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Posted By Jacob Jarvis,
Nov 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM
I believe this to be 26000. But can I run 6 inch pipe.
Nope you would probably be ok with 7" if you have decent height. But 6" wont work well at all
Thanks. I heard 8 inch on older buck heaters. But I had to ask.
So no good with 6 inch out the wall to 8 inch or bigger? Thanks for the help. Love this site
What do you mean out the wall? This is an insert meant to go inside a fireplace.
From what I understand in the manual. One could use the 26000 and other inserts as free standing. Am I understanding it wrong? Thanks....
Not that i knew of but it is certainly possible they do that with their current stoves
Yes this style of Buck stove could be used as a free standing stove. They require a special adapter to convert the flue from square to round for the black stove pipe. Not a fan of them though because they require electricity to operate unless you leave the doors open constantly.
No they absolutly do not require electricity to operate. I am not a fan of them either because they are horribly inefficient and can create tons of creosote but they can be run without the blowers
When all else fails read the manual. " in the event of a power failure your buck stove can still be used as a fireplace. Open the doors, install fire screen and enjoy your Buck Stove".
The manual also has detailed instructions on how to install it as a free standing stove. I have known several people who had these stoves over the years with mixed reviews. The blower is needed to keep the stove cooler because it is designed with a air chamber that has to be cooled in order to protect the thin layers of steel. These inserts are made of thinner steel compared to say a Fisher insert. I have seen several of these stoves with cracks in them. I have also seen them make an enormous amount of creosote when slammed in and directly vented.
I have also seen many of them whos fans havnt worked in 10 years and they are fine. As well as lots of cracked and warped fishers. Any stove will crack if over fired. But they can be burnt without the fan. Yes you have to monitor stove temps but you should be doing that with any stove regardless.
Thanks for the input.
These stoves were and are still great well built stoves. Can be used as insert or free standing with leg kit and buck stack. Maybe compared to a EPA stove it may not be smoke free ,but I get minimal smoke out my chimney during use. I can get 5 hours easily out of a stove load when using seasoned wood and controlling the burn. No fan necessary as freestanding but moving air will heat more evenly and keep the stove cooler. These stoves often develop cracks where the stove vents out the top . Which is common due to the cutout and not to overfiring! As far as creosote, that’s mostly from fires not hot enough, or unseasoned wood. Keep the flue clean and inspected. Enjoy that Buck!
Thank you sir.