Meridian Tile Woodstove..Is there anywhere to get one??

wakeany1 Posted By wakeany1, Sep 2, 2015 at 6:49 PM

  1. bholler

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    Ok thats great woody likes them. Just because of that i would no longer consider buying one. Its a safe bet that what ever he said is completely opposite of the truth.
     
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    Thanks. I will look into those.
     
  3. Firea100

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    Good evening from Mio Michigan (Northern Lower Peninsula)!!
    I have a “Meridian” stove since 1985 when we built our first house! I put “Meridian” in quotes because my stove doesn’t have a “Meridian” label anywhere on it. On the label on the very bottom of the skirt, is a label saying: Cenergy Fireplace Inc. Proudly made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Then it has specs on location and such!

    I’ve moved this stove no fewer than 6 times over 28 years! In fact those 6 times were just to keep it for the future! The last time I texted my buddy that’s helped me move it the 5 other times I simply said” Hey Buddy”... with a pic of the 660 lb stove! He didn’t answer the text for three weeks!
    We had a 2000 sq.ft. home in the mid 80’s and this stove heated the home to 88 degrees!

    Well, fast forward to 2017-18 and some 250 miles to the North and here she is in the last place I’ll ever move it to!

    I’ve just finished installing it last weekend in our 2250 sq.ft. cabin!!! When I started designing our cabin I didn’t want to build the minimum 768 sq ft size. Then our son became involved and now we’re at the above stated 2250 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom “cabin”!

    It heats the whole building including the 24ft cathedral ceiling with ease!

    When originally installed in our home some 28 years ago, we had a 7” smoke pipe that was stainless steel, had a flue damper and a 90 degree bend to allow it to exit through the wall behind the stove into the Metalbestos one inch insulated chimney pipe into the hollow wooden chimney chase.

    Now as you can see, the flue gas goes straight up by way of some 12 ft of smoke pipe into the Selkirk insulated pipe and out through the roof.

    Now, my dilemma! I can’t use the original pipe with the damper. First, its cracked around the shaft that holds the damper and its welded into the 90 degree shape so it wasn’t an option.

    So, I bought a Duravent damper pipe assembly. Well some time in the past 28 years someone has mandated a change in how they manufacture the dampers.
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    If you look closely, you’ll notice that the damper “valve” almost completely closes against the pipe.
    My Duravent damper has about 3/8” all around the pipe and it has 4 nickel sized holes in it! Even when the damper is closed, it still allows way too much gas to escape up the pipe! This causes it to run or burn hot and fast! I remember in the old days, I could fill it up with wood and damp it down for the night! Now it eats the wood quickly. Short of re-inventing the wheel, does anyone have any suggestions on possibly another smoke damper? My system uses a 7” to 8” adapter then the 8” damper assembly.
    I spoke to a gentleman that knew of the company that sold me this stove some 33 years ago! He’s been in business for a few years longer than that! He remembered that the fellow’s business had a fire in it and he even remembered my stove was in that fire! I can’t make this stuff up!
    Anyway, he says stoves today do more dampning on the intake side not so much on the exhaust side. Is there a damper that seals almost completely?

    Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
    I look forward to your responses.
    FIREA100
     
  4. Tango papa

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    I am putting a Jotul in and retiring my Meridian. If you are still interested in one, let me know. I am about 1.5 hours drive east of Toronto. It will be moved outside on Friday.
     
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    Protect it from the elements with a tarp if outside. Someone may want to restore it or take it for parts.
     
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    I will. The new stove is coming much more quickly than I anticipated and I have no place else to put it. It doesn’t need restoration, just the usual annual refractory patching on the inside. It was my main house source of heat until an issue came up with the chimney a few days ago. I am fixing that when the new stove goes in.
     
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    Looks pretty good. Advertise it here in the classified section and on your local sources like Kijiji.
     
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    Wow... talk about a close clearance stove. 100mm?!?
     
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  9. Tango papa

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    It was a close clearance. I didn’t measure it, probably was a bit more tha 100mm, but not much. The installation instructions were posted in the forum somewhere a good while ago. If I were installing it again somewhere, I would be a bit more generous with that. [Later: I checked the installation manual. For a corner installation, required clearance to wall is only 2.5” (63mm)!!!].
     
  10. Tango papa

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    It turned out my Meridian was made by Cenergy also. But the little bit of documentation that came with the house was from Meridian.
     
  11. GDT

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    I am interested - still available? gnorthof60@gmail.com
     
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    Probably too late to help you but those holes are the ports where combustion air comes in, hopefully the only openings once you are done. But the connect to air channels that might not be intact anymore. You could perhaps check that with a video probe. Did you have any success in the restoration?
     

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