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Soapstone stove?
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Leo    Posted 06-18-2002 at 17:56:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone have experience with one these pricey

Greg VT    Posted 06-19-2002 at 05:22:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got one. Like it a lot. The stone seems to suck up the heat giving it off slowly and evenly. Looks nice too.

Leo    Posted 08-16-2002 at 04:16:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Will softwoods work in these soapstone
stoves. I don't have access to hardwoods
without paying good money. Leo

Old Sarge    Posted 06-18-2002 at 18:54:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got one in the house already and another one coming.Also 2 chimney liners.

I thought they were a bit pricey too, BUT they sure are effecient suckers. Trouble is they take forever to cool down. Man the temp on the surface gets up to 450 and then when the fire goes our 5-6 hrs later then ya gotta wait 6-8 hrs so's ya kin git the ashes out, What little there is of them.

DeadCarp- fires get hot    Posted 06-18-2002 at 19:24:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
In a room, a runaway fire with average oxygen can reach 1200 degrees in 4 minutes. Stoves can heat up faster yet. Soapstone, fireclay & cast iron are about the only things that can stand a hot fire without damage. In my old furnace, i tried everything under the sun to direct smoke to the chimney towards the front - finally bought a nice chunk of flue liner then the supports sagged and it fell & broke anyway. I wonder if they make soapstone angles? :)

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