But, you have to buy the pellets. Nothing is free. Two truckloads of dry firewood delivered and stacked, about a cord and a half, would cost you $240 in Nebraska. That's what my customers pay me.Because I am not able to chop and stack wood. But I can take pellets from a barrel with a scoop and put them in a bucket and carry in whatever I can a bit at a time.
I am selling this as they said the new pellet insert will fit. It's coming on the 9th of November. So basically this is a brand new stove which I am told can also be used as a standalone if you put feet on it.
I replaced the back plate on the stove about 5 years ago with a solid 1/4" steel plate from a welder's shop. I drilled the holes for the bolts that hang it in place. It's holding up rather well and made a huge difference. If I buy another, I will bump that to 5/16" steel. As I said before, when that cat baffle gave up, I replaced it all and no longer use a cat as described in this thread.Thanks, I have burned for 13 years: 44 gallon (barrel) stove and an insert. The insert was noncat and hardly ever engaged the "after burner," always had the fan on to boot. I imagine my efficiency was about $40% on the insert. Hopefully, it all works out. I like the stove, Like an idiot a snapped the bolt. The door case for the glass. I think cement will probably work out. It's easier enough to monitor. One thing from this forum, is leave well enough alone. I got money into it, so I have to get use out of it. I think about $500: 300 for stove, $100 for blower, (incl. restocking fee of $20 for ebay rippoff pump), new cat and temp. probe. The original cat (old cat) looked well enough, but I need this baby to perform. I'll give it a try and keep the $70 clear sky.com (something like that) on the shelf. About to order a hearth pad. I am into it for $500, $725 for the liner/dbl wall stove pipe with secondary damper/25' insulation, and $500 for hearthpad.: $1750 with paint and gaskets incl. Not bad at all, considering I was thinking about buying a VC Resolute floor model for $1600 with a baby 1.7cu ft box.
The cast iron plate in the back looks good, there was some use, but not crazy. Like I said, previously the center grate is fabricated. I ordered a new baffle (holes beneath the cat) and center grate. That's an extra $100. Should I keep it for the shelf, or return and see how it goes: my $100 question. I picked an exp. site to order from, so I think. The iron plates on the inside are not a screw driver, but a bolt. Leads me to think they were replaced. I guess the stove is the late 80's, as it's not allowed to be sold after '92.
The head for the ash pan stripped out, and the guy put a bolt in there. I could also use a vent screen as part of it rusted away. Oh yeah, $55 for the brass handle. Again, I used an exp. site. It might go for $35 on woodland or campstove or blackswan. I am listening to my oil burner--ugh. At least it's new, I just moved into a 10 year vacant zombie house that a builder flipped: it had 4 notes on it...
My shop-made "cat" is a 1/4" thick steel plate with holes drilled in it for the exhaust. It eventually gets red hot and works about like a cat does, burning the excess smoke up:Good to know. I can fudge 1/8'' but not 3/8''. I need to keep looking for a 1.25 R = 0.8 or better pad. So no cat, but you burn hotter, and shorter? I did read the whole thread, a refresher would be good. Thanks
The brass handles on my stove have no springs attached, nor do they have any strings attached. I have no idea why you ordered a blower for $209. I think you need to reduce the number of beers that you buy from your own brewery.Why would the brass handle come wuth a spring? I got everything for the install but the hearth pad. Maybe install this Sun. The ripoff $209 blower from ebay came. Idk the specs of it (cfm?) it does have quite low speed and a much higher high speed. The other one from electric motor warehouse is one speed at 60cfm.