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  1. S

    Sizing for an unconventional home in Northern MN

    Hello, I'm trying to size a stove correctly for our home in Northern MN, near Grand Rapids. It's an 800 square foot floor plan, BUT, with a 300 square foot or so large loft and high ceilings everywhere else. There are also a ton of windows and doors for such a small house. The weather gets...
  2. MEngineer24

    Hearthstone Wood Stove Help

    I found this Hearthstone stove posted near my area. I was wondering if anyone had any information on it. It looks a little worse for wear on the exterior. Has anyone ever restored/repainted enamel before? Also, the firebox looks to be in decent shape other than a few bricks appear to be cracked...
  3. B

    Wood burning insert price, does this sound right?

    I recently purchased a home and would like to have a wood burning insert installed in one of my fireplaces. I was given a rough quote of $3150 for a hearthstone green mountain insert with surround plate and about $1600 for installation and the chimney liner would not be insulated. Total $4750...
  4. L

    Worth buying 19 year old used hearthstone Phoenix?

    Hey everyone, I’ve been reading a ton on here for a month or so trying to decide what to go with for replacing my fireplace (very helpful thank you!). I finally decided on a wood stove and am pretty sure I want to get a hearthstone. I was originally thinking shelburne but after seeing a Phoenix...
  5. D

    Hearthstone stove help

    newbe here: i bought a used Harvest model- can anyone tell me what year it is? I’ve only burned twice and it smells odd when burning, almost like an ‘electrical’ fire smell. I know areas on the stove were repainted right before I bought it, and the side door itself was actually smoking, so I’m...
  6. M

    New Guy Questions... 8" to 6" and stove installation

    Hi all, I'm a new wood stove owner trying to do his homework. I have a lot to learn. I bought a house with an old Hearthstone H1 in the basement (the upstairs has gas heat, but not the finished basement). About 1000 square feet up and down. I replaced the glass and gaskets (both needed doing)...
  7. M

    DIY Stove Replacement? 8" to 6" and other new guy questions

    Hi all, I'm a new wood stove owner trying to do his homework. I have a lot to learn. I bought a house with an old Hearthstone H1 in the basement (the upstairs has gas heat, but not the finished basement). About 1000 square feet up and down. I replaced the glass and gaskets (both needed doing)...
  8. R

    Corner Installation Clearances for Hearthstone Equinox

    I've decided on a new Hearthstone Equinox wood stove. Right now I'm in the hearth pad design phase. Ive been trying to get things designed and laid out before the stove arrives and upon reading the installation manual i've noticed that the corner installation specs are way greater than the...
  9. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    New member here! Been lurking through many threads, now time to ask. My wife and I had an old Fisher stove insert that's on its last legs. We have been looking at new inserts for a while. Its narrowed down to the Hearthstone Clydesdale and the Enviro Boston 1700. Just looking for any advice...
  10. T

    Hearthstone Mansfield baffle support position

    I can't get my baffle support to sit upright, as the parts dialogue displays. As my photos 1-3 show, it flops down flat, essentially enveloping my front secondary tube. I've sat it in an 'upside down T' shape on top of the front baffle, but it still falls down. As photos 4 & 5 show, i moved it...
  11. T

    Hearthstone Mansfield 8011

    How exactly do I position the t-shaped front baffle support? I'm new to this stove and would appreciate any tips and insights regarding this, and possibly anything else veteran users might think I need to know. Thanks.
  12. O

    New hearthstone line. Green mountain cat

    See pic I guess the soapstone is inside?
  13. B

    Hearthstone Homestead Rear Panel Replacement

    Has anyone replaced the rear or back panel of a hearthstone stove? What does this entail? We have a beautiful stove with a crack near the collar on the back panel. Our chimney guy said it would cost $2000 to replace but the part costs $700. That makes me think it isn't easy, but if we could do...
  14. M

    Auger Motor and Flanged Bearing Question

    Hello, I have 2 of the Hearthstone soapstone pellet stoves, 1 in the basement, and 1 in the living room that we use the most. Now on the coldest week of the year in upstate NY the one in the living room auger bearings went making a loud squealing sound. Not one of the dealers will even make sm...
  15. J

    Cleaning Hearthstone Mansfield air passages

    The main air injection point for a Hearthstone Mansfield is in a bump in the middle front of the stove. I believe that I have quite a bit of ash in that airway, and want to know the best procedure for ensuring that it is properly cleaned. The Hearthstone manual is silent about this. Anyone...
  16. N

