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Blaze King Ashford is up and running!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by webby3650, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I like the looks of the Ashford, but will wait until they have some grillework for the window before discussing with the other half. She doesn't like the look of the Rangeley due to the missing Jotul arched grillework.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    That would be sweet! I have lots of soapstone slabs and tiles around, I use a piece on the stove as a coffee cup warmer.
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  3. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    We were all excited that they came out with the clean face door for the Oslo! When it came in, we all agreed that it looked like something was missing. It's just kinda like their signature, it works!
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We took out giant plate glass picture windows for the same reason. Someone installed them on this old farmhouse in the 80's. We replaced them with divided light windows. It looks so much better now.
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  5. Heatsource

    Heatsource Minister of Fire

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    you can order them that way now if you like...
  6. weatherguy

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    Thanks, Where would I order from?
  7. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Do you need one? There isn't really a big benefit. The steel cat fires up quicker but goes out quicker because it doesn't have the mass that the ceramic cat has.
    It would neat to compare, but if you don't need one I can't see spending the money.
    I believe Chris said that applied ceramics made all their cats. http://www.appliedceramics.com/
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    Don't need one now but I like to have a spare on hand, I'll see how your's does before I go ahead and order though, thanks
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    What does the Ashford weigh in at?
  10. Frostbit

    Frostbit Feeling the Heat

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    The stove looks nice from what I can see, but its a shame the Blaze King webmaster is not on the same schedule that the engineers and sales department are. I find it baffling that this stove is in service all ready, yet you can't glean any information on it from the manufacturers website. I would like to see the specs and install clearances.

    There is a small photo of it on the website, listing it as a "new product". That's it from what I can find.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I noted that too when trying to find the stove weight. For basic specs look at the Sirocco 30. I think the firebox is identical.
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    Keep in mind that I am likely the first person to be burning one. They have a few things to work out in the finish only, the working part is is a proven system. Its better to not say too much before it's a certain thing. I think they just want to make sure that everything is correct before putting it in writing.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    485 or in that ball park anyway. Didn't really matter too much to me.
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    Free to a needy family willing to move one? I got my first table saw that way, as a poor college student... weighed 1800 lb. with motor removed. I was the only guy willing to move it.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Once they make it to the basement, they should be free!
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    I just can't part with the lil F100. Haven't used it to heat since I had my office down there. But loved the little sucker. Yeah, I guess I am a stove hoarder. ;em
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    They have all heated that basement. Well, except that new 30-NC that was delivered there to do it. :mad:
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Of course, basement stoves being the exception! If they need hauled out is what I was referring to.
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    begreen lives in an old farmhouse??? How did I miss this? Pics, please!

    We had an interesting visitor today, an 80 year old woman, whose family had our house built and lived here from 1773 - 1922. Her father was the last generation of her family to live in my house.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    WOW! That must be cool! I love old houses!
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Do a little search here. A few years ago he had that whole house lifted up and a new foundation put under it. _g With pics.
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    Searched! Figured out it happened in 2006, and read some of begreen's threads from that time. Found one on tearing down his old chimney, but no other pics on the lift. Sounds like a fun project to watch... from a distance.
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    We do a lot of house lifting in the valleys where river flooding has finally gotten bad enough to warrant it. Seems our historical dredging of the rivers for gravel was working, now with fish lovers, the channels are filling and the rivers run wild.
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    Thanks for finding that. I moved the pics over to there.

    And now back to the BK Ashford.

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