By Elaine from Birmingham, AL on January 6, 2015
I am interested in this Ashley stove. Does this stove burn wood slowly or did the EPA change the way that all wood burning circulators work? I just read about how they made the new stoves with air vents to burn wood faster for prevention of air pollution. How long would this stove burn for before I would have to refill it?
By Kevin E. on January 6, 2015
Answer:This Ashley circulator would consume firewood similar to a wood stove. These units do burn efficiently. You'll find that you can load the unit with fuel and it will maintain a fire for several hours.
By James from Natchitoches, Louisiana on December 11, 2013
I want a blower attachment for this and do not see it offered. Can you tell me if it is?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 11, 2013
By michael bianchi from torrington, Ct. on January 19, 2012
Does this stove need a damper installed or do all Ashleys burn without a damper ?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 19, 2012
Answer:Wood burning appliances, such as this, do not use any damper in their chimney system. There is, however, an inlet air damper to control the quantity of air drawn into the appliance.
By Larry from East Texas on December 30, 2013
I want to replace an old Ashley C60-D wood circulator. Do you consider this unit to be the best replacement and will it pretty much fit in the same position with regards to dimensions?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2013
Answer:This circulator is indeed the closest replacement to the old C60-D and is almost identical in size and design, save for a few updates that have been made to increase efficiency and ease of operation. Your C60-D may or may not have an automatic air control thermostat. The new BEC95 will have this feature as standard.
By Kelly from TX on August 15, 2013
Is this a single wall heater or a double wall heater?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on August 16, 2013
Answer:This unit can utilize single-wall stovepipe in the room, then transition to double-wall class A chimney pipe at the ceiling or at the wall.
By Vicki from Oklahoma on November 17, 2012
How can you turn heat down on the stove when you constantly have air flow through door and ash door? We have the thermostat as low as possible and it is still really hot. On our old one there were no holes in the door and you could shut it down. That doesn't seem to work on this one.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, it is not possible to achieve as low of a burn as you could with your previous circulator. In order to comply with stricter EPA guidelines, the manufacturer drilled holes in the door of the unit to allow more air flow. This keeps the unit from producing as much soot by limiting how low of a burn can be obtained.
However, it is possible to plug the holes by using appropriately size stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts. This is the only way to modify the unit to achieve the low burn you are looking for.
By cindy from waverly, new york on July 20, 2012
Can you add a blower fan to this wood burning circulator?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 20, 2012
You can indeed add this US Stove CB36 Universal Blower Kit
to this particular wood burning circulator for increased efficiency and convection of heat. The blower assembly is a complete kit and will include all the necessary mounting hardware.
By Gwen from Niantic, CT on December 13, 2012
Where is your store located, or do you just do online sales? Do you have a store in Connecticut?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 13, 2012
Answer:We are an online-only retailer with no brick-and-mortar locations.
By Mabel from Espanola, NM on November 1, 2014
I have an Ashley Wood Burning Stove, Model BEC95, and I'm not sure about what steps I need to take to replace some of the firebricks. Can a broken firebrick be replaced?
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014
Answer:The vertical firebricks can indeed be replaced in this model. When looking through the main feed door, you will be able to notice the metal retaining rails that run around the perimeter of the firebrick. These rails are held in place by stainless fasteners. Once you locate and remove the fasteners along the rails, the appropriate rail can then be removed, allowing you to replace the firebrick. You will need to be careful when removing the rail, as the other bricks can easily tumble forward and break.
By Mike from Enosburg Falls, VT on August 23, 2014
What assembly is required once I receive this?
By eFireplaceStore on August 25, 2014
Answer:This heater will arrive largely assembled. Only small parts such as the flue collar and handle assembly must be installed.
By Dan from Grayling, Michigan on November 19, 2013
Does this price include a blower? How many inches from the floor to the center of the flue?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2013
Per the manufacturer, the height from the floor to the center line of the flue outlet is 24 inches.
This unit does not include a blower as standard, but it can utilize the US Stove CB36 Universal Blower Kit
By George Maples from New Hope, Al on January 8, 2012
What should dimensions be for floor to be heat resistant, and what pipe do you use
if you don't want a chimney? The type I would like to use is to pipe straight thru the roof. Would
that be possible? Also, should the back wall be fire resistant, and how big should it be?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 9, 2012
For stove positioning and clearances to walls and combustibles, please see page 2 of the owner's manual at the following link:
US Stove Ashley Black Wood Burning Circulator
As you can see, the back wall does not have to be fire-resistant, you just need 28" of clearance from the wall to the stove.
Floor protection requirements can be found on page 4 of that same link.
This stove can be vented with stovepipe in the room where it is installed, but you must transition to class A chimney pipe 18" before you get to the ceiling or the wall, however you plan to run your chimney system. You must terminate the class A pipe at least 3 feet above your roof and possibly more. If you need a quote for piping this unit, please see our Quote Request Form here:
Chimney Pipe Design & Quote Form
By rick from Winsted, CT on November 12, 2012
Why is this not recommended for a modular home?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 13, 2012
Answer:Primarily due to its lack of provisions for combustion air, which is required by building code for installation of a stove in a mobile home. We do offer several wood stoves that are mobile home approved, but we do not carry a circulator that has the approval.
By zach from pell city Alabama on October 31, 2011
Do you know anywhere to get or find a wood buring circulator for a mobile home?
