Whether you are looking to add heat, upgrade your stove, or add style to your room Buck Stoves and fireplaces can offer you a large selection. A wood-burning stove or a fireplace will add a cozy, inviting look to your living room, dining room, kitchen, study, or den while providing heat at the same time. And no fireplace is complete without a mantle. Buck Stove Mantles will have just the right mantle for your home.
Before you decide which is right for you, a wood-burning stove or a fireplace, the absolute first thing you need to do is have a professional check your chimney. The professional should check it for obstructions such as bird nests, creosote, and cracks in the liner that could cause a chimney fire. The professional can also tell you the size of your flue.
Buck Stoves are manufactured in America and will provide you years of enjoyment, warmth, and style. Determining which will work best for you, a Buck stove or fireplace. Determining which will work best for you will require you to consider a few things and not just the room's space.
First, you will need to make sure that there is room for proper venting through a chimney. You will need to measure for a flue and chimney. If you choose to go with a Buck fireplace, it will need the proper chimney and flue size. It is best if you have someone experienced in installing wood-burning stoves or fireplaces to provide you the information on chimney and flue size. It is crucial that you get the proper fitting for the flue size because of the way wood stoves and fireplaces work. The reason it is vital is that the wrong size flue will lead to a buildup of creosote. Creosote can cause a chimney fire, and improper ventilation of the smoke can lead to carbon monoxide.
What is a flue? By definition, a flue is the opening that allows smoke and waste gases to escape outside of the home. This picture shows how the smoke and waste gases escape through the vent to the outside.
Second, determine the size of the area you will be heating. You will need to measure the square footage of the room you plan to heat. Based on the square footage, you can determine if you will need a small, medium, or large stove or fireplace. 
Generally, the sizes will heat as the following:
- A small stove has a firebox that has a capacity of less than two cubic feet, making them appropriate for heating a large room or a small seasonal cabin
- Medium stoves have a firebox size of between two and three cubic feet making them more fitting for heating small- to medium-sized houses
- A large stove has a firebox size greater than three cubic feet that is suitable for heating somewhat larger open plan or leakier houses
You will need to make sure that there is room behind and around a stove that will allow walls, floor, and ceiling to remain cool, so they do not catch on fire. But, it will not be a trip hazard either. With a fireplace, you do not have to worry about tripping as much as long as people remember the hearth in front of the fireplace. The job of the hearth is to keep the hot embers from ruining or catching the floor or carpet on fire.
The mantel is the top of the fireplace, and often, people will set candles or a centerpiece on it surrounded by family pictures or other mementos. There are different styles of mantels which we will get into a little later in this discussion.
Installation and parts of a Buck Stove
Installing a Buck Stove or any wood-burning stove, for that matter, should be done by professionals to ensure that there are no leaks for smoke or waste gases to escape. Remember, smoke and waste gases can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. It is vital to ensure that your stove is hooked up correctly.
Let’s look at Buck Stove styles
What are your options for a Buck Stove? There are plenty of options available. We will take a look at a few of the Buck Stove styles and the options they offer.
This Buck Stove Model 21 can be used as both a freestanding unit with legs or a fireplace insert. If you choose to use it as a fireplace insert, you will need to purchase an insert kit. For freestanding, you may need to buy an optional leg kit. It will heat 800 to 1800 square feet with a BTU output of 11,079-28,901. It is excellent for a room or a small home. This stove's dimensions are 20-1/4" H x 22" W x 18-1/8" D, and the firebox has a 1.6 cubic feet volume. Firewood length front to back is 11”. The flue size is 6 inches, and there is an optional blower that can be purchased.
It can not only heat your room but add to the style of your room. It will provide a cozy place to visit with guests or curl up and read your favorite book.
This beautiful wood-burning Buck Stove allows you to see the flames through the glass on the door. It is made to be freestanding, insert, or a zero clearance wood-burning stove. Because it allows for wood that is 16-inch long placed front to back or a 22-inch log length set side-to-side, you can choose the size of your logs. It has a built-in variable speed blower, secondary re-burn tubes for high-efficiency burn without a catalyst. The max BTU output: 40,001 to 45,000, which will heat 1500 to 2600 square feet. It requires a 6-inch stovepipe, and there is an optional heat circulating blower available. *Venting Requirements: This unit requires a venting pipe with an inner diameter of 6 Inches.* Heating your space has never looked so elegant; you can get the door in Gold, Pewter, or black.
