By Mark on November 9, 2012
I am looking for the smallest wood stove with a cook top. (ex. Napoleon 1150p or smaller.) The least expensive would be appreciated also.
on November 9, 2012
We only have a small selection of wood stoves that feature cook tops. One option is, of course, the 1150. However, we could add a cook top option to our NPL-1400. Please follow the below links to check out this option.
Cook Mate Accessory
This option would result in a smaller cooking service but this stove, including options, would cost less and it would be slightly smaller than the 1150.
By Richard from Lebanon, MO on November 6, 2013
I have an existing wood stove that I want to replace. My problem is that the newer stoves are 6" and my old unit is 8". I have 1- 8" single black pipe from the stove to an adapter double wall 8" then 8" through the ceiling thimble through the roof about 8'. Do I need double wall pipe at all? Should I take the 8" out and do all 6" or should I just get a 6-8" adapter and leave the 8" pipe? I have had the pipe for about 10 years.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 6, 2013
Answer:Ideally, your stove and chimney venting will be sized to the flue outlet on the stove you are using. Newer stoves are more efficient, with lower flue gas temperatures. As such, the oversize 8 inch flue can allow the flue gases to cool too rapidly, resulting in a lazy draft and poor stove performance.
The good news is that your stove has a relatively short venting run, so you may be able to operate it with a 6 to 8 inch adapt. My best suggestion is to try the stove with your current setup first, keeping in mind the notion that if the stove does not draft well, you may need to swap the chimney system.
By Peggy from Belle Chasse, LA on September 11, 2013
Hi, I love these! Do you have a wood burning stove that has a glass door and an opening on the top to boil water?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 11, 2013
By Allen from Hudson, WI on September 20, 2013
I have an old Kodiak stove that I am going to replace and would like to get something without a glass door. Do all of the stoves you have come with glass doors only, or is a steel door a possibility? I am not a fan of glass doors and am not looking for decorative ones. I just want a functional one without the hassle of glass.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 22, 2013
While we do offer some stoves that do not have a glass door, our selection is limited to lower efficiency, non EPA stoves, such as the US Stove Large Logwood Cast Iron Wood Burning Stove
. All of our larger cast iron and plate steel stoves will have a ceramic glass door.
By Brian from Grand Junction, Colorado on October 26, 2013
I have a 3100 sq ft house that I want to heat. The down stairs is roughly half of it and that is where I want the stove. How big or small should I go?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 28, 2013
By Ginny from Conrad, MT on March 17, 2013
I have asthma and my husband insists we have a wood stove, which I think is a Virginia cast iron stove. The one we currently have is very old, cast iron with a blower attached on the back. It can't get very hot, we're constantly putting wood into it and it smokes out of the door and the window in front at times. We burn good lodgepole pine so creasote shouldn't be building up. Do you have something that would heat a 2500 sq ft home, is EPA guaranteed and clean burning?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 18, 2013
Older cast iron stoves can indeed back puff and are not truly air tight. A sealed EPA stove will go a long way to rectify the smoke issue, especially if you are able to use an outside air kit for combustion air to the stove. While we sell several models that can heat the square footage you have, one that I recommend often is the Osburn 2400 High Efficiency EPA Woodburning Stove
. Being a plate steel stove, it will have superior heating capacity, as heat transfers through the stove body more readily. Cast iron stove will stay warmer longer, but cannot match the temperature achieved by a steel model. Use of a blower on the 2400 would be a good idea as well, as this always boosts thermal efficiency. This unit has clean, machine welded lines and is a well built, attractive stove. You will need to verify the size of your existing flue before you purchase a new model. Almost every EPA stove, including the 2400, needs a 6 inch flue to draft properly. Older stoves often uses an 8 inch chimney, which wouldn't work with a new EPA stove.
By Chris from Minnetonka, MN on February 21, 2014
Rear venting wood stoves--is their combustion air supplied from outside or from within the room? Which wood stoves do you have that can operate either with the door open or closed? Can any rear venting wood stoves operate either with their door open or closed? (I know I'll likely have to put a spark arresting screen up.)
