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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Woodboy, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. Ratman

    Ratman Feeling the Heat

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    Yup... Steve's the man.
    I love mine.

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  2. Ratman

    Ratman Feeling the Heat

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    Too funny...
    Like people buy wood stoves just for functionality.

    Honey, we'll save a grand next year if we live in this giant insulated box. Not much to look at but we'll save big bank.
    I bet the Presidents almost go blind when you open your wallet once a year.
    :)
  3. begreen

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    Caulking, insulation and sealing leaks has little relation to aesthetics (unless you're really sloppy) and a major relationship with reducing heating needs. It is the best money you can spend regardless of the heat source.
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    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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    +1 Truer words etc.
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    snowleopard Minister of Fire

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    snipper-snack
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    I see this thread had a little Resurrection while I was gone.
    Hello Ratman, welcome to the non conformist club hehehe.
    Hope you enjoy your stove as much as I. I'll look forward to hearing your comments as the season progresses.
  8. Ratman

    Ratman Feeling the Heat

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    Sweet...I love your 30"
    As Scott Weiland from Velvet Revolver would say; "It's a big machine, it's a big machine."
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The Elmers are back.

    How are those things doing guys?
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    I just noticed this post. I have no idea what it means.
  11. wkpoor

    wkpoor Minister of Fire

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    I was only fired up for 2 days then it got warm again. Need to concentrate on the fuel source this weekend. For the first time in 10yrs I'm behind the curve on processed wood. Ended up getting a cord off my neighbor to start the season with. Got several large ash logs that are about 4 yrs old. Hope they are dried down enough in the log form. Going for the ash since its the driest when its green.
    Only thing I can ad about the stove so far is after only half season of burning the finish looks as good as the day it was delivered. The magnolia only was in service for a month and the black dulled quite a bit. No biggy there just an observation. My Elm is a dark green and I think there is a clear coat on it as it hasn't lost any sheen at all.
  12. Woodboy

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    Well I gave up on the Elm and now I have a Blaze King Princess Parlor. Eats much less wood than the Elm.
    Looks much better than shown on the web site. I have the gold doors and feet, dual blowers, convection deck, outside air kit.
    I bought this from a dealer in Tennessee. So far I have only burned wood bricks. 4 bricks gave me heat for around 7 + hours. Almost pegged the combustor temp gauge.
    I had to turn it down from 2.5 to 1.5 or a little less. Haven't tried cord wood yet as it has not been cold enough.

    I was looking on Woodstock's web site and I noticed that they compare their Progress stove to a lot of other manufactures but Blaze King.
    I wonder why............

    Anyway, the thermostat is the way to go. Nice even heat and less fussing with the controls.
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    I was looking forward to pics of the 38" Elm in action
  14. Woodboy

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    I have a 24" Elm.
    I really like the Blaze King.
    The thermostat is what makes this stove work.
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    How much for your Elm?
  16. Woodboy

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    I may take 1000.00. I have a spare door, (I used it for a few months), baffle, gasket kit, knobs, and paint.
    I live near Ithaca,NY.
    Purchased in March of 2011. 24". 14" legs. Two cook tops. No warming shelves.
    Needs to be painted. Not too bad. It now sits in storage.
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