chet wrote: but he did quote me a price of $1325.00 with out the blower, I didn't want the blower anyway. is this a fair price! I will be heating a 1500 sq ft well insulated ranch.
I have a fireplace insert coal stove and it really needs the blower to be of any use. But I cannot IMAGINE not wanting a blower on freestanding units. If anything, set the fan to low.
Correct me if my logic is wrong......but I imagine that in order for a non-blowered stove to produce comparable heating to a blowered stove....the non-blowered stove needs to burn hotter.
In other words....to comparable heat Chet's 1,500sq/ft home:
Hot burning non-blower stove = med to low burning blower stove.
What are the reasons for passing up or ruling out the blower option?
I'm not bashing Chet's decision or all the 'non-blowers' out there....I'm just wondering.