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Old 11-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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I've recently been given an old Black Bart wood burning insert. Even though the company that manufactured this stove/insert is out of business, it still looks great and I can't beat the price - free. My fireplace hasn't been used much but I'm trying to get it prepared for the Black Bart. At first, this looks like a daunting task, but I'm gonna give it a try anyway. From asking questions and searching the web, I figure I'm gonna need:

1-An electrician to provide juice to the insert blower.
2-A chimney sweep to inspect the fireplace and provide 6" exhaust pipe within the existing masonry fireplace and assist me with the install.

If anyone else has any suggestions or recommendations I need to consider before undertaking this task, it would be appreciated. I'm busy now cleaning and re-painting the Black Bart prior to installing.

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Sounds like your on the right track!

Make sure to use the right high temp stove paint.

Check your door gaskets and make sure they seal up good.

Those things are a little heavy but I roll my old Squire insert in/out to clean using 1/2 pipe rollers all by myself. If your having the flue liner put in, then you shouldnt ever have to take it back out though.

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Old 11-17-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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I'm leaning towards a professional sandblast with new high temp paint job. My better half wants to paint the stove red with black doors. Any issues with having a red stove? I figured one can't go wrong with black, but I'm hoping the red will hold up and not look nasty after a few burns. Any thoughts?
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red will look great! until it turns black..... which it no doubt will.

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I ordered 1 qt of Thurmalux Stove Paint "Antique Ruby". We're having the stove professionally painted. We're painting the doors traditional black. Hopefully, that will help a little. I'll post before and after pics when I'm all done.
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looking forward to the pics. sounds interesting.

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Should the insert be brick lined?

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