Wood Stove Insert for 800 sqft

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Dsparil

New Member
May 31, 2021
9
Poconos, PA
Was going to do a standalone stove, but I do have a propane fireplace that was originally wood burning.

I originally had my eye on an englander 17-vl for standalone. Is there a wood insert equivalent to this in terms of price and efficiency? It'd be a huge plus of it didnt need any electricity to function.

I know blowers help heat, but I'm speaking in terms of long-term power outage.

Thanks
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,230
South Puget Sound, WA
With a built-in blower and surrounding shroud, inserts cost more. The least expensive is probably the small Century 1500i or the Drolet 1500i kit via Costco.
 

Dsparil

New Member
May 31, 2021
9
Poconos, PA
yeah but I'd be nixing the hearthpad so I guess it'd even out. My original plan was to put the englander 17-vl next to the fireplace where it'd be easy to clean myself and simply turn the fireplace into a wood/log burning fireplace. Not a fan of having to pay for propane but plenty of hardwood around here.


I think the inserts are called zero clearance fireplaces.
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
If I wanted to heat without electricity for an extended period of time I wouldn't choose an insert or a zero clearance fireplace.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,463
central pa
yeah but I'd be nixing the hearthpad so I guess it'd even out. My original plan was to put the englander 17-vl next to the fireplace where it'd be easy to clean myself and simply turn the fireplace into a wood/log burning fireplace. Not a fan of having to pay for propane but plenty of hardwood around here.


I think the inserts are called zero clearance fireplaces.
Inserts are stoves that go inside a fireplace. Zero clearance fireplaces are units that are built in. If you currently have a zero clearance fireplace chances are you cannot put an insert in it anyway.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,230
South Puget Sound, WA
Post a picture or two. If it is a ZC fireplace, look for the make and model in the door frame and post that here too.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,230
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, and that would rule out a freestanding stove tapped into the chimney too.