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    Worth it to rebuild 2008 Hearthstone Tribute 8040 or is it even necessary

    I have a Hearthstone Tribute 8040, purchased & installed in 2008. We’ve used it perhaps 40-60x each winter that we’ve lived here. This past year, we ran out of the wood that we had from clearing our land 13 years ago & bought split, kiln-dried spruce & have been burning much more often than...
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    High Valley 2500 wood burning stove has me worried...

    Hello, I am hoping someone on here can help me with some experience / advice on a catalytic wood insert. I have this High Valley model 2500 insert that I acquired with a home purchase. I have no history on it and have not burned in it yet. FYI, I have no experience with a catalytic wood stove...
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    Bought an Old VC Defiant

    Hello I am new to the forum, but decided to join recently. This is my first wood stove so I am out of my element. That being said any advice is appreciated. I recently bought an old Vermont Castings Defiant that was casted in late 1970's. Very beautiful stove; solid nickel handles, intricate...
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    Can (or should) this smoke chamber be salvaged?

    Hi folks, I bought a 1967 ranch house last year with an original masonry fireplace. The sellers had the flue relined with a stainless steel liner that looks to be about 12" diameter. The liner is (now) clean and in perfect condition. The firebox had a golfball-size hole in one of the front...
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    1962 fireplace - Sealing cracks to floor

    Hi crew - Just moved into a "new" house, a 1962 ranch, with two brick fireplaces. I've never had a fireplace before, so trying to learn as much as I can before burning. 1. The previous owners had some type of white sealant strip from the brick to the floor, preventing the draft up from the...
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    DF 02000- "Drolet furnace facade modification procedure"

    Has anyone had to go thru this warranty repair(27 page PDF) as recommended by the Mfg. Looks like there are a few issues with the design and performance on the Tundra model. I read about Cracks (front of stove), Auto damper retro-fit (reduction in inlet size), and Damper Saftey Control, Snap...
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    How to repair gaps around firebox

    We've inheirated my grandmother-In-Laws house and I want to use propane gas logs in fireplace. There is about a 2" gap on both sides and top between the firebox and the bricks on the front. Cold air blows in every winter. I'm going to shoot Dap polyurethane fire block foam sealant in first...