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Well it had to happen another boring Blaze King accolade.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ohlongarm, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I think I will take the price difference and pay a Salvadoran house boy to feed the stove for four years. And wash the dishes in his spare time. And not have gunked up glass. ;lol

    Have fun Blazers. You are confident that we are all drooling in envy. Personally, I would rather have the thing in the basement in a wood furnace configuration if all I have to look at is gunk.

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  2. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    We didn't buy a BK because they look so good. For me it was just about only because of the long burn time at low output. This is impossible from a non-cat stove and only about half as good with any other cat stove competitor.
  3. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    With a tube stove you only see a nice fire for a couple hours anyway, after that you're just looking at a heaping load of coals. I get to watch a nice fire for a half hour to an hour while I'm burning in a load and after that it goes lights out, I'm ok with the trade off. If I was retired and home all day I'd like to try a Summit, until then the BK will do the trick "until" the next best thing comes along. ;)
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I hear ya. When I was gone 18 hours a day that would have been wood burner's nirvana. Well until I got home. I could have had a wood furnace in the basement getting it done.

    I never throw rocks at BK and its burners. Well, unless they throw them at the rest of the stove owners out there. BK is the heat pump of wood stoves. Most efficient suckers on the block.

    And I wouldn't heat this joint with one of them on a bet.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    The better my wood is the less muck on the glass.
    Been burning some 2 yr old spruce for a few days on low & the glass is black on the edges but not bad.

    I had a stove with no glass, did ok with it.
    Maybe I should get the all steel door, won't notice the black glass then. :)
    I like the glass better though, but it does get dirty.

    It's in the basement , cranks out heat & burns clean.
    EPA folks like it.
    I'll clean it sometime next spring, maybe.
  6. Todd

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    Last night I loaded up and burned hot at #3 for a good 30 minutes and the glass mostly cleared up except the lower edges. I got way too hot in here so I had to turn it down and the glass blackened back up just like my last picture. I'm ok with the dirty glass, the stove's heating performance is my main concern and so far it's delivering with consistant 24 hour burns keeping the house in the mid 70's.
  7. ohlongarm

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    That's all ya need 1 minute done then wipe the glas with windex BUTful.
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    ;lol


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    $3k Wow! Better things do tend to cost more.

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