By Kevin E. on November 1, 2011
Answer:Due to the inefficient nature of these circulators, it is my understanding that there are no styles that are mobile home approved. However, we do have a selection of free standing wood stoves that can be used in your application.
By Carl from Atlanta GA on January 30, 2013
I am curious about the wood burning circulator. How does it work? Is it attached to a chimney at the top or rear?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 30, 2013
Answer:Circulators function in a similar fashion to a wood stove, but use a sheet metal body and are side loading. They also use a rear flue collar and have a cooking grid that is hidden under a top door. Circulators do an excellent job of convecting heat on their own, however a blower can also be used to increase efficiency of the unit.
By Patrick from Nova Scotia Canada on April 13, 2012
What is the EPA efficiency rating for the US Stove Ashley Black Wood Burning Circulator?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on April 16, 2012
Answer:This unit is EPA exempt. It is not certified by the EPA, and thus does not have an efficiency rating.
By Marie from Maine on July 29, 2014
I have this stove. Can I use the Vogelzang 6" Barometric Damper for 6" Single Wall Flue Pipes - BD-06?
By eFireplaceStore on July 29, 2014
Answer:A barometric damper can indeed be used with this circulator. The damper component can be rotated to accommodate installation in a vertical or horizontal part of the vent run.
By Chris C. on July 29, 2014
By Rosemary from Tafton, Pa. on July 27, 2012
We bought a home that was built in 1970 and it has a Wood Burning Circulator Model 7150 B and serial # F129331383 from the Ashley Automatic Heater Co. We are trying to determine how far from a combustible wall (2 or 3 inches of masonry on the wall and 1.5 to 2 inches of masonry on the floor) that the heater should be positioned. I would appreciate any help you can give me since the circulator is so old even though it is in great condition since it was in a vacation home and was a backup system to another circulator in the home.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 30, 2012
Answer:While I do not have specific information for the model in question, U.S. Stove did purchase Ashley Heater and continues to produce a few circulators, such as this model, under the Ashley name.
This model only requires 1/4" of clearance to a masonry floor, but will require 8" of clearance to a masonry protected wall. Are there any combustible materials in the wall behind the masonry or is this a solid masonry wall?
By Lowell johnson from Louisville, kentucky on February 17, 2012
I have a pre-fab fireplace with chimney pipe. Can you vent one of these through the fire place. Similar to a hearth stove?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 17, 2012
Answer:This type of venting system could indeed be accomplished. This appliance needs a venting system with a diameter of 6". The appliance would require solid connection to the existing chimney system. Please refer to page 3 of the manual on this item page for more information.
By Dustin from Maine on December 26, 2011
The holes on the ash door, are they needed for proper operation? Can you swap it out for a solid ash door?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 27, 2011
Answer: Per U.S. Stove, the ash door does indeed come with several perforations in order to help the unit meet EPA requirements.
The unit is not available with a solid doors any longer, as the airflow is needed for the unit to meet efficiency standards that have been set into place.
By Tosha from Rose Bud, AR on February 3, 2014
I'm very interested in these types of stoves but we live in a mobile home. Is there a stove like this that can be put in a mobile home? Is there a way to make this mobile home proof?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 4, 2014
Answer:The primary reason these units are not approved for use in a mobile or manufactured home is due to their lack of dedicated provisions for combustion air. Current code requires that a combustion air supply is provided to any wood or coal heater installed in a mobile home. While the heater would function perfectly well, this lack of air provision excludes them from your installation. They cannot be modified to meet this code unfortunately.
By Jacob from MI on December 9, 2014
Are Ashley C60-D stoves UL approved?
By Kevin E. on December 9, 2014
Answer:From the literature I could find, the C60-D stove was likely not UL listed. It was probably tested and safety listed by Warnock Hesey Listing, Inc. Warnock Hersey is simply another testing and listing agency similar to UL.
By zach from pell city Alabama on November 3, 2011
With this item, can it be used in a mobile home if used with a fresh air kit on it?
By Chris M. on November 3, 2011
Answer:Unfortunately, not. These units are not designed to be used in a mobile home regardless of their access to combustion air.
By Janna from Wellston, Oklahoma on October 3, 2013
I am really considering this Ashley wood burning stove. I remember reading that U.S. Stove bought out Ashley. Would this stove have the name Ashley on it as described in the picture? Here in central Oklahoma, we can't find any wood burning stoves that meet our satisfaction. Our old Ashley has been wonderful but as happens, it got old. We are looking for something similar to yours. Do you really offer free shipping? I am impressed with your page and your answers.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 3, 2013
Answer:U.S. Stove did indeed purchase the Ashley product line and continues to manufacture the circulators under the Ashley brand name. Because of their dependable design and durability, they have not changed in many years. We do indeed offer free freight shipping to your area.
By Gene from Rancho Tehama, California on December 9, 2013
I would like to put in a wood heating system that I could put in the garage and have a radiator in the central air duct to heat the house. Does this sound like something you carry?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2013
Based on your description, you may be best to use a supplemental wood furnace. This system is designed to be placed adjacent to your existing forced air furnace or can be ducted in line to your furnace supply. An example of such a furnace is the US Stove Hotblast Coal and Wood Burning Furnace with Blower
. The other stoves that we offer do not have an effective take off system to heat the air in the duct.
By Beverly from Wakefield, CN on February 27, 2014
How long does it burn for per hours?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 28, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the expected maximum burn time for this model is 5 to 7 hours. Actual times will vary, based on the species of wood burned and the moisture content of the wood.