Most frequently asked questions.
September 06 2018

Most frequently asked questions.

I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the most frequent questions that we get asked. We do have a FAQ page our site.  However, written in a blog format may help some find what they are looking for in a different way.

Here we will address the questions and their answers. This is in general, as many people will have something particular about their specific situation.

 

Which stove should I buy? This will depend on the following factors; Square footage, height of the ceilings, if the space is insulated or not, and if it will be used in winter or just spring and fall. Let’s start with seasons. Generally, if used in winter, it’s likely that the Grizzly would be the stove for you. If not then the Cub should be just fine.  However if you had less than 100 square feet to heat during the winter the Cub should do it, unless the space is poorly insulated or not at all.  If for example you had 150 square feet, but the ceilings were high, then a Grizzly would also be better choice in order to compensate for the extra volume.  If your space is over 200 square feet and under 400 square feet, I would always suggest the Grizzly.  So it is combination of these factors that will determine which stove will suit your needs the best.

What do I need for a complete install? This is another tricky question to answer. The items needed for a complete install are going to be different based on the requirements of the space.  When determining what is needed, here are the main things to consider; which stove to order (talked about above).

 The mounting option (either wall mounted, floor mounted or your own install that respects the clearances) If wall mounted we have 3 different models for each stove: the standard, the pull out tray and the fresh air intake. The standard just shields the wall from the heat of the stove. The pull out tray gets pulled out when cleaning or refilling the fire box. And the fresh air intake will allow you to replace the oxygen consumed by the stove to be replaced without the need to open a window.

The next thing to look into is extra shielding. The stove requires 20” clearance to combustibles in all directions. For example, if the stove is installed on a wall within 20” of a corner, a side shield must be mounted to the lateral surface to the stove. This can reduce the clearance down to 3”. Also the pipe needs to be shielded the entire run up the wall. The wall mount offers 37” of flue protection, and we have 30” flue shield extensions that will cover the run that is not covered by the flue protection that comes with the wall mount.  

Next is the amount of pipe. You need to go from where the top of the stove will be, to one foot passed the highest point of the roof. We offer 24” sections with 22.5” of usable flue. You would acquire the number of section needed to attain that length.

That is the bulk of the items for the install, then it would be to see if you wanted any accessories. These include the tool kit we offer which makes it easy to manipulate the wood, and to scoop out ash. We have a mini roaster for our Grizzly which will allow you to cook on your Grizzly stove like an oven.  And we have an eco-fan that will move the hot air around instead of staying near the stove. This is especially useful for areas that are long like full sized school buses. The fan will move the heat to the other end of the bus for example.

And lastly it is the items to exit the pipe. We do not provide the items to exit and would have to be sourced elsewhere.  The items needed will depend on your roof type flat pitched or curved), if the roof is shingled or metal, how thick the roof is, and if there is an attic or not. These factors will determine the way you will exit the pipe. You can send us an email and we would be glad to help point you in the right direction.  

Where do I get the pipe from? I would get the pipe from us. Most, if not, all 3” double wall flue pipes are made for pellet stoves and not wood stove. Wood stoves burn hotter than pellet stoves. It is for this reason we make our own pipe for our stove. They can be found right here

How much does shipping cost?  Shipping will depend on what is ordered, and where it is being shipped to. The best way to get a quote is right from our site and there is no obligation to buy.

Why does the price jump in the cart compared to lower costs in the store? That is because we display the prices in your currency in our store (Either USD/ Unites States Dollars, or Euros, possibly British pounds) which is what you would see on your statement. When you go to check out we display the prices in Canadian dollars because that is the currency that we do our transactions in. Since your dollar is worth more that is why you see a price difference, but it is the same exact value. Please note at the bottom of each page it says (payments are made in Canadian dollars) and where it displays the total on the left it says (CAD).

What type of fuel can I use? The best fuel to burn is a well-seasoned hard wood.  These burn hot, clean and longer than soft woods. Also you can use pressed logs. They are convenient, puts out a lot of heat, and last for a while.  Coal also works but not as good as solid wood or pressed logs. Do not use pellet. To burn pellets properly you need a pellet stove. https://cubicminiwoodstoves.com/collections/grizzly-cb-1210/products/cb-3024-ss-24-stainless-steel-double-wall-flue-pipe 

If you have any questions that were not addressed here you can send us and e-mail and we would be glad to help.