Wanting to get a Woodstove Insert for the fireplace.

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New Member
Nov 5, 2021
Westfield NC
Hello everyone I am looking to get a woodstove insert for my masonry fireplace. I've been burning for ambiance but really want to use the fireplace for a heat source. My house is very open and is a log cabin. Right now my only heat source is gas and wood is plentiful. My fireplace is small measuring 28.5"W x 24"H x 17" D. Now I have found an insert with the dimensions of 28" W x 23"H x 15"D. Would this insert be too tight? I just want to make sure I go about everything correctly. Thanks for the help


Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
It will be very tight. When measuring the fireplace be sure to pay attention to the rear of the fireplace dimensions as well. Most taper smaller toward the rear. Check rear fit as well.

Are you looking at used or new inserts? Have you included a liner for the chimney attached to the insert?


Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
Wildwood MO
I would get an appliance adapter that can be fastened to your liner then pulled down and secured from the inside of your insert.
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