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  1. I

    Blaze King Princess (PR-202?) - Looking for Info

    Just bought a house with this wood stove in it. Looking for a little information about it. I couldn't find any plates or markings on the outside to tell me the exact model or production year. Could it be a PR-202? What does the J stand for on the PR-202J? The inside gasket appears to be in...
  2. profire

    BK Sirocco 25 - Short Burntimes

    First off thanks to everyone here, all your comments guided me to buy a BK King Parlor last year, and the Sirocco 25 insert this year for my unused fireplace. Had a block off plate installed with it since most here seem to recommend. My King burns like a dream at or above the maximum advertised...
  3. W

    How long for new Blaze King paint to cure/smell/smoke

    Had the first fire in my new BK Ashford 30. It had a good amount of smoke coming off the whole top/sides of the firebox last night. Left it burning on low all night with the windows open. This morning the smoke is much less but the smell is still there. If anyone can tell me how normal this is...
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  5. erice

    Blaze King Catalytic Thermometer Crudded Up

    I've got a BK Princess 15 months old. The cat thermometer operates well, but suddenly, a few months ago, it began getting a hard-to-remove black deposit on it and now is almost unusable. I notice the hole that the thermometer goes into is not a snug fit. Is there supposed to be a part that...
  6. J

    New Condar cat thermometer for BK princess accuracy

    So I bought a new Condar cat thermometer to replace the BK one in my BK princess which is a little over 3 years old, but only a few months old to me. Mainly because of the actual degree scale rather than the dummy scale on the stock one, and to ensure accuracy. Same size dial and length probe...
  7. J

    Help! Blaze King Asford Insert underperforming

    My first post.... I'm incredibly disappointed with my brand new Blaze King Asford insert. The stove's burn time at best is maybe 5 hours ( my understanding it should be 15-20 hours), the fan on high is equivalent to low on my Harman Accentra & Napolean 1402 (yes I have 3 stoves) & frankly has a...
  8. lp9900

    Seeking Blaze King Thermostat Coil Information

    Hello, I have an older Blaze King wood stove insert (non-cat) = approximately 1982. I believe it may be the KFF-402. The thermostat coil had an L leg shape that slipped into the end of the second rod that controls the air damper. Somewhere along the line, the L part broke off so the coil is no...
  9. J

    How to tell if pallet wood is treated

    Hi everyone, I recently picked up a BK princess and I'm aware or not being able to burn anything pressure treated or what not. I have unlimited pallets available from my dads work, a mix of pine and some oak. In the past some of them have burned funny or either smoldered or raged in my non EPA...
  10. J

    First new (to me) Blaze King Princess

    Well I finally pulled the trigger on my first BK, a 2 year old Princess with a new factory cat that I found online for $1700. I'm coming from a small pleasant hearth home depot non-EPA stove that was rated to 1500sqft with a top and bottom damper. My house is 1900 sq ft and was built as a heat...
  11. J

    Still Getting Burnt Paint Smell, Second Season

    Hi, I have a Blaze King Ashford 30, with DuraVent double wall stove pipe. I dutifully followed the instructions to cure the paint, and when the burnt paint smell continued, have run the stove very hot, many times, with and without the cat engaged, to try to burn off whatever it is. I'm still...
  12. chichas

    Blaze King Sirocco 20 Issue

    I have 2 BK Sirocco 20's. One is three years old and in the lower level of my home and the other on the main level I purchased brand new in October 2017. When I start a fire in the older stove, it appears to draft and light just fine like my new one. What I'm noticing is that the catalyst on my...
  13. C

    Regency CI6000 vs Blaze King Princess Insert

    Hi All, I'm going to buy one of those but i need to figure out what is the best. I'm interested in: Long burn time Capability to warm all my apartment (single floor (160 sq mt) insert in the living room, hope it will be able to spread the warm into the bedrooms, only a single door from living...
  14. K

    Blaze King Ashford 30.1 Creosote

    Is Rutland Creosote Remover safe for this wood stove? They claim it is...
  15. Chamel

    Blaze King New gasket instalation: Please help can't shut door!

    Hello Everyone, hope all is well. I was hoping someone could help me with a issue I'm having installing a new Blaze King gasket for my Sirocco 30. I'll try to make this short. I was getting a smoke smell from where the two ends of my original gasket were meeting on the hinge side of the door...
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    BK Ashford: the limits on leaving the cat open (by mistake)

    I wonder whether someone can reassure me about inadvertently leaving the cat open after the needle gets into the active range on my Blaze King Ashford 30. The anxiety is dampening my pleasure in my still fairly new beautiful and congenial stove. Could someone reassure me -- or lecture me?, or...
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    Why to buy local

    I purchased a Blaze King Princess November of 2014 with the 10 year combustor warranty from a dealer about 2hrs away from my house. Fast forward to last year when the combustor started failing. At the beginning of August this year I contacted BK about getting a new combustor, they referred me to...
  18. BeachBumm

    BK vs Secondary Combustion Stoves?

