Vermont castings Montpellier or Hearthstone Green mountain 70

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Obie458

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Mar 15, 2021
10
Catskills NY
I'm looking to purchase a new 2020+ wood burning fireplace insert. I've been looking at the vermont casting montpelier ii and the hearthstone green mountain 70 but I'm open to other suggestions. I really like the looks of both and I'm not looking for an ugly unit. I don't know much about ether stove and was looking for options on them. In particular I can't find much information about the hearthstone stove. I'm not looking to use the stove as the primary heat source but I'm hoping to cut down on my oil bill. Any positives or negative of ether stove? Is there a better option? Thanks
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
The GM 70 is a larger insert. Make sure it will fit first. There are several other options, but again it depends on whether they fit and whether they are sized right for the area to be heated.
 

Obie458

New Member
Mar 15, 2021
10
Catskills NY
The house is about 13,000 Sq ft. 2x4 construction so not super insulated. The fireplace has an insert already but it hasn't been used in about 25 years. The insert is a Black bart make not sure of model. I was going to have it inspired and possibly use it but reviews for it aren't favorable in general. The fireplace looks to be good size but I can't get measurements till the old Black bart it removed.
 

Obie458

New Member
Mar 15, 2021
10
Catskills NY
The house is about 13,000 Sq ft. 2x4 construction so not super insulated. The fireplace has an insert already but it hasn't been used in about 25 years. The insert is a Black bart make not sure of model. I was going to have it inspired and possibly use it but reviews for it aren't favorable in general. The fireplace looks to be good size but I can't get measurements till the old Black bart it removed.
Correction: 1,300 sq ft. It's a modest house not a mansion
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Sounds like the GM60 might be a better fit for the house size. It is close to the Montpelier in size. There are some distinct differences though in construction and operation. The Green Mountain is a hybrid stove with tubes, and a catalyst with a bypass. The Montpelier II is a more conventional design, but a single burn rate insert. There is no user air control.