good wood stoves?

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  1. "simon says"

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    we're fixin to re-do the fire place in our big ol house,
    and install a good wood stove in the hearth cave.
    we been looking at fancy wood stoves online, like jotul
    and vermont castings etc,wich are very expensive.
    is there a good stove with the nice style and quality
    for under $1000 ?(or do we just have to shell out $2500)
    we been looking at the classic looking(non insert)
    stoves that will look good in our old house but also
    keep it warm.
     
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    We bought a Quadra fire 4300 step top last year. Works good for us.
     

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    the quads seem aright,
    the quad "cumberland gap" is about the style we are looking for
    and yet still these online stove stores dont price thier stock.
     
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    stragely i did finally get price on that quad,
    $2200, i guess thats the going rate for that kind of stove,
    thanks'(nice when you can answer your own question huh?)
     
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    They run a little high $ wise. We got a good deal on ours. But the factory is right near here. They are a top quality stove. I have no complaints.
     
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    ya know' we are gonna live with this thing"
    i'ld like to get the deal even if i gotta drive to kc
    in my old ford,but we gotta find true love first,
    i was just fishing for ideas thats all...
     
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    [QUOTE="simon says";3897838]we're fixin to re-do the fire place in our big ol house,
    and install a good wood stove in the hearth cave.
    we been looking at fancy wood stoves online, like jotul
    and vermont castings etc,wich are very expensive.
    is there a good stove with the nice style and quality
    for under $1000 ?(or do we just have to shell out $2500)
    we been looking at the classic looking(non insert)
    stoves that will look good in our old house but also
    keep it warm.[/QUOTE]

    You pay for most of the good stuff.

    Ever thought about looking for used? Every now and then I see one in the paper around here, say, something like a Blue Ridge for a pretty decent price. Not a lot to wear out on a stove...
     
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    yes, i think about buying used.
    i think alot about it cause i want the good stuff
    but for under $1000 wich is what we got to spend
    without going to the bank for a loan.
    i saw a new vogelzang 'franklin' for $700
    does any body have an opinion on vogelzang ?
     
  9. 7thswan

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    I have a Waterford. Got it off ebay($1,300). Usta use a big Round Oak, that I sealed up real good. It worked great but the rolled steel sides needed replaced.Our house is 1800 sq. We close off the upstairs 2 bedrooms, they are my work rooms(spinning,weaving,sewing ect. at night. Also have a woodcookstove for the real bad days.
     
  10. Jennifer L.

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    You need to go to hearth.com and ask the folks over there. They will get you good answers.

    You've picked a good time to do it, now that they have a 30% tax credit for new stoves!

    Jennifer
     
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    yes it is a good time to get a stove, here is a link to hpba tax credit faq on our site http://woodheatstoves.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=29


    Simon, a good quality Hearthstone will never let you down http://woodheatstoves.com/hearthstone-soapstone-wood-stoves-c-293_123_102.html

    some less expensive options http://woodheatstoves.com/flame-wood-burning-stoves-c-293_123_309.html

    some used products http://woodheatstoves.com/used-stoves-c-293_192.html

    i also see some good used stoves come thru craigs list from time to time, but they wont qualify for 2009 wood stove tax credit...
     
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    aright sorry ive not been online ;
    was in IA,glad to be back in the zarks
    though its hot as it is wet.
    we got our big ol pile of wood now.
    we also have our hearth work going on.
    i did go to hearth . com but didnt get much out of it.
    we talked to our local lopi dealer who said
    he would give us a deal on the lopi leyden.
    does any body know this stove ?
    is it worth the $2000-$2300 in brown ?
     
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    http://www.hitzer.com/

    You can use wood or coal

    Their is no way you can find for 1000.00 . Better to for around 2000.00 +
     
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    Hitzer stoves even have a bimetallic thermostat.
     
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    I've had experience with Dutchwest, and I think two Hearthstone gas enameld stoves. I loved them all.

    I just picked up a Fisher wood stove for free. New home buyer's insurance company didn't want it in there, so she had to get rid of it. It's in A-1 condition. Not the enameled, glass, etc. look of the really high end stoves, but I don't think it's ugly, either. And the free part makes it even prettier.

    Except, now, I'm looking up these stoves, they stopped making them a long time ago. Though they work great, most insurance companies won't cover them since they are not ul listed. Seems like in a situation like yours, where you are replacing an existing fireplace/stove, the insurance company wouldnt know the difference. In my case, it would be a whole new install, which I'm pretty sure they wouldn't go for. I'll call on Monday and find out.

    If you think you could deal with a stove like this, check around. Especially if you are able and willing to load the things out. Lots of people would sell an old woodstove but they dont want the hassle of getting it out of the house.

    Last time I looked at stoves (just 2 or 3 years ago) they were in the $1500 range. Wow, they've really gone up. Hope I can find a way to make this Fisher work out.
     
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    Agree with the poster who suggested checking with hearth.com. While there, search for Englander 30NC - you'll find plenty of good reviews. Lowes sells them, around $1000. I put one in last year and love it.
    Edited to add - I did exactly what you are considering - put it in the fireplace cavity, although I added a ss liner.
     
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    The Fishers are fantastic stoves if you can get them and permission to use them. I got mine for a $100 no insurance company is going to tell me what I can have in my house. Some townships have ordinances against non UL stoves, not mine. Fisher was on the board that developed the UL safety standards the stoves are safe they just predate the tags.
     
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    We have heated with wood for about 10 years now in upstate NY. We bought a Lopi Endeavor (Travis industries). Its a high efficiency design (about 71%) and heats our 1800 square foot home very well. It burns secondary gases coming off the wood (like a quadrafire). I believe they are in your price range. They are an all steel welded design which means no gaskets other than the door gasket to worry about. The air tubes do need replacing about every two to three years as they take a beating. I highly recommend these stoves.
     
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    we now have our hearth finished,
    and have settled on the lopi leyden.
    we like the tech as well as the look.
    last year we burned 4 cords of block
    oak in our loose king table stove .
    this year we have the same amount
    of wood in the yard and hope not to
    be out of fuel in march as was the case,
    but it did inspire us to gleen up the yard
    a bit.
    they said ild get a tax break as well as insurability.
    we are in sured though with alot of exclusions.
    wood heat was an eyebrow raiser at the office
    when we mentioned it.
    they have been out but never in the house.
    this house is likely too dangerous for those unkind
    of visets
     
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    I don't think that is an air tight stove.

    We're in the same boat as you.. we ned a new woodstove. Our beloved Blaze King we got for $200 ten years ago used is at the end of it's life. We've been doing our shopping and have found that we need about $2K for something new.