Timberline Wood Stove Questions

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rmn1993

New Member
Oct 11, 2021
1
New Hampshire
Hello!

I'm from New Hampshire and moved into my house last year. In our barn was a Timberline two door wood stove. I am not sure yet which particular model it is.

I am working on moving it from the barn, into our living room, and installing a Class A vent through my roof to accommodate. I have plenty of clearance even without heat shielding the drywall.

I have read these stoves are wood hogs, but there are some simple upgrades that can be done to significantly increase the efficiency, to nearly that of an EPA rated stove. I read that a user on this forum had the plans, and was willing to share, but it appears they haven't logged in here since 2016. Does anybody have these plans? I am good with a welder so I have confidence that I can do it.

Another thing is that I need to replace the fire brick. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but I noticed that there is metal retaining pieces to hold the brick in, and it appears that it has been warped and either rusted off or over fired and just simply disintegrated (The stove itself has no rust on it except surface rust that I will clean and paint). Has anybody heard of this?

Thanks for any replies!
 
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,094
central pa
Hello!

I'm from New Hampshire and moved into my house last year. In our barn was a Timberline two door wood stove. I am not sure yet which particular model it is.

I am working on moving it from the barn, into our living room, and installing a Class A vent through my roof to accommodate. I have plenty of clearance even without heat shielding the drywall.

I have read these stoves are wood hogs, but there are some simple upgrades that can be done to significantly increase the efficiency, to nearly that of an EPA rated stove. I read that a user on this forum had the plans, and was willing to share, but it appears they haven't logged in here since 2016. Does anybody have these plans? I am good with a welder so I have confidence that I can do it.

Another thing is that I need to replace the fire brick. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but I noticed that there is metal retaining pieces to hold the brick in, and it appears that it has been warped and either rusted off or over fired and just simply disintegrated (The stove itself has no rust on it except surface rust that I will clean and paint). Has anybody heard of this?

Thanks for any replies!
How much clearance is plenty? Most of these stoves need 36"

And no there are absolutely no simple upgrades that will get you anywhere near the efficiency of an EPA compliant stove. The closest you will get is by designing and fabricating a secondary air tube system with insulated baffle. And even with that unless you really know what you are doing you won't get close