I was surprised when my new Dickinson stove arrived. I am not sure why, but I simply did not have a handle on what size they are.
I chose the smaller of the two but I think I should have chosen the larger one… the stone work that I have on my house is not exactly easy to heat…
Still, if the temperature is not below minus ten it works well. For colder weather I need more blankets or to vacate to a warmer home. But it is nice to have heat that feels safe and comfortable.
I decided to put in an additional CO2 and smoke detector when I put this in. Just to have back up. It is a nice cheap safety step which I think one might as well do… just incase of battery failure. So far, either of them have made even the slightest peep.
The heat itself is super comfortable. Which surprised me. There is no dampness and the fan keeps the air moving enough that the temperature in the house is consistent up and downstairs.
I feel like this was money well spent.
Here it is before hookup.
See the water jugs near to the heater… They are about a foot and a half away since the stonework is deep. This is handy to keep the water a little warm so that one does not have to use so much fuel to make tea or coffee.
I wish I would have gone with one of these first time! Somehow the propane scared me… but I could have saved a lot of money and avoided the whole stone addition if I would just have followed what most do. Oh well… life is filled with regrets and at least this is now right.
Everyone learns in different ways. Some need to try it themselves before they figure it out. I’m interested to hear more of what you think about using your new Dickinson stove. Will this mean more late fall/winter/early spring updates from you?
That’s great, I hope you have a warm, pleasant and very enjoyable home, greetings from the city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
By the way you’ve made a good investment !!