Description & Features
- Cast iron construction.
- Tri-mode thermostat.
- Large hopper capacity (60 lbs)
- Operates with cast doors open or closed.
- Available in painted black.
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1368 Rose Valley School Rd. Dover, DE 19904
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We offer early buy discounts per ton April 15 – May 31. The discount price is loaded by forklift onto vehicle. No hand loading. If you need them hand loaded, please bring help with you. Byler’s Stove Shoppe reserves the right to refuse loading unsafe trailers/vehicles. Due to high demand for pellets, we do not hold pellets for customers, it is on a first come first serve basis. Pellets need to be taken at the time of purchase. If there happens to be a pellet shortage (rare cases), Bylers Stove Shoppe reserves the right to limit the amount of bags per customer.
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Our stoves and fireplaces are heater rated, made in North America, Norway, and Denmark, and are Byler’s approved before they are marketed to our customers. We do not speak negatively and slander other shops or manufacturers but would rather gain trust by honesty, excellence, and professionalism. Customer feedback, whether negative or positive, is important to us.
Yes, Our installers are NFI certified and employees of Byler’s Stove Shoppe. NFI INFO (National Fireplace Industry)
Yes, we have trained service technicians. Wood, pellet and gas.
Byler’s has been in operation since 1974.
Yes, we do offer financing options. Interest free same as cash financing is available. Please call for details.
There are many variables in determining install costs. Unit cost, venting, hearth pad, stone, permits, mileage, and labor all factor into the price of installation. Typically an in-home consultation will need to be done to determine details of your specific installation. We charge $100.00 for the in-home consultation that is refunded upon installation. If we are installing gas logs, a fireplace insert, or wood stove into an existing masonry chimney, a level 2 inspection is performed for safety/code/liability reasons.
Manufacturers recommend a moisture content less than 20%. The best way to test is to split a piece and put a moisture meter in the center of the freshly split piece and take a reading. If you test the ends only, it may read dryer than the center which is not an accurate determination. Poorly seasoned (wet) wood can create dangerous situations like chimney fires and blockages that cause excess smoke coming into the living space. Also, a lot of energy is wasted boiling the water out of wet wood which prevents combustion levels to reach optimal burn potential. The stove is sometimes blamed for poor performance when the true culprit is the firewood quality. Another symptoms of poor wood quality is excessive glass sooting. It is normal on an overnight burn when set to a lower draft to get a certain amount of soot on the glass; however, some of it should clear when fired to a higher burn rate unless the wood is poor quality. While some modern stoves have an “air wash” system to help keep the glass clear, it is unreasonable to expect glass on a wood burning appliance to remain 100% clear all of the time. Cleaning the door glass is part of regular maintenance.
Fireplace/wood stove venting operates on a “draft” principle. (heated air in venting being warmer than outside air)
Firewood needs to be seasoned off of the ground with the top covered and sides open to allow cross ventilation.
This picture is an example of dangerous wet wood creosote buildup scenario. THIS IS A CHIMNEY FIRE IN THE MAKING!
Modern homes can be very airtight not allowing air to be pulled up the venting called “negative/reverse pressure” scenarios. Wood units are more vulnerable to this as air is typically pulled from the living space. A close bathroom/kitchen exhaust fan or HVAC (heating and air conditioning) return can pull air in reverse through the venting. This scenario is very rare but can happen. There are ways to remedy this condition through outside air kits where outside air feeds the combustion chamber of the wood burning units. Gas units are not prone to this issue because outside air intake is incorporated into the gas venting
When wood is compressed into pellets during the manufacturing process both hardwood and softwood are both compressed to roughly the same density. Because softwood has resins in them that have a high heat output, softwood pellets actually produce a greater heat than hardwood pellets.
Other factors include the species of hardwood and softwood used and the manufacturer. When trying different types of premium pellets, it’s worthwhile to try a few bags of hardwood and softwood. The best way is to try them for yourself and see if you notice an improvement.
Something to be aware of sometimes the pellet is blamed for poor performance when the stove is blocked with ash causing incomplete combustion. There are channels in behind the visible panels that trap ash and impede airflow. Always clean the stove thoroughly before testing different brands for the best indication.
A rope gasket creates a seal around the door preventing air from slipping in and increasing the burn quality of the hearth appliance. These will go bad over time due to age and general wear. A simple way to test if your gasket is beginning to fail is by testing it with a dollar bill test. Do this on a cold stove, slip the bill halfway in and close the door. With the money inserted gently pull the dollar bill out; if there is little to no resistance, your gaskets are failing. Another way to check is by starting up your fireplace and checking for soot building on a section of the glass; this will also show if the gasket is leaking.
If you find that you do need to replace your gasket, we stock various rope gaskets. Visit our showroom we can assist you in selecting the correct rope lengths; please have the brand and model of your unit on hand. If you are not sure which brand or model you have, bring in a piece of the rope, we will match it for you.
We offer a gasket replacement service upon inspection of the door. Contact us for more information.
At Byler’s Stove Shoppe we are interested in providing products that best suit the specific needs of our customers. A few questions will help determine what will best suit your style. Our Installers are trained to the highest standards in the industry (NFI) to ensure customer safety and satisfaction. We take very seriously the fact that we are putting fire in your home and that you require a safe, professional installation.
Most residential heating/HVAC systems are connected to duct work that is room to room which heats/cools the entire home. Modern Heat Pumps are very efficient sources of heat; however, in extremely cold temperatures, their ability to heat is diminished. One answer to this problem is a supplemental heat source like wood, pellet, or gas. Freestanding stoves and built-in fireplaces and inserts are considered “zone” heaters, not primary heat sources. How much of the home they will heat depends on the rated output of the unit, open or closed floor plan, single story or 2 story, ceiling height, quality of insulation, efficiency of windows/doors, and location of stove/fireplace. Even beyond the heating of a stove or fireplace, it creates an inviting place for family and friends to gather.
I am concerned about heat during a power outage? Pellet Stoves require electricity. (pellet stoves will operate on a small portable generator.) Wood stoves and gas stoves/fireplaces are great options. Our gas fireplaces and stoves will heat during a power failure.
Are convenience of operation and lower maintenance the main concerns? Gas units will fit the bill. Our units are mid to upper level units that can be coupled with fully functional remotes.
Economy of operation? This depends on the market fluctuation of fossil fuels. If you have access to good dry firewood and don’t mind the physical labor involved, this is a great option. Pellet stoves would be another consideration if you are committed to maintaining the unit. Pellet stoves are a great option but require higher maintenance than wood stoves.
Frequency of operation? Is the unit more for ambiance and decor than for heat?