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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by nine45s, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. nine45s

    nine45s New Member

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    Hi All,

    I want to put a wood stove in my 1800 sf ranch house.
    After days of reading and searching on this most informative site I can not seem to find much info on the 2 stoves that seem to be on top of my list of choices. Maybe you guys can help out.
    I seem to like the Lopi Republic 1750 the best, anyone have one or know good or bad ?
    Another stove I have been looking at is a Kuma Tamarack, any info on this ?
    I do not plan on using this for a primary heat source (I am using a geothermal heat pump), I want it for when the grid goes down and to give my ghp a break on really cold days.
    Thanks for any and all input.

    Gerry

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  2. fishinpa

    fishinpa Member

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    I don't know anything about either of those stoves but I've read a bit about the Lopi's and they seem to be in the upper range of $$. Beautiful & well respected stoves I think. (?)

    I can make this suggestion: when you've decided on what stove fits your needs, go up one more size. You never know when the power is going to go out or he circulator pump or whatever,and you'll have a good backup.

    Search the manufacturers of the units your looking at and you'll hopefully find enough info the peruse for a few hours.

    Good luck.
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Never heard of the Kuma. I own a Lopi and am perfectly satisfied with it in all respects. Rick
  4. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    I've been burning a Lopi Endeavor for the last month, and I have no compliants. My paternal grandmother is buring a Lopi Liberty, and we have no complaints with that stove, either. I don't think you'd go wrong with a Lopi product.
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