With over 30 years of experience, Buck Stove is your reliable local source for fireplaces, stoves and BBQ's.. The Buck Factory Outlet was incorporated in 1979 at the height of the Arab Oil Embargo,when many Americans were searching for a renewable,more "earth friendly" means of home heating. Gas shortages,higher fossil fuel costs and public awareness directed many to seek wood as an alternative source for daily household heating fuel. Since then,not only have new stove designs evolved into highly efficient and beautiful wood burning appliances,the latest stoves have received highly coveted EPA certification for clean air standards. All models include the latest air-wash systems to help keep viewing glass clean and convenient ash drawers allow for easy clean out of ashes. In recent years,gas burning stoves and fireplaces have become increasingly popular as natural gas prices have stabilized and "zero-clearance" fireplaces have opened up the market to homes previously without any fireplace. For example,direct vent freestanding gas stoves can be installed with rear venting,directly through a wall,(in most cases) without the need for free standing chimney pipe or previously existing fireplace.