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  1. crobinson.crane

    Advice between Quad 5700 or Lopi Liberty / Endeavor Hybrid

    Hello! After growing up using a wood stove at home, I really don't know too much and need some help here. I'm an owner builder of a new home construction (subbing out HVAC) and am trying to decide what stove to place in my basement. The house is about 2,300 SF each level, heated primarily with...
  2. A

    Request for help identifying and value

    Hi, I am new to this forum, so thank you first of all for clicking into my post and giving your time. My parents have a very old regency freestanding wood stove and the back labelled 1985 July and the house was built in the 50's Could anyone help me to identify the model of this regency stove...
  3. D

    Schrader fireplace info

    I was given a Schrader fireplace wood stove that I plan on using in my garage so it will only be used occasionally. Any info is appreciated. I noticed mine does not have the round knobs on the 2 doors but instead has one metal lever on the left door I’m assuming to adjust airflow. Also there’s a...
  4. logibear25

    New house build question

    Hey guys, Looking for opinions based off your experience. My wife and I are building a new home next year located in Southern Illinois. The home will be one level, approx. 2,000 sq feet, open concept, as well as a finished basement. I want the primary source of heat to be wood, particularly an...
  5. J

    Help with chimney smoke!

    Hi all - I’ve made an account here in the hopes I’ll get some guidance on a stove I have inherited. I’m having issues with smoke from the chimney. I am burning kiln dried wood (moisture checked to 11%) at the correct temps (as far as I can tell with thermometer) and the chimney was swept only...
  6. S

    Type of weld to be used on a propane tank woodstove

    I am building a propane tank wood stove. I have opened up the propane tank and filled it up with water twice. I’ve got it ready to be welded up. I plan to add legs, a door, a breather, and the pipe adapter for the chimney. I am curious as to what weld is best for this type of project.. flux...
  7. C

    1980s brass flame is this original? Paint burn smell

    Hi everyone, out brass flame is churning through our second fire just in time for winter. First time we noted a burning paint smell, scraped top off and much better.. but now I want to strip and recoat the main box with fireplace paint in the same color (I already sourced it on amazon). Was...
  8. M

    14 year old Quadra Fire Santa Fe rust advice

    I went to change the combustion blower on our much loved Santa Fe and found pretty bad rust on the flange where the fan screws to. It was actually hanging there quite loosely and some of the screw holes are no more. I don't have confidence in my ability to repair it. If it was your stove...
  9. A

    Photos! Rusted Majestic steel firebox removed - possibly wanting to put in a stove

    I've had a lot of water intrusion in a home I purchased that was covered up. I only noticed after starting renovation of the fireplace surround that turned into going down a rabbit hole of a rusted out firebox, separation of the surround, sagging floor, water intrusion, and crumbling mortar. I'm...
  10. K

    Is this normal: Cold air blowing from two side holes on the Whitfield WP2 Advantage pellet stove insert?

    Hello everyone, I have a Whitfield WP2 Advantage pellet stove insert from 1990. The stove has two rectangular holes on the side (see the pictures) that seem to blow semi-warm air out. Is that normal? Even though the holes are close to the door frame, they are not part of the door frame. Air is...
  11. A

    Baffle plate needed - Warmland Gothic Multifuel - any advice appreciated

    Just took ownership of a house with a wood burner, had the chimney swept and was informed the wood burner is missing the baffle plate. Hopefully the pictures attached are visible, sticker says it is a Warmland Gothic Multifuel EN13240 2001. Problem is, Warmland liquidated 2015, and for love nor...
  12. O

    Which Way Should I Go?

    Hi Folks, Here's what I have: Chimney: internal, within an 1850s Cape Cod (2-story, with an "L"), with a 20-25 feet run from the ground floor to the top, now properly capped at the top against rain/critters/downdrafts. Chimney is clay-lined (6"x6" liner). New Wood-Burning Cookstove: ABC...
  13. M

    Collar stove with GAP!

    Hi there, I’m living in a narrowboat and already starts thinking about the cold season. I’ve been using a boatman stove and found that the collar has a lil gap, is a matter of mm, but when I put the fire def I can see through. What u would suggest? Someone told me the collar is not replaceable...
  14. wildbroncgirl

    Lopi Deerfield just installed. Smoke and smoke smell throughout house. Restrictor adjustment??

