After paying thru the teeth for propane at the new house this last winter, we made the decision to replace the worthless gas log insert with a wood burner. After tons of research and hours of lurking behind the scenes here, we decided on the Fireplace Xtrodinair 36 Elite. Local dealer installed the zero clearance FPX 36. I have a good friend that helped me with the rock work and the mantle was made locally and the wife painted. it. Here are a few before and after shots. Bring on the winter, I will not be wasting $$ on propane this winter. I have ~4 cords of mixed hardwood that have been split and stacked for close to a year. The majority of the wood was from dead oaks that I cut around the new house.
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