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  1. matt85bears

    matt85bears Member

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    I am a pellet stove guy but i bought a house that has a Squire insert in it. The stove seems to burn well and the fan still works. Is there anything i should know about this stove? Any tips on how to get an optimal burn on this type of stove?

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Many posts about Squire stoves already here, use a search on it. It is an older non-epa stove, more than likely is not hooked to a liner (ie slammer install). It will put out some heat but if not burned correctly can be a creosote monster, past posts will add more.
  3. matt85bears

    matt85bears Member

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    Thanks for the response. I looked through the other posts and did not see any great operating instructions. The stove kicks out more then enough heat... i just want to make sure i am using it properly so i dont get to much build up and burn down my house.
  4. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    You burn it just like any other non-epa stove, HOT. Cutting down the air for long burns will increase your chances of creosote buildup, the Squire has two sets of air controls on the door, you might find leaving the small ones open and using the large ones for minimal air works best. I would check the chimney once a month and invest in a good CO detector.

    Burning seasoned wood is also a plus.
  5. matt85bears

    matt85bears Member

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    Thanks for your reply. I will look at the build up in the flu. Is it possibleto buy a catilytic for this stove?
  6. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    If you are an engineer, maybe. Nu-tec is DOA but with pictures you could build one yourself. I can honestly tell you it would be cheaper to sell that stove and buy a new stove with some of these sales going on, check the threads for the Century insert sale going on, if you are heating a small space it is a heck of a deal.

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