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ModMakeover

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Feb 1, 2021
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Hello, I have what appears to be an earth stove, can anyone help me identify the model or tell me more about it? I'm not sure if it's a proper insert or a zero clearance. We are going to pull it to replace, but are trying to figure out if we need to budget for rebuilding the fireplace as well as the new stove, liner, and installation. 1970's home. Chimney has no liner. Also, it's our only heat source for our main half of the house so trying to figure this out BEFORE pulling it if possible since we will push it out til it warms up more if we will need to spend more time on the project. Thanks for your help!

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rwhite

Minister of Fire
Nov 8, 2011
1,803
North Central Idaho
No idea. I have never seen one like it. I may be wrong, but I am betting it's not an Earth stove. I have only ever seen there old solid steel stoves have drop down doors. The fire place appears to be solid masonry but you'll have to pull the old one out to confirm. Appears to also be a slammer so a full liner will be needed.
 

rwhite

Minister of Fire
Nov 8, 2011
1,803
North Central Idaho
Is it a full boxed in insert or just a face plate and exchanger pipes? I cant tell if I'm looking at a clay flue in the interior pic. I see a lot of those face plate style inserts for sale in the northwest.
 

ModMakeover

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Feb 1, 2021
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No idea. I have never seen one like it. I may be wrong, but I am betting it's not an Earth stove. I have only ever seen there old solid steel stoves have drop down doors. The fire place appears to be solid masonry but you'll have to pull the old one out to confirm. Appears to also be a slammer so a full liner will be needed.

The chimney definitely needs a liner, can you tell me what you mean by a "full liner". Is there some sort of liner for around the insert?
 

ModMakeover

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Feb 1, 2021
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Is it a full boxed in insert or just a face plate and exchanger pipes? I cant tell if I'm looking at a clay flue in the interior pic. I see a lot of those face plate style inserts for sale in the northwest.


It appears to be boxed in. The flue is metal. There's so much creosote inside it's hard to tell where any seams might be.
 

rwhite

Minister of Fire
Nov 8, 2011
1,803
North Central Idaho
The chimney definitely needs a liner, can you tell me what you mean by a "full liner". Is there some sort of liner for around the insert?
I was speaking of a stainless liner that goes inside a masonry flue. I just assumed the flue was masonry. Do you have an outside pic of the flue? Maybe someone already lined it?