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  1. DoAll

    New Lopi Deerfield Pellet Stove pop fuse after about 5 bags of pellets.

    We installed the Lopi Deerfield stove back in October to replace a 10-year Astoria. Last year we install radian floor heat. The 2 work well together has a combo. Until tonight when the Deerfield pop the fuse. We normally run the stove an hour takes the chill out of the room in the morning...
  2. S

    Newbie needs a new stove...

    Hello and thanks for your input and advice. I intend to upgrade from an old 1977 Vermont Castings Vigilant. It would be nice to use the 26% tax credit with an approved new wood stove purchase and install. Current stove is a Vermont Castings 1977 Vigilant. It uses lots of wood and is not...
  3. Eliza and mica

    Buy new economy or used Lopi?

    Hi folks! We’ve been learning a lot and appreciating all the info and opinions shared here as we get ready to install a wood stove in our manufactured 1,700 sqft home as our sole source of heat. After much research and deliberation, we have landed upon purchasing either a used lopi endeavor...
  4. G

    Lopi Fireplace Insert — insulation

    Hey all, new to the forum today, long time reader. I just had installed a Lopi medium flush insert, a stove with the “convection chamber” or “air jacket” (i.e. a metal jacket around the actual insert with a gap for air to flow thru with a blower). I was wondering if I could insulate around...
  5. M

    Lopi fireplace insert -wood or gas???

    We just moved into an older home with what I think is a Lopi fireplace insert. I don't know anything about them. I "think" it's gas since it had a dial and plug but really have no idea. I went to the Lopi website to see if I could find a user manual but no luck there. Can anyone help me out...
  6. M

    Help Identifying Lopi Stove Please

    Hi, New to the forum and looking at picking up my first wood stove. I found it for free on craigslist and am wondering what model/year it is. Anyone know? Thanks in advance.
  7. J

    Insert with cooking capabilities - Lopi Answer?

    Greetings, Our home is just shy of 1300 square feet and we have an existing masonry fireplace that we would like to upgrade. Under normal circumstances, we plan to use a woodstove for supplemental heat. However, with power outages, we would like to the option of being able to heat and cook on...
  8. haydensa1986

    Lopi Liberty 2020 issues

    I have just had a new Lopi Liberty 2020 installed. When it was first run, I think it ran too hot as the air pipe and baffles on the top of the firebox were glowing orange. When the fire cooled and I had a chance to inspect it, it looked like some of the paint/coating has been burned off the air...
  9. W

    Lopi Large Flush Insert Temp Probe

    I had the Lopi Large Flush Hybrid Wood insert installed last year. It works great! Great investment! I’ve been burning hickory that I cut and split 1.5yrs ago. Moisture meter says it’s good to go . Once the fire is established, the cat engages as it should, glows red however the temperature...
  10. R

    Damper lubrication

    Hello helpful people. I recently installed a 2003 Lopi Liberty Woodstove. The damper on the bottom of the stove is difficult to move in and out. Is there some adjustment or lubrication I can give it so that it works more smoothly?
  11. IzzyW

    Jotul vs Lopi vs Valor vs ??

    We are looking to replace our old wood-burning stove (it came with the house we bought last year) with a new gas stove. But, admittedly, we are flying blind in this search. Shopping for a gas stove seems unlike any other purchase process I can recall. I can’t find reviews, have to go through...
  12. DonnaK

    1992 Lopi Answer

    We are considering purchasing a Lopi Answer built in 1992 for our 400sqft yurt and are wondering if anyone has any advice about this stove. It has blowers, but there's no electricity in the yurt, so we would operate the stove without the blowers. Thanks!
  13. Jimmylookee

    Lopi Evergreen vs Quadra fire 31 millennium / WS22

    Heya folks. I'm based in Tasmania Australia and looking at 2 north American style wood heaters. They are both outside air setup as it's a new build house. House size is 16 squares but we have high vaulted ceilings and a tonne of windows, so looking for a fire that does 25squares and up. It's a...
  14. G

    Need advice from Lopi AGP owners

    Hi Everyone, I'm going to see a Lopi AGP freestanding stove early next week, as a potential first pellet stove purchase, for installation over the summer and use as of next fall. It seems in good condition, and the seller says it is fully functional. It comes with the interior stove pipe...
  15. 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...
  16. A

    Honeywell WiFi thermostat won’t turn on Lopi pellet stove

    We connected the Honeywell WiFi thermostat with a VIIVRIA 24 V transformer, C wire adapter, to our Lopi AGP pellet stove. The thermostat will work to keep the stove on until it reaches the set temp, and will put the stove in cool down and off, but the stove won’t turn back on when temps drop...
  17. U

    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...
  18. G

    Lopi Yankee Bay insert thermostat

    I saw a posting for the Lopi Pioneer Bay that said an off the shelf thermostat could be used. Is this true for the Yankee Bay as well? I don't see how that would be connected, as there are just the 2 connections for wires on the stove. How does one connect a commercial thermostat to the...
  19. K

    Switch from Non-EPA Wood Insert to EPA Lopi Insert Worth It?

