Buck Stove: Wood Burning Stoves Review
Buck Stove has been around for quite some time, and have been producing some of the most popular and efficient wood burning stoves for families all over the world. Chances are, if you ever had a hunting cabin, or getaway in the woods, your small home had a Buck Stove wood burner.
If you are like many of the other tiny house dwellers, and need a supplemental, or primary heat source, then look no further than Buck Stove. In this Buck Stove Wood Burning Stove Review, I will break down some of the features, and products Buck Stove has to offer, and why you should invest in a wood burning stove, so stick around!
About Buck Stove
Born In the USA, Buck Stove came to be in the year 1975, out of a town in North Carolina called Spruce Pine. At the time the oil and gas crisis was in full effect, and homeowners needed another way to stay warm in the winter.
Two men decided to create their own wood burning stove, and sell their design to the families needing a heat source that didn’t run on gas or oil. It didn’t take long for the stove to become an instant success. The boys went from selling 30 stoves each week, to more than 3,000 each month. The first model that Buck Stove released was the “Regular Buck”
With more than 40 years of experience, this small privately owned business has turned into a massive manufacturer with a giant 300,000 sq ft facility, taking up almost 100 acres.
Even though Buck Stove was a small business, selling only 3 models of stoves, the company now is booming, with 15 different models to choose from.
Advantages Of Using Buck Stove
Like many of the other companies that build wood burning stoves, Buck Stove has a variety of options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a catalytic or non catalytic wood burner, Buck Stove has you covered.
Wood burning stoves are a great way to add a little extra heat in the winter months, or even use as a primary heat source for your entire house. Living in a tiny house makes it much easier to use a wood burning stove as a primary heat source, even though I wouldn’t recommend it.
Buck Stove Today
When doing research on Buck Stove, you’ll find that the newer models of wood burning stoves are split into two different categories. Non-Catalytic and Catalytic are the two options you have. There are ups and downs to both models, but really comes down to your preference.
Personally, I think that the best option is non-catalytic, mostly because the catalytic converters can go bad over time, and can be a task either replacing, or spending money on new converters over the years. Not only is the maintenance easier on Non-Catalytic, but they are usually a little simpler to operate as well.
Buck Stove Options For Your Tiny House
Instead of wasting your time scouring the internet for the best deals, and best options for your new wood stove, I put together a list of the top models by Buck Stove. The following is a break down of each category and model, so you can decide which wood burning stove is right for your house heating needs.
Non-Catalytic Stove Models
The Model 21 Wood Burning Stove
This model by Buck Stove is designed to heat smaller homes between 800 and 1,800 sq ft, and is equipped with a firebox 1.5 cubic feet in size. This firebox will fit 11 inch logs, and will produce around 41,000 BTU’s each hour. Depending on if you need supplemental heat for a larger home, or need primary heat for your tiny house, the model 21 is a perfect option.
The Model 74 Wood Burning Stove
The Model 74 may look very similar to the Model 21, but has a little bit larger heating capacity. With a firebox size of 2.6 cubic feet, and the ability to produce 40,000 BTU’s each hour, this Model by Buck Stove will heat a home up to 2,500 square feet. Because the firebox can handle logs up to 22 inches, you can spend more time by the fire, and less time chopping wood.
The Model 85 Wood Burning Stove
The Model 85 wood burner is one of the larger units Buck Stove has to offer. This wood burning stove can produce 45,000 BTU’s each hour, and will sufficiently heat a home 2,700 sq ft in size. This particular model can be purchased as free standing or inserted into a chimney, leaving you multiple installation options.
Catalytic Wood Burning Models
The Model 20 Wood Burning Stove
The Model 20 is another one of Buck Stoves smaller units. This 1.9 cubic foot firebox can take up to 15 inch logs, and will efficiently heat a home between 1,000-1,800 sq ft. Even though the wood burning stove may seem small, it still packs a big punch. The Model 20 can produce nearly 38,000 BTU’s each hour! A simple and effective wood burning stove perfect for a tiny hose owner.
The Model 80 Wood Burning Stove
Model 80 from Buck Stove is great for any sized home between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet. The 2.6 cubic foot woodbox is large, and can handle up to 22 inch logs. This allows longer burn times, and extended comfortability. This Model can produce nearly 41,000 BTU’s each hour.
The Model 91 Wood Burning Stove
If you live in a larger home, and you’re looking for the best selling stove Buck Stove has to offer, then The Model 91 is that stove. The large 4.4 cubic foot burn box can handle logs as big as 21 inches, and will heat any home up to 3,200 sq ft. If you have a chimney, this stove can be installed as an insert, if not, freestanding is an option as well.
Buck Stove has grown larger over the years, and gained credibility with it’s customers by producing high quality high efficiency wood burning stoves. It’s hard not to recommend a Buck Stove product to anyone looking to add a little extra heat to their home.
Whether you want your Buck Stove for esthetics, or need a primary heat source for you tiny house, they’ll cater to your needs. I hope that this article has helped you to decide whether Buck Stove is right for you! Let us know what model you went with, and how it works for you! Thanks for reading!