What is considered an efficient rear venting wood stove and how does that efficiency compare to the more efficient stoves costing about $2,000 or less?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 21, 2014
The wood stove models that we currently offer are top venting only. Rear venting stoves were commonly used increase efficiency by placing the collar near the base of the firebox, forcing heat to build up in the upper portion and increasing efficiency. The models that we offer use baffles to slow the escape of heat, with the collar being located on the top, near the backside of the stove. These models can only be used with the door closed.
The only rear venting appliances we offer are the circulators, such as the US Stove Wonderluxe Wood and Coal-Burning Circulator
. These units must also be burned with their door closed.
By Julius from Iowa on October 28, 2013
We have a home that has an existing 8" chimney flue inlet that we would like to utilize for a Drolet wood burning furnace with a 6" exhaust. The manual states that the exhaust and chimney sizes should be the same to prevent rapid gas cooling. What would you recommend we should do?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 29, 2013
Answer:In order for the furnace to perform properly, the flue should be relined. Either a flexible liner or rigid insulated liner sections can be used to do this. If you would like to provide the height of the chimney, I can give you a quote for the necessary components.
By Carl from CT on September 4, 2013
Where can I purchase a cast iron door for a home-made wood burning stove?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 5, 2013
Answer:I am not aware of any source for custom castings at this time. Because the cost to set up a new casting is relatively expensive, it is unlikely that you will find a source for a one time casting.
My suggestion is to purchase a replacement door for a model of stove that is close to the dimensions of your door opening, then have a custom steel bracket fabricated that would allow the attachment of the door.
By GG from CA, Sierra Foothills,1500 elevation on November 28, 2012
Looking to replace a wood stove: 2200 sq ft home, 8 ft ceilings, single story with crawl space. It has a large brick hearth. I want outside air for combustion & blower. What are your top three recommendations?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 28, 2012
Top sellers for this square footage range are the Napoleon Large Pedestal Wood Burning Stove
, the Osburn 2400 High Efficiency EPA Woodburning Stove
and the US Stove Extra-Large EPA-Certified Wood-Burning Stove
All three stoves are capable of heating your square footage without being operated at a continually high burn. Both the Napoleon and Osburn stoves are among the finest steel bodied stoves in the industry, with very clean welds and exceptional efficiency and durability. The U.S. Stove model is more rustic and simple, but has been a good seller as well and is well liked for its "no frills" character and good value. All three models can use outside air kit and blowers. The U.S. Stove will include the blower as standard.
By Al from Tulsa, OK on February 3, 2014
Which is better, a catalyst woodstove or non-catalyst?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 4, 2014
Answer:Catalytic and non-catalytic wood stoves each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages.
Catalytic stoves will normally utilize a ceramic catalyst to lower combustion temperatures and help to induce a complete burn of all combustion byproducts. Because of the lower temperature, it is generally easier to get a catalytic stove to operate at peak efficiency. Catalytic wood stoves also have longer burn times, due to the fact that they burn their fuel load at a lower temperature, with a less intense fire. However, catalytic models require more frequent maintenance of the catalyst and are not able to heat as much square footage, due to their lower temperatures.
Non-Catalytic stoves use a pair of ceramic baffles and heat recirculation tubes to confine the fire to a small burn chamber. The injection of combustion air from the tubes creates a hot, intense fire. This burns all of the combustion byproducts that are usually released to the chimney. Because of the intensity of the fire, these models can heat a larger area, however they burn their fuel more quickly. Non-catalytic models are generally lower maintenance than catalytic models.
In summary, if a longer burn time for a limited area is more desirable, the catalytic unit is best. A non-catalytic model would be better for larger areas, but will require more frequent reloading.
By Ann from Fergus Ontario on December 14, 2013
I have a Napolean 1900 and love it. However, my dad thinks after 4 years of having it that I should have a flue damper. The installation guy said the new stoves do not need one. Is this correct? What information can I give to my dad so that he can stop talking about it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 16, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, I was not able to find any written information stating that an inline damper is not needed on an EPA stove, but it is common knowledge. Older stoves did not have internal baffles, as your 1900 does. The combustion chamber was open to the chimney system and an iron damper plate was necessary to regulate flow. The fiber baffles that are located at the top of the firebox in your 1900 serve the same purpose. The baffles can be seen above the round air tubes when looking inside the combustion chamber. There is only a very small space at the back of the firebox for flue gases to escape to the chimney, with the burn rate of the stove being controlled completely by the air damper, as you know. It is not recommended to install a manual inline damper with an EPA stove. Because these stoves have a much lower flue gas temperature and less draft, an inline damper can act as a flue obstruction, even when fully open. This can lead to poor performance.
