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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:12 AM   #21
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Duh, I would like an insert, and this thread was about fireplace insert guys, wasn't it? I though it was rather on topic for my usual answers.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:58 AM   #22
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Hard to tell what makes one better than the other besides price and looks, maybe I'll just let Jessica pick based on looks.
Chad, I just did the complete installation with some help from a friend yesterday. Mine was easy, but i have a big fireplace with a 13x13 flue, so installing a 6" liner was no problem. There are both catalytic and non-catalytic stoves. I prefer the latter.

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There is a good forum on that site too.

here's mine...
I'll be installing an electrical outlet next to the stove today to eliminate the extension cord.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:10 AM   #23
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turned out awesome primnal!!!
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Old October 21st, 2012, 08:09 PM   #24
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Looks good elusive.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 08:15 PM   #25
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I just bought a Pacific Energy Summit model insert. I hope to complete the install tomorrow. You're correct, the stainless flex chimney liner, cap, and top plate, will set you back another $400-600.
Did you do flex liner from the insert all the way up?
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Old October 21st, 2012, 09:37 PM   #26
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Did you do flex liner from the insert all the way up?
Yes. all 23 feet.
I didn't insulate my flex. If i have any issues once it gets cold, i'll do the pour-in insulation as opposed to wrapping the flex with an insulation blanket. You need your liner to heat up a little to draw out the exhaust properly, and also reduce creosote.
I doubt i'll have any issues though. If my chimney was longer and not in great shape it would be a must.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:34 AM   #27
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Got it, I didn't know you could do flex for the entire length. My chin chim chim chimney is in good shape as well.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #28
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Any decisions? Mines cruising at a steady 600 degrees right now :)
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Any decisions? Mines cruising at a steady 600 degrees right now :)
Looks like I found a wood stove used that will fit into my current opening, a lot cheaper than inserts, will post up results after picking it up tomorrow.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #30
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I just bought a Pacific Energy Summit model insert. I hope to complete the install tomorrow. You're correct, the stainless flex chimney liner, cap, and top plate, will set you back another $400-600.
Thanks for the info Saturday. Ordered up the liner and such from chimney depot liner place yout old me about. Not bad for pricing.

Hoping it makes it here before the weekend so I can get it installed and get to burning some wood

I am too cheap to turn the heat up, but it would be nice to warm this place up a little
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Old October 29th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #31
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find a good mid level insert....I don't think there is any stand out brands if you know what I mean...chub, chub ozzyborn has a pellet stove and he likes that, but if it were me, I'd stay away from something I had to buy fuel for
I read this thread, then moved onto the following thread, fist post.

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