Need info on old Grizzly Insert

Zackus

New Member
Oct 12, 2019
2
Western NY
Howdy folks
I bought my house last year and it came with an Old Grizzly wood insert(I'll add photos at the end). My wife and I had the chimney cleaned last year and ran 8 face cord ( we use face cords in Wny) thru it everything ran fairly smoothly I definitely wasn't maximizing my heat output to the max but it did a damn good job.So to my point now the baffle plate cracked and broke at the very end of the season unfortunately and I have no idea how long it was in there for.So my question to you gurus is what should I use to replace that I learned that they use vastly different material then what I saw being used in mine.Do i need a ceramic blanket? Also my blower is started to go should i call my fireplace cleaners/fireplace company to fix or should i just replace?Also if you have any protips on wood inserts I'd loved to hear those too.Thanks a bunch20191012_200232.jpg20191012_200332.jpg20191012_200338.jpg
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
18,613
central pa
My first question is there a stainless liner hooked to the insert and running out the top of the chimney?
 

Zackus

New Member
Oct 12, 2019
2
Western NY
My first question is there a stainless liner hooked to the insert and running out the top of the chimney?
No i ran a magnet along it and it was ferrous definitely felt like regular steel tubing.When I got it cleaned last year it wasn't mentioned as a problem or even mentioned at all.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
18,613
central pa
No i ran a magnet along it and it was ferrous definitely felt like regular steel tubing.When I got it cleaned last year it wasn't mentioned as a problem or even mentioned at all.
You need a stainless liner in that case