Q&A Waterford Trinity Stove

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    Hi, We just bought a Waterford Trinity MK II woodstove. Can you tell us if you've heard good or bad things about this stove. Our house is only about 1,000 square feet, but not the best insulated, yet. We installed the stove a day ago and are having a few concerns. Hopefully we're just being anxious, you're honesty will help. First, the firebox isn't as big as we're use to from our previous stove, an Ashley. It was 18 degrees last night and we had trouble keeping it warm while maintaining a long overnight burn. We got up a couple times during the night to add wood, which we didn't think we should have to do since the advertised burn time is 10 hours!

    Perhaps we're not getting a good draft??? Also, the stove is connected with a rear flue connection , using an elbow with a clean out Tee connecting to the straight chimney from there on up. Would it make a difference if the chimney was connected from the top of the stove? Thank you so much,a speedy reply would be very, very much appreciated. Nervous in the North, Keli


    I've not heard any bad things about Waterford's wood stoves. With any new stove, it will take a few weeks to get the hang of it. The fireboxes are smaller, but the stoves are more efficient, so the wood should go further. I'm not saying that this stove will heat as much or more than your previous, just that you will get better "mileage". <p>Also, as you probably know, overnight burns are always lower burns, since you are trying to hold the fire for longer than usual. Therefore, the heat output is not as great. It helps to warm up the house well in the evening before bed..some of this heat will stay around during the night.
    If you were not getting a good draft, it would be difficult to go thru a couple fireboxes of wood at night. Assuming the stove is starting easily, and new wood is catching fast, you probably have an adequate draft. You may even have an overdraft, which would cause heat to escape up the chimney..but I would not worry about that yet...

    Finally, keep in mind that if your house is not well insulated, is may be tough to hold any heat in there.

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