Removed the zero clearance fireplace in our living room and installing a Jotul F500 Oslo wood burning stove. After a 6 month search for that particular stove at reasonable price, I found this one an hour away. $3k new for $300 new to me. Structurally sound, some cosmetic surface rust that’s been easily sanded and painted. Currently building the backing surround to code and it will be on a new tile hearth. Including stove pipe, some of which can be used from the fireplace, I’m hoping to be under $1k for the entire project.
Since I have access to as much wood as I’d like to cut and split, once this is done we’ll only have to buy propane to cook with, which will be every 5th blue moon. 👍🏼