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  1. TWilk117

    Moving from Gas to Wood - What do I need to check?

    Adding ember protection in front is an easy DIY project. Have you looked at any of the Woodstock Soapstone Company stoves? Check out the Fireview.
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    New member and and a new stove

    Clay liner inside a brick chimney incased within a block wall top to bottom with two flues. One in the basement for the oil burner. One upstairs for burning wood. Would like to replace the oil burner with an Ideal Steel.
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    New member and and a new stove

    I completely understand what you’re saying, but come on, Pittsburgh is a far leap from the Philadelphia, South Jersey, DelMarVa peninsula’s.
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    New member and and a new stove

    Gotcha. This is a greatly built house.
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    New member and and a new stove

    No. I had posted my experience to the OP, letting them know it only took 3-4 minuets to insulate the liner, even though it may not have even been necessary.. than others proceeded to call me out. Edit: my point was insulating the liner was easy and cheaper than buying a pre insulated liner.
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    New member and and a new stove

    Yes it’s colder than more often than SC or TX, but not as extreme as it is more North. I respect him cause he is an elder that has been doing this longer than I have been alive. Why would he stear me wrong? I already had the insulation and me and his son did all the labor.
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    New member and and a new stove

    We did put insulation on the liner, cause I already dropped 150 on it.
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    New member and and a new stove

    What framing touching the chimney? There is block wall all the way around it from the basement floor to the ceiling of the attic.
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    New member and and a new stove

    I don’t know, makes sense to me. Colder climates would have more trouble keeping the liner hot enough. Especially on external chimneys in poor condition. My chimney is center of house, in great condition and only rises 18” above roof. The dudes been in the business since the days of old when...
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    New member and and a new stove

    My guy said I didn’t need insulation on the liner either, in my south jersey climate, he said the rules are written for people in more northern climates (like you I suppose.) we did it anyway since I already had gotten it. Putting it on took less than 4 minuets. He said a liner without the...
  11. TWilk117

    Want a new stove

    I would call WoodStock and talk about different shipping possibilities and prices. You may be surprised.
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    What’s your experience with light colored paint?

    Gotcha. That’s what I thought it is. I’ve read about them on permies.com forum.
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    Stool on my wood

    Would have to see a picture. My turkeys and chickens used to skit all over my wood. I would just wipe it off on my dogwood tree. Eventually stacked it all up in the sun room, then spare bedroom. Edit: Shouldn’t your pile be covered?_g
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    What’s your experience with light colored paint?

    What in the world is the thing in the background with the bricks and oil drum stack?
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    What’s your experience with light colored paint?

    I think it’s still looking pretty good. I like the antique white porcelain look.
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    Want a new stove

    Wow you are so sensitive! Still no offense taken. I don’t have teen angst or anger management problems. OP said it’s not what they would want to look at every day. It’s as simple as that.
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    Want a new stove

    I would go with a WoodStock if I had the dough.
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    Want a new stove

    No offense taken whatsoever. I get it. The OP very bluntly stated they are not interested in a BK. You had to jump in and defend your royal king of blaze.. it’s redundant.
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    Want a new stove

    I appreciate this forum and all I have come to learn here from the kinder folks but, all the bickering and brand wars is distasteful. I have often wondered if the bk’s are getting free stuff from the VP for being such fan boys. Furthermore, I have found the search feature on this forum less...
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    What’s your experience with light colored paint?

    Oh okay. Sorry. Didn’t notice that. Just trying to be helpful.
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    What’s your experience with light colored paint?

    Navigator Stove Works NSW2 Little Cod.
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    What’s your experience with light colored paint?

    My stoves manufacture recommends Dampney’s stove paint. http://www.stovepaint.com/
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    I grew up with a Fire Boss insert in the house. Loved it. I would come home from school and get it going when I was just a squirt.
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, and please know I’m not trying to be argumentative or get in some kind of battle, but don’t most people that switch from masonry to freestanding, have the stove out on the hearth? Sometimes even going as far as to lower the hearth down closer to floor level and extend it...
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    Narrow fireplace, what are my options?

    I don’t know anything about the Drolet. More information about your situation would be helpful. Room size, square feet of the house? Are you looking for ambiance/ supplemental heat or primary heat/ long burn times? Take a look at this one. It has its roots in Nova Scotia...
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    Overfired last night

    I’m impressed with how well they work. Burns hot for 2-3 hours. Very little ash or coals; which makes sense considering it’s compressed dust. Two bio blocks fit side by side perfectly. I just wish I could get them more locally. I asked the mom and pop hardware store down the road to look into...