New install planning

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LEAK

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
4
Northern Indiana
I have been reading through these forms for a while, and you guys have convinced me to invest in a wood stove. This summer, we moved to house on LP and we did not anticipate how quickly we would burn through it or how expensive it is.

I essentially have two options, a new free standing unit, or attempting to retrofit the fireplace. I would rather use the existing fireplace, but I suspect it may be a big undertaking. The fireplace is a prefab Superior WRT2042WS. It has a very small foot print (attached below)

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The other option is a new free standing unit.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,531
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, that's mostly an ambient fireplace. It's shallower than the average wood fireplace so replacement could have an added challenge.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,531
South Puget Sound, WA
It's good that you read the TX thread to see the problems and solutions that need to be worked through.

If you are competent with carpentry and finishing and follow safety instructions well, then a freestander with a DIY install should provide the best heating improvement.
 
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