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Posted By Lemms,
Oct 18, 2006 at 6:30 PM
I will agree. Quadrafire has a bay window stove now also. It looks VERY nice.
The question you have to ask is your time conmitment Do you have access to a cheap source of wood? do you have the time to process it and stack it.?
have you consired smokless top loading? have you considered a thermoatically controled burning? a lot less fiddling if you do, longer heating cycles.
pellet stoves burning cleaner? used to be so but with advanced technologies wood stoves burn almost as clean less than two grams per hour 82.5%
effeciencies. Wood stoves have a longer life cycle thus cost less to run. Not too many 1990 pellet burners around today. Computer board thermo
couplers auger and blower motore replacements they plain cost more.
elkimmeg has a good point. How much will wood cost? The only cost for me to get mine is the gas and oil for my chainsaw and I split it by hand. As many other members have said wood does not have to be messy. I fill a wheelbarrow at the woodpile and leave it in the garage. I then use a box to bring it into the house and throw it in the stove. Very little mess.