By richard from Union, WA on January 5, 2013
What type of wood-burning stove will work in a manufactured home in Washington State?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013
The Country Hearth line of wood stoves by US Stove are both 50 state EPA certified and can be used in a manufactured home. An example is the US Stove Medium EPA-Certified Wood-Burning Stove
. We also offer units with higher BTU output, should you require more.
By Jason from Virginia on December 14, 2013
What does double vented mean? I installed a wood burning stove in my house and my insurance provider has asked me to complete a form concerning the stove. One of the questions is in regards to if the stove is double vented, but I am not sure what that means. Can you tell me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 16, 2013
Answer:The closest thing that I can think of that they are referring to is whether or not the stove was vented with double walled stovepipe. I cannot say that I have heard the term "double vented" used before. However, insurance companies are commonly concerned with the type of stovepipe used in the house. Single walled is standard, but it has an 18 inch clearance to combustibles and the surface of it becomes very hot. Double walled stovepipe has a stainless steel inner wall and only a 6 inch clearance to combustibles. It is considered much safer, due to its lower surface temperatures and increased ability to withstand a chimney fire.
By Mark from Sacramento, CA on January 24, 2013
What is the highest output stove you sell?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2013
By doug from Alaska on November 1, 2012
Do you ship to Alaska?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 1, 2012
Most of our items can indeed be shipped to Alaska. Please contact us
with the desired item number(s) and your zip code and we will be happy to provide a shipping quote. We look forward to your response.
By ramonaosgood from Marshalltown, Iowa on January 6, 2013
Do you carry Blaze King wood burners?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013
Answer:We are not currently a dealer for Blaze King stoves, but do carry several other brands. If you would like to provide your criteria, I will be happy to check into a stove that may match your needs.
By Jeff Zeiler from Cumming, GA on November 14, 2012
I am looking for a wood stove that exhausts out the rear rather than the top. What options do you have that do this?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 14, 2012
Answer:All of our wood stoves have a top-vent flue collar.
By Jackie from Westminster, MA on October 20, 2013
I want to replace a wood burning stove with a 5" pipe and 5" liner up the chimney. Do you sell stoves with 5" stove pipe holes, or are they all 6" now?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 21, 2013
Answer:All stoves that we offer have been standardized to have a 6 inch flue collar. I am not aware of a manufacturer that still produces a stove with a 5 inch flue collar.
By Matt from Wisconsin on April 15, 2013
Hi, I need a woodstove for my deer camp. We have a 24'x24' shed that we'd like to heat exclusively with the wood stove. We would also like to cook on it. It must be UL listed and approved for mobile or modular home in order to meet code in our area. Can you tell me what options I have?
By Chris on April 15, 2013
By Danny from CT on August 11, 2013
I need a stove that can be vented by the back of stove
6 inches, do u have any?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on August 12, 2013
By Sheri from Clarkston, MI on February 28, 2014
Is there a way to set up gas ignitor to a wood burning stove?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 28, 2014
Answer:Gas log lighters are available for open faced wood burning fireplaces, however the design and temperature of a wood stove firebox does not allow use of such a device. The higher temperatures would quickly cause the lighter to degrade and modification of the firebox would be necessary, which is not recommended by manufacturers.
By Ron from Asheville, NC on September 19, 2013
I am looking for a small high efficiency stove as a primary heat source for a 700 sq. ft. mountain home. There are so many products and features available that it is a little overwhelming. I would like the stove to have a decent size box, long burn times, and have some type of damper system to regulate temperature. In addition, it would be great if it was attractive, had an easy to clean window, and enhanced the value of the home.
Could you possibly make three recommendations from your inventory in order of good, better, and best? I don't mind paying a little more if there is a bang for the buck involved. Also, if there are any extras I really need with the stove I would appreciate that as well.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 20, 2013
I appreciate your interest in our products. I will be happy to recommend a few stoves that could suit your installation. As a rule, newer stoves no longer use a damper for draft regulation. High efficiency stoves use either steel or ceramic baffles that increase efficiency by creating a recirculating effect. A bonus to the recirculating effect is the stove glass remains cleaner, as it is continuously being "washed" by fresh air. A damper can certainly be used to isolate the stove when it is not in use, but is should be fully open when the stove is burning. Rate of combustion is controlled from the primary air shutter.