This model of Buck Stove provides heat to 1600 to 2700 square feet of your home. Designed to be used as a free standing stove or an inset, the door comes in pewter, gold, or black making it easy to fit into your room décor. It accommodates two different lengths of wood, 20" logs placed front to back or 18" logs placed side to side. It also features a standard ash pan making cleanup easy. A heat circulating blower allows for even room heating. It uses a standard 6-inch stove pipe to be vented out of a chimney. You will enjoy hours of cozy warmth and relaxation watching the flickering flames on this beautiful stove.
The Buck Model 91 Catalytic Wood Stove is one of the best-selling wood stoves on the market. It comes in a majestic look and excellent performance. It can be used as a masonry fireplace insert or as a freestanding unit that easily accepts 23" logs and heats up to 3,200 sq. ft. with 62,745 BTUs per hour. The unit includes a factory-installed blower, high-efficiency heat exchanger, ash removal tray, and an oversized glass door with an air wash system. The included catalytic converter improves efficiency, reduces pollution, saves time & money by using less wood compared to a noncatalytic wood stove.
This model is an excellent choice for a heating range of 800 to 1800 square feet. The log length is 11 inches front to back or 18 inches side to side, a blower and glass in the door so you can watch the flickering fire. The door choices are gold, pewter, or black so that it will fit in any room décor. Like all Buck Stoves, it is made in America. There is a three-year limited warranty and a one-year limited warranty on all electrical. It will make cold winter nights warm and cozy.
This model is great for new builds or remodels of your home. It can be used as an insert, stand-alone, or zero clearance wood-burning appliance. This model offers the following features a built-in variable speed blower, a secondary re-burn tube system for high-efficiency burn; the door can be in gold, pewter, or black so it will fit any décor. It has a heating capacity of 1500 to 2600 square feet. The logs are 16" wood placed front to back or 22" firelogs set side to side. An optional heat circulating blower is available. Enjoy a drink by the fire after a long day of work, relax with your favorite book, or enjoy time with guests. NOTE**Models 74 and 74ZC from Buck Stove are Washington and Oregon State approved.
Buck Stove Parts
You can purchase parts such as; Buck stove thermostats, Buck stove glass replacement, Buck replacement motor, and other Buck stove parts separately. While these parts do not frequently need to be changed, they need to be changed occasionally, and you can find them all right here.
You will never have to worry that you will not be able to find the right stove glass replacement if yours is cracked or broken. The thermostats are always in stock. You can also get remote replacements, standard trim kits, legs, and more for your Buck Stove.
Buck Stove Mantels
There are many styles to choose from. You are sure to find the one that best fits your home. Whether it is a traditional or contemporary style, we have plenty of mantels to choose from.
No fireplace is complete without a mantel to create a focal point or hang your Christmas stockings from during the holidays. Display your most favorite souvenirs, photos, or other items on the mantel throughout the year. Decorate it for the change of seasons and holidays. The possibilities are endless.
The mantel is not only a finishing touch on your fireplace but for your room as well. There are plenty of styles to choose from; you will be able to find something that matches your lifestyle and personality.
Cleaning your Buck stove or fireplace
Read your owner’s manual and follow instructions on cleaning so that you do not damage the stove in any way that would make it unsafe.
Once a year, you need to have your chimney cleaned and inspected for cracks in the liner to prevent chimney and house fire. If you are burning unseasoned wood, it should be done twice a year. During cleaning, inspect your chimney, stovepipe, and damper for defects, cracks, or other issues. This inspection will help you maintain your chimney, so it does not cost you later on.
It is always best to use seasoned wood in your stove or fireplace. The best woods that burn and do not create as much creosote are hardwoods such as ash, hickory, oak, or birch. Woods you do not want to burn are softwoods like pine, hemlock, or cedar. For a longer list of woods to burn or not burn, visit the almanac.
Always remember to use your stove or fireplace responsibly and keep the chimney cleaned, and you will be able to enjoy your stove or fireplace for years to come. Come by and see what Buck Stove deals we have for you.