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Follow Up from Previous Thread - was going to do heat over cement.

carol_lynn Member Posts: 8
edited September 2022 in THE MAIN WALL
I’m now considering a wood burning insert for the fireplace. I have acreage-free wood. What is the best brand, not too expensive, but will last? Someone will have to install it. This part I can’t do. 


  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,353
    Do you have a nearby fireplace shop? They would be up to speed on what is available 

    Most all wood burning devices now need to meet the EPA requirements, and also the state requirements.  My first choice would be a wood stove just in front of where the fireplace is

    You get a nice quiet comfortable heat from a wood stove, radiant heat. Inserts blow hot air and dust on you 😖 and generate some noise

    New wood burners need dry wood, ideally cut and split a year ahead of the burn. Todays high efficiency wood burners don’t handle green wood well.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream