Is an insert better than a fireplace door installation?

JJNelli Posted By JJNelli, May 17, 2019 at 12:46 AM

  1. JJNelli

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    I saw fireplace enclosure which advertised an improvement in heat output. However, can these be better than wood stoves inserted into a fireplace?
     
  2. bholler

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    An insert is far better
     
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    One is a properly vented wood stove, one is a metal frame siliconed to an open fireplace.

    They are not even vaguely close in terms of performance.
     
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    An insert all the way.
     
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    No. I tried it. No comparison.
     
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    My parents tried every option out there for their fireplace before finally getting an insert. Nothing compares to the insert heat wise.
     
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