We´ve been looking for a woodstove for a while, so when we saw one advertised on segundamano we were on pins and needles to see if it was still available when we went up to Galicia.
I´m wondering if I should just throw myself in
We drove to the beautiful village of Redes, after the GPS sent us on a hair-raising route through the vertical and very narrow streets of old Pontedeume, to see it. Once we had a deal, the owner had to run down to the corner bar to get a couple of guys to help get it into the van, and once secured with sailor knots, we were off.
We did have to stop a couple of times to check on the load. And after eating an amazing tortilla española in Betanzos, I almost had a heart attack trying to get the van up the corkscrew exit ramp of the parking garage. But we got safely to the builder´s warehouse and had a couple of guys help unload.
A stunning, cast iron Hearthstone Craftsbury. It´s a lovely chocolate brown color and weighs a ton! At 11,5 kW and over 80% efficiency, we hope it will do an excellent job to help heat the house from its designated corner of the living room, at about a third of what it would cost new.