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We reside in a larger, earlier home and accept two woodstoves. They are soapstone stoves from Woodstock Stove co. Wouldn't barter them for the world. We reside abreast Buffalo NY and it gets appealing algid here. We accept one in our ancestors allowance , which has no added calefaction antecedent and one in our dining room. They calefaction the abode great. No one is home all day but you can banal them up in the morning and they will still accept hot dress-down at 5:00. The soap rock holds the calefaction and radiates it throughout the day/night.


Hi there. I'm a Canadian newbie here. We bought a home-made wood burning furnace (outdoor) from a neighbor last December. It was expensive ($5000. altogether), but I absolutely LOVE it! Yes, it's a lot of work to keep the fire going, and not much fun to load up when it's -50, but it has been worth every penny. We initially thought it would take 3 years to pay for itself as we had been using propane, but with natural gas prices skyrocketing, this unit will be paid for by next spring.

It is about 7 feet in length, which allows for 6ft logs. The inner barrel is where the fire goes, and there is an outer barrel for the water and glycol. Water temps are kept at 150 degrees. This provides a wonderful to-the-bone warmth similar to wood stove heat. The water is piped in with pvc pipe, then goes through a coil register attached to the existing furnace, then throughout the home (mobile). We are going to hook up the water heater to it this fall so that we will be off propane altogether. I can hardly wait!

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them  :). We are still learning about this method of heating too, but it sure has been worth it.


Hope this is the right place to post a reply, so here goes.  For the lady wondering about a wood-burning stove; we had one for 20 of the 22 years we lived in central Missouri and we really liked it.  We also had propane as back-up and rarely used it.  Just be sure you get a good quality stove installed by a professional, only burn dry (seasoned) wood and regularly have your chimney cleaned of cresote.

Tracy Staerr:
We live in a larger, older home and have two woodstoves.  They are soapstone stoves from Woodstock Stove co.  Wouldn't trade them for the world.  We live near Buffalo NY and it gets pretty cold here.  We have one in our family room , which has no other heat source and one in our dining room.  They heat the house great.  No one is home all day but you can stock them up in the morning and they will still have hot coals at 5:00.  The soap stone holds the heat and radiates it throughout the day/night.  

Hope it helps !!

We live in an old farm house and bought an out door wood burning furnace.  It heats water and pipes it into the house.  The first time we were able to keep warm since living here.  We found no problem with the Insurance, because it is outside the house.  Also, there isn't a threat of fire.  The furnaces will also heat water for your use.  If you are able to cut your own wood the cost is very little.  Our furnace soon payed for itself.  There are many  excellent ones on the market.


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