Another FireView up and running.

charly Posted By charly, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

  1. charly

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    Doing my first break-in fire. My draft is awesome. Got the newspaper lit and close the door, away she went. Tells me the stove should run good in the low burn mode. Glad I made the hearth big, gives me lots of loading room. I have enough rear room to look at a cat probe easily if I decided to install one.

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  2. rideau

    rideau
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    Very nice! You've done a great job with the hearth.

    I really like the blue...had a hard time, back when I bought my Fireview, choosing between the blue and light grey. If only I could have bought both.

    I know you're going to love the stove. Wishing you many warm family evenings enjoying this stove's soft heat.
     
  3. lopiliberty

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    That is one killer looking install;)
     
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  4. HollowHill

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    Oh, Charly, that is one lovely, lovely install. Awesome! You must be thrilled. Sure was worth the effort. Now sit back and enjoy the results of your hard work for a long time. Can't wait to hear how you get on with the stove. Thanks for the pics.
     
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  5. charly

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    It's actually charcoal, flash probably makes it look like the blue gray they have. Going to do my second burn later tonight. Woodstock said once he stove cooled to 100 I was OK for a second hotter burn. I was use to my steel Quad 5700,,,, after the fire died out I couldn't believe how long the top maintain 180 degrees. I can see I'm going to love this stove. Thanks for the compliments. First time doing the hearth build. Glad I didn't buy one, I got to make it wider which I'm glad I did now. I have a nice wood area on the door side.
     
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  6. charly

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    I just tried to keep it old school simple, farm house is 1840's so I figure nothing fancy for me. Just something that works with the surroundings. I do like how much room I have around the stove. Thanks again for all the complements. It's certainly doesn't hold a nail to Hearth.com Members's beautiful hearth he's building,, he's the real craftsman, LOL;)
     
  7. corey21

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    Congrats very Nice setup.
     
  8. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries
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    Nice install! Man those Fireviews are so elegant, they spice up any room like a fine piece of furniture or decoration.
     
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  9. timusp40

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    Charly,
    You really outdid yourself on this install. Everything looks to fit together perfectly. Very nice. There are so many ways to plan and build a hearth. You built a beauty! Let us know how the Fireview works out for you in the coming winter months.
    Take care,
    Tim
     
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  10. PapaDave

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    Really nice charly.
    Let us know how it burns for you.
     
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Charly, I have to admit you did a fantastic job there. It is beautiful.
     
  12. charly

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    Actually I didn't plan as good as I should have . I had to space the bricks out further to get the hearth width I already planned. Next time I will figure my brick layout first, then you know how wide you can build to have the bricks space out properly. I made it work. Actually I just wanted to make the pad the same width as the existing back wall,, that was already here when we bought the place. Thanks for the compliments.
     
  13. charly

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    Wow,,,,,,,, thanks for all the nice feed back! I will let you know how the stove works out. Did a 200 degree small fire this morning, and now just did a second fire which I brought up to 250 degrees. Tomorrow I think I should be good to go. I'll still go easy on her but engage the cat.. I have such a good draft that when I lit a wooden stick match and got it near the open door, it sucked the flame out before I could touch the paper. And I'm not even straight up! One good thing is it should burn good on a low setting and no back puffing. I guess I'll find out. I'm laughing, this made me feel like a kid at Christmas , getting a present you've been waiting for all year ;lol. I can tell you already, this stove starts a lot better then the Quad 5700 did, hands down. Both burns I just lit my newspaper with kindling and some small wood and closed the door. No need to even leave the door open. I'm impressed. Woodstock gave this stove a nice air path for sure. Just have to figure out a reload according to the air inlets. Rake the coals towards the door, new wood towards the back or front?
     
  14. ddddddden

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    Charcoal Fireview!
    Woohoo!
     
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  15. DianeB

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    Nice welcoming stove alcove you have there. Enjoy the stove, it is a beauty, great looking hearth
     
  16. HollowHill

    HollowHill
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    I love how the stove window echos the shape of the back wall. It all comes together so nicely.
     
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  17. charly

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    Never even noticed that!
     
  18. Lakeside

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    Sweet set up ! She will serve you well.

    I went with the charcoal too , enjoy the soft heat!
     
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  19. charly

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    Thank You!
     
  20. charly

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    Didn't take Benny long to move from the Esse to the Fireview. He's sucking up heat from the break-in fire.

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  21. tfdchief

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    Beautiful! Homey, Cozy, Warm, what can I say. Benny looks a lot like my Oggie. They know the spot.
     
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  22. certified106

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    It looks fantastic! I am sure you will love that stove! Congrats on the stove.
     
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  23. charly

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    The cat is engaged for the first time... Stove top reached barely 200 and the cat took right off. Draft is at 3/4 and she's doing great. Hard to believe the stove can burn in such a low mode. Stove is approaching 350 and my flue gas temp is a steady 400. Looks like I have a great draft to run the stove low. Better then a poor draft for sure. Went outside to check the chimney top,,, no smoke at all,,,, doesn't even look like the stove is running. I'm loving it!;)
     
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  24. charly

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    A happy cat.. Stove top barely reached 200 and I engaged the cat,,, it took right off. Air is set a 3/4. has anyone ran their Fireview lower then that. Stove top is climbing towards 375,,, flue gas has climbed from 400 to 450. Wondering if I can close the air setting even more? No smoke outside, pipe doesn't even look like anything is burning. Amazing. Well I know my wood is nice and dry.

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  25. mfglickman

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    beautiful!
     

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