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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. ScotO

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    I'll take some pics of the layout when I put it up, bud.

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  2. PapaDave

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    The most important part is done and functional.
    The stove.
    If I lived there, I could stupervise.;)
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  3. ScotO

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    you're welcome over here anytime, my friend.

    But just remember, if you're supervising, you're taking the heat from Mrs. Overkill when things go south , as they have so very often during the course of this project!!! ;)
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    Hmmm.
    Facing the wrath of Mama SO doesn't appeal to me, even though I'm sure she's a real sweetheart.:cool:
    I'll stupervise from here, I guess.
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    WOW. Very impressive.
    Sorry I didn't read every post. I only read a few and then looked at the pictures.
    Kinda the way I read books. If there aren't pics I loose interest real fast.
    Thats why I only read Dr. Seuss books (and my kids are teenagers):p

    You are almost there. Looks like you still have to do the floors?
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  6. ScotO

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    Yeah, I think were gonna sand the old pine floors (my buddy has an orbital floor sander he bought at an auction years ago) and clearcoat them for now just to get us through the holidays. I think the antique flooring would look great refinished, but we had to replace a bunch of it along the one wall rebuilt. It'll do fine for now though. I think we may get wide pine plank flooring for that room and use antique hand-forged rosehead nails to put it down. That'll be after the new year.....

    My long-term goal is to have a big Super Bowl party in that finished room.......
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    AWESOME Scotty. That is all I can say. Just AWESOME! I just became aware of this thread because you pointed it out in another thread.;lol Very impressive. I can not wait to see the stone and total finished product. We had some fairly cold weather the past few days(12::F ), and now it is warming back up again. Must be nice with the heat that thing puts out! Did I say the word AWESOME already?
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    Thanks Gas! Big warm-up here this week, as well. I have a feeling its going to be a mild winter here in PA again, which is downright depressing. But whatcha gonna do?

    That fireplace is an amazing heater! More than sufficient for heating most of the house, if need be. I hooked up all the options ductwork so I have that capability. This project has taken much longer than expected but I think it will be worth the wait in the long run.
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    Who the hell is Dr. Seuss. Is he related to that Dr. Oz guy on TV? :p
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    Those pine floors will be sweet when they are refinished. It will all blend in.
    Excellent. I can't wait to come over for the game.
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    You know who he is. He is they guy with the real deep meaningfull novels.
    Real life stuff.

    You and I are like Thing One and Thing Two!
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    That's an exceptional project. Have you considered putting a summary of it and submitting it to HGTV or to a DIY publication? That project should inspire the DIY instincts in most of us. Learn, Use your skills, take some risk and look at the results.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    Yes. Thank you for sharing and causing me to miss seeing the flames of my fire even more. My boiler doesn't have a glass door on it! You would think I would of thought of that when I was getting ready to do the project. But noooooooo. Now I am definitely going to do something with my wood stove so I can see a fire burning again. I now am going to have to put a hearth in somewhere and place my wood stove where I can see it often. Ohhh brother. I can just imagine how much money I am going to have to spend. Another chimney. What the ? Plus do as much of the work myself to save the other money. Thank you Scotty. For costing me more money and causing me more work. Love ya brother.
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    I met them once. You definitly are not that good lookin Mike.

    thing1&2.jpg
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    you're welcome over anytime, brothers!
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    thank you you very much for the compliments, honestly I'm flattered as I don't see it as anything overly special. Of course, that said, I've been "ball-and-chained" to it now for several years so maybe I see it a bit differently. I will say that all of you guys on here have kept me motivated and inspired by your hard work and dedication to YOUR projects, I'm proud to be in a fraternity with all of you.
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    Well with all due respect and complete identification, I think it could have been finished earlier had you not posted 4596 times in one year!
    I can't seem to get anything done either, since I found this forum.
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    HA HA HA, thtas funny.
    Either they are short or you are pretty tall.
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    Some more pics. Stone is finally going up!

    Had the stone stacked neatly inside the garage for the past year now, so its nice and dry!

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    Stone hauled into the living room, spread out and ready pick from. I found this to be the easiest way to do it.


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    My mudboard and easel...

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    First couple stones went up like magic. I can honestly say I thoroughly love this part of the project!

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    After 7 hours of install, I'm halfway done!!

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    OK. Just got here. Don't know how I overlooked 6 Bazillion posts on one fire place project...Scotty, that's a really impressive amount of work you've been able to get done! Especially workin two jobs, posting here, & taking the time for frivolities like eating & sleeping. Your project is sweet looking & is as good OR BETTER looking as any I've seen since I started in this industry in 2K. Nice to see that you're in the "wrapping it up" stage. Susan & I are in year 9 of our 5-year plan, so I know a bit about how much effort is required to undertake a project of this magnitude. Can't wait to see the Xmas Tree & the train layout!
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    Looks great S.O., like Daksy said it sure will look nice with the Christmas Tree in the room.
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    thanks, bud. I know Mrs. Overkill can barely contain her excitement....
  23. ScotO

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    Thanks, Dax. We're in our 7th hear on an overhaul plan as well, and I found out you're never ever finished. I'm just trying to enjoy the "ride".
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    Yep. Never ends. Completely re-did one bathroom BEFORE I started building our A-Frame & I've worked on it a coupla times since. Got the A-Frame completely rocked & taped & the damn thing started to move & crack. Found out the basement had rough cut 4x4s for posts & no lolly columns for adjustment. There are three L-Cs in there now, & I've cranked everything back to level, but I hafta get back into each of three bedrooms to gouge out joint compound & re-tape all the seams. I'm thinkin of Durabond 90 instead of joint compound just to see if it holds up if everything decides to move a little more... If that don't work, there's gonna be some crazy lookin wood trim throughout the entire house, even on the ceilings!
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    This is very, very accurate.
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