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Suggestions for new small stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by bobabuoy, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. bobabuoy

    bobabuoy Member

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    I was hoping to get some suggestions on what would be an appropriate stove for a 500 sq ft office that is a separate structure from my house. It is well insulated with 9 ft ceilings and a flat roof. I want a stove that will operate successfully without needing a huge chimney for excessive draft ( I would rather not have a huge chimney sticking off the roof). The room is sealed fairly well, and so I might even need something that could have an OAK kit available.

    Also - less cost would be better.

    Thanks,

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I suspect that space might overheat quickly when temps are mild if it is tightly insulated. During shoulder seasons, you'll probably need to run small fires unless warming up the space from cold temps. A supplemental electric heater might help during fall/spring.

    For a small stoves take a look at the Englander VL17, Morso 1410 (or 1440) or maybe a VC Intrepid II. You are going to need to have at least a 12 ft. chimney. I would take it up to 14ft for best performance. An OAK is probably a good idea too.

    http://www.overstockstoves.com/50tvl17--epa-certified-noncatalytic-wood-stove--1250171200.html
    http://www.morsona.com/Morsø-1410-529.aspx
    http://vermontcastings.com/family/Stoves/Catalytic/Intrepid-II/
  3. MaintenanceMan

    MaintenanceMan Burning Hunk

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    I can very highly recommend the Englander 17vl. Out of the stoves BG mentioned the 17 will be the least expensive, but the chimney height Englander requires is 15'. You could also add the Jotul F100 to your list.
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    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Or you could consider a direct vent gas stove. Woodstock makes a few, including a small one that might be perfect for that room. Uses propane or LNG.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Is 24/7 heat required, or only when the office doors are open?
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    Pellet Stove
  7. bobabuoy

    bobabuoy Member

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    thanks for the suggestions on Overstockstoves, etc. I really like the idea of a pellet stove, but they seem a little more expensive than a wood stove.

    This would be just for use when open, so no overnight heat necessary.
  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahhh...then the little englander 17VL would be a fine stove for your application. But as said above, the company specs that with a 15' tall stack.
  9. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    Seconding the 17VL! I have it and love it.

    ~Rose
  10. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    Jotul F602 CB. I have one and I love it

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  11. bobabuoy

    bobabuoy Member

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    I love that jotul F602B. Any approximate costs for this one?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Last i had checked they were about $1000, but that could be off. I can't remember if that was enameled or painted. Call your local Jotul dealer and let us know.
  13. HomeBruin

    HomeBruin New Member

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    Too bad you're not closer, I'd sell you my Vermont Castings Aspen, worked well for me for many years, just replaced it with an insert because it was underpowered for my 2300 sq ft house. Great looking stove and simple operation. Black cast iron. 6" exhaust, can be rear vented or top vented. Rated to heat up to 1100 sq ft.
  14. BlueMavWood

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    Another option is a US Stove 1100b. They're now $349.00 at Tractor Supply Company (TSC). Been using mine now (760 sq.ft. space) for about 4 weeks on a 12' chimney and it works fine in my application. It might work even better though (more draft) with a few more feet of chimney. This stove has no OAK option though (not an issue in my drafty space or even possible where I have it located). If it were me though I would and still am considering pellet stoves (wood is a lot of work - for me - and requires so much planning). As a side note I can say that from my experience US Stove Company is a pleasure to work with (needed some stove paint and info about this stove). I can't say the same about (TSC) though. Just my thoughts. Good luck.
  15. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    I paid 750 for mine at a local dealer. I got lucky and was able to snag the floor display model.

    It's painted cast iron. I have been burning this stove for three years and she still looks new. It likes small hot fires and seems to burn clean. The dealer recommended 500 degree stove top for the cleanest burn.

    I had to install a damper in line, due to my high chimney. I imagine it would perform even better with a shorter chimney.
  16. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Can you add your stove make/model to your signature line?
  17. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    I'm not sure i can do that from tap talk on my iphone, but I will give it a shot! :)

    If it doesn't work, jotul F 602CB new in 2009
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    simple.serf Feeling the Heat

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    Hmm... I remember seeing the smallest size that they sell at Home Depot for $3xx something. Reburn, Non cat. I was looking at it with the idea of putting a stainless coil in it for DHW. Some of the smaller models at places like tractor supply will be going on sale shortly, and there is always the used market.
  19. bobabuoy

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    My local dealer had the F602 for $1100. With my flat roof, I'm wondering if I can go out the wall with a thimble and run on the outside (maybe in a chase) so that I don't have to worry about leaks on the rubber roof if it isn't done perfectly.
  20. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    I don't see why not.

    The 602 has the option of being a rear, or top flue exit stove.
  21. BlueMavWood

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    How high is your chimney if I may ask?
  22. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    This might work with a used 602 but maybe not so good with new model. Short flue = lousy draft = poor burn in EPA stove. Add a couple 90 deg turns and this could be kind of poopy.
  23. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    About 25 feet... It drafts pretty hard. If I leave the air all the way open, it heats the chimney pretty quick
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That should draft well with 25ft. If you like the 602CB, go for it. For some reason I thought this was a single-story building.

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