    I have had some experiences with pellet stoves... some old stove - not sure of brand - in Montana. The kind you use fire gel to start. And even then the sad old thing wouldn't like to start. However it worked and kept us warm and no smoke inside and hardly any dust. And then a Quadrafire...
  15. T

    American harvest 6039

    I just bought a used American harvest 6039 pellet stove from an online market. I took it home cleaned and installed it and it ran great but I had an issue with the stir pot catching. So I fixed that issue and when I was sure it was clean and running great I went and got some wood pellets. I put...
  16. C

    Stove burning too hot and fast

    mid last winter I got an Englands Stove to replace an undersized one I had in my house. This one is much better sized. It’s rated for 2400 sq ft, has about 6’ of single wall pipe, probably 24’ of triple wall on top of that in a straight shot up and out with a cap. About 12” above the stove I...
  17. P

    Wood stove ceiling clearance with stove tucked halfway in alcove

    Hello all, First off this community is amazing. I have been reading threads and researching for our new stove for the past month and this website has by far bee nthe greatest resource. Every night when I get on this forum I crumble up my design paper and throw it away and realize that my...
  18. coffeecup86

    New house, new pellet stove. Lots of questions.

    My husband and I just bought a home 6 weeks ago, which came with a pellet stove as the secondary source of heat. The poor thing was pretty ill kept and very full of brown dust/soot? The fan and blower was caked with it. The first week we ran it everything was getting covered in this brown dust...
  19. J

    Looking for value of: Penn Royal #3421 Fireplace Insert

    Penn Royal wood burning fireplace insert. Comes with electric blower. Every piece included. NO MISSING ORIGINAL PARTS. Fits a 32" wide opening in your fireplace and is 14" deep til flange and back side is 28" tall... so your fireplace opening would need to be 32"w x 28"h x 14"d. The flange is...
  20. J

    MF Fire Nova 2 Insert - A few questions on a new build

    Wife wants something that looks as much like a fireplace as possible and I was something that throws off some heat, and the new 26% rebates makes using a stove more enticing since I can write off 26% of the stove, chimney and installation cost. If I insert a Nova 2 Insert into a new...
  21. K

    Stove Identification- 1985

    Hello, we have had our stove since we bought the house in 1993. It's labeled a Buck Stove and it does a number on it, but I can't seem to find any details about it anywhere. It's still in working order and if I don't have to replace it I'd rather just get some new glass doors and a new blower...
  22. F

    Bolt problem on antique wood stove

    Hi there! I have a problem restoring an antique French cast iron wood stove. As I was derusting it, one of the feet broke loose. It's the part that was holding it to the body that broke. I guess it's a bolt but I am not sure. The reason I am not sure is specifically because I am having a...
  23. M

    Regency GFI 55 Pellet Insert

    I'm a first time pellet stove owner and I missed a few topics in my research prior to purchasing the GFI 55 pellet insert for a brick faced fireplace. The surround rattles. The installer said it's due to the flimsy metal that the surround is made of. Fix is to press on various spots until the...
  24. R

    England Pellet Stove - Control Board Change

    I have a pellet stove (England SmartStove) top mount control board, has anyone ever switched to the side mount that allows for adjustments? Is this possible? I’m looking at it due to it not heating the space well (basement - 900ft2) it only gets it up to 67-68°. I have fresh air plumbed in from...
  25. O

    Freestanding or Insert in Existing Fireplace

    Hi there, I have an existing fireplace that I want to fit with a woodstove but I'm not sure how to find one that will fit. I've been creeping on the forums for awhile so I thought I'd hop in to ask for some help. I'm looking to have the woodstove zone heat the basement and supplement heat my...
  26. M

    How to light an anthrcite fire while keeping the flue hot

    Hi all, I got my first stove installed a few weeks ago, it's an Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 5 Widescreen. I have been experimenting with the best fuel that is officially supported by my stove and manufacturer. I find anthrcite ovoids to provide the best heat and duration. Kiln logs burn through at a...
  27. W

    Getting Heat to the Master Bedroom

    I have a family room and kitchen area that gets too warm. Then I have what I can best describe as a L shaped hallway at the end of which is the master bedroom. I've done a decent amount of reading on the site and the wall fans won't work. The convection idea was interesting. I'm wondering if...
  28. Asbjornsen

    Best Thermometer for an Inset Stove

    I was wondering what thermometer would be best for an inset stove as it seems most of the thermometers are geared towards fire with visible pipes or fume. Is there a certain thermometer for inset stoves or would I just use any stove thermometer and try to place it on the stove itself?
  29. J

    Converting from Pellet to Propane

    Hello! My older pellet stove died and I replaced it with a used propane Warnock Hersey stove. It came with a wide vent pipe and a pipe that goes through the middle, looks thin kinda like a dryer vent. My pellet stove that was there has a vent that uses pellet venting which is pretty thick. My...
  30. B

    Baffle plate rests damaged

    Hi, we have recently just bought a property with a Yeoman Devon 50HB installed to control the heating for the house. We have had to replace the glass due to it being cracked but when we went to use it last night and tried to put the baffle plate back where it should be it seems the rests at the...