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I'm building a 700 sq ft. two story addition to my home and want to put
an efficient wood burning stove in the living area on the first floor.
I was thinking about Jotul or Vermont Castings, and their smallest
models. From those who have wood stoves, I'd be grateful to learn about
things I should consider or keep in mind. Also, are catalytic stoves
too much of a pain, or are they worth it (are replacement elements
expensive, given they last about two years)?

Thank you very much.

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When we lived in GA where the winters got real cold sometimes, we had a
wood stove. It did put out a lot of heat but to take advantage of it
you need a fan to circulate the air. Some stoves come with a fan - and
if I were buying I would be sure to get one of those.










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I'm building a 700 sq ft. two story addition to my home and want to put
an efficient wood burning stove in the living area on the first floor.
I was thinking about Jotul or Vermont Castings, and their smallest
models. From those who have wood stoves, I'd be grateful to learn about
things I should consider or keep in mind. Also, are catalytic stoves
too much of a pain, or are they worth it (are replacement elements
expensive, given they last about two years)?

Thank you very much.


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I'm building a 700 sq ft. two story addition to my home and want to put
an efficient wood burning stove in the living area on the first floor.
I was thinking about Jotul or Vermont Castings, and their smallest
models. From those who have wood stoves, I'd be grateful to learn about
things I should consider or keep in mind.


You may need to tell us where you live, whether
this stove would be used for principal heat or
only occasionally, whether you have a source
of free fuel etc. I recommend

Neil Soderstrom, Heating Your Home with Wood
(1979)
Dirk Thomas, Harrowsmith Country Life Guide to Wood Heat
(1992, not so good as Soderstrom).

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


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Very good point. I live in northeast Massachusetts north of Boston,
near the seacoast. I will have natural gas-warmed hot water baseboards
in this new addition, with radiators in the rest of the house. The room
where I plan to put the stove will have vents in the ceiling to help
circulate the air.

I wish I had a free fuel source, but I'll probably buy a cord or two to
start, then keep an eye out for downed trees or limbs I can cut with my
chainsaw.

Don Phillipson wrote:

You may need to tell us where you live, whether
this stove would be used for principal heat or
only occasionally, whether you have a source
of free fuel etc.


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I bought the largest model wood stove I could find in my area and am glad I
did. My wood stove is capable of 75,000 BTU's of heat and can heat my entire
house with the use of fans.

But I can also build a small fire and heat just the room it is in.

Here is the model I got (not catalytic)...
http://www.summersheat.com/50-snc30p.html

Main page of the above...
http://www.summersheat.com


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I'm building a 700 sq ft. two story addition to my home and want to put
an efficient wood burning stove in the living area on the first floor.
I was thinking about Jotul or Vermont Castings, and their smallest
models. From those who have wood stoves, I'd be grateful to learn about
things I should consider or keep in mind. Also, are catalytic stoves
too much of a pain, or are they worth it (are replacement elements
expensive, given they last about two years)?

Thank you very much.



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