Brunco Hearthglow replacement

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nightowl

Member
Sep 25, 2014
7
NW> Ohio
I have a Brunco Hearthglow stove dated with Nov. 81 on the back. I can't get a long burn with wood out of it even with new gaskets. I've replaced the bimetal spring and that didn't help. I have a Buck 81 downstairs and that will last 3 times as long on half the amount of wood. I was going to replace it with a new stove until I checked new stove prices. I came across a Hearthstone Phoenix 8610 soapstone stove for sale, it's 12-15 years newer than the Brunco, just wondering if it might be better than the Brunco? I came across a used Buck 81, but I need the flue to come out of the back, the Buck doesn't.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,319
South Puget Sound, WA
I lean toward the larger Buck 81 as a solution. I thought it could be used as an insert when put in without legs. Will the Phoenix's flue outlet be below the fireplace lintel?
 

nightowl

Member
Sep 25, 2014
7
NW> Ohio
I lean toward the larger Buck 81 as a solution. I thought it could be used as an insert when put in without legs. Will the Phoenix's flue outlet be below the fireplace lintel?
Unfortunately the buck 81 that I was looking at is sold. If I were to use it in place of the Bronco t I would have had to take the legs off to make it work with the flu coming out the top. The hearthstone flue angles up out the back. I haven't got the measurements yet to see if it will work.