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  1. M

    Smelly room days after fire

    I’ve recently had a brand new Regency cat wood stove insert installed. I’ve had five 20-30 minute “break-in” fires and one 4-hour fire that stayed within 500-750 degrees the entire time. The first fire consisted of kindling and a few pieces of not ideal lumber (redwood, pine, etc). Since then...
  2. D

    Pacific Energy Speed Control

    I own a Pacific Energy Wood burning stove. I’m not sure the model, I am a bit of a newb. Anyways I had an accident and broke the knob off the speed control, which can also turn the fan off too. I’ve ordered the new replacement unit, but it won’t arrive for like 10 days. My question is, is...
  3. E

    Pellet stove lights wont come on

    Pellet stove was working fine, I pressed the off button and left home. When I came home, I turned it on, and the burn box overflowed with pellets, but they didn't ignite. I pressed the off button, but it didn't click off because it was too warm, so I unplugged it, it clicked off, I emptied the...
  4. M

    OAK install (warning, potentially dumb question)

    Hey folks, lurking for a while - then decided to purchase an absolute43 and install. Running into some issues which seem to be air flow related (please correct me if wrong, ill list details below), but main point of post is to eliminate something that is bugging me on the airkit install (akin to...
  5. M

    Convert propane to wood burning fireplace- pics and questions

    The fireplace in this house was hooked up with propane when we bought it. Would like to switch to wood. I can remove the gas line no problem, but noticed some things I dont have answers for. The chimney here has 3 ports that go to the main chimney top. In basement, is a boiler(1st connected to...
  6. L

    Fisher Help for an amateur

    Hi All! What a great forum! Never posted here before and I'm looking for some help. I tried to find my answers in previous posts without much luck, so I apologize if this a repeat. If so any help finding the previous thread would be very much appreciated. Anyhow, I saved a Fisher (i'm thinking...
  7. C

    Help me Pick the Right Wood Stove Location (Plans included)

    Hi all, Hi all, I am trying to determine if this four seasons room is even usable for a Wood Stove in the first place. I made a view variations as to where the wood stove could possibly go. Plan 1 is the original concept. Any thoughts on if this room is even usable for a wood stove? Thanks!
  8. F

    Martin sb5400 prefab wanting to install hearthstone on hearth. Need help!

    Is it possible to install a small hearthstone stove on the hearth in front of a prefab firebox, particularly a martin sb5400 or does it all need to be replaced? Firebox is surrounded by field stone chimney must be 25 ft tall. I'd say it's at least 10 inches in diameter inside. If it is...
  9. W

    Morso 1BO issues

    Hello all, Hoping for some help. So I’m running a Morso 1BO and I can’t quite figure it out. I’m not sure if I’m doing things right or wrong. I have a copy of the original owners manual, but it appears to explain everything by “feel”. So here’s my issues, and maybe they’re not even issues...
  10. N

    Regency R14 Baffle issues

    Hi all, New here. I recently purchased a home with an R14 fireplace insert. I want to clean before using, and I cannot ( for the life of me) remove the baffle. The instructions are unclear and yield zero results. My baffle has 2 protrusions along the bottom side and a lip that prevents it from...
  11. J

    Jotul 118 first install

    Hello all, new to forum. I have a jotul 118 wood burning stove and I am struggling to meet the install code requirements (or even figure them out). Attached is the area I intend to put the stove. The thimble was preexisting so I will be getting a new 6in for stove. I am willing to build a shield...
  12. W

    Wood ID help

    I recovered quite a few of these boards from pallets. It’s very light in weight. Soft wood I’m assuming. It’s really pretty once planed and sanded. Lots of pores it soaks up resin or any kind of varnish. I’m trying my hardest to figure out what it is with no luck.
  13. S

    This is a HEATFORM correct ?

    I’ve been doing all of the research I can hoping for a definitive answer as I’m planning on installing a wood burning stove insert come this summer In preparation for next winter. I believe what I have is a heatilator fireplace which is not a zero clearance fireplace and should be surrounded by...
  14. H

    US woodstove to DVL double wall adapter NOT fitting

    Hi everyone. I'm using a US stove and the flue collar is supposed to be 6 inches so I got a dvk 6 inch stove pipe adapter to start my double wall stove pipe. The adapter slots into the flue collar so loosely that I measured it and the collar is actually about 6 1/8inch inner diameter. Am I...
  15. TMFalgrim

    Old Stove pipe in basement removal? Can I cut it?

