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    Wood stoves

    Iím looking into buying a bigger wood stove for my basement. Are there any brands that are better than others?i was looking into the jotul brand from Norway, theyíre available at a store in edm, just lookin for some input on some others



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    Re: Wood stoves

    I really had my heart set on the Blaze King. But the Pacific Energy that I had installed has done me no wrong. If you have the room go with the Blaze King.

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    Re: Wood stoves

    check out the ENVIRO WOOD STOVES we have ours for over 10 years and no problems we burn about 4 cords a year ours is the 1700 model it heats our 1500 sq.ft house no problem.also they are made in BC not in japan the medal is thick and they are heavy

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    Re: Wood stoves

    Another vote for the Blaze King. We've had a Blaze King in the house from the get-go (2001). Great stove and there is a choice of sizes. We heat 2000+ sqft from the cool fall days until it gets into the -20C range and then use a forced air wood furnace. When the sun gets a little higher in the late winter/early spring we start up the Blaze King again. Glass door is available for a little ambiance if so desired.

    Buy the biggest one available and it should heat your whole house as long as you can get the air moving.

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    Re: Wood stoves

    IMHO there is only 1 wood stove, and that is blaze king. Ive seen it first hand a number of times now where someone replaces another stove with a blaze king, and burn about 1/3 the wood. They are just warmer, have WAY longer burn times, and much more efficient on wood. My brother couldnt burn enough wood through his jotul to keep his house warm. Switched to a blaze king and burns 1/3 the wood and his place is toasty.

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    Re: Wood stoves

    My parents have a pacific energy super 27, awesome stove, they've had it for 14 years now and have probably burned about 80 cords through it. They use it as their primary source of heat in the winter. Other than changing fire bricks every other year and the stainless baffle last year it has been a reliable stove. It will likely go another 15 years yet.

    I wouldn't look at a blaze king myself, I don't like the idea of dealing with the catalytic converters, and a guy I work with is switching his out with an enviro because the welds are cracking out and the plates are buckling.

    I like the enviro stoves, and that would be my choice for our house, but the cost of running 35ft of chimney up our house to the roof makes it hard to justify over natural gas.
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    Re: Wood stoves

    I have a blaze king queen model as well, no issues with catalytic at all just can't burn garbage. Sure is nice to walk outside and be able to breathe clean air... I can barely smell fumes when stove is pumping. How ever in the last few years I have contemplated removing it due to the added insurance costs on house. Estimates are 20-25% rate decrease if removed. However I live in a log house where partial replacement/repair is not an option.

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    Re: Wood stoves

    We heat our 3700 square foot house with a princess pretty easily. Don't have an exact measurement on the wood we used but guarantee it wasnt more that 3 cords. Probably closer to 2



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    Re: Wood stoves

    I’m leaning more towards the non catalytic type stove. Seems to be less maintenance involved,unless I’m wrong about this? Is the blaze king available only in the catalytic style?
    Some info about the house,the home is around 1300sq,there’s is also a forced air furnace used and the wood stove is used as a secondary heat source, we burn around 3 or so cords each yr with the current stove. It’s a Napoleon. Another thing I’m doing is having venting put near the wood stove for return air,so the fan from the forced air furnace can distribute the air from the wood stove area throughout the basement and upstairs. So we shouldn’t need an overly large stove for our needs, I just wanted something a little larger with more efficiency.

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    Re: Wood stoves

    Quote Originally Posted by f7sp View Post
    I’m leaning more towards the non catalytic type stove. Seems to be less maintenance involved,unless I’m wrong about this? Is the blaze king available only in the catalytic style?
    Some info about the house,the home is around 1300sq,there’s is also a forced air furnace used and the wood stove is used as a secondary heat source, we burn around 3 or so cords each yr with the current stove. It’s a Napoleon. Another thing I’m doing is having venting put near the wood stove for return air,so the fan from the forced air furnace can distribute the air from the wood stove area throughout the basement and upstairs. So we shouldn’t need an overly large stove for our needs, I just wanted something a little larger with more efficiency.
    Just so you know I have never had issues with the catalyst on mine. 10 years old no issues ever. Flip the grate over when up to temp, flip it back when reloading stove. To me its a non issue.

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