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    Blaze King and Raspberry Pi

    I'm the new kid on the block and this is my first post. We purchased a Blaze King Chinook 20.2 late in the summer. We use it to heat a bathroom and a couple of bedrooms. Overall, we are very happy with the stove. We get great burn times. My only complaint has been that I have to fiddle with...
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    Hello! New to the forum. Does a Blaze King need to be completely air tight between the fire and bypass chambers? Thanks I’m reworking an older princess any pointers would be great! Thanks
  3. S

    Newbie needs a new stove...

    Hello and thanks for your input and advice. I intend to upgrade from an old 1977 Vermont Castings Vigilant. It would be nice to use the 26% tax credit with an approved new wood stove purchase and install. Current stove is a Vermont Castings 1977 Vigilant. It uses lots of wood and is not...
  4. C

    Is this an old Blaze King Princess and what is wrong?

    Hi This stove has no markings, no labels. After searching for a very long time online I deducted that it is likely a Blaze King I contacted a BK dealer who thinks it is an older Blaze King Princess... about 30-40 years old. The dealer says they talked to Blaze King after I sent photos (posted...
  5. W

    Blaze king Ashford 30.2 smoke smell problem

    I absolutely love my blaze king. It heats the entire house on the coldest days and I don’t think you can beat the larger fireboxes. However, I was recently told I can’t use the stove anymore due to an almost constant smoky smell and for the first time this winter we are burning propane. I...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
  18. carlo@ITALIA

    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...
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    Blaze King Ashford 30.1 Creosote

    Is Rutland Creosote Remover safe for this wood stove? They claim it is...
  20. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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    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...
  27. 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...
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    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...
  30. 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...