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    Wood stove insert in basement fireplace rebuild?

    Is it possible to put a wood burning insert in this basement corner (if I demo the current setup since it’s drywall) ? I am aware that I will need to essentially demo the existing drywall and build a masonry fireplace and then put the wood insert in that new fireplace. Why? The current...
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    Jotul F602 V2 vs Hearthstone Lincoln for Small Space

    Shot version: Jotul F602 V2 vs Hearthstone Lincoln - which is better? Full version: Please help me choose between the Jotul F602 V2 and the Hearthstone Lincoln. I'm definitely leaning towards the Jotul as you can see below and you might think I've already answered my own question, but I'm...
  3. TMFalgrim

    Old Stove pipe in basement removal? Can I cut it?

    Hello, I know absolutely 100% nothing about stoves, chimneys, or any of this, and I am so grateful that this forum exists. the house was built in 1870 at some point had a big wood-burning stove in the basement with the pipe connected to the chimney. Pipe sticks out a good 4 feet from the...
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    Basement installation: existing stovepipe with 90° to chimney

    Hi folks, New member here. I'm very grateful for all the great information on this forum. I have a question about installing a wood stove in a basement that has an existing stovepipe that connects to a flue. I understand that a stainless steel liner is required inside the flue and that it...
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    USSC 6039 question

    Hello. I’m new to the pellet world. Locally here in PA I found someone selling a USSC 6309 made in 2006. He bought it, said he cleaned it, went over it and ran it for a day with no problems. This was going to go in my basement. I have a few questions. Is this a good pellet stove to acquire, how...
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    Basement Insulation

    Hey everyone here’s the issue I’m dealing with. I had a contractor install insulation in my walkout basement walls above grade. They first picture framed the stud cavities with spray foam and then put in the blow in blanket system with fiberglass. The issue I’m wondering about is I’ve had...
  7. B-Rad

    New Home 1,775sf Ranch with unfinished basement.

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum but have been reading a lot of information for some time now. I am in Iowa and just built a new home. 1,775 sf open floor plan ranch with the same sf in the unfinished (but insulated) basement. I went to a local dealer and had them come an look at the...
  8. otsegony

    Jotul F55 — Where does the heat go?

    Sorry for the lengthy post, but this is a complex issue. A bit of background: We live in upstate NY in a 2000 sq. ft. house built in 2003 that is very well insulated. When we originally built the house it was designed to have an internal wood boiler to supply hot water to the radiant heat...
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    Which stove to buy?

    hi, I’m brand new here but I’ve read a lot of reviews and advice so I thought I’d ask for educated opinions here. Thanks in advance! I’m in southern Ontario. We have small bungalow (920 sq feet main floor and 920 sq feet finished basement. We want a stove in our basement which would be only a...
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    Logistics of adding a wood stove in basement

    I live in a townhouse with a wood burning fireplace. In the basement, there is a recessed area (directly below the fireplace which is one the main level). We have a wood stove that were looking to put into the main level fireplace; however, I'm wondering if it's possible to add a wood stove...
  11. gloves12

    prevent freezing basement

    Hi! I live in Minnesota in a small 1-story rambler with a basement, 1,600 square feet total. I'm leaning towards putting a stove on the main floor rather than in the basement, after reading on this forum for a while. My question is: do I have any hope of trickling some heat down into the...
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    Cinder block foundation cracks advice needed

    All the walls but this one had anchors installed, soil is terrible clay. There is a big straight horizontal on the left and a jagged one on the right, think from previous owners dumping downspout 1 foot away from house and clay pushing against wall. Ive dug down to the footer and looking...
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    Smell after crawl space encapsulation

    Hi. I wanted to ask if anyone was having the same issues. We got our crawl space encapsulated 1 1/2 years ago. A week after, we started smelling an awful smell in the 3 rooms above it. We do not smell it in the crawl itself above the liner. The company did find hidden mold behind liner and fixed...
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    1300sqfoot house w/basement

    I have a 1300 square foot house. I live in New York State putnum county where it can go down to 5 degrees or lower. The house has duct work in place already for forced air and central air. I installed a Harman p35i pellet stove in the living room which is centrally located in the house. Does...
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    Modern stove installation, but in a 5 feet basement (ceiling height)...?

    We're upgrading the wood stove with something newer and more efficient. We currently rent our place with buying option. It’s a 105 year old house, two storey and not well insulated(but will be in the future). We know a new chimney was installed 5 years ago. Appears to be 7” with 2” insulation...