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    New BK Princess 29 asking for tips from a newbie

    Just got a BK Princess 29 insert for our first wood heating, to offset/replace electric heat-pump and baseboards. I'm hoping you all can answer some questions and point me to good starter guides for newbies, to help us get good habits for refilling and whatnot. I'd like to learn as much as I can...
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    Brand New Harmon Accentra 52i-TC Not Feeding

    Hey everyone. My family just got a new 52i-TC installed only a couple of months ago. Everything has been working just fine, only recently started using it on a regular basis, but I have been doing the cleaning typically prior to the notice displaying on the screen, trying to keep it very clean...
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    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...
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    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!
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    New Buck 91…how to achieve the perfect burn?

    Hey there! I just bought a house with fireplace insert last year. It had a really really old squire in it and I ate through wood last winter so I just upgraded to a Buck 91. It’s a whole different world and I’ve already had my first small burns and they haven’t been real long. I attempted a...
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    Help - Wood Stove Newbie w/ Morso 1125

    Hi all, I recently bought a home in Philly that has a Morso 1125 installed. I am new to wood stoves and from my heavy research yesterday, it seems I have a more vintage stove which isn't great for a newbie. Either way, after blowing it my first two burns (poor flue control followed by...
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    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...
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    NEW Pellet Stove Owner (Harman Absolute 63) NOOB questions

    Hi All! We are new to Pellet Stoves and just got a brand new Absolute 63 installed today. It is a corner installation with a 45 degree out the back, a pass through with the clean air intake integrated, and a 4 foot riser on the outside of the house. I have a few newbie questions: 1) As the...
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    Looking for Max Caddy

    Can anyone point me to a dealer in the Pittsburgh area? I have contacted numerous dealers listed on Caddy's website and they do not carry.
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    Quadra-Fire gas stove exploded!!!

    So I am new to this and looking to heat my back garage. Bought a used Columbia Bay Quadra-fire Aladdin stove. Hooked it up it work for a week on my LP. Then it would light from the pilot and run for a minute the shut off. After that I lit the pilot again and the pilot would not say lit. Let it...
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    Hey guys, this is my first post and I'm so happy I found this site. My boyfriend and I just moved into a house where our only source of heat is a DAKA wood burner in the basement. The previous owner came over today and showed me how to get the fire going. There are so many things I still have...
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    Looking for advice on buying a Jotul #3 or #8

    Hello Hearth community I've lurked (and learnt) a lot in these forums, but now I have a specific question as am close to making a purchase. The contenders: Jotul F3TD Jotul F8TD These are both the "traditional" versions of these series (ie no 2nd burn), they are within my budget and...
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    New stove worked great for 2 days, now smoking horribly

    Hi, I've been lurking on this forum for a week or so now and haven't found an answer to my question, so I'm starting a new thread. My apologies if this has been covered before and I missed it. Also, sorry if this gets long-ish, but I want to give details to avoid wasting members' time and paint...
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    New house, never had a wood stove before

    So we just moved into a new house a few weeks ago. It is 1800 sqft on the main floor with the same sqft in the basement(unfinished). The main floor has a fireplace and the basement has a wood stove. They use the same chimney but different flues. I have used the fireplace a few times, I dont have...
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    Newbie needs help identifying stove

    Hi everyone! I was hoping to join the club sooner, but my starter house didn't come with so much as a chimney... house number two did, however, along with a wood burning stove! I've been anxious to use this thing and, now that winter is approaching, it's time to know what I have and, more...
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    Need Advice on CDW Never Lit

    SO glad I found you all! I've already downloaded the manuals I found on here, very helpful. I had no idea what my stove was until I saw one on eBay that was similar. I assume it's a CDW wood stove INSERT with backplate and the optional blower. When I clean up around it I will take a photo of...
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    New Buck Owner

    Hi all, I am new to the site and new to wood-burning fireplaces. My wife and I just bought a new-to-us house that has a Buck Stove (Regular Buck) insert. We're looking forward to getting some fires going this winter (which still hasn't quite set in here in GA), but I have a couple of questions...