Hi Newbie here with Questions?

willc Posted By willc, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

  1. willc

    New Member 2.

    Dec 7, 2012
    Hi My name is Will and this is not my first wood stove. I have a small house 917sf with the stove in the middle on a huge hearth made of granite and rock and stone. I have two 90 degree turns in my six inch single wall flue that is in a precast liner.
    My question is I now have a blazeking KTJ 303 from the late 70's . I think it is over sized for the house. If it get to operating temp ( I have not put a thermometer on it yet) with the thermostat on one it heats up to about 86 in the house ( two digital Tstat readings for the back up heat ). I am looking at replacing it if it is too large.
    I am looking at a jotul cb3 to replace it with to slow the wood consumption as it take a lot of wood to get the Blaze king up and running.

    So what am I to do here? Do I need more pratice with the blazeking or is it too large? I am burning oak if that helps . Or should I get the Jotul or any other smaller stove .
    Thanks in advance

    Will Kitchen.jpg
  2. begreen

    Mooderator 2.
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Welcome Will. You are totally right. This stove is seriously oversized for your house unless you like living in a sauna. But going to the Jotul F3CB is the opposite extreme and may not be satisfying because it's a small firebox and therefore a short burn time. Expect to reload every 3-4 hrs. For a longer burn, take a look at the Woodstock Keystone. I think that is the Goldilocks size that will be just about right. There are several other stoves that would also work if you don't like the looks or don't want a catalytic stove. Some of these would be the Hearthstone Shelburne, Hampton H300, Pacific Energy Alderlea T5, Quadrafire Cumberland Gap, or Napoleon 1400C.
  3. Heatsource

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Dec 19, 2011
    Northern CA
    Good post begreen, I agree the stove is way too big.
    I'll add: the Blaze king Sirroco, great stove for 1000sqft, up to 20hr burns on low

    I've sold a few now, and they work as advertised
  4. Motor7

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Nov 10, 2009
    East TN.
    Paint that BK up and I don't think you will have much trouble selling it......!

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