Looking for advice on a wood stove

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Jason762

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Feb 14, 2006
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Newtown, CT
Hello I am new here and looking to buy my first wood stove. I am looking for some advice on what stove people prefer. I have done a lot of research and I am pretty sure I will be going with something made by Travis Industries. Now let me tell you about what I will be heating. It is a 2400 sq ft 2 story colonial. The stove will be an insert for an existing masonry fireplace. The stove will be in a large open room with cathedral ceilings that is open to a large kitchen. There are 3 stoves I am looking into and they are the Lopi Freedom Insert, the Avalon Olympic Insert, and the Fireplace Xtrordinair Model 33 Elite Insert. If anyone has experience with any of these stoves give me your opinions. Thanks for the help.
 

Jason762

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Feb 14, 2006
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Newtown, CT
There is nothing above the great room, it is a one story extension off the side of the house with cathedral ceilings. The rest of the house is about 1200 sq ft downstairs and 1200 sq ft upstairs. All bedrooms are upstairs, it is a typical center hall colonial layout. Hope that answers your question.
 

Shane

Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2005
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Casper Wyoming
All three of those models have basically the same firebox. The Flush wood insert doors are kind of short, not too short for me but it's a comment that many customers have made to me. Great looking stoves function well. The Freedom is nice because it sticks out on the hearth a little bit.
 

wg_bent

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Nov 19, 2005
2,248
Poughkeepsie, NY
Maybe look for one that has a nice cook surface.

Look at Pacific Energy Summit also.
 
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