I'm ready to purchase a wood burning fireplace insert. Doesn't have to heat a
real large area but I live in the northeast so it has to be a good heater.
After much research I like the Jotul C450 Kennebec the best. Anyone with
experience with this stove out there ?
No experience with one... yet... but I just ordered a new one
literally about one hour ago. Should take a month to get it in and
installed (they are installing it). I'll let you know what I think
when I get it. That said, I was going to get a Vermont Castings
Winterwarm, but they didn't look as nice as the new Kennebec, and they
have the whole catalytic to deal with and eventually replace. I
researched it out and decided on the Jotul for the size (good heat
output), looks (doesn't look like a boiler from a ship, has some
decent style), name brand/quality (as always, we'll wait and see, but
from what I read about Vermont, they have had issues since the
buyout), and no catalytic... only one lever to adjust, the damper. If
it matters, I ordered it in Jotul Iron color... basically a deep gray.
There ya have it -- MW
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Am very interested in your choice of a new fireplace insert.
We have a fairly large and inefficient fireplace in our family room and have
been considering an insert for it..
Also have recently installed a much used second hand old style Jotul #8 in
our basement workshop for occasional wood burning; so far very pleased with
its operation, design etc.
Would be most obliged if you would later post your findings with your Jotul
insert on this news group..
Will do. I have a large fireplace, and originally went to the
fireplace store to get glass doors... the screen I used allowed too
much draft through when the fireplace was not in operation. I picked
out some expensive door, custom, and then looked at the stoves they
had in the store... said I'd sure like to have one of them
(jokingly)... they showed me the inserts, basically the same price as
the doors, and the rest, is history. I'll post my results when I have
her fired up, in a month or so.
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