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750lbs 3 stories, no problem! Progress Hyrbrid install pics

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Machria, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Before.JPG tear out1_resize.JPG Reframe.JPG Durarock.JPG Track on Yard1.JPG Scaffolding2.JPG Scaffolding5.JPG Stove at top2.JPG Stove at Deck1.JPG Completed front.JPG Scaffolding5.JPG Stove at Deck1.JPG Stove at top2.JPG
    Thanks for all the help here guys! Got some great info on this site! My new stove is peacefully resting in it's new home, after what I'm sure the stove thought was an "interesting" day! By interesting of course, I mean SCARY! ;)

    Ripped out the old Heatalator insert fireplace, removed 1/2 of the wall, re-framed it, moved a bathroom vent pipe from below and buried it in the wall, moved the OAK duct and left flush ion the floor for easy hookup and use later if needed, ran new duct from above the stove to the bedroom on the 1st floor below with an inline blower. Ripped out old and installed brand new tripple wall SS chimney. Durarocked, tiled with Silver slate, and finally, hoisted up a Woodstock Progress Hybrid 3 flights via scaffolding and onto a deck, and hand trucked onto the hearth.

    DONE! The stove is a work of art! She's all together and ready to go, just waiting for an adjustable pipe to make it meet the chimney nicely. Will fire it up in the morning.

    Before, during, and after pics including the hoist!
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  2. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Completed Side.JPG Side view...
  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Looks great. What's on the second floor?
  4. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Bedrooms, office... it's an "upside down house". Great room (living room, kitchen...) upstairs with view, bedrooms, office, sports room (small gym) downstains.
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  5. Machria

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    Hand truck on deck.JPG hoist1.JPG Stove at top.JPG

    A few more pics of the hoist.... hard to tell from the pics, but at the top, the stove is hanging 35' above the ground, was pretty scary pulling it off the hoist and onto the hand truck.
  6. ditchrider

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    That is a really nice view from your second story. Enjoy the stove!
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    Striking install, Machria. Just in time for the holidays. Enjoy!
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    looks great! did you ride out sandy up there?
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    Nice job. Give us an update of what you think once it is up and running.
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    Beautiful! It's amazing, every Progress I see is different, yet each and every one is gorgeous. Should make for a fabulous Xmas!
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  11. raybonz

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    Wow talk about a scary install! Excellent views there I can see why you like to be there! The hearth looks really nice along with the stove.. How many square feet are on the floor where the stove resides? My concern would be too much heat on that floor and no heat on the other floors..

    Ray
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    Great job, looks great. I would hate hauling wood up 3 flights though.
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    So.. I am thinking.. awfully close to the combustible floor in front.. LOL... no door there. Looks great.

    I am interested to hear how the powered vent does to move the heat from upstairs to downstairs. I am guessing that is the vent at the very top of the new tile work? Moving air around is always an interesting topic..
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    Amazing! Well done!
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    Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy!! Great view, looks like one of the bays on the south shore?
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    Maybe he will haul the wood up the same way he hauled the stove? Bet it's easier than hauling that heavy stove ;)

    Ray
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    Real nice setup and a beautiful stove for sure,nice views.
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    Wow! That looks great. And, Wow! That looks scary. :eek:

    Let us know when you fire it up!
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    Very nice setting for the stove. That's a major improvement. It looks great.
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    On the topic of hauling wood into the room - how and how often do you actually do that, traversing through three stories of beautiful home.... Wood dumb-waiter? No seriously, whaddaya do? We backed away from putting a stove on our second story for that reason.
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    Love the scaffolding idea. Also, how they leveled the scaffolding down below in the mud with those lumber scraps.

    The silver slate really looks good too. Nice job on the project.
  22. Machria

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    Thanks for the compliments, as most of you know probably know, it's MUCH nicer in person! Especially when you can feel the heat. ;) Got a little seasoning fire going now. Installed the adjustable elbows this morning, and fired it up with one match (lit the corner of 1/2 a super cedar, more great advice from here!). I put in 2 small splits, one in front and one in back, the super cedar in the middle and piled up some kindling across the two splits over the cedar. Lit it, 15 minutes later the pipe was about 275 so I closed the bypass. That was at 8:45 this morning, and it is still going strong. Stove top is 210 in back, 195 in front, lots of hot coals still burning. 3 hours on two little splits??? WOW! I would have made 3 trips down the 3 flights by now to feed my old fireplace, and the rest of the hosue would be freezing because it sucked all the heat out. Love this thing already.

