What's the best woodburning stove?
August 25, 2006 4:28 PM Subscribe
I'm in the market for a woodburning stove. I want it to be my home's primary source of heat, and it needs to be the kind that fits inside an existing fireplace.
posted by eustacescrubb to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The house is 2300 square feet, has two stories, and was built in 1855, and so has pretty thick walls. But: the fireplace is in the middle of what has to be one of the first "great rooms" ever -- the kitchen, dining room and living room are all one big space (600 square feet or so). So I don't want to be cooked out of the area in trying to adequaely heat the upstairs. Also: I'd prefer to have an old-school setup - I'd like it to burn wood, not chips, and I don't want to mess with a caalytic converter. I know it probably needs a blower, but if it heats decently with convection (in case the power goes out in the dead of winter) that'd be just grand.