pa30b wrote:I am thinking of buying a used Chubby. There are many on Craigs List in my area. In looking at them, is there anything in particular to look out for? Weak areas? What is the difference between a good one and a bad one, other than general appearance?
If you are in the N.Shore area of MA you are welcome to come by and see my JR Chubby in action. You can get 12 to 14 hour burns with a Jr. Or at least I do with no problems. Chubby's are GREAT stoves and are very easy to operate. Parts are always available as well should you need them. I know Larry at Chubby Stoves has some 100% rehabed units that are lierally "LIKE NEW". If you go that route you won't have any worries about the shape the stove is in.
A simple suggestion to you is with any used stove you might buy is to replace all the gaskets on the doors. Air leaking in can shorten burn times.
Don't be afraid to ask questions around here either. This forum has some of the best salt of the earth people on it who are always ready to help.