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Feeling the Heat
Nov 30, 2005
Hyde Park, New York
it has a slight, very slight bow, top is flat towards front slight bow then curves down

_____) maybe 1/4 inch thick?
Firebox l doors


New Member
Oct 10, 2006
Well, I got my baffle installed. It is made from 1/4" hot rolled steel plate and weighs 35 lbs! It only cost $32.00. A stainless plate would have cost $120.00 so I opted for the steel one.

I started a fire and it seems to make quite a bit of difference on heat output. Before, the flames would converge and go directly up the flue. Now the flames spread out covering the entire bottom surface of the baffle and move toward the front edge and curve over the baffle and back toward the flue.

Thanks for everyone's help in making my insert more efficient!


New Member
Nov 19, 2005
Eastern Nebraska
Good deal .........glad there was a happy ending. Now fire it up !


Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
Kudos Sawn, that's the spirit. I think you'll find you have an almost new stove now. It's a nice feeling isn't it?

Congratulations for a job well done.
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