Is this an old Blaze King Princess and what is wrong?

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,220
Long Island NY
There are electric blankets you put on your mattress. That can keep you warm, at least at night, at a low electricity cost.
 
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clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada
Yes...I've heard of those...unfortunately I am one of those weirdos who react to electric, electro-magnetic etc.. I had to get rid of my metal Ikea bed frame. Once I'm in bed (layers of mats, plastic, bedding on the floor) I am ok. Warm socks and a toque helped me out last night. I think the electric oil-filled heater is malfunctioning because it worked fine before now.
It's all going to be ok...I just have to be patient and pray.. talk to my landlord with honesty and good intention in my heart. I'm giving God now..will lay it at his feet and get busy trying to get a part-time job etc.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,220
Long Island NY
Yes...I've heard of those...unfortunately I am one of those weirdos who react to electric, electro-magnetic etc.. I had to get rid of my metal Ikea bed frame. Once I'm in bed (layers of mats, plastic, bedding on the floor) I am ok. Warm socks and a toque helped me out last night. I think the electric oil-filled heater is malfunctioning because it worked fine before now.
It's all going to be ok...I just have to be patient and pray.. talk to my landlord with honesty and good intention in my heart. I'm giving God now..will lay it at his feet and get busy trying to get a part-time job etc.

That's too bad. The next thing that came in my mind was an old fashioned hot water bottle.

Good luck!
 
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clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada
That's too bad. The next thing that came in my mind was an old fashioned hot water bottle.

Good luck!
Thank you and thanks to everyone. I really needed to hear from knowledgeable people to realize there's no hope for this ole stove. I'm going to monitor ReStore (Habitat for Humanity) for a stove and give my problem to God, knowing He will provide.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,220
Long Island NY
For the future: Remember that even a new stove is only as safe as the chimney system it is connected to.
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada
Update.
Landlord says electrical bill is 'ridiculously high'. continues to insist the stove is fine. I've had burning eyes, metallic taste in my mouth extreme lethargy when it is lit (have to leave the front door open a crack or it goes out) plus a new crack is in the side (which he says isn't an issue). I'm not using it now.

He says my health issues are not his problem. Sadly, I've heard that from so many landlords over the years...e.g. when I report that I've found dangerous/deadly mould. In B.C., there is no mechanism to report and track mouldy residential homes or private businesses. I just move on or remediate if I have to (out of pocket).

I like my LL although we do not see eye on this wood stove issue.
It is minus 12 celcius andI can not stay warm with the two wee heaters.
Instead of arguing about the wood stove forever, I just said "our rental agreement says the source of heat is wood, converting to propane. What's the timeline on the propane?"

He was going to convert to propane but is now considering natural gas.
Maybe that is because the kitchen stove/oven (an ancient magic chef) pilot light doesn't stay lit after it is hand sparked and I've asked him to fix it. He is pretty handy at that kind of stuff. I got a kick out of how he said 'look at it (oven), it's looks like it is brand new...is in great shape...I smiled and said "thank you! that's because I spent a full day cleaning it" :)
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada
So....this Blaze King just popped up for sale for $400. That's in my price range. Any comments?
Here are the questions I just sent to the seller. Is there anything else I should be asking?

Is it certified? When was it last WETT inspected?
Please send more pictures including inside the firebox, inside the top hole, etc.
Do you have any parts to go with it (stovepipe, chimney & cap, stoking kit etc.)?
Is it the catalytic converter type?

Blaze King wood stove - $400 (​

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Blaze king
size / dimensions: 2’x2’x2’
 
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clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada
A whole whack of stoves are listed today that are close to my price range. I'll post them as a reply to this entry. Comments, opinions, jokes, emojis etc. welcome. I'm pretty sure that if I can get a decent stove for $500, LL will pay for stovepipe and chimney...but will still need gas/propane eventually. I'm COLD! Need heat. Mini-splits are appealing but they require a 30 amp breaker...not doable.
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada
An ancient wonder. I would love to have such critter one day but I don't know if I can handle a a project beast

"ENTERPRISE Wood burning cook stove
I have no idea the year but all the parts are here. I've started sanding all the decorative pieces and have finished most of them. The last photo shows the updated finish.
Aside from surface rust, the feet are good shape, oven is in very good shape, ash box needs replacing, I'd replace the oval stove pipe but it's usable for now. This is a great project as it should clean up fairly quickly and be usable. Or buy it for parts! Great option for the cabin, workshop etc.

Call or text
Nikki
604 eight one nine 0832"
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada

Kingsman Industries Wood Stove - $225​


"Good shape. Includes fire brick. A few are broken but all there to line the inside. Includes articulating stove pipe and ash shovel.

Really, really, really heavy. Be prepared for this when considering your transport options.

Nice large stove for high square footage or whole house applications."
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada

Wood Stove - $450​

Lightly used 1982 Fisher Honey Bear Woodstove in really nice condition. Heats 1200 sq ft
Last recertified in Oct 2017 for the house it has been installed in since new. (insurance purposes)
New fire bricks at that time. Reason for selling is that I'm going to a gas unit.
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada

Wood Stove - $600​

"Stove removed from workshop area. Certified for insurance purposes. measures approx. 31" high x 29" wide x 24" deep with a 6" outlet. Firebox area is approx. 22" wide x 10" tall x 12" deep. In good condition.New heat gasket applied to door"
 

clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada

Fisher Wood Stove - $550
"Very good condition , older Fisher wood burning stove. Built before certification rules and therefore does not meet certification for insurance purposes. Heats very well. Does not smoke or burn off chemical residue . Size is approximately 26" wide x 26" deep x 30" tall with an 8" outlet."​

 

john26

Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
781
Wildwood MO
If I were in your situation I would try to get 1 of the stoves in this listing
those are Pacific Energy looks like a super 27 or maybe a standard Begreen may know more. Both would have to be well inspected and cleaned up may take time .
The fisher honey bear would maybe a good choice as well Coaly would be the expert on that. It appears to be in good shape but would need to be checked out as well.
The blaze king maybe ok as well the rest I would stay away from.
 
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ABMax24

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2019
1,701
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
I'm not sure if this is of any benefit to you, but there are many programs in BC for rebates to replace an old wood stove with a new EPA model, pellet stove, heat pump, or natural gas or propane heater. The details vary by region so you'll have to look that up based on where you live.

 
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fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,422
Massachusetts
get anything at this point. the stove you are running now with a new crack sounds like it is sending carbon monoxide into your air. that is nothing to fool with. get a c/o detector (a new one) if your eyes are burning and you have no energy that's probably carbon monoxide poisoning. the fisher i think is gone hop on one of those pacific energy stoves or even the dutch west which looks newer than the rest. i don't know how it is up there in canada but down here all you have to do is call the fire dept. and they come in with a c/o meter and if there is a reading the stove gets put out and the owner gets notified.
 
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clennox

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Dec 1, 2021
64
British Columbia, Canada