posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 01:08 AM
Wood stoves are the best thing that I have purchased since I moved to the Midwest. I waited until the summer to buy mine which cost me everything
included $700.00. I couldn't place the flue on through the roof, so I was able to remove a window, replace it with a fitted piece of plywood, and
made sure that the pipes could go through the piece.
I actually put it all together in my living room with my son, and it was quite easy. As long as you buy a triple insulated pipe ( I only needed on to
prevent over heating or fire) it made me quite safe, and save me hundreds of dollars a month. I buy about $170.00 a winter worth of wood, and get
kindling from around my home.
Also during the winter due to having the stove I bought cast iron pots (around $50.00 a piece, but well worth it) and cook over night on the stove,
and have food ready by morning. I also made sure to buy extra smoke alarms and a fire extinguisher, which makes me feel extra protected. There are
special made wood stoves for those in smaller homes, or mobile homes that are gov approved.
So that there is no problems. Buying a wood stove is one of the best purchases a homeowner can make as far as I am concerned. This has saved me money,
and I have a step up if SHTF for food, cleaning water, heat, and light. So all in all I personally suggest a wood stove. Good luck, and buy during the
summer as it its always on clearance at ALL home improvement stores.
BTW, with the triple insulated pipe, it NEVER gets hot, warm maybe, but never hot, some people choose to be thrifty on the pipes, and wonder why there
homes burn down. One, triple will save you from the worry.