Three stoves to consider are the Osburn 900 High-Efficiency EPA Wood Burning Stove
, the Drolet Celtic Small Wood Stove
and the Napoleon Small Pedestal Wood Burning Stove
. From first to last, each model of stove will feature increasingly larger burn chambers, burn times, and build quality. All three feature plate steel and CNC design and construction, but the Napoleon is a more finely detailed and finished stove. The Osburn and Drolet are designed to offer a rugged, but handsome appearance. Given their smaller size, burn times can be expected to max out at 5 hours for the first pair and 6 for the last model, assuming seasoned wood is burned. I do recommend considering the circulating blower accessory that is offered for each stove, as this will greatly increase their thermal efficiency. I invite you to review the product specifications for each stove. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about each.
By Milena from Sacramento on February 28, 2014
Hello there. How can you convince me to buy online, vs. a store up the road?
Is the financial difference justified? Is it easy to find a certified installer? What are the costs then?
Right now I'm looking at 4K plus labor plus all the stonework for the alcove.
Can you give some advice?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 3, 2014
Answer:Purchasing online can be an excellent way to save on the initial purchase price of the unit, as local dealers do tend to list products for a higher purchase price. Licensed plumbers will usually have experience with hearth products and we offer an extensive technical support program that can answer any questions you or your installer may have during the installation and operation of the hearth appliance. Are you interested in a certain brand and model of stove? Depending on the brand, there may be certain installation requirements that must be met.
By Lew Meeks from Middle Georgia on November 16, 2012
I'm interested in a wood-burning stove for a tiny house (400-500 sq ft). Do you have to have a fireplace to vent the stove?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 16, 2012
Our freestanding wood stoves do not need an existing fireplace or chimney. You will need to use 6" inner diameter stovepipe and 6" inner diameter Class A chimney pipe to vent all of our models.
If needed, please fill out our Chimney Pipe Design & Quote Form
, and we can provide an estimate on costs for your application.
By Ron on November 9, 2012
Do you offer any wood burning stoves with rear vent capabilities that can get by with a 15” side clearance?
on November 9, 2012
The only wood burning stove that we currently offer with the ability to convert to a rear-vent unit is this:
Wood Burning Stove
The side clearances of this stove are 16", however, and the rear clearance is 22". Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By Virgil on November 9, 2012
Are there any tax credits for energy efficiency on wood stoves?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Certain models of high efficiency wood and pellet stoves did indeed qualify for a federal tax credit. These units had to be purchased and installed by the end of 2011. Currently, I do not have any information as to if this credit will be extended for the 2012 tax year.
We expect to hear more about this as the year progresses, but don't have this info currently.
By Octavian on November 9, 2012
I am looking for a wood burning stove that can be inserted into a box to make it look like a fireplace. The outside air intake has to be through the floor, as the stove will be placed in some sort of fake, small "wall" that will partially separate the dining and living areas (which are just open space, no dividing wall right now). Local code (WA state) does not allow air to come from a vented crawl space, it has to come from outside. On the opposite side, I plan to have (maybe) book shelves, so it should be well insulated in the back. It should be efficient in terms of heating.
- the cabin is about 1500 sq feet, the area where this would be is about 800 sq feet
- it should have a quiet fan/blower and maybe a thermostat
- I would like to build this into 2x4 framing, into a small wall-like structure separating the otherwise opened dinner/living area
What kind of non-combustible enclosure would be required? How is that playing with the opposite wall not getting hot? Do you sell anything that would be along these lines?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:We do indeed carry several high efficiency stoves that can be inserted into smaller alcoves and draw air from outdoors. There will need to be some sort of non-combustible surround around the stove, in order to maintain proper clearance. We also offer a few high efficiency fireplaces that are designed to look like stoves, which can be built into 2 x 4 framing.
From your specifications, you will essentially require a zero clearance firebox, rather than a true stove. To this end, you will not need to add any non-combustible material around the unit. You will be able to simply frame a 2 x 4 enclosure around the unit, then slide the unit into the opening and finish off the surrounding wall.