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You really need to go to a local store if you have a large fireplace as you might have to go custom
Hey jadmac, we do, but only quality posts, what topic were you thinking about writing about?
This is a difficult question to answer, but I’ll try. Timberwolf, Vogelzang are both great brands offering great value for money, very few service issues and a great blower.
If I had to pick just one, it would probably be the Vogelzang Colonial Wood Stove Insert, great price, stunning design and EPA certified!December 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm in reply to: Advice if your stove doesn't seem to be burning as well it should be? #611
First things first give you stove a good cleaning, remove all the ash from the ash pot and chambers, clean out all the venting – everything!
Next check that the doors are sealed and shut as most stoves have negative air, meaning that the firebox is vacuumed. So if you don’t have it sealed shut you will have a very weak flame.
These are the first things you should investigate, let me know if it helps or not.
Switch your stove off until its cool and ready to clean. Once ready, soak some old newspaper in warm water and then using ash from your ash pan, mix it with some vinegar rub it onto the glass and it should remove the marks no problem.
You need to get yourself some stove fans to blow that air around, depending on the layout of your property, depends where you would install them. All you can do is experiment with different positions and record the thermostat results each time.
Your biggest concern is sourcing the area, I would o with whichever hard wood you find easiest to get in your locality. The reason hardwoods burn better is that they are more dense, therefore combust for longer and have little water content.
Hmmm, I would consider installing a seal on the cleanout door that connects your stove to the outside vent. Also, you might want to think about putting a breaker on the circuit.
I suspect that a wood burner with a decent fan blasting that heat around may do a better job in an open planned space. An insert built into the chimney and masonry work does a fantastic job in a normal house as the heat is conducted into the walls. However, as this isn’t your situation you can’t take advantage of this, so I would opt for a stove if I was you.