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Old 01-09-2008, 03:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone here heard anything about these Soapstone Wood Stoves with an oven on top!! Unfortunately it looks like they are only available in Europe (they are made in Germany).

http://www.altechfireplaces.com/

How cool would it be to bake a casserole with the same energy you're using to heat your home?

I have heard you can find "ovens" to place on top of your freestanding stove but I'm guessing this is more efficient and just gorgeous!

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That is pretty neat. I've never seen one like that before. A friend of mine has a regular soapstone stove without the oven. They radiate the heat so gently that you don't have to worry about kiddies getting to close. A definite plus!
I still have my heart set on a "Sweet Heart" like my grandma had. That way I can have a cooktop, oven, water heater, and wood stove all in one!
http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...3Cat=0&i4Cat=0
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I have been dreaming of something similar. You can get these in the States and they are so pretty.
http://www.warmstone.com/
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I have been dreaming of something similar. You can get these in the States and they are so pretty.
http://www.warmstone.com/

spring978,
You and I now share the same dream. What do you think about the "Fireplace / Gourmet" for the basement, with double sided viewing?

I think it's the picture on the bottom.

http://www.warmstone.com/

Although I do like the simplicity of the Altech one I posted earlier.

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I had forgotten I'd heard about this manufacturer before and I just re-discovered the web site of a dealer in Plainville, Massachusetts. Their name is "Stone Comfort".

Their site has a lot more information than the other one. I wonder how much of it is hype? I especially liked their description of radiant versus convection heat. I'm wondering if it is tecnically accurate?

Massachusetts Tulikivi dealer
http://www.stonecomfort.com/default.aspx

Healthy Radiant Heat
http://www.stonecomfort.com/page.aspx?page_id=11

Advanced Firebox Design
http://www.stonecomfort.com/page.aspx?page_id=12

Energy Efficiency
http://www.stonecomfort.com/page.aspx?page_id=13

Installation
http://www.stonecomfort.com/installation.aspx

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I would love to have one custom buikt but will never be able to afford more than a simple basic model.
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I would love to have one custom buikt but will never be able to afford more than a simple basic model.
Has anyone heard of these hybrid Masonry Heaters, with the stove made of iron? The dealer is in Vermont. According to their website they can be dry stacked by "Do It Yourselfers".

I think they are made in Germany. If you could get a brand name you might be able to find a dealer closer to you.

http://www.vermontwoodstove.com/hybridws.htm
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“Thanks for your interest in our New Hybrid Soapstone Woodstoves. These units have been developed to provide "maximum" radiant heat storage and output, at just half the weight (1,500-2,000lbs) of our full size masonry heaters (4,000-8,000lbs). As well, the design of these units allows them to be easily dry stack pinned and assembled without mortar, by homeowners and do it yourselfers. Our Hybrid Soapstone Woodstoves utilize a cast iron woodstove core in which the wood is burned. Surrounding the woodstove core is 2 3/8" thick beautifully crafted and finished soapstone veneer. The Soapstone absorbs, stores, and radiates heat... for hours after the fire is out.”

There are 5 or 6 styles and the prices range from $5,000 to $7,000. They all put out 34,000 btus capable of heating 750 to 1000 sf.

The Palisadium is one of the lighter ones at about 1630 Lbs. It costs $5,000 but the “Holiday Special” with shipping is $6,700.00. Since the rest of them weigh a little more that suggests the minimum amount for shipping would be $1,700.00.
The planning page gives some cooking options but I don’t know if they apply to the hybrid stoves or just the regular masonry stoves.

Out of curiosity I did send them an email asking whether a concrete foundation would be strong enough, what kind of chimney is required (whether a steel pipe would be sufficient) and what, if any cooking options they come with and what they might cost.
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That is pretty neat. I've never seen one like that before. A friend of mine has a regular soapstone stove without the oven. They radiate the heat so gently that you don't have to worry about kiddies getting to close. A definite plus!
I still have my heart set on a "Sweet Heart" like my grandma had. That way I can have a cooktop, oven, water heater, and wood stove all in one!
http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...3Cat=0&i4Cat=0
My parents have the bakers choice and LOVE it!
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Here is a thread about the Masonry Heaters Association.

They have a set of 5 or 6 plans for building a masonry stove. You don't need to be a mason to become a member. They have an annual meeting coming up in North Carolina in April and they are planning a series of seminars for the Summer way up near the Canadian border.

Here is a link to a thread I started on this: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post10375195

You can see I do a pretty good job of carrying on a conversation with myself.
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I just bought the Palisadium Soapstone Wood Stove from M. Teixeira Soapstone. I love it! Check it out...

http://www.soapstone-woodstove.com/s...ood_stove.html

I liked this model because it was a little thinner than the others that were available, but I worried that it wouldn't produce enough heat. I was so wrong. Our basement family playroom is so nice and cozy. Before, I couldn't get the kids to play down there and they were making a mess all over the house. Now, they are down there all the time.

I fully recommend a soapstone woodstove.
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I just bought the Palisadium Soapstone Wood Stove from M. Teixeira Soapstone. I love it! ...
nivey,
Congratulations.

How long did you shop around? Did you consider Woodstock or Hearthstone stoves? Or was this your first choice? How did you hear about these?

Did you install it yourselves? How hard is it to run?

Do they still have the special pricing?

Does much of the heat rise upstairs?

I'd love to see pictures.

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The best custom soapstone kitchens I have seen anywhere
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