    Hearthstone Wood Stove Door Gasket Replacement

    Hello all, I purchased a used Hearthstone Homestead recently and have been working to get it as ready for winter as I can. Here is what I know about the stove: It was purchased about 16 years ago. In all seriousness, that's all I have to work with. I have no records of anything that was...
  17. Z

    Problem firing older Hearthstone - house gets smokey as fire dies down

    Hi all, I appreciate you reading this. I had an older Heartstone (Pheonix I) installed in a new home and this is my first fall firing it up. I've fired it up twice now and had the same problem both times: it starts fine and burns very well. When the house is warm enough and I don't want to add...
  18. 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...
  19. BeachBumm

    Jotul or Hearthstone Soapstone & the correct size?

    I am getting rid of my old Red Lange 6302A in our ocean front cabin. It's been a great stove, but it's time for a change to a cleaner burning stove. Things have change since the late 70's - early 80's! I've been reading plenty but am stumped on Cast iron vs soapstone and the correct size...
  20. skeenut

    Jotul Oslo or Hearthstone Heritage or...

    Begreen asked that I start a new thread to address my stove selection. We live in Northwestern Jersey. By way of background: I've heated with wood for about thirty years and was always a Vermont Castings guy. Just downsized to a 1500sf ranch with a nice open floor plan. The kitchen, dining and...
  21. A

    Gasket in Hearthstone Heritage 8021?

    Hi! Hoping you can help! We have a Hearthstone Heritage 8021. It was probably installed 12-14 years ago, before we bought our house. In the past couple of years it has created a creosote smell after burning for about 45 minutes. So... we haven't been using it! We get the chimney cleaned...
  22. D

    HearthStone II damper

    Hi All, I am new to this forum, while I was trying to find the solution of my problem I came across this forum and it seems very knowledgeable peoples are here. My problem is that I have a hearthstone II wood stove which I think installed in my home by previous owner. While I was using wood...
  23. Joyboy

    Woodstock progress vs hearthstone equinox

    Hello all, I am looking for some feedback on these stoves. I have a 4200 sq' house all on one level. It's kinda cut up and I know that whatever I get is going to need a little help. We live in Wyoming and have had some 20 below temps the last couple months. I want the most heat I can get but...
  24. Sheeppdog

    Hearthstone Heritage Warranty? Anyone had an issue with cast hinges?

    I'm brand new to the forum and am so thankful how helpful it has been since my first install. I just purchased my second Hearthstone (love them). It was a barely used dealer inspected/returned 2006 Heritage (8021). I'm in the process of building my hearth per code and ran into a big issue...
  25. F

    Hearthstone III find looking for some guidance!

    So lucky me, while trolling the Internet I found this... how some like me would say a BEAUTY. Cost? Just the gas to pick it up. In my book, I consider that "ahead". So now down to the nitty gritty and hopefully some help from some hearthstone III veterans, or newbies who own one of these...
  26. K

    Small home, soapstone advice

    Hi, I am new to wood burning. I am building a new timberframe cabin near Homer, AK at elevation 1,100 feet - normal winter temperatures are in the 20's, can get down to single digits on some nights, also can get very windy. New cabin is well-insulated, but big south-facing (double pane)...
  27. D

    Buck 74 vs Hearthstone Manchester vs ???

    Hey All, I've been reading a ton of reviews and posts on this forum that have been very helpful. Trying to make the final call on a new stove. Our home is a 3 story brick shotgun style house from 1885. ~3200 sq ft. I am hoping to heat the first floor or 2 (~2300 sq ft) with the stove. We are...
  28. J

    Hearthstone Manchester Rear Panel Loose

    Hi everyone, I recently replaced a fireplace insert with a freestanding Hearthstone Manchester. Install was finished yesterday. Hope to get the permit tomorrow and fire it up. I have high hopes for it heating my 2000sqft house. My question is related to the Manchester. The rear panel is...
  29. N

    Hearthstone I - newbie burning fast

    Evening all... I'm a wood stove newbie and just inherited a HearthStone I. I was well cared for, chimney was swept regularly. I have fully read up on the instructions and posts on burning, but wanted to check with you all to see if i'm missing something. I put about 4 logs on started it up...
  30. D

    $700 for Hearthstone Starlet?

    Hi Folks: Thanks for creating such a great community. First time post, first time homeowner (1000 sq ft ranch, like many other posters!) not my first time using or working with wood as a heat source. Near me here in the Berkshires is a Starlet on craigslist. I don't have much reference for the...