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    Hybrid Alcove Design Option?

    I have seen references to use of non-combustible construction (steel studs, concrete board, stone veneer) for construction of alcoves for wood stoves. When I designed the layout for my house we designed a fairly large alcove (approximately 74" wide x 46" deep). What I am running into is that...
  2. Coolericsir

    My MT Vernon AE woes

    Hey y’all, I just discovered this place and wish I had a year ago. I was given my Mt Vernon AE last year so I figured a $4300 stove was a pretty good score for free. From the first time I’ve ever fired it up the dang thing shocks me. I’ve been all through it looking for shorts and I’ve found...
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    Short (in height) wood burner

    I have an arched brick fireplace that we'd like to put a wood burning stove in so that it could provide some heat. Currently we don't light the fireplace in the winter and we would like to. The challenge is, the arch is only 27 inches high in the middle, and 25.5 inches high where a wood...
  4. VirginiaIron

    Why does my clean burning stove burn dirty

    I believe this is some helpful information for some of us who may have difficulty learning how to use a clean burning stove properly. This information has helped us. There was a learning curve with our new stove. We are getting consistent clean burns. I think a clean burning stove is only as...