When I was around 5-6 my grandparents had a house that had a fireplace in it with glass doors. I remember them burning in it and the tempered glass cracking from being closed while the fire was burning. Maybe the newer glass doors are made from pyroceramic like stove doors are.
Before you do anything get it inspected by a professional and make sure it is in usable condition. If you're looking to use this for any kind of heat and not just ambiance then I would get an insulated liner and an insert. The glass doors you mentioned I'm pretty sure can't be used to close the...
@will1975 I have the stove you are looking at with 15' of chimney but with 2 - 90 degree bends (a through the wall install) at a much higher elevation in the Adirondack Mountains than you are. I have no issues with draft or with smoke spillage. That being said I also burn in "batches" load the...
If going from a cold start I'll throw in a few sticks of kindling and let that burn to coals before I fill it with full sized splits. The hot coals get it going better than top downs or other methods I've tried. Granted I also don't have that many cold starts.
Depends on what you mean by hard...
Maybe try a stove besides the BK? They do get a lot of praise on here, but like everything else on this planet nothing is infallible. Should be able to get a decent non cat stove for what you can sell the BK for. That would recoup some of the cost. I dunno, just throwing out ideas, I know...
remove the front burn tube, there is a small bolt on the left hand side of the tube retainer bracket (for lack of a better term) remove this then slide the tube to the right and it should angle down and out rather easy. with the front tube removed you can take both pieces of the baffle out of...
Adirondacks in Northern NY
2. Insulation of the house
1963 Sears Home Kit with lots of added insulation
3. Efficiency of the stove
Madison 50-shssw01 72% - 78%
4. House size
~1500 sqr ft Ranch style
~4 cords of mixed hardwood a year
is that on carpet or bare floors?
that doesn't sound like a good idea to me, the top of the chimney is usually where it is coolest, going from 6" to 10" is going to slow it down and cool it even more. sounds like a creosote making machine.
a piece of 1/8" stainless with a lot of holes in it over the tubes but under the vermiculite baffle would provide the protection you're looking for and keep the same insulating quality wouldn't it? I think i remember someone on here making something like this.