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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.

Life in a smaller space doesn't have to mean giving up the benefits and luxuries of a larger home - to prove that point, we've prepared this list of beautiful fireplace inserts approved for use in mobile homes. While these wood and gas fireplaces are built specifically around the concerns of mobile home dwellers, you wouldn't know it by the quality of the warmth and ambience they bring to the home - they feel just like their big-time cousins. Please check your local codes regarding vent-free inserts, however - because they use the oxygen in the room, many areas have limited or restricted their use, regardless of whether they are tested and approved by their manufacturers for use in a mobile home. Every one of these inserts here has been tested and approved by their manufacturer for use in a mobile home, for safe heating, without overheating you or drawing too much oxygen out of the room. You can breathe easy, knowing you won't be compromising on safety, convenience or coziness.
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