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Woodburning stove ENCORE Model 1450 - where is the air intake?

I have pretty old woodburning stove ENCORE Non-Catalytic Model 1450(by Vermont Castings). It suddenly (a week ago) stopped burning wood well, it looks like it does not get enough air in. Its air ...
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How do I adhere real cut stone the wall behind my wood stove?

We are trying to adhere real cut stones to the wall that is behind our wood stove. The area is 7 Foot long by 5 foot high. We are adhering the stones to Durarock, cement board. We have placed lath ...
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How can I wire a thermocouple to monitor wood stove catalytic converter?

Many modern wood stoves (wood space-heaters, actually) use a catalytic converter to dramatically increase efficiency and dramatically reduce pollution. It's important for users to monitor the ...
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Can porcelain tile be used in place of fireplace door glass? [closed]

I've broken the ceramic glass on my wood stove, and replacements are expensive and have long lead times. I'd rather not rely on my backup furnace for the majority of the winter. I have a pile of ...
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Is it safe to cut a window header for pellet vent pipe?

I want to install a pellet stove in our sunroom. The spot where I had wanted to put it I thought would be high enough to clear any headers above the windows, but it seems that this, what I think is a ...
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Cleaning hot ash out of a woodstove without creating soot plumes

We got a woodstove insert last year and it worked great. The only problem was that every time I go to clean out the ashes, it creates small plumes of black soot that dusted all of our shelves and ...
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How to seal the top of a wood-burning cooking stove?

I am doing maintenance on the following cooking stove: The top deck is composed of three cast-iron (or steel, not sure) tablets. All three are in direct contact with flames from the bottom; hence ...
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How far to place Double Wall Chimney Pipe from Beams, Woodstove from Post

I am planning to extend a half floor to become a complete floor, however this will cause it to encompass a double wall chimney pipe that is currently connected through the roof. To build this second ...
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Osburn Matrix wood stove insert making a horrible noise

I just bought a brand new Osburn Matrix wood stove insert and the blower is making an awful buzzing/rattling noise and is basically unusable because it is so loud. Here is a YouTube video I uploaded ...
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How do you adjust a duct vent to get better suction flow from the fireplace?

I have 2 vents similar to this one on my wood-burning stove, but there's not much information on how to adjust the pipe in order to get a proper ventilation seal. Does anyone have any advice on how to ...
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What is the black finish on my woodburning stove

My antique stove has a black finish. It’s usually polished with grate polish. Some rust has developed. If I remove the rust back to a (relatively) smooth surface I expose the shiny metal. I’m unsure ...
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What is the opening on the back of wood stove?

I have a woodstove in the living area, and I am not entirely sure what the opening on the back of the wood stove is. The woodstove has a name on the glass: Regency. My fear is that this is where air ...
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Removing rust from wood burning stove

We're new homeowners and learning how to get our wood burning stove to work. The old owners left an old, rusting and crumbling kettle on the top of the stove and it has left a mess of rust. I've tried ...
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Heat shield for where single-wall meets double-wall stovepipe

I'm installing a wood stove using an existing double-insulated chimney. My understanding is I need a heat shield anywhere the stovepipe comes this close to a wall, but I'm not sure what part I need to ...
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Building a wood burning "camp" stove for my shed

I am building a small wood stove to heat a 200 sq ft area. I am just wanting to confirm that I have all of the basic components, I will be welding it myself out of 1/8" mild steel sheet. It will ...
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Should I replace my damper motor?

I have a wood burning furnace that has a thermostat-controlled damper. The damper motor is mounted on the ceiling and has a lever arm with a long chain that raises and lowers the damper to let more ...
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Moving heat from a 1st floor wood stove to the basement

I have a new woodburning stove on the 1st floor of my home and would like to maximize the distribution of the heat. I wondered if I installed a fan similar to an exhaust fan behind the woodstove using ...
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Using self-leveling cement as a wood stove's stove board?

I am looking to create a stove board / hearth pad similar to what is shown in this image: Except that mine will be in a corner. I have been unable to find this type of stove board, or even the name ...
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Why don't people install cold air return vents into wood stove surrounds? [closed]

I've been researching how to help my woodstove better heat my house, so that warm air from the stove (on one side of the house) moves throughout the house to other rooms, heating it more evenly (vs ...
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How do I seal an old woodstove pipe in the basement?

We are in the process of renovating our basement and there is an old wood stove pipe left over from a wood stove we removed. Not looking to remove the entire pipe, as it goes through the roof in two ...
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Should rough, rustic terracotta tiles be treated with linseed oil? Or what else?

I have seen advice (for example here - note, scroll down 1 article) to seal terracotta tiles with one or more coats of boiled linseed oil and then floor wax. The pictures I've seen attached to this ...
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How do I protect my ceiling from soot from my wood burning stove?

I have a ~1920s wood-burning farmhouse cook stove in my kitchen which we use regularly. Obviously, smoke and soot builds up on the vaulted ceiling around the stove. I'm looking some type of paint or ...
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I hear coal burns hotter than wood. Can I burn coal in my wood stove, and just use less?

I hear coal burns hotter than wood. Can I burn coal in my wood stove, and just use less? I'd like to burn wood, too, but like coal.
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Bolt problem on antique wood stove

I have a problem restoring an antique French cast iron wood stove. As I was derusting it, one of the feet broke loose. It's the part that was holding it to the body that broke. I guess it's a bold but ...
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Fireplace bi-fold doors, should they be opened or closed when you have a fire?