    I am narrowing my choice for a new stove (or maybe an insert). Blaze King sounds too good to be true, but I am trying to make sense of it. I hope someone can help me with my confusion regarding flue gassed cooling and the making of creosote. Blaze King has printed in their literature the...
  19. BeachBumm

    Insert or Free Standing?

    In my quest to purchase my 'last wood stove' I saw the Blaze King Ashford 25 insert & the Pacific Energy Alderlea T5 insert. The concept is good, as they don't take up much space, but they seem a little low (bending over to load), and I wonder how well they actually heat without the fan...
  20. BeachBumm

    Hearthston's "Shelburne" or Blaze King's Ashford 20"?

    After a lot or reading and asking questions we are down to the final decision for a new stove. As a last ditch effort - which stove is the best l-o-n-g term quality, easiest to use, best for keeping the chimney clean, most durable and simplest parts, etc? As always, all the stoves available...
  21. C

    Bought a house with a Blaze King Princess...but pipe needs repair

    Hi all, First time posting. I've recently bought a home that came with a Blaze King Princess in the living room, squarely in the center of the house. I've read a lot about the stove online, have learned a lot about wood burning from this site, and am excited to start using the stove. However...
  22. WoodyIsGoody

    Received bid for new stove

    My ski cabin is a 45 minute drive from the nearest population center and only has baseboard heat and a stove that needs new firebrick and some welding to fix sagging firebrick supports so I'm looking at new stoves. There is 13' of 6" single wall pipe rising straight to the ceiling where it...
  23. S

    Blaze King Bypass question

    Sorry if it's been asked before. Searches came up dry for me. I have a blaze King ultra. Love it. I have a friend with a King as well who actually was the one to recommend it to me. When chatting with him recently, I learned that when he does a reload, he throws the bypass immediately. I...
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    BK king cat inactive, CO problem

    I'm hoping you all can help me otherwise I'm going to have a very expensive, decorative cold black box in the corner of my living room. We recently moved into a new house with a BK king stove. We have been having no end of problems with smoke in the house when we first light it which we are...
  25. Chamel

    Blaze King Sirroco 30 Overfires when thermostate is above med/high.

    Hi everyone. I hope someone can help me here. I just bought a sirocco 30 this year and have been trying to learn how to use it the past few weeks. It's awesome getting 24 hour burns with even heat. But I have a few problems. I know your supposed to burn your fuel on high for 20 or 30 minutes to...
  26. S

    Blaze King Air Control Question

    I'm just starting season 2 on my Blaze King Ultra. First season I had a few struggles getting used to the nature of running with a cat - see forum link. Once I worked it out, it runs good but not great. By this, I mean it's not performing as well as I expected. I can run it hot under...
  27. Chamel

    Sirocco 30: Can I Burn With The Ash Channel Seal In Place?

    Hi everyone! I'm ready to break in my Sirocco as soon as cooler weather comes in (probably this weekend.) My only concern left is can I burn the stove with the ash channel seal in place? I can't seem to fine a definite answer to this. The stove came shipped with a metal bottom plate with four...
  28. Chamel

    Condar Flueguard thermometer installed in telescoping DVL?

    I finally got my pipes installed on my Sirocco 30. I'm excited! :) The last decision before I fire it up is should I install a condar flueguard thermometer. I'm still on the fence. The only thing stopping me is will smoke etc. leak around the hole in the pipe? It's installed in the living room...
  29. Chamel

    DVL Telescoping/Adjustable Pipe Minimum Overlap?

    Hi everyone! I received all my pipe and will be installing it to my Sirocco 30 this weekend. I have an adjustable piece of 12" DuraVent DVL pipe that might fit on my fixed length of DuraVent DVL. My question is what should be the minimum overlap between an adjustable piece and fixed piece? I...
  30. Chamel

    Sirocco 30 How connect stove collar to DVL Chminey?

    Hi everyone! My sirocco 30 just arrived! :) I'm trying to figure out how much pipe I will need but I'm having trouble fitting the DVL stove adapter to the stove collar. I tried fitting my adjustable 12'' piece of DVL and it fits really nicely to the bottom of the stove collar. So my questions...