Help finding a wood stove with low height clearance?

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Trinaj

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Feb 22, 2015
39
Brookline nh
Hello . First time posting . I have an 1801 farm house in New Hampshire with a V.C. Resolute acclaim 2490 for my primary heating source . I have put $700 into this stove In that last 2 years and now I need a new upper fireback . DONE with it .
My problem is that my old fireplace that my stove is hooked up to is only 25.75 inches high . The V.C I have just squeaks in and was undersized for my house .
Anyone know if there is a soapstone stove or maybe a jotul that would fit ?
My house is 2500 sq ft . Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

tarzan

Minister of Fire
Jan 16, 2014
1,552
wv
Check out woodstock stoves.
 

claydogg84

Minister of Fire
Sep 9, 2013
1,792
Salt Point, NY
The Woodstock Progress Hybrid is 25.75" with the short leg kit. The Jotul Oslo is 26" and is too small for such a large space. This is the measurement to the top of the flue. Your opening is small, and is going to be problematic for finding something large enough to heat your large home.
 
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Trinaj

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Feb 22, 2015
39
Brookline nh
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Osagebndr

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2014
831
Central Indiana
You may have to put a masonary thimble in above the damper or open that up a bit to find what you want in a wood heater. That's a small opening, probably have to make a bigger hearth area for ember protection also.
 

TheRambler

Feeling the Heat
Jul 29, 2014
478
CT
A progress hybrid might be a strong contender with the short leg kit if your wanting soapstone. My PH is doing an outstanding job heating my 2200sqft house with very high ceilings, lots of air leaks, and minimal insulation. As already mentioned is 25.75 to top of flue, 22.75 to flue centerline, 28.5 to top of stove.
 

ssoucy

New Member
Jan 20, 2015
69
Connecticut
My hearthstone castleton has a rear exit where the top of the 6" pipe is at 23". Stove top is 26 but might work if you step it out and add ember protection. Heating our 2000' nicely even in the low temps we have been having.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,519
NE Ohio
You could probably get a good sized insert stove to fit in there...
 
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Osagebndr

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2014
831
Central Indiana
If your going with total wood heat you will want 3+ cu ft fireboxIMO. I'm not seeing much that will work in that small an opening. Someone else may be able to advise you better, but you may have to make your opening bigger . The nc30 would be a good budget stove but will need a larger opening or a masonary thimble to work.
 
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