wood insert

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    Single piece of Bluestone tread as hearth extension pad?

    Hello! I did a bit of searching, and couldn't find anything that quite answers my specific question. Hoping for a little bit of help, if possible. I have a Pacific Energy Neo 1.6 insert. Unfortunately, as you see in the pictures, a smart Aleck previous owner removed the heath extension...
  2. D

    Wood Insert Question

    I have been very interested in converting our fireplace with a wood fire insert. The fireplace is located in our child’s playroom. I was wondering if there is a such thing as a “safe touch” wood insert. Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing more.
  3. S

    Recommendations please for Ontario install

    Hi All, Impressive forum you have going here. Can I get advice on my best option for an 1860 Victorian home with no present heat supplied to a second floor. Presently the house is heat via a condensing propane furnace. We'd like to convert to a renewable fuel. Since we have lots of wooded...
  4. T

    New home owner wood insert questions

    Hi Everyone, New user here, new home owner and a bit nervous. I am sorry if this has been explained, I just couldn't find answers that lined up with my wood insert and how it was installed/functioning. My wife and I just purchased a house and were excited to try the wood insert that came...
  5. Paperchief

    Making a decision between fireplace & wood insert

    So, I’ve got a fireplace that needs some work. They told me about $4,750 to repair it to burn wood inside of it. they also said “well why don’t you just throw a wood insert in there” and said he could save me money and install it for $1,000 + the cost of insert /whatever else is needed. Now to...
  6. M

    Regency Hi300 vs Enviro Boston 1700

    My wife and I are interested in a Wood Fire Insert. We did some online research and I think we have it narrowed down to two inserts, the Regency Hi300 and the Enviro Boston 1700. Can someone tell me what's the difference between them? Do you prefer one over the other? Ease of...
  7. C

    Ironstrike Montlake 300?

    Hi guys. I’m new to the site. I have been researching wood burning inserts for my fireplace and have a few that I am interested in. I have been talking to a local dealer and the unit he believes I would be most satisfied in is the Ironstrike Montlake 300. I have a very large space to heat and...
  8. J

    Regency i2400 vs Enviro Venice 1700

    Hello, I have my two wood insert choices narrowed down two: The Regency i2400 and the Enviro Venice 1700. I really like most everything on the Enviro better, with one major exception: the fan/blower placement. On the Enviro Venice, I like the looks, the efficiency, and the larger viewing...
  9. Mike N' Maine

    Looking for Wood Insert opinions

    I've been reading the heck out of this forum for 4-6 weeks now. I've decided on a wood insert for my existing fireplace. (37W x 26.75H x 30D) I'm having my 25ft chimney repointed at top, new cap and 6" insulated Stainless flue installed. It's a end of house, exterior chimney. We are in a 70's...
  10. N

    Wood insert Jotul vs Hybride?

    Hello, Planning to install an insert in our cottage, we'd like a large window. Our options narrowed down to Large flush Hybrid-Fyre (Fireplex) vs Jotul C55 Rockland vs Vermont Casting Montpelier. Fireplex has a larger window but is "Hybrid", Vermont Casting mid size but smaller fire Box. Any...
  11. D

    Connecting 45° Elbow To Flexible Chimney Liner Combatibility - Kinda Urgent

    I have a fairly ugent request. I'm trying to install a wood burning insert into my existing masonry fireplace and realized the insert is not deep enough to connect the 6" Liner to the opening on the insert. The hole on the insert (Century CW2900) sits about 9"-10" back from the front of the...
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    Drolet 1800i or Century CW2900... same fireplace?

    So I'm looking for a budget fireplace with a little kick, enough to heat a 1600sq ft floor, and I've come across 2 finalists. They are the Drolet 1800i and the Century CW2900. The thing is they seem pretty much identical. They are even made by the same parent company. Is one brand "better"...
  13. webfish

    My journey from Zero Clearance to freestanding wood stove.

    Warning: Long post with pictures. When I started here in late 2013. I had a zero clearance Heat n Glo that was in the house. It never did heat. I have a geothermal system but in Minnesota we get some cold stretches. I hated if the electric supplement would turn on. Ran constantly and barely...
  14. Custom ventilated surround on an Osburn

    Custom ventilated surround on an Osburn

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/custom-made-surround.153017/
  15. dmmcd

    New Quadra-Fire Voyageur Grand

    Hi all, I wanted to introduce myself and my new Quadra-Fire Voyageur Grand wood burning insert. This site was a wealth of knowledge when I was researching what to buy, and so I thought I would give back a little by sharing my experiences. My family moved into our house about 5 years ago, and...
  16. G

    Can I do this on my own?

    Howdy folks! I've had an itching to have a secondary heat source in my home for the last while, but couldn't get past the sticker shock from my local stove installer. So, I just picked up what I think is a craigslist gem, but I have no idea where to go from here. It is an Avalon Rainier insert...
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    Newbie..please help... Wood insert too big

    I grew up with wood heat in a free standing stove and my home now has electric heat. I have a fire place so I bought an insert from a buddy and when he sent me the measurements he sent H & W & D and it fit on paper ... It never dawned on me that the masonry work in the inside of the fire place...
  18. J

    Need help / guidance ...

    Hi All, I am brand new to the forum - and new to wood stoves/inserts. I have already spent close to two hours reading other posts and responses, etc., but I still need to ask for some guidance. I was planning on a wood insert for an existing, masonry fireplace opening. It is 36" wide, 30...