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Wood Burning Stoves and Pellet Stoves
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Where to turn to haul away a big heavy cast-iron wood stove? Must include removing the sheet-metal exhaust pipe, removing the cover plate from the ceiling, and preparing the hole in the ceiling (and roof???) for patching and painting. Has anyone had this done? Good experience, bad experience? How much should I expect to pay? Hettie
Desperately seeking recent recommendations for disassembly of a sheet-metal stovepipe that extends from a woodstove through the ceiling and attic crawl space and roof (obviously). Important that disassembly and removal be done as cleanly as possible. (It's in our bedroom!) Bonus points for knowing how and being able to execute the necessary roof and ceiling sealing and patching. Extra bonus points for being interested in taking away the wood stove (actually it's an old-fashioned freestanding open-faced cast-iron fireplace -- not EPA compliant). Extra-extra bonus points for finding value in the cast-iron for partial trade - or is that a pipedream, so to speak? Thank you!!!
I listed my stove on freecycle.org and received several responses. I gave it away for free and was glad to do it. I didn't get any responses via BPN or craigslist when I tried to sell it. good luck
Looking for a professional chimney person to do a full scope pellet stove cleaning with a reasonable price. Please let us know if you have somebody to recommand. Thank you! mom
Does anyone have a recommendation for a business which sells/intalls EPA woodburning fireplace inserts? I am looking for a store that has a good selection (the one at Ashby Tubmakers was a bit limited). Perhaps there is somewhere in Danville/Concord/Hayward or surrounding East Bay Areas? Good and poor service reviews helpful as they are so pricey. thanks.
We have given up burning wood in our drafty old fireplace for health and environmental reasons. But we miss having an occasional fire during the winter. Someday maybe we'll convert to a gas fireplace, but in the meantime, looking for alternatives. We've seen ''gel'' fireplace fuel in high-priced catalogs, which profess to require no chimney, etc. Has anyone used this stuff, what is it like? We have allergies/asthma, don't want anything at all toxic, etc. Are there any other options we could consider? Lori
I wish to buy a pellet stove for our house and have it installed. I have no idea where to start with this. I know of one place in Berkeley that also makes hot tubs. But I also know that you can buy them on line, have them shipped here, and then hire an individual person to install it. Does anyone have any ideas or recommendations? I have decided I want a classic (old fashioned looking) fireplace insert. Chiara
I'm stumped looking for someone to clean our pellet stove and chimneypipe. I called Tubmakers, where the stove was purchased, but the one name they dug up was a wrong number. Irish Sweep told me they don't do pellet stoves. Is there anyone out there that will clean out the stove and pipe for us? To me, it doesn't seem that different from cleaning a fireplace or woodstove, but for some reason none of the chimneysweeps I've talked to will do it. Help! Thanks! JP
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