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  1. J

    Please help! Newbie in dyer need of guidance!

    Hello, I just bought a shelter SF1000 (2017 manufacture date) from menards brand new. I have installed it in my garage and am going to pipe it under neath my modular home to help out with my propane expenses, I have the stove installed, the chimney done perfectly no back draft. The stove heats...
  2. K

    KP130 used but working...

    Had a small standard wood stove for several years ("vermont casting" for 5 then a "century heat" for about 18). they were VERY simple and had no issues (occasional ooops on my part and smoked up the house). So i have retired the wood stove and installed a used king pellet kp130...
  3. FirstFisher

    Questions from a newbie about restoring an old Fisher (Grandpa III perhaps?)

    Hello, I grew up in the city with central heat and air. When my husband and I moved to a more rural area we were excited that our home already had an old Fisher wood stove. We've trying to fix it up, but there is quite a bit of rust and pitting on the surface. Using a wire brush and steel wool...
  4. M

    New Fireplace insert (Newbie questions)

    Hello everybody, I am new here, been reading here for a long time digging for information (and lord, this forum is a wonderful source!) and finally decided to sign up and participate. Well, I will go straight to it- I have built a new fireplace in my house, this is basically a fireplace...
  5. S

    St. Croix Pepin or Piazzetta Monia?

    I have a very cheap offer for a St. Croix Pepin (I'd need to buy piping to go up through ceiling, a control board, and pay for labor) plus an ash vac for $400. I have another offer for a used Piazzetta Monia, fully installed, for $3400 What would you do? I assume that the Monia is way more...
  6. T

    First time user of a wood stove (Nashua NFP-1)

    Hi all, I recently bought a house and it came with a wood stove (I THINK it's a Nashua NFP-1 based on pictures I've seen online - photo of mine attached). I've used it a couple times with varying success, and am hoping to find a manual for it. After doing a lot of reading online, I've learned...
  7. F

    Hearthstone III find looking for some guidance!

    So lucky me, while trolling the Internet I found this... how some like me would say a BEAUTY. Cost? Just the gas to pick it up. In my book, I consider that "ahead". So now down to the nitty gritty and hopefully some help from some hearthstone III veterans, or newbies who own one of these...
  8. I

    Newbie Pellet Stove Owner

    Hi: I recently installed an Ashley 5660 pellet stove with 55 LB Hopper. Overall I guess I'm happy with the stove, it throws out heat on high setting and heats my entire mobile home of about 1000sf. On the lowest setting it still does an OK job out back and a great job in the main areas...
  9. bworre71

    Hudson River West Point

    Good Morning, I have a westpoint stove. Trying to get it up and running for the new season. When I turn the stove on it gets burning and then the flame, backdrafts (best word i can think of) into the pot I open the door and the flame comes back up. It never turns the room blower on and then...
  10. 4

    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...
  11. M

    Newbie with questions: What do you know about this stove?

    Hi there! (Even if you don't recognize the stove type, I have a couple other questions, too.) Mr. Claus and I are new to fireplace business with our first home we just purchased last weekend. We got our fireplace and our stove cleaned, but didn't find out much from the sweeper, who only...
  12. N

    Hearthstone I - newbie burning fast

    Evening all... I'm a wood stove newbie and just inherited a HearthStone I. I was well cared for, chimney was swept regularly. I have fully read up on the instructions and posts on burning, but wanted to check with you all to see if i'm missing something. I put about 4 logs on started it up...
  13. FIRECONCRETEWOOD

    PE Alderlea T6 first fire & break in period?

    My wife and I just built a new house. We have a brand new Pacific Energy Alderlea T6 stove and about 6 cord of seasoned and split oak, maple, and ash. We have read the owners manual cover-to-cover however we have a few questions. What is a good guideline for the first fire and subsequent...
  14. N

    New Install, New to pellet stoves

    Greetings, Before I push the purchase(s) button(s) I figured I'd sign up and toss the plan out here... Primary objective - to have a reasonable heat source during power outages. Secondary object - supplement heat / cost reduction. The house is a 2 story (approx. 2,100SF), built in 2000, full...
  15. K

    Traeger keeps feeding

    First time I've been exposed to a pellet stove, and it's a Traeger MPD040T circa 1986. I'm renting the house its in and the landlords are new owners (have no history with the stove). I used it last spring a few times when I moved in, but the thermostat didn't regulate stove operation well; once...