Reasonable Prices?

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treee

New Member
Jul 18, 2022
5
VA
Renovating a 20x20 cottage in Southwest Virginia, ~3000 ft elevation, has first floor and unfinished basement stove hookups, cement block chimney.
Old basement stove is cast iron with many splits along the seams.
Doesn't pull well and the flue plate lever is rusted.
I'll likely reweld that one later.

Looking at a Jotul F602 for the first floor, which should be enough.
Basement looking at a Jotul F45 or similar.
I'd like to take the F602 with me to my next living situation.

I received quotes from my nearest local Jotul-compatible dealer.

$1400 602
$2800 45
$3600 55

Are these prices reasonable?
I'd like to spend the money wisely, considering I'll move the upstairs stove with me.
The unfinished basement stove I'll leave here after selling.

Would it make sense to get a US stove locally for a fraction of these prices?
Atleast for the basement.

$800 Forester ~2000sqft claimed
$400 Small cast iron ~900 sqft claimed

Looking for advice to carry the dollars as far as they can go this winter and the next few here.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
96,201
South Puget Sound, WA
The F45 is probably fancier than needed for the basement. Look at the mid-sized Drolets and True North TN20 for a comparison. Both will be under $2000.

What shape and size are the chimney liners?
 
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treee

New Member
Jul 18, 2022
5
VA
The F45 is probably fancier than needed for the basement. Look at the mid-sized Drolets and True North TN20 for a comparison. Both will be under $2000.

What shape and size are the chimney liners?
The flue piping used previously is 6" in diameter.
No clue on the liners.
 

treee

New Member
Jul 18, 2022
5
VA
Is purchasing a stove through Amazon reliable whatsoever?

Also, any comment on the prices?
The price of the cheaper US stove units albeit presumably low quality is still an attractive value proposition.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
30,099
central pa
The flue piping used previously is 6" in diameter.
No clue on the liners.
You need to figure out the condition of the liners before doing anything else honestly. If they aren't useable replacing them can easily cost as much as a stove
 
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
30,099
central pa
Is purchasing a stove through Amazon reliable whatsoever?

Also, any comment on the prices?
The price of the cheaper US stove units albeit presumably low quality is still an attractive value proposition.
There are very good budget stoves out there. In general is stove company stoves are not good quality though. Look at drolet
 
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treee

New Member
Jul 18, 2022
5
VA
You need to figure out the condition of the liners before doing anything else honestly. If they aren't useable replacing them can easily cost as much as a stove
The house was built in 1961, the chimney was worked on probably around 2008.
They "put a new cap on it" and some other stuff according to the guy I bought the property from.
I can likely get someone to come look at it even though I'm pretty far out from a city.
We ran a couple fires on it before.

I'll do some research.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
96,201
South Puget Sound, WA
The price of the cheaper US stove units albeit presumably low quality is still an attractive value proposition.
I would buy a Century stove instead. If buying from Amazon, maybe this one?
Amazon product
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
30,099
central pa
The house was built in 1961, the chimney was worked on probably around 2008.
They "put a new cap on it" and some other stuff according to the guy I bought the property from.
I can likely get someone to come look at it even though I'm pretty far out from a city.
We ran a couple fires on it before.

I'll do some research.
Clay liners have a projected lifespan between é0 and 40 years. Yours are way past that at this point
 

mikey

Burning Hunk
Dec 4, 2013
146
rhode island
Renovating a 20x20 cottage in Southwest Virginia, ~3000 ft elevation, has first floor and unfinished basement stove hookups, cement block chimney.
Old basement stove is cast iron with many splits along the seams.
Doesn't pull well and the flue plate lever is rusted.
I'll likely reweld that one later.

Looking at a Jotul F602 for the first floor, which should be enough.
Basement looking at a Jotul F45 or similar.
I'd like to take the F602 with me to my next living situation.

I received quotes from my nearest local Jotul-compatible dealer.

$1400 602
$2800 45
$3600 55

Are these prices reasonable?
I'd like to spend the money wisely, considering I'll move the upstairs stove with me.
The unfinished basement stove I'll leave here after selling.

Would it make sense to get a US stove locally for a fraction of these prices?
Atleast for the basement.

$800 Forester ~2000sqft claimed
$400 Small cast iron ~900 sqft claimed

Looking for advice to carry the dollars as far as they can go this winter and the next few here.
 

mikey

Burning Hunk
Dec 4, 2013
146
rhode island
Last March I brought a new 602 for around a grand plus tax from a dealer,I have no idea what a new eco model might cost.