We recently purchased a home with a Tolotti fireplace insert - I believe the model number is "L988204" and the mfg.date says "K83".
#1. Would anyone have a manual for this fireplace insert?
#2. Does anyone know if Tolotti Mfg. is still in business? (can't find anything on the web)
#3. Is anyone familiar enough with this unit to tell us if the fans are "supposed to be" as noisy as they are, while running?
Along the face of the unit, there are holes with a slide which allows more/less air through.... and also a lever which controls the chimney flue... but, honestly, we're still not sure what the right "mix" is, for the most efficient wood burning!
There are also two switches (only one seems to work) to run the fans underneath the unit, which circulate the hot air into the room. These fans are NOISY, but they do help (a lot) to get the heat out into the living space... so we put up with the noise and run them anyway. It'd be nice to either replace them, or get good advice on how to quiet them down (lubricate them somehow?).
I have tried searching the internet for a way to get ahold of the Tolotti company... but can't seem to locate much - just a phone number which doesn't work. Everything on-line regarding Tolotti is several years old, etc.
Okay then.... any help anyone wants to share would be much appreciated :-))
This fireplace insert is our ONLY source of heat this winter, since the boiler unit for the whole house went on the fritz and it'll take a few thousand dollars to replace it. Hence, we're back to our childhood... chopping/hauling/burning wood as our heat source!
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