Removing the pointless wood stove

When I first moved into our home in Buffalo NY, I wasn’t content with the woodstove, and it was a centrally situated unit that took up most of the study room.

  • The previous owners built a brick pad for it to lay on.

The woodstove was vented into the wood ceiling & there was a stack on the roof, then new York gets really cold… A wood stove isn’t really a feasible heating system. The past homeowners had a central gas furnace that worked great. It took me a while to realize the woodstove was merely a decorative piece, then well I ripped that sucker right out. It was a lot of work. I had to remove the brick pad & redo our carpet. I had to patch the wood ceiling & hire roofers to take out the stack. I then had to sell that heating system. Nobody in our section of Buffalo wanted a wood stove. It was small & pointless. I eventually got a guy in New York City that was willing to take the woodstove & use it in his man cave. It was small enough to do that. Now our partner & I get by with just our central heater. It works just good & takes up no room other than closet space. I enjoy that I can arrange the study room furniture how I want & have a brand new carpet in there. It was fancy moving such a decorative piece but worth it in the end. I am really glad I made the update.

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