    I'm renting a single-story ranch home with a 1983 wood insert which slammer install (no chimney liner). It is a non-EPA stove. I may purchase a 2000 Lopi Freedom Bay insert for $100, and it has a blower. It appears in good condition. I plan to buy some second-hand chimney liner and line the...
  20. T

    Lopi 1750i Insert Rising temps on secondary burn

    Hey guys! Brand new here (to the forum and to wood stoves). I have a brand new 1750i (going on about 2-3 months with at least 1.5 months of consistent use/fire) that I am trying to learn. Here's a basic scenario that I have concerns on, that I wanted some experienced users advise on: I get a...
  21. L

    Lopi Cape Cod Insert - Flames past the bypass slider?

    I had a Lopi Cape Cod Insert installed 1 year ago and have noticed since that time that flames can be seen through the breastplate of the stove, licking up past the bypass slider when the stove is heating up and the air is kept high. Has anyone else experienced this and is it normal? It has me...
  22. N

    Lopi Liberty vs quadrafire adventure II??

    I’ve read a lot of threads on here and can’t find much on the quadrafire adventure 2 vs the Lopi Liberty. We are attempting to decide between the two shortly! If you have any personal experience with either stove please speak up. We are placing the stove in our daylight basement that is 1200sq...
  23. Garraty47

    Replacing old Franklin with Hampton H300 vs Lopi Rockport vs Jotul F400

    Hi all, I’m a long time lurker, first time poster. I’d like to thank everyone on this forum for sharing your insights and experience with the community. This site has provided a lot of information, education, and inspiration. I would appreciate hearing your opinions about these three stoves as...
  24. A

    Lopi AGP Troubleshooting Question

    Just moves into a new house with a Lopi AGP pellet stove hooked up in the corner. Home was a flip and seller was up front that he had 0 clue if it worked. Downloaded owners manual and troubleshooting guide prior to attempted startup and am looking for some direction on what could be wrong. 1...
  25. cbscout

    Lopi Wood Inserts and Fans

    Does anyone have any thoughts/opinions on the quality of the Lopi wood insert? Considering the size of my house (1200 sq ft) I am considering the Revere. In addition, how loud are the Lopi fans? In any insert that you buy, are there ways to quiet the fans or get third party ones that are...
  26. L

    Enviro m55 vs Lopi AGP pellet inserts

    please help. I’m not sure what pellet stove to buy, either the m55 or Lopi AGP. The store near me said the AGP is a better unit by far, but the M55 is more my style. Any ideas or alternatives? Thank you
  27. L

    LOPI Endevor 380-NT for sale

    Hi, We recently bought a new house and it came with a 1995 LOPI Endevor 380-NT wood burning stove that we don't use. I'm curious how much I can realistically get for it. I don't know anything about it, including whether or not it works, or needs parts. Could anyone chime in with advice...
  28. Mike N' Maine

    Looking for Wood Insert opinions

    I've been reading the heck out of this forum for 4-6 weeks now. I've decided on a wood insert for my existing fireplace. (37W x 26.75H x 30D) I'm having my 25ft chimney repointed at top, new cap and 6" insulated Stainless flue installed. It's a end of house, exterior chimney. We are in a 70's...
  29. Y

    Should I upgrade to Lopi 1750

    hi! I ended up getting the 1250i Lopi. We heat it up in our 1100 sq foot home. We can only get it up to 71 degrees though in the house while the rooms still not super hot. I was hoping for 80! Is this because we are not packing enough wood in? I mean I fit up to 3-4 logs at a time and seems...
  30. J

    Yankee Bay / Lopi Combustion Blower - Should it spin freely?

    Hi - I'm troubleshooting an issue with my yankee bay pellet insert. I've been trying to track down a "knocking" sound with the unit. I took it apart tonight and cleaned the combustion blower and noticed the the blades do not spin freely when spinning it with my hand. Is this normal? I assumed...