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Old 10-17-2010, 06:58 PM   #51
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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.
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