By Patrick from Prestonsburg, KY on September 30, 2014
I recently bought an old Buck Stove and completely refurbished the stove to find out I might not be able to install the device in my house. The house has two fireplaces, each with separate vents, but the downstairs has a 90 degree angle in the vent shaft, so I assumed it was out of the picture for the Buck Stove. However, the upstairs has a straight vent. The fireplace is a majestic insert. Will I be able to install the Buck Stove in the majestic fireplace insert and it be safe, or is it even possible at all?
By eFireplaceStore on September 30, 2014
Answer:Almost every prefabricated fireplace is not tested and listed for use with a wood burning insert. As such, it is likely that the Majestic fireplace could not house the Buck stove. Even if the fireplace is listed for use with an insert, it can be very difficult to install and trim out properly.
Most chimney flues will have a decent offset at the smoke shelf, but I cannot imagine the purpose of the 90 degree bend. It would seem something must have been modified or changed at some point.