Buying a Used Wood Stove?
Buying a used hearth product, like a stove or a fireplace, is a lot like buying a used car. The devil is in the details. There are great buys out there.. but not always.
If you do not first inspect the product, it might not be a good buy.
If you do inspect the product but are not familiar with the product in general, it might not be a good buy.
If you buy a natural gas fireplace but cannot convert it to propane, it might not be a good buy.
If you buy a natural vent fireplace assuming you could install it with a horizontal termination kit, it might be a good buy.
If you buy an older name brand wood stove from the 1970s assuming that a replacement part is a non issue only to learn that the manufacturer no longer supports their non EPA certified models, it might be a good buy.
If you buy a used wood stove that requires an 8” draft system and you later discover your chimney is only a 6”system, it might not be good buy.
If you buy a non-UL listed product and your insurance company says no-go, it might not be a good buy.
Do your research first..buy later.