Any final tips for Lopi Endeavor install tomorrow?

isipwater Posted By isipwater, Sep 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

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  1. isipwater

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    I will be getting my first wood stove installed tomorrow (by local stove shop), a Lopi Endeavor. I am wondering if anyone has any final tips, thoughts or comments to help make for a good experience!

    The Lopi will have a class A, double wall chimney that goes straight up through the roof and will be resting on a Morso powder coated steal hearth plate.

    Thank you.
     
  2. fossil

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    Coffee, donuts, tell them they're welcome to use one of your bathrooms. Watch what they do, but not too closely. Ask questions, but not too many. Make sure nothing of yours is in their way. Ask if there's anything else you can do/provide for them.

    ETA: If, after it's all said & done, you're pleased with what they did and how they did it, give them a tip...like $20 apiece. Yeah, they get paid for what they do, but a generous tip is always appreciated. Surprise them with it after they're all done and ready to leave. Every time I do this, I feel as good about it as I imagine they do.
     
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    Fossil is right on! Be their friend, that will always get you a better job. And you have no idea how often people don't offer their bathroom to use, and its always awkward to ask.
    If you see something that you know isn't right, by all means step in though.
     
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    In addition to these good suggestions some things to watch for:
    • When the job is nearing finish, they should vacuum any and all wood shavings or sawdust out of the support box.
    • There should be 3 screws installed per pipe joint.
    • Watch out for shortcuts like, we forgot to bring the right pipe or elbow but we had this on the truck and are doing it this way...
    • Vertical pipe should be plumb, not leaning.
    • All piping clearances should be met or exceeded. No exceptions.
    • The work area should be left clean
    • The stove should be tested with a small fire to make sure it is set up correctly
     
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    Thanks, these are all very helpful. I will f/u with photos very soon.
     
  6. Ed Williams

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    Fossil, great answer. Also, specify which sink they should use, and provide paper towels or shop type towels (my wife re-purposes our old bath and hand towels for this stuff).
    Excellent stove choice, BTW.
     
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