Wood stove insert selection

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New Member
Oct 2, 2019
Coatesville PA
I have the option of both of these units and I don’t know which one to choose. I have a 1500sqft house I’d like to heat pretty much with just friends this winter. I live in the Northeast in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Option one: The Earth Stove Bayview 400 wood burning fireplace insert with blower.


Option two: DeVault Fab Weld Piping Company Old Mill Old Mill 55SI manufactured in August of 1981.

Both units seem to be in good condition.



Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
Both may need an 8" liner which could be hard to fit. Is none of the above a choice?


Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
central pa
Hi. So I’m new to all this and trying to figure out everything. I understand an 8in liner but why would that be hard to fit?
It depends upon the size of your clay liner