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  1. S

    What are my options for installing a wood stove in my living room?

    A few years ago I was interested in putting in a wood stove in my living room that currently has a fireplace. The guy who stopped by my house to quote said that my fireplace has a "zig-zag flue" so the liner couldn't be installed. He seemed sort of disinterested and didn't stay for long so I...
  2. Paperchief

    Making a decision between fireplace & wood insert

    So, I’ve got a fireplace that needs some work. They told me about $4,750 to repair it to burn wood inside of it. they also said “well why don’t you just throw a wood insert in there” and said he could save me money and install it for $1,000 + the cost of insert /whatever else is needed. Now to...
  3. W

    Hampton GCI60 Troubleshooting

    Hello, my husband and I bought our house with a Hampton GCI60 insert already installed and we love it. However we saw error code #4 pop up and I haven't the slightest idea where the reset switch even is or whatever other issue I should be looking at. My husband said it started to over heat and...
  4. A

    Breckwell p2000i control board won’t go lower than level 5

    Hi everyone (fairly new to this website) but very familiar with breckwell stoves because I’ve had one over the years. Just recently purchased my second breckwell p2000i insert (From a friend) and for some reason it runs differently than my current p2000i? For some reason I can’t use any heat...
  5. M

    Lopi Insert Liner Boot Part?

    Hello, I’m new to the forum. I recently purchased a Lopi wood burning insert. Everything seems to be in good shape but I need some sort of boot that allows the damper to operate but “seals” the liner to the insert. Can anyone point me in the right direction? By my own research I think my Lopi is...
  6. D

    New Pellet Stove Insert Purchase Help

    I'm replacing my first pellet stove insert and been reading a ton on here and all over the web SO many questions and some conflictions of details but I'll start with my current needs haha. I'm replacing an old Earth Stove HP40, we use it to heat the main level of our house, it's a 2 story, to...
  7. M

    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...
  8. C

    Firebox question

    Hello everyone, I have number of questions I can't find a definite answer for. I have bought a Cemi Concept II insert which, when installed vents directly into the firebox since it has nowhere to connect a stovepipe. The bare fireplace firebox has mortar deteriorating from the previous...
  9. J

    Ideas for custom surround to flush mount Pacific Energy Neo 1.6 insert

    We have settled on the PE Neo 1.6 insert. Our plan is to have a custom surround made so the neo can sit flush inside the existing masonry fireplace. Our hearth has the required 18" extension, and mounting the neo flush means that we don't have to put down tile for the additional 7/8" clearance...
  10. R

    Wood stove insert selection

    I have the option of both of these units and I don’t know which one to choose. I have a 1500sqft house I’d like to heat pretty much with just friends this winter. I live in the Northeast in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Option one: The Earth Stove Bayview 400 wood burning fireplace insert with...
  11. B

    I need help with insert installation and liner sizing

    I got a great deal on a wood burning insert for my fireplace. Now I understand I need to install a liner to my existing fireplace but the outlet on the insert is oval and I’m struggling to find an adapter and wondering what size liner I need. I have no idea what make or model this insert is...
  12. K

    How much slack do I need for PelletVent Pro flex pipe?

    Hello, I am planning to use PelletVent Pro flexible pipe to connect rigid liner to a pellet stove-insert exhuast. The masonary chimney height is 12 feet from hearth to the flue vent. A straight passage of 8' 2" from flue vent to top edge of the damper. PelletVent Pro install instruction reads...
  13. L

    Fireplace Xtraordinair Large Flush Insert questions

    All, Apologize in advanced if any of my following questions have already been addressed elsewhere in this forum and I've missed them. I'm in the market for a new wood burning insert for my existing fireplace. My local "reputable" fireplace dealer only really gave me 2 options to look at...
  14. B

    Narrow fireplace, what are my options?

    Hey all, I'm looking at putting an insert into my fireplace but I'm not entirely sure what my options are due to its shape -- it gets narrow from front to back. The opening of the fireplace is 31.25"l x 23" h and it is 17" w. The issue is that the fireplace is only 23"l at the back. I was...
  15. W

    New Home Construction - Full Masonry or not for insert

    Hello everyone my family is in the process of building a new home and we have been trying to figure out the fireplace and thought we had it figured out, but things have been brought back into question so I thought I'd post here and see if anyone has suggestions or advice for us. Here is some...
  16. R

    Treemont insert... help

    so i foubd a treemont wood stove insert and after a few hours of wrestling it out of the ladies house i now have it in my garage waiting to be brought in and installed. I have called a few local stove shops and no one wants to install anything they havent sold themselves. So its looking like i...
  17. A

    Can an upper damper coexist with an insert?

