The insert is an older model, think non-freestanding wood burning stove...that fits into your existing fireplace and seals it off. It came with a rather large, and clunky looking blower, to move cold air around the fire box, heating it, and blowing it back into the room. Blessedly, it is VERY quiet, yet puts out a fair bit of air.
Since we split so much of our firewood sized for the old fireplace, which was huge, we need to re-cut a goodly amount of our existing woodpile to fit the insert. Today, as it was only a sunny calm 69degrees out, I decided to break out the chain saw and hydraulic splitter and get some work done.
|A small pile pulled from the cord and re-cut.|
|Cut logs, not really worth splitting.|
|Stacking work for the Monkeys. I'm sure they will be thrilled! NOT!|