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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jeff_t, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    im guessing there is no problem with stove brite sticking to bare metal?

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  2. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Nope, no problem. Their website, and BG, says it is self-priming.
  3. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    We got the stove over there today. Pulled the new Firecat combustor out of the box, and it was damaged. It had clearly been dropped on a corner, before it was packed for shipping :mad:
  4. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Finally, chimney is up, tile is down. Fire on Thursday.... 2012-12-11_16-18-09_454.jpg 2012-12-11_16-29-01_887.jpg
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    Looking good, keep us posted.
  6. PapaDave

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    Yep, need to see the first fire smolder so I can kick myself some more.>>
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  7. ernie

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    If you need any Blaze King parts we stock quite a few and sell them on our online store at www.hechlers.com
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  9. jeff_t

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    Grrr. Didn't get home until almost 1:30 this afternoon, then had to take a kid to the dentist at 4:30. As soon as the kids get on the bus tomorrow, I'm heading over.
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    Lit a few small soft maple splits about 11 this morning. Took it easy and let it go for about thirty minutes, then opened it up a bit and got the cat probe in the active zone. The new Firecat was bright orange about ten seconds after closing the bypass. The draft is wicked with 21' of class A, and 5.5' of double wall connector. So far, it's perfect. I left my nephew in charge, and I'll go back this evening for a good load.

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  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    sweet. It looks almost new.
  12. begreen

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    Great find and a great project. Thanks for documenting your progress. You've got to be feeling good about how this has all come together. I love your frugal spirit, getting good value, but paying attention to detail and not scrimping. Sit back and enjoy the warmth. You've earned it!
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    Thanks. I am happy with the way things went. There were no real surprises. Everything went as it should have, it just took time. She lives about thirty minutes away, so I really didn't do anything unless I could dedicate the whole day. Then I had to coordinate schedules with her friends that have a Sky Trak to get on the roof. I did the flashing and first section of pipe from a ladder, but the last two pieces of pipe and the brace were a bit scary with a 10/12 pitch. Now to finish the trim.

    Pretty basic on the install. We had to keep the footprint as small as possible. Clearances aren't bad with this stove, but it is just big to begin with.

    There is just over $1k in the stove, which looks and works like new. Another $1800 or so in chimney and flooring. Not too bad. It will pay for itself by next winter.
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  14. weatherguy

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    For $1000 you cant beat that, looks new, nothing like a new cat too.
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    Jeff, looks really nice. "Sis" owes you, big time.
    Good job.:)
  16. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    After I get the trim finished, I'll get ya a shot from the side ;)
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  17. charly

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    Wow nice job,,, know sell it for 1200 dollars;lol

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