and ready to go. I can't wait for the first burn!

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  3. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Looks great!
  4. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Thats one of my favorite stoves in the looks dept, let us know how it heats this winter, do you have plenty of dry wood?
  5. Puffins

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    Thanks. I have about 4 face cords of white oak. Last checked with the moisture meter and most samples were under 20%. Hopefully burnable in a couple months. I have a large stack of white birch and pine too, fully seasoned for the shoulders.
  6. Puffins

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    Snowed in here and thought I'd provide a quick update. I've been burning pine and birch (shoulder season), white oak, and biobricks. While I cannot heat my house solely with the insert, I did get good news from the rep at my oil company. He said our consumption is down by 34%! That's all I need to hear.
    Also we love the warmth in our family room. It was NOT a cozy room last year without the insert. Very happy with our purchase. Stay warm.

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