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    Best free standing wood fire (rural - non compliant)

    As above.
    Expert advice and random opinion thanks.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Location?

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    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    I guess you want new?

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    Damn, I saw standing fire wood.... Not wood fire... I'll blame it on the whiskey in the spa
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    The best value and best made is the Masport brand with the best warranty as well.
    What size home do you have ie square meters?

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    Metro brand by a long shot. Radiant or convection, big or small. Spent 7 years installing woodburners, so seen a few different types. They're not cheap but you get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruger View Post
    Metro brand by a long shot. Radiant or convection, big or small. Spent 7 years installing woodburners, so seen a few different types. They're not cheap but you get what you pay for.
    Not sure if you know but Metro are made in the same factory as Masport, Masport have a far better warranty and a lot of their models are made of a heavier gauge of steel than Metro.
    Ask any retailer about how many Wee Rads they have had replaced because the top split, also internal parts are way more expensive to buy.
    As for getting what you pay for I hate paying for a BMW and getting a mini.

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    I saw one Wee Rad come back under warranty during the time I was installing them. And the WR I installed in my own house in 2006 is still going, no cracks and on its original side bricks etc. I did replace the top baffle though. Each to their own though, it's a free world and if we didn't have choices or opinions it would be pretty boring.
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    The Pyroclassic review very well, however I have no personal experience.

    Wood Burning Fireplaces NZ | Pyroclassic Fires*|*Pyroclassic Fires Ltd

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    Yea each to there own I just saw a hell of a lot as I worked for the mauufacture of Metro for a number of years.

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    Yunca blends,
    Hands down smokes anything else
    No need for kindling, start mine with logs
    nice ash pan for easy mess free ash removal
    Still pumps heat with wet back

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    Got a poineer in the new place and been happy with it, really long firebox so easy to bank up for the night. Solid cast iron with no outer panneling

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    I installed and serviced for about 10 yrs . Osborne 1600 was the fire I recommended to friends . Metros are good but are hard on baffles . Firenzos are very good fires to . Pyro classics are good if you are firewood challenged but are not forgiving if your wood is not bone dry . Yucca wedgj are also good .
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    I installed a Warmington in my drafty old house and I was really happy with it. Really nice design and made in NZ. More info here

 

 

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