Stove prices

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marty319

Feeling the Heat
Nov 17, 2014
297
Belair mb
Was looking at getting the osburn 3300 and noticed the price went up 300 in the last week or so.i guess just like the price of lumber everything is going up .
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Just moving the materials and pieces around could drive the cost up $300. Fuel prices jumped too!
 

Woodcutter Tom

Burning Hunk
Apr 28, 2019
164
Northern Illinois
This is from the Kuuma website.

***Steel prices have increased dramatically. Effective 5/1/21, all of our products will see a 5% price increase. We will honor our current pricing on all orders through 4/30/21.
 

Sailrmike

Feeling the Heat
Sep 20, 2017
263
06371
The osburn went from 2699 to 2999 that's over 10%..going to buy it anyways as this will be my last stove
I just checked myfireplaceproducts.com and Drolets price seems to be holding steady for now. Will be interesting to see how much they go up compared to Osburn
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,805
Central Mass
I'm glad I bought my lumber for my shed last year. I only need to buy screws and nails.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,455
central pa
Stove prices jumped up pretty much the last 2 years with steel prices as well
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
960
MA
Off topic, but related. Are Al prices up, too? Tariffs on China imports?

I bought car ramps at discountramps.com a little while ago. Just saw yesterday that they are now $529.99. I paid $359.99, $170 less, not that long ago. They went up in price almost 50%!
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
960
MA
A friend pulled up carpets for us in NC and put down LVP.

He said a friend of his put in a bid on a job right before lumber prices shot up. He was then doing another bid and shocked at how much lumber prices shot up. Had to call up the first person and retract his bid.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
929
Massachusetts
Well I went to buy a 12ft pressure treated 2×6 .$30 bucks cad.7/16 particle board is just shy of 50 a sheet.lol
Yep. This is why my wood stack roofing project is on hold. The simple lean-tos I am building will cost like $300 each with this current pricing it's ridiculous! I'm just going to tough it out with tarps (ugh) until the prices come back to earth. I'm not paying $11 for a 2x4x8.
 
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Rob_Red

Member
Feb 2, 2021
186
Southern New England
Yep. This is why my wood stack roofing project is on hold. The simple lean-tos I am building will cost like $300 each with this current pricing it's ridiculous! I'm just going to tough it out with tarps (ugh) until the prices come back to earth. I'm not paying $11 for a 2x4x8.
Check your local saw mills, I’m building a wood shed completely out of rough cut sawmill wood. My local mill has kept pricing the same through the pandemic. It’s not kiln dried and will have some movement when it dries out, but for a woodshed I’m more than happy with it. There’s something cool about a 2x4 that’s actually 2” by 4”
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
929
Massachusetts
Check your local saw mills, I’m building a wood shed completely out of rough cut sawmill wood. My local mill has kept pricing the same through the pandemic. It’s not kiln dried and will have some movement when it dries out, but for a woodshed I’m more than happy with it. There’s something cool about a 2x4 that’s actually 2” by 4”
Interesting idea. I just need PT 4x4s, the headers/rafters/strapping can all be non-PT and rough.
 
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ABMax24

Minister of Fire
Just be happy if you can get some of these materials, we had to wait for a week for 6" steel channel, something our local supplier normally stocks by the truckload. Pricing for steel is on a day by day basis, assuming you can get it in the first place.

There's something bigger happening in the steel market, our supplier has had many of it's May deliveries pushed to September, regular orders they've had with steel mills that always get delivered on time. It's presumed another buyer has come in and is paying the steel mill a significant premium to short-cut the line, pushing their regular customers to the back of the line.
 
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,455
central pa
Hell I couldn't even find any premixed drywall mud
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,777
07462
Hell I couldn't even find any premixed drywall mud
Its sitting on a cargo ship about 10 miles off the coast, the ports are locked up still (more to this then I even know) but there is a huge backlog of container ships sitting off the coast just out of sight. Some one was explaining to me that say if the Port of Newark unloaded 12 ships a day, there down to 3 due to covid restrictions. I have jobs were electricians are running out of wire and bare essentials like breakers and stuff, going to get rougher before it gets better unfortunately.
 

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,597
Northern Maine
3/4 plywood nearing 100/sheet.

Wood is leaving Maine by the trailer loads non stop. Ya, Covid LOL
 
Feb 2, 2020
249
Madison, WI
Woodstock's stove prices are also increasing by May 1st due to the increase in price of steel and other materials so they are pushing for anyone considering ordering from them to do so ASAP! Although I do not need it quite yet, I might purchase a back up catalyst for my stove before the price on that part either drastically increases or cannot be gotten due to it not being made because of material sourcing issues.
 

RockyMtnGriz

Burning Hunk
Apr 19, 2019
106
SW Montana
I wonder if the prices will go up 26%.
Good bet and good call!

If The Govt. gave everybody who rents $500 in rent subsidy, in a normal market, rents would go up about $500 over whatever time the rental market required to adjust.

So, is it the tenant, or the landlord. who ends up ahead in the end? Note that the taxpayer, who might be neither tenant, nor landlord, as always, is a loser.

It's just the market finding equilibrium. What one is willing to actually give out of pocket for something determines the price. If The Govt absorbs part of the price, demand increases, until pricing increases to match.

If, a year ago, The Govt. had sent everyone a voucher for $2.00 a roll toward as much toilet paper as they wanted to buy, would that have increased the price of toilet paper? Increased your ability to find a pack?

And, I'd bet that prices go up more than 26% in the end, because there will be a certain % of people who don't do the math, and want to buy just because they're "getting something for free". There's still derelict solar collectors on roofs from the first solar subsidies (late 70's?). What a deal those were!

Politicians actually understand this (or at least their economic advisors do). BUT, they also understand the value to them of going on TV and telling people who don't think deeply, that they're "giving" them something! And, it can be colored "green", so much the better!

*** help us!

I AM NOT KNOCKING ANYONE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HANDOUT TO GET THE STOVE THEY NEED. I've taken those handouts too. You might as well, as you're going to have to pay the inflated prices, and the tax bill too. I just wish there was some consensus against these tax-and -pork policies. It's really hard to get much of a movement when everybody's breath smells of one or another brand of pork, though. It's an old quote that the end of democracy comes when everyone uses it to feed from the trough.

Home grown energy and efficient stoves are a good thing! Handouts to stove makers, not so much. Disrupting the market, so that someone who really needs a stove can't even get one (toilet paper), also, not so much, and I'm betting that's coming.
 
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fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
2,994
Massachusetts
i just wrote on another thread that the circuit breaker companies can't get the plastic they need to make breakers and we are being told that only 6 breakers per customer. as far as steel goes we ordered a fridge 4 weeks ago and was told that we were 235th on a list of people in just this area and he has no idea when it could come in. from what i read about the same thing happening to other people we should be getting our new fridge around august or september. hopefully the old 25 year old fridge that see's the woodstove heat goes that far.