I work for a company that makes glass for fireplaces and we often get questions from customers about whether glass bi-fold doors on a fireplace should remain open when the fire is going or should be ...
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How should a plumbing system that contains underfloor heating and a back boiler be designed?

How should a plumbing system that contains underfloor heating and a back boiler on a wood burning stove be designed? I read the an similar answer to the question on another site that said: Back ...
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Remove fireplace leave metal chimney on roof

I removed a wood-burning stove and cut through the double-lined metal chimney flue in the attic. In the short term I jammed some insulation in the metal liner and left the rest of the chimney with the ...
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Woodstove Install in a Barn

I want to install a 10yo Vermont Castings woodstove in a un-insulated barn so I can work on projects throughout the winter and allow friends and family to play ping pong. I want to use single wall ...
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Fire pit or chiminea or outdoor stove? [closed]

In an indoor setting, a wood burner is far, far more efficient than an open fire. What about outdoors in a patio or courtyard? I have a large amount of low grade firewood and I'd like an outdoor fire ...
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Building a barrel stove with a horizontal stove pipe

I'm considering building a wood stove out of a 55 gallon barrel with a non-standard pipe design, where the stove pipe enters through the front of the barrel and runs along the top to the back. On the ...
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How tight a fit for a chimney liner?

We are evaluating what size flexible chimney liner to use for a new fireplace (masonry heater). The liner will pass through an existing concrete flue. The flue is constructed out of 16" square ...
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how much clearance does a US Stove Company model 1269E need to have from cement board walls and floor

I am installing a Model 1269E United States Stove Company wood burning stove in my worksho
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1920s stove pipe walled off behind kitchen

I have a giant metal pipe filled with concrete or something, it doesn't go anywhere, it's just taking up space in my closet. I assume there used to be a big wood burning stove in the kitchen, and ...
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Should I use Fire Bricks in Wood Stove

I recently bought a new place with a wood stove which needs the Fire Bricks replaced. I have read they reduce heat generation in the room and might not be needed. (More efficient without but possibly ...
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Remove cast iron wood stove

New homeowner here and we would like to remove a cast iron wood stove and the brick structure with minimal damage to the hardwood floor below (see picture below). Two options: 1) Hire someone. We ...
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Hanging a TV above a wood stove?

I'm looking at hanging a TV above a wood stove for my family. There is a heat pipe that comes out of the top of the stove and into the wall. We would like to eliminate using a shelf but if it is ...
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Stove Pipe Support

I've got a wood stove i'm looking to replace, and on that journey I will need to remove the current stove for some time to re-tile the hearth. I have 18' ceilings and several sections of double wall ...
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What wall material can be installed behind a standing stove?

There used to be wood paneling behind the standing stove but the old owners at some point removed it in lieu of the distaster you see in the picture. Is there something that I can put that will blend ...
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Can I convert galvanized ducts to wood stove black ducts by coating it with high temp RustOleum paint?

I compared the black ducting for wood stoves with regular galvanized ducting and found that they are both 24 gauge and I noticed they are both steel since both tug magnets. There is quite a large ...
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Placed Fire Place Insert Wood Stove into Fire Place; how to minimize heat loss through former chimney damper opening?

The chimney damper for our fireplace is the standard dimensions of 24" x 5.5". I removed the metal damper when I bought the fire place insert wood stove so there is just the damper opening with said ...
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Should I use MDF or plywood behind my wooden burner?

I want to mount a cast iron wooden burner like in the image close to the wall (a double wall with the neighbours, not an outer wall), at about 25-35 cm distance. The exhaust pipe runs vertically. I ...
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What does water leak through my chimney and wood stove pipe?

I bought a house n July 2017. The previous owners converted their fireplace into a wood stove years ago, a Garrison Stove in 1987 to be exact. My home inspector did not inspect the wood stove, but ...
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Wood burning stove position in room

Currently, I have a wood burning stove with a double elbow flue going into the chimney. I'd like to get rid of the double elbow and that would mean that I move the stove approximately 4 feet to the ...
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What should inside of a brick chimney look like?

I want to clean my own chimney and I have never owned a house with one. Now I do and winter is coming. I want to know that it is done right and will be safe. I took a short video using my phone. I can ...
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Should a stove flue be grounded for lightning protection?

I have a freestanding wood burning stove that has a metal flue straight up through to the roof. The existing stone chimney with aerials is taller than the new flue (see pic). Should there be an ...
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How can I force hot air through this fireplace grate?

Ok, here's the front of my fireplace (note the grates on the top and bottom): Here's the model tag: This fireplace came with the house and I know almost nothing about it except that the chimney was ...
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Wood burning stove pipe through the ceiling and roof

I have a 16 x 22 cottage in Minnesota. Bought a small wood burner. Only one place inside to put the small wood burner. But, it is directly beneath a horizontal stud/joist of the truss. Would have to ...
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Wood Stove Chiminey Clearance

How much clearance do I need between a wood stove chiminey and the living room wall? I want to install an antique pot belly stove in the corner of my living room. I'm thinking of attaching concrete ...
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How can I cover a wood stove pipe where it passes through the second floor?

I live on 2nd floor of wood stove house. Exposed pipe runs through my room (I know it's not code...it's not my house). It gets way too warm and there's a smell... Please tell me there is something I ...
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Home heating fuel comparison (wood and heat pumps)

I'm investigating the most efficient way to heat my new 2000 sq home in New Hampshire and am having some difficulty working out the math based on the numbers I have found. I've found that wood is ...
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