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    1997 Harman P38+ - Worth it?

    Hi, Due to a recent need to rebuild the floor and part of a wall in a section of our house that was originally a 1950's cabin, I had the opportunity to pull out our kerosene monitor heater and our ventless propane fireplace. We only bought the house last year and with fuel prices going up and...
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    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...
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    Searching for blower for Vermont Casting 0044

    We have a wood burning insert and the right blower just went. Part 1604114. I know these are discontinued. Looking to see if anyone has parts, substitute it any other info on this. I'd like to get it back up and running if possible...
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    Advice for buying and using a used Quadrafire Isle Royale

    Hi all, I have learned so much already from browsing this site (thank you!) and now I'm hoping for a few more words of wisdom and advice. I am looking at purchasing a used Isle Royale. It looks to be in pretty good shape, but I'm no expert so I'm hoping to line up someone a little more...
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    Selling an Old Pellet Stove

    Hi everyone! My husband and I purchased a home 2 years ago with a pellet stove in it. It's in great condition and looks to be an Enviro EF3 - we only used it a few times and we're trying to sell it this Fall because it's not very toddler friendly. Is there any way I can find out what year...
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    Help - New House with Fisher Stove - Questions for first time user

    Hi all! I'm in NC awaiting this winter storm and need help with my wood stove! Short story: can I use this stove safely if our power goes out? Fire bricks are badly cracked and I've never used this before Long story: we just bought a house a few months ago and I've never used a wood stove...
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    Old home made stove upgrades?

    Hi y'all great page lots of good info. I have a homemade stove I paid $50 for made from plate and angle iron very heavy. In the pics I'm gona post you'll see what I'm about to say. The door is a Morris boulger incinerator door from the 30s by the parent number has a nifty heat exchanger and this...
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    I'm thinking about buying a used Harman XXV

    Hi, I recently found a Harman XXV on Craigslist and I've been thinking of replacing my wood stove. My question is if the stove is worth it. It's been through 8 seasons and looks like it's been very well maintained. It looks almost brand new. The owner has only done routine maintenance and it...
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    How to evaluate used wood stoves

    I'm new to this forum, I hope this question hasn't been asked a hundred times - I did a quick search and didn't see it. I've been renting a home with a Woodstock Soapstone Stove and loving it - I'm building my own house now and looking at stoves. My budget is tight so I've been looking at used...
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    Selling 1980's Russo Stove, how to price?

    Hello! I'm a newbie and I apologize if this is the wrong place for this question. Basically, we inherited a Russo #2-CW that seems to be from the 1980's (based on internet research). We can't use it in our new home because our renters insurance won't cover it. It's in good condition with all of...