would you take a free Russo stove?

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  1. philaphire

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    Complete rookie here, considering to make useful the fireplace in my living room with a 14' vaulted ceiling and 7' x 12' window. My wife's uncle has a Russo Wood/Coal that he is willing to give us for free. My question is simple, should I accept this gift or is it going to be more trouble than it's worth? Stove seems to be in fine shape, but seems small though, and I would like it to heat more than that living room (I live in a 1800sf split and this would be on the main level). I've also checked out the local fireplace shop and like the Lopi - but most of you know what that will entail, $$$$.

    THANKS!!!!

    fyi - If it's helpful for your advice, I can get wood for free....including seasoned stuff for this year.
     
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    FREE STOVE!!!! FREE WOOD!!!! What was the question?

    (Seriously though, if it is in safe working condition and you have a safe chimney. Go for it. If you are unsure of the safety of the unit or the safety of th chimney call your local hearth shpo or stove dealer/tech and have them loo at it.)
     
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    Did somebody say FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    BikeMedic:

    "have them loo at it."

    There are some hearth.com members in Europe laughing their arses off right now saying "Not in my fireplace you don't!".
     
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    Boohahhaaaaahaaaa..MoowwHaahaaahaaahaaaahaaa!
    Dude, I didn't catch that. But, that wsa funny! I just realized that if you shorten BikeMedic...You could come up with BM. Ahahahahahahahaha!
     
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    Free Stove = an interesting project at little cost.

    Have fun with it!

    Oh, you were asking how to get it home weren't you? Not if your should get it home....I'd say pickup truck.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement, maybe the question should be: does anyone have experience with Russo coal/wood stoves? Are they good units? Anything I should know? Maybe this is a new topic?
     
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    Loo
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Look up loo in Wiktionary.Loo may refer to:

    A toilet
     
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    Russo stoves are very good for coal - but not too good for wood. So if you either want to burn hard coal - or just want a short duration fire here and there, then you are in business.

    Parts are still available.....
     

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