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building the hearth for my Napoleon NZ3000.....what a quest!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ScotO, Oct 26, 2011.

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  1. DexterDay

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    Wow.... I remember this thread last year.

    Thinking this "New" guy must is Crazy. Come to find out, he really is Crazy.

    Crazy about his Wife, Family, Friends, and above all..... Safety.

    You are one Helluva Dude... Keep the pics comin bro. Doin a fne job. :)
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  2. ScotO

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    Thanks bro. Hopefully, you and your family can come out this way sometime to hang for a weekend or so. You're all welcome here, my friend.

    And you are 100% correct. I'M CRAZY AS BAT CHIT.....
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  3. DexterDay

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    Not just me.... We have GTG to plan... Or something of that nature :)
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  4. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Scotty - everything about that is just awesome. Can you take some pics of the house - in and out. You are an artisian. Good stuff right there.

    I will be following this thread and your work for sure.

    I love a big project but you take that to such a "next Level" Very impressive.
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  5. Stax

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    Scotty...awesome brotha...awesome. Much respect and admiration for the work, setup and vision of a Class A project. Can't wait to see final project.
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  6. ScotO

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the work both of you do as well, and love seeing the pictures of that work. My wife and I have both been working hard on this project and have waited for many years to be at this stage of the game.....I can finally see the final lap coming but still a lot to do.....I'll keep the thread up and going til its done. Bob, I'll post some pics of the whole house when I get the living room done..
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    So, what are you going to do when the living room is done?

    Sometimes I kinda wish for a brand new house. I don't think I have never had some project going. Kitchen is next on the list.

    Looking good, Scott. Good luck, yer cuttin' it close. We are all looking forward to the finished pics.
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  8. David Tackett

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    Looks great!!!
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  9. ScotO

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    Thanks Jeff. Next on the list (next summer) is the garage to be insulated, floors poured and metal roofing installed for walls. Then after that, I'll be stoning the foundation on the back odor the house, and hopefully getting half of my woodshed built. That will carry me right into next winter. Over the winter next year, I'll be digging new french drains in the basement and re-pouring the basement floor in the spring of 2014. Then, finally, I may be able.o build that purport stone pizza oven over wanted for years.

    One thing I found is that you will NEVER EVER be done working on your house! ;)
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  10. Geoff C

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    Wow man incredible work.
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    No surprise that Scotty is raising and keeping the bar high. Awesome work man!
  12. ScotO

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    thanks blue! When I look at that beautiful fireplace of yours, I get re-motivated. I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours did!
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  14. ScotO

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    Finally got the chase top fabricated at a local shop and installed it today. That was an adventure all in itself. We had wanted to do it in copper, so I had the shop quote me a price on both copper and stainless. He called me the other day with the prices and I was floored when he told me the copper chase cap was gonna be around $850.00!! He explained the whole thing, long story short it would have been a custom sheet of copper stock (because the chase is really large) and just the shipping and packing came out to over $250.00. Anyway, I had him make it out of stainless instead, which was expensive but worth it. Its all TIG welded instead of being soldered, which gives me a nice, permanent cap. And he also made me two storm collars, one out of stainless and one out of galvanized (to seal off the insulation shield in the false ceiling in the chase). My buddy Doc and I got it installed this afternoon and I must say the Fab shop did an awesome job! They followed my measurements to a "T" and it fit like a glove! Getting the false ceiling done this evening and hoping to fire that baby up tomorrow!!


    Doc helping to mount it on the chase...

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    Screwing it on. We used stainless steel TEK screws (metal roofing screws).

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    The finished chase cap

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    Pipe, storm collar and cap installed....

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  15. begreen

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    Happy lift off Scotty. That's going to be a nice fireplace for you and the family.
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    You are a very talented man. Thats some awesome work there. Enjoy.
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    Looking great Scotty.
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    I would like to formally request that this thread goes into the hall of flame!
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    Fi-er - fi-er - fi-er - fi-er!
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  20. ScotO

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I got alot of my inspiration from looking at other members' fireplaces hear on this site. My wife literally cried when she came home last evening, she's that excited.......

    My oldest son Hunter (who's our medical miracle in the family) already has a spot picked out at the hearth.........he said "that's my seat right there, dad!"

    Stonework will be going up this week, things are finally slipping into place!
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    How did I miss this thread? Awesome project and workmanship.:cool:
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    Awesome job!
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    nice job Scotty. Did I miss the final interior pic?
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    Very nice work.
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  25. dylskee

    dylskee Feeling the Heat

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    I was just saying the same exact thing!

    Wow scotty, absolutely amazing looking work! Very talented indeed and I agree 100%; CRAZY!! Huge projects to take on is an understatement..... Keep the pics coming.
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