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Lagree Wyndham
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Hello, I'm new here. I grew up heating with wood with a Large Buck stove insert in our fireplace. Now that I have my on home I realize I need an emergency heat back up, during winter power outages, which can last up to a week, we are in rural South Carolina and not prepared for harsh winter weather when it hits. My house has a full masonry fireplace in it 11 years old used earlier this year for the first time. The fire box is 28 inches high/32 inches wide and 24 inches deep at the front. In the back it is 25 inches wide/ and 21 inches deep at top. I would like to install a small attractive wood heater inside firebox, is this possible? and if so does anyone have any recommendations. I have been searching but am concerned about stove over heating due to clearance not being as big as recommended. I found one in the United Kingdom, Tiger wood heater for small fireplace installation, but can't find in States. I really want to avoid an insert and will be unable to do a hearth installation.

Thanks for any advice and help,

Uncleg
 
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Lagree W. : A sketch, and a couple of pictures would be a big help, Based only by your description, this sounds like a Rumford fireplace, which is about the best
fireplace made and would be a sign of quality workmanship ! You can go to the righthand top of this page next to the spinning Permies sun is the permits toolbox
clicking on Search will let you search for the term Rumford Fireplace ether as an all forums category within permies or a web wide search ! Freedom to search
the Permies forums for relevant threads is a part of membership! Also with over 27,000 fellow members world wide you should be able to come here 24 / 7 and
find someone who wants to talk about what you want to talk about ! For the good of the crafts. Big AL
 
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I'm interested in using my fireplace to install a wood stove too. Why don't you want an insert?
 
Lagree Wyndham
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The reason I don't want an insert is that I feel it will ruin look of fireplace, It is a corner fire place with a large 7f t tall 120-150 year old ornate oak mantle and mirror, the outside of firebox and hearth are cover in a marble tile. I just don't think an insert would be a good look, My parents had a very large granite stone fireplace in their home and that covered on whole wall of their den, I always thought it looked so bad when they installed insert. I will post some pics when I get home to show Yall what I am working with, and the measurements from mantle and other clearances.

Thankk You,

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Lagree Wyndham ; If all you are looking for is supplemental heat, and a way to keep the core of your house warm during a power outage Then a Pellet
or Corn stove can be found that will certainly do the job.

These are generally 4'' or 5'' diameter discharge stove pipe! Which your installer will probably want to extend up through your chimney to its exit.

He will give you a reasoned answer as to why it is necessary, and I would reply that the only way to deal with the issues he raises is to install the small
diameter stove pipe, black fill around it with Perlite or Zonolite and use membrane or impervious tar seal cap at the chimneys exit to keep the fill material
dry !

There are chimney sweeps that can clean, inspect, and pour in a new liner shaped exactly to the size of your new stove also !

But lets start off with pictures of what you have now! For he good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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Here are some pics, one more to show in next message.
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Lagree Wyndham
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Other photos. The space between firebox and mantle is 9 inches and it is 16 inches to mantle shelf. Installed this way because of fire codes 12years ago.

Thanks Uncleg
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Firebox
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Space between fire box and mantl
 
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