    First time poster. We have a masonry wood-burning fireplace that has: 1. a lower damper right above the firebox with a lever 2. An upper damper on top of brick chimney with a long cable and chain that you pull to close 3. A little metal opening at the back that you open to feed the fire...
  18. C

    smoke and smell from Jotul Kennebec c450

    Hey folks. We moved into a house with a Jotul Kennebec c450 insert. It looks great and I feel like we should love it but I just haven't been able to figure out how to use it without smoking out the house and my wife is ready to rip it out and replace it with gas logs. My 2 year old woke up with...
  19. S

    Looking to Upgrade my insert - Osburn 2400 or Breckwell SW740I or Supreme Fusion 24

    I have an older large farm house in Upstate NY that I have updated with 1" of spray foam and batt insulation where possible. I have a hydronic baseboard heat via a propane fired boiler as my primary heat source and a Lopi model LX insert (1980s version) installed in old stone fireplace as...
  20. Y

    CUTTING/GRINDING BRICK IN FIREPLACE FOR BUCK 74 INSTALL

    Greetings! Wonderful to discover this great forum. I've found a couple of threads dealing with my challenge, but it appears most of these other explorations of cutting/grinding brick were smaller in scope. I have fallen in love with the Buck 74 as an install for the 15' masonry fireplace in our...
  21. Q

    Harman 52i Insert Outdoor Air Question

    Hi all, I will be having a 52i insert installed within the next couple of weeks. Question regarding outdoor air. My existing fireplace was built with an outdoor air inlet - basically a "brick vent" that I believe opens into the ash dump chute. You can't see an opening in the firebox, but you...
  22. cbscout

    Increasing Wood Burn Times

    Hi, I've been burning in my new PE Alderlea T5 Classic insert for about a month now. It's a 2.2 cu. foot firebox. I am supposed to get pretty good burn times, manufacturer specs up to 8 hours, although I know that's not realistic, install company said expect 6 hours. However, I'm getting 4 to 5...
  23. B

    Damper Removed

    I had an wood burning stove-insert installed in the firebox of my living room fireplace. I have it installed without the faceplate usually surrounding the stove and closing off the firebox from the room. I like the effect. It looks more like a wood burning stove in the firebox then an insert...
  24. D

    1990 Whitfield Advantage II Control Panel Blew Up (pics) - Suggestions?

    Hello all, I have a 28 year-old Whitfield Advantage II insert (S/N: WH-12473) with the old-school dial control panel (Part Number 25250801) that sat unused for probably over 10 years. Last year, after a visual inspection of the wiring in the back and a thorough vacuuming, I fired it up...
  25. O

    Drolet 1800 where is the air coming out?

    Greetings! Just installed a Drolet 1800 insert. I am puzzled as to where is the hot air supposed to come out from? The blower are pushing air into the inset but there is no opening to some out hot (I used to have two holes for output in my old Regency). Any ideas? Appreciated. Thank you.
  26. KPru

    Chimney top rebuild, Liner/Insert install, Data logging

    I recently completed rebuilding the top of my chimney, adding a liner and installing a wood insert. I wanted to share here for several reasons: I'm pretty proud of about 95% of the project and wanted to document it As an amateur DIY'er, this took a lot of research/learning (much here), and...
  27. J

    Sealing around insert

    Is it efficient to mortar around an insert so that it's sealed into the chimney?
  28. JoplinPreacher

    New Install - Napoleon 1402

    Hey all! I appreciate all of the helpful information on this forum. In September, I bought a used Napoleon 1402. This weekend, I finally got it installed. Put a liner from the stove to the the roof, but I had a hard time connecting the liner to the stove. My fireplace seems to have two lintels -...
  29. RennyBlack

    Help with Fisher Fireplace insert, please!

    Hi! So we ended up with a Fisher fireplace insert recently, and now we are in a rut as to how to install it safely and correctly in our fireplace hole. As far as I was able to find out, it seems to be be missing the damper. Will I need that or is it an optional thing? In the...
  30. G

    Is soapstone insert bad for occasional Soapstone

    I am looking into a fireplace insert (zero tolerance fireplace) but only plan to use the insert for fires a few times a week. Am concerned reading the Clydesdale manual that I would have to do a warm up fire each time to warm up the soapstone if it is cold start (wouldn't this generate a lot of...