Originally Posted by BillsR100
I dont have anyplace to put a free standing wood stove so I'm looking for a fireplace insert. We've always had wood burning stoves and now we cant.
I'm toying with the idea of building my own grate made of pipe with a small blower to blow air thru it. I've seen one before and was amazed
at how much heat it put out! Sure, nothing like a wood stove but at least I can salvage some heat out of the fireplace when we have it going. I have access to wood, I want to use it!
The one I saw looked kinda like this.
There's a guy on eBay that sells those, but at those prices, you are better off to try and find an old used insert with a blower.
With the fireplace, you will burn at least 6 to 8 splits an hour, if not more, and the insert allows you to control that burn much better.