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  1. Cold-as-ice

    NTI Trinity 150 Hydronic Boiler issue.

    Greetings! I'm hoping someone may be able to help me with my NTI Trinity 150 questions. I've been experiencing issues with my propane boiler for close to 4 years now. I've invested thousands in local heating contractors only to find purchased parts that were not necessary and no solution...
  2. L

    Wire Heat pump & Harman accentra 52i to one thermostat

    Hey everyone, My wife and I just purchased a Harman accentra 52i for the first floor fireplace of our 2 story home. We have a 2 zone electric heat pump system both units are newer trane units with heat strips. We are located in Pennsylvania. I have been doing some research now for a few weeks...
  3. J

    Building heat exchanger insert

    Hello, this is my first post. Found this forum while searching around for advice on how air flows around the house and how inserts work etc. I have two main questions at this time. A little background. I like to build things as that's what I do. And Inserts are crazy expensive, so I built...
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    True Heat TH36PA Fireplace 8" ID x 14" OD chimney extension

    I am wanting to add a section of chimney to my existing roofstack. This is my parents house that was built in the mid 80s. The fireplace has a label Dhat shows this to be a TrueHeat TH36PA zero clearance fireplace. The manuals I found online call for duct pipe that is 8 inches innner diameter...
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    Outside Air Kit touching Exhaust. Is this bad?

    I just had my new P68 installed yesterday, and noticed the OAK line is sitting on the exhaust. Is this going to create any problems in the future?
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    Steel Roof peeling around chimney? Pics inside

    Hello all. My parents house caught fire about 8 years ago as a result of their wood stove. Everyone was fine and house rebuilt. Now today, I went on the roof to caulk around vent pipes and when I looked over at the steel roof below the chimney I was shocked. I am attaching pictures but it...
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    Running gas insert continuously?

    I was getting quotes to have cellulose blown in my attic by a contractor, who saw my Mendota FV44i and said, "Nice insert, make sure you don't leave it on continuously though, those things are more for looks and will break down if you rely on it for heat. My house is 1200 sq ft and the Mendota...
  8. stoveliker

    Solar air heat?

    I guess this is a contentious subject, but for such subjects learning the (perceived) pros and cons is useful. I've been playing with the thought of getting solar air heaters. I have a South facing wall and like the idea of having a 20W fan providing like a 1500 W space heater. Especially...
  9. M

    VG5770 Issue

    I'm new to pellet stoves. Bought a house last February that came with a VG5770. Over the summer I cleaned it up (previous owners did not take care of it), replaced bad auger motor, replaced stove pipe, installed fresh air intake, and throughly cleaned the inside (including the ports for the heat...
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    Air gap wall/heat shield wall Lopi 1750

    My Lopi 1750 is on the way. i had to take out my old hearth pad and stone that was on the wall and put down some tiles etc. I was about to fix up the wall where the wall stone used to be and found brittle drywall. I’ll be replacing the bad area, but I’m pretty freaked out by what I found. It...
  11. C

    One heat exchange flue not blowing

    I'm unsure where to start, but this is my first post on the forum because I am simply dumbfounded and have no where else to look. I have a quadra-fire contour that I have been running for 12 years with no troubles. I meticulously clean it weekly and maintain anything that goes wrong as soon as...
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    Help with new Enviro P3 stove

    We just purchased and had installed a new Enviro P3 Red Pellet Stove in our 400 Sq Ft cabin with vaulted ceilings. I am hoping I might get some help with some issues. 1. When we power the stove on it does it's start up process. 9 times out of 10 I get an E3 error. We then hit the power...
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    25-PDV too much heat!

    Hello. Am completely new to pellet stoves. I am renting a mobile home for a couple of months while the owners are travelling. In Yukon winters, the owners run the stove on 1-1 Mind you, it is -35 Celsius outside, and this is a mobile home! (there is an add-on which has a smaller pellet stove...
  14. Ssteger20

    Wood Stove ID Help!?!

    Hello everyone, I am brand new to this forum page and looking forward to learning more about classic wood burning stoves. That being said, I am hoping someone can give me some information on a wood stove I am going to buy today to heat my pole barn. It seems to be similar to the classic Fisher...
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    How to Estimate Usable BTUs

    Hello all, I've recently discovered the forum and have spent a while reading articles on this site. I'm impressed by how much information is here. Thank you to all who have started this site and have contributed throughout the years. My question is how to estimate the usable BTU output of a...
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    How do I get more heat?

    I have a 1988 Whitfield WP2. I have the old control board, the one with the dials for the feed and the other dial controls both fans. I just can't seem to get enough heat out of it. It has the tubes that transport the heat from the front, but then it also has two more holes on the sides that...
  17. JHD

    Using a wood burning fireplace for heat

    Hey how's it going, looks like everybody here is pretty knowledgeable on the subject, so I had to join. I just bought a manufactured house and it has a Marco fireplace already installed. I've never burned wood before but the fireplace was tempting so I cut and split a bunch of wood and...
  18. Wood recycler

    Excessive heat behind insert

    Hello, I am hoping some others here might share what they have done. I've been burning 5 yrs. Burning is my primary source of heat for the winter months of Michigan. I have had a work in progress for several years now. Below is what I did over a period of time. I have fireplace exterior...
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    Ceiling fan distance from ceiling for recirculating stove heat?

    Hello, I have a 1970s open floorplan home with 3 levels (basement, main, 2nd floor), with an open 8’ x 8’ staircase connecting all three levels. All 3 levels have relatively low ceilings (about 7.5’). Although there is electric baseboard heat throughout the house, I’m trying to reduce that...