    Yep, that was the plan and I stuck to it. I had both my vendors (chimney/stove installer and tile guy) put it in writing when they would be done. And I worked till 2am everynight after work doing my part (framing, durarock, heart, vents/ducts, pipes...). And thankfully, Woodstock was an absolute pleasure to deal with, and delivered the stove a week earlier than promised.

    Almost. I would have, but the wife, police and fireman had different ideas! ;) I stayed till they made us leave in the middle of the storm right before the water surge started, and I came back pretty much in the middle of the storm for us 6am in the morning. I had to wade thru chest deep water and 70mph winds to get to the house. Was scary! But since the hosue is on stilts, I had no damage thankfully. Can't say that about my neighbors who all got hammered by 4' of water in there houses.

    She's up and running, you didn't think I was going to sit here and stare at it for too long did ya? ;) Will of course update after I get some real fires and experience with it though. So far, nothing not to LOVE.

    It is 25' by 45' (1125) open room. However, cathedral ceiling in the entire room, with a loft on each end with a spiral stair and a catwalk between them. Then add in that their are huge 69"x60" windows all the way around 3 sides of it, and two 8' side by side sliding glass doors next to each other going out to a deck (the one the stove was brought up on). The windows and doors were ok, but I had replaced the glass on them about 5 years ago (they were leaking and getting foggy) and they never got them sealed perfectly, so they are not very drafty. Now throw in I'm on the water, with 2000 acres of wetlands behind me with no tree's, just open air to the bay and ocean, aka we get blasted with cold ocean winds. Right now it is blowing 35mph, with stronger gusts, I bet the other end of my Rd, away from the water it's blowing 5 to 10. It's amazing how much different it is on the water with nothing to block you from mother nature. Those winds are going right thru my windows right now, you can hear and feel them. The downstains of house is same size, but broken up into 3 bedrooms, an office, 2 full baths.... so nowhere for a stove.

    I am 12 1/2" from the rear corners of stove to the wall. The clearance is 12", so I have a 1/2" to spare. I am 9" from the front of the stove to the front of the hearth (end of the slate tile). The clearance is 8" with the Ash Lip, so I have an extra 1". Oh, and although the slate appears to be laid right on the oak flooring, it's not. The oak floor is only covered with slate for 1/4", beyond that there is 1" plywood and 1/2" Durarock next gen under the 1/2" slate. She's all good, and all to code. Chimney is 13' of tripple wall class A stainless in an inside chase, the last 2' are otuside above roof. And about 38" of stove pipe to the stove.

    Yes, the black vent at the top right corner (highest point) is the intake, I ran 4" flex duct, and insulated it down behind the stove (you can see it in the pics) and down into the joicing below floor. It then travels about 10 or 12' between the joicing and pops out the ceiling in the master bedroom below. Directly below the stove is a bathroom, and in the ceiling I cut a 10"x10" cutout, and installed a 185cf inlive 4" fan. I ran power to it from a simple speed controller mounted on the wall in the master bedroom. So we can control how much air we want based on the temps... I'll see how much this works, I think it will be enough to heat our bedroom most of the time, and even supliment/spill over to the rest of the 1st floof. It can't be any worst than it was with the fireplace, that is for sure.
    Bellport Bay, very east end of the Great South Bay on the south shore.

    Don't laugh! That is kinda the plan. I'm planning to install an electric lift off the top of the deck. Just a simple winch similar to the ones you would use on the front of a work truck. I'll hang it above the ceiling of the deck a few feet off the house, and drop it down, load up some wood and pull it up and unload to stove a few feet away. Thats the next project. ;)


    Can't answer that yet, first stove. But with my fire place which ate wood, it was really not that bad. I large load (one of those canvas sacks with handles that sits into the wood rack on floor) would hold 8 or 10 medium splits. So I used to load it maybe once if I was burning all day long. No biggie, I keep a stack of wood on the front porch which is about 1/2 flight up. The lift mentioned above I'm sure will be helpfull when I start burning more often.

    Since so many mentioned the view, here's a few shots of the view in different seasons, and the first seasoning fire this monring. Enjoy!

    Fire1.JPG Fire4close.JPG Fire6 all.JPG

    House side1.JPG Front1.JPG Spring.JPG

    Snow.JPG Sunset1.jpg Sunset2.jpg

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  23. katwillny

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    Great setup man. May you and yours enjoy it in good health.
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    beautiful install and view,congrats!
  25. raybonz

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    Excellent views Machria! Thinking the hoist for hauling wood will work fine and make this more convenient.. It will be interesting to hear how moving the heat downstairs works out for you. I did see your stove when I was at Woodstock for the pig roast and intro to the PH.. Very well made and good looking.. Love the secondary burn on that bad boy! :)

    Good Luck!

    Ray

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