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  1. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    Yeah it was 70 degrees outside around 7pm but I got to test out my recently installed I3100. Man does this thing crank out heat! I cant wait till the cooler temps. I got the living room up to 85 degrees from 72 in about 30 mins. The install went well, hit a few snags along the way, like flattening the round liner to fit down the flue easier. I also did a smoke test to look for leaks and saw that my connector had a bit of a gap so I hit it up with some fireplace mortar caulk (rated to 2000 deg) and it fixed the problem. No issues after that.

    I did break a piece off my newly built hearth extension...not a big deal, just gotta make another cut and butter it up. grout comes next week.

    Here's a pic of the set up and first fire (all the stuff has been cleared away from the unit, I just couldnt wait to fire it up haha)

    enjoy

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  2. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Sounds and looks like you have been thorough with your install. Now it will be payback time in BTUs. Enjoy! and keep warm this winter.
  3. diodeduster

    diodeduster New Member

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    looks real good bernie did you install a blockoff plate in the damper area to give you even more heat. i have a bi level with my insert in the lower level with a external chimney and i am installing a block off plate today.
  4. Hurricane

    Hurricane Minister of Fire

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    Nice stove, looks like a good fit. Enjoy the warmth.
  5. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    Yes I installed a blockoff plate and added some insulation above the plate and along the caps on the side. Overall the install wasnt too bad, a little more time consuming than i anticipated but everything worked out. Too bad the temps are going to be in the upper 60's for the rest of the week :( oh well, more wood for the colder months.

    This sucker really puts out some heat with the blower on. i felt some radiant heat as well while on the couch but to heat the house the blower is a definitely needed.

    My dog loved it, he was out within 10 mins of the fire getting up to temp...and he slept for a while.
  6. mainstation

    mainstation Feeling the Heat

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    Just wondering what temps you're reaching, seeing the thermometer. I have recently installed the R14/I2400. It is pushing the heat, but I am finding it slow to react to the stove damper controls with a 28 ' SS 5" flex liner.
  7. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    well i have a $10 Rutland thermometer on there....its probably not that accurate but if its within 50 degrees and it keeps me from over firing it im ok with that. according to my thermometer i was around 300-325 degrees....right at the beginning of the burn indicator (thermometer has creosote, burn, and over fire indicators).

    my damper seems to work just fine. i shut it down too soon and the flames died but i opened it up full throttle and you can see the embers start glowing and it eventually re-lit.
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