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Woodstove/Pellet Stove for a family in need.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Corie, Dec 11, 2005.

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  1. Verynycegirl

    Verynycegirl New Member

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    I'm sure if it came down to freezing to death or having antique furniture and/or the wooden gunning duck decoy collection....the ducks and the furniture would be a burning!! Back not even a century ago it was not uncommon for people to be forced to burn the furniture and moulding in their homes to keep a family warm.....

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  2. elkimmeg

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    Tracy I made the fat comment because ridiculous post above qualifying need. It was nothing personal as I never met you. (Joke) So here where I stand. I was hoping Craig would join in but learned a long time ago if you want something done, do it yourself. I have to scope out your setup to confirm feasibility and what is involved. When was the last time your chimney was cleaned? What is its age or age of the home? 1800 sq foot area right?
  3. Verynycegirl

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    Hi Elk,

    I've lived here a year in Sept, and was told the chimney had been cleaned that spring. Not sure if that is true but the people who lived in my house before me took very good care of the house. The chimney I'm guessing is as old as the house which was built in 1983. Yes, it is about 1800 sq feet. Anything else you need to know?

    Tracy
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    Elk,

    I have a picture of my house that shows the chimney that I can post or email you if that would be helpful?

    Tracy
  5. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    For those who did not follow your p[rior post post the picture here of the chimney and current setup of your existting stove setup.
    As I remember a hearth pad maybe required to comply with combustiables and loading door issues
  6. Verynycegirl

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    Yes, I do think some sort of hearth pad would be needed....I've posted a picture of my current woodstove and a picture of my house which shows the chimney. Hopefully it's close enough to show you what you need to see. :)

    Tracy

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  7. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Very nice girl has a very nice house :)


    When you get your replacement, can I have your old stove? oh please oh please oh please!!!!
  8. Corie

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    AND, where are ya from? When we get you a new stove I'd love to come out and help with the installation :)
  9. Verynycegirl

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    Hi Corie,

    Thanks....I love my house even though it take a very large chunk of my income. But having my kids grow up in a nice home in a good neighborhood was my top priority. They do without what most of their friends consider necessitates. But hey they do just fine without cable and all the video games.
    I'm all the way in Massachusetts just about down in Cape Cod....Might be a little bit of a hike from PA.
    Verynycegirl is verysickgirl today :(

    Tracy
  10. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    A) I hope verynicegirl gets better

    B) If the help was needed I would be more than happy to drive up and install the stove.

    C) If driving up there meant I could pick up your old stove after the installation i would be MORE than willing to drive.


    In fact, I'm looking at driving to Illinois to pick up a stove for this family as very real possibility
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