Buck Stove Insert Identification

Danielolver

New Member
Jan 12, 2020
4
Louisville, KY
Hello all, new to the forum so I’m not sure where this post best belongs. For now I figured I’d post it here. I picked up an old buck stove for a couple hundred bucks, and I am unsure of what model it is. The number on the back is a hand written “31000” over what appears to be either 28000 or 26000. That number is very difficult to read, but I’m sure the first digit is 2, followed by either a 6 or an 8. So I would assume it is either a 26 or 28000 from that. Just confused about the hand written number “31000”, that is written on the back twice. Just want to see if anyone has some info they can share. From what I understand the 26,27, and 28000 have double doors on the front. Mine has one door, and no sign of there ever being two doors. Only has slots for hinges on the one side. First concern for installation that I have is locating a stack to mate to a chimney liner, and if said liner needs to be 8 inches like back of stove says or if 6 inch would suffice. Second concern is finding a replacement glass. There is a large crack in the glass currently. I also read on the forum that the refractory cement in the base should be removed if burning wood. Wanted to double check that as well.

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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
20,134
central pa
The liner needs to match the volume of the stove outlet. Probably 8"
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
80,603
South Puget Sound, WA
Buck Stove parts list this as the Carolina II, model 31000.
 

Danielolver

New Member
Jan 12, 2020
4
Louisville, KY
The liner needs to match the volume of the stove outlet. Probably 8"
Question for you. Stove came with a cast iron oval adapter and an oval stainless liner section. The liner is 10.5”x5.5”. The oval liner will pass through the existing cast iron damper assembly in my fireplace, but a round 8 inch chimney liner will not. Is there an adapter of sorts that could connect the oval liner to a round 8 inch liner? That way I could attach the oval to the round liner, insulate it, run it down the chimney, through the existing damper, and connect it to the stove.
 

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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
20,134
central pa
Question for you. Stove came with a cast iron oval adapter and an oval stainless liner section. The liner is 10.5”x5.5”. The oval liner will pass through the existing cast iron damper assembly in my fireplace, but a round 8 inch chimney liner will not. Is there an adapter of sorts that could connect the oval liner to a round 8 inch liner? That way I could attach the oval to the round liner, insulate it, run it down the chimney, through the existing damper, and connect it to the stove.
You just ovalize the 8" liner
 

coaly

Fisher Moderator
Staff member
Dec 22, 2007
3,642
NE PA
The bottom refractory liner stays in. Burn on an inch of ash when removing ash.
There are side and back angled refractory liners for coal that makes a hopper shape. They are not required for wood.

Woodmans's Parts Plus makes glass in the size and shape you need.

A little Brasso will make that look brand new. Nothing abrasive on the door, only metal polish.
 

Danielolver

New Member
Jan 12, 2020
4
Louisville, KY
The bottom refractory liner stays in. Burn on an inch of ash when removing ash.
There are side and back angled refractory liners for coal that makes a hopper shape. They are not required for wood.

Woodmans's Parts Plus makes glass in the size and shape you need.

A little Brasso will make that look brand new. Nothing abrasive on the door, only metal polish.
Thank you!