Switching from pellet to wood looking for setup advice

roachy20

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Nov 21, 2011
7
Shelton, CT
Hello everyone, I’m currently looking to replace my pellet stove with a wood stove. Looking for some opinions on if you think I can fit a free standing stove inside my fireplace or if I should limit my search to just inserts. Fireplace is on an interior wall, main floor of a two story colonial. Fireplace measures 38” tall x 40” wide and 25” deep with a 16” pad in front. I checked out a regency 3500 but at a height of 36” I’m guessing it’s a bit too tall. I’m looking to use this full time to heat my home, currently the pellet stove I have installed heats my entire house, 1800sq ft. Here’s a current pic of my setup, pellet stove hooked up to a 6” liner. Any thoughts/opinions on what the best setup may be would be great! Thanks .

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
83,687
South Puget Sound, WA
That's a good sized fireplace. Take a look at the Pacific Energy Summit. It's 31" tall. It looks like the underside of the mantel should be shielded in this location.
 

roachy20

Member
Nov 21, 2011
7
Shelton, CT
Thanks I’ll take a look at the pacific energy summit, a few dealers near me carry them. Yeah mantle will most likely need a shield, only 11” from the top of the opening to bottom of mantle
 

roachy20

Member
Nov 21, 2011
7
Shelton, CT
so in my search i stumbled on a used Regency 3500 with the blower at a great price ($1000), it was used for dealer demo and to heat their store. Looking at the specs again it is 33" tall in the front and at the flue collar is 36" tall. So with a 38" height in the front of my fireplace will those stove work? I'm thinking I should have enough room to reach in to hook up the stove pipe to the liner. Thoughts?
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
It'll be snug and you may curse a bit, but it may be possible.