    Hello, I know absolutely 100% nothing about stoves, chimneys, or any of this, and I am so grateful that this forum exists. the house was built in 1870 at some point had a big wood-burning stove in the basement with the pipe connected to the chimney. Pipe sticks out a good 4 feet from the...
  16. T

    Why do I have to keep replacing my fireplace grill yearly?

    New here, first time owning a fireplace, just bought the house about 3.5 years ago. So far I've had to replace my grill (or whatever it's called (can you tell I'm new?) every single year because it warps then breaks. At first I thought maybe the 2/3/4 hour firelogs were getting too hot for the...
  17. A

    Photos! Rusted Majestic steel firebox removed - possibly wanting to put in a stove

    I've had a lot of water intrusion in a home I purchased that was covered up. I only noticed after starting renovation of the fireplace surround that turned into going down a rabbit hole of a rusted out firebox, separation of the surround, sagging floor, water intrusion, and crumbling mortar. I'm...
  18. B

    Need Help Identifying These South Texas Tree Stumps Please

    We live in San Antonio TX and recently had the tree in our backyard cut down and was wanting to sell the stumps but would like to know what we have here. I'm new so I hope I'm following the guidelines Please let me know if you have any suggestions! God Bless!
  19. zmildrum

    Water in Attic When Burning

    Hi everyone, Last year I got a Regency 500 which I burn basically 24/7. I absolutely love it and am slowing building up my 3 year supply of wood. With that said, I have no intentions of not burning wood in the winter. However, something odd happens in my attic that is quite worrisome. When I...
  20. O

    Help diagnosing Buck 27000- won't go above 120C

    Purchased a house recently with an old Buck 27000. Wanting it to help supplement the cold winter, but I cannot get it up to temperature. Standalone unit with metal flue (~25ft in height to roof cap). Had two separate chimney guys come out and check the flue for blockage and inspect it. Both said...
  21. C

    Stove burning too hot and fast

    mid last winter I got an Englands Stove to replace an undersized one I had in my house. This one is much better sized. It’s rated for 2400 sq ft, has about 6’ of single wall pipe, probably 24’ of triple wall on top of that in a straight shot up and out with a cap. About 12” above the stove I...
  22. Maine_Cat

    Inherited Stove with internal crack

    Greetings from Maine!! First time posting. I bought my first house about three years ago, first year we didn't fire up the woodstove it came with (Regency F3100L). In the two years we have used it, I've never exceeded 550F. Second year I noticed extensive wear on the inside right above the door...
  23. fireplaceinsertnewbie

    Attempting to Install a Kodiak Insert

    Had a chimney company out when I bought the house I live in and they gave me a $18,000 repair cost for my basement fireplace. I've decided to put in a liner and wood burning insert instead. Working on installing a Kodiak wood burning insert in this fireplace. It is a super tight fit. I have...
  24. R

    Help using 1972 Nashua N18 - not getting the heat I expect

    Howdy--been reading this excellent forum for months and just registered seeking some advice. My wife and I bought a 1972, 1570 sq/ft contemporary house in April, and it has a Nashua N18 wood stove in the basement. We believe it was original from when the house was built--and had it inspected...
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    Help: which model do I have? (Pic)

    Hi, I have a Sherwood Industries 1991 pellet stove. I am unable to understand this sticker, and the model number is not apparent to me. Ultimately, trying to look for replacement parts as my auger is squeaking and seemingly “weaker”. Also, Thanks for any recommendations for online retailers...
  26. S

    Wood stove pipe keeps leaking!

    Our wood stove has been leaking dark liquid for a while. We thought it was because of the pipe that was installed last year was not installed properly, so we had someone else install a new better quality pipe today and it is still leaking!
  27. D

    NEED HELP from someone who knows about Grizzly Inserts

    This Grizzly Insert came with the house and has been in it for many years from what I can tell. I have had nothing but problems with keeping a fire in it since day one. No matter the coal bed not matter the side air control it always dies out. Two things, it has no flue dampener and the...
  28. T

    I think I have a problem

    Greetings everyone, I have a regency wood stove insert (I believe the 2400 model). I have had the stove 5 years without many problems. For some reason this year I am accumulating so much ash I have to empty it every day. I understand ash is good but there is about 5” produced everyday. This is...
  29. O

    Freestanding or Insert in Existing Fireplace

    Hi there, I have an existing fireplace that I want to fit with a woodstove but I'm not sure how to find one that will fit. I've been creeping on the forums for awhile so I thought I'd hop in to ask for some help. I'm looking to have the woodstove zone heat the basement and supplement heat my...
  30. 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...