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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by charly, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    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 Minister of Fire

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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

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    That is one killer looking install;)
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  4. HollowHill

    HollowHill Minister of Fire

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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

    charly Guest

    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

    charly Guest

    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

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats very Nice setup.
  8. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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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

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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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

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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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

    charly Guest

    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

    ddddddden Minister of Fire

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    Charcoal Fireview!
    Woohoo!
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  15. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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

    HollowHill Minister of Fire

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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

    charly Guest

    Never even noticed that!
  18. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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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

    charly Guest

    Thank You!
  20. charly

    charly Guest

    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

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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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

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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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

    charly Guest

    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

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    beautiful!

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