wood burning insert

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    Help with installing stove or insert into masonry fireplace with heatilator.

    Hi I'm completely new to this forum, fireplaces, stoves and inserts. I purchased a 1700sq ft house ( about 1200 sq ft is on the same floor as the fireplace and the rest is upstairs ) 2.5 years ago. I'm assuming I'd want something that will heat up to 1800 sq ft or so. My main heat source is an...
  2. T

    DIY Secondary Combustion / Air

    I want to share what I have learned from hours of reading forums and watching youtube - an attempt to repay those who laid the groundwork for me. I have a Suburban Manufacturing Wood Chief / Coal Chief stove insert that has faithfully heated my house(s) since 2006ish. This is been a great...
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    wood insert surround diy access panel

    let me start by saying thank you for all the great info on here.. especially for block off plates. I have an osburn 2200 with surround trim. I want to be able to easily check my flue for safety reasons and I also want to put a thermometer at the base of the flue. I do not want to have to remove...
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    Fireplace Xtraordinair Large Flush Insert questions

    All, Apologize in advanced if any of my following questions have already been addressed elsewhere in this forum and I've missed them. I'm in the market for a new wood burning insert for my existing fireplace. My local "reputable" fireplace dealer only really gave me 2 options to look at...
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    Recommendations for Wood burning insert

    I am so confused by all the different options for wood burning inserts. I found an amazing deal on Costco for the Drolet 1800 escape. $1400 and it includes the liner! However, reviews have said that the fan is annoyingly loud. So now I'm back to square one and could use some insight. I will...
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    Question about replaced glass panels in my wood burning insert

    Hello All, I was hoping to pick the community's brain on proper install for some replacement glass inserts I just had made for my older wood burning insert (1979 Phoenix Manufacturing wood-burning insert). I had Robax inserts made as I understand these resist more heat than ceramic or tempered...
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    Largest wood burning inserts

    I'm in the market for a wood burning insert to help heat a 3000 square foot home. I've done a good amount of research (both online and talking to local professionals) and am thinking of settling on the Osburn Horizon. Before I pull the trigger, I have a couple questions that I was hoping to...
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    PE Summit Insert Heat Output

    Hoping to get some help...I just bought and installed a PE Summit insert in my masonry fireplace with heatilator setup. I bought my PE based on reviews I had read online. I installed a SS insulated liner in my 16’ chimney, insulated under the rain cap as well as the damper opening of the...
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    Pacific Energy Summit Surround

    I have a series B pacific energy summit and am having a really hard time finding the part number for a small surround. Or just finding the dimensions so that I can fabricate it myself. Can it be aluminum or does it need to be steel? My local dealer has no clue and the local distributor just took...
  10. joeyz101

    Looking at used Vermont Castings WinterWarm Insert

    Hi Everyone - I joined Hearth.com to learn about fireplace inserts a while back after removing the insert that came with the house I purchased. My Father-in-law has a Vermont Castings WinterWarm in his house - it looks great and works very well for their space (it is used to heat their...
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    How much are used Lopi Revere's going for?

    I unfortunately need to sell my used Lopi Revere wood burning fireplace insert and a friend said they are interested in buying it from me, but I'm not sure how much to ask for it. It was purchased sometime in the early 2000's, but I can't remember the exact year. Anybody have any advice? Any...
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    Existing two sided wood burning fireplace fix needed

    We have a 1959 ranch that has a large 2002 addition both on the first floor and now a second floor. The prior owner expanded the existing fireplace to make it a two sided fireplace -- one side in the original family room (now dining room) on what was an outside wall, and the other side in the...
  13. The DuRochers

    Vermont Castings Montpelier - problem heating space

    Hello Everyone ... my Husband and I recently purchased a VC Montpelier wood burning insert and had it installed by our Chimney guy (who is excellent - he has serviced our 5 fireplaces for the last 2 years + did a liner for our new boiler last year) so I do not think the install is the issue. The...
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    need help with drolet into old fireplace

    I'm getting ready to hopefully put a drolet escape 1800i into my existing fireplace which appears to be some kind of old heatilator unit. I'm a bit confused with some of the information I've been pouring over. Is this a zero clearance? Can I fit this or another insert into this? House is about...