1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

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.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    5,740
    Loc:
    Northern MI - in the mitten

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,330
    Loc:
    Holliston, MA USA
    Don't get me started on TOH. The have become a joke on real old home enthusiasts sites. Their MO these days is to take an old house, keep only the shell and gut/modernize the interior. No respect for the "old" part anymore.

    Granted its what the owners want and maybe not the intention of the producers but nonetheless...
    ScotO likes this.
  3. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    You are a machine.... And I am very jealous ;)
  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    5,740
    Loc:
    Northern MI - in the mitten
    Says one machine to the other. Jeesh;)
    ScotO, DexterDay and Realstone like this.
  5. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Thanks for the compliments, guys. I don't know about the machine part, but I know this is the part of the project that I totally LOVE to do. I could do this stone stuff for a living. I think I missed my calling.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Got most of the hearth boulders in place yesterday, ran out of time (had the shop Christmas party last night and we had a BLAST, lotsa rum dissappeared and I was the culprit)....

    Starting to look like something now. This week I'll be finishing up the hearth, the stone registers top and bottom, and grouting the entire stonework. Then after a couple of days' curing time, a good scrub with water and a mild white vinegar wash......

    got most of the stone done, down to where it will tie in with the hearth...

    2012-12-08_11-50-59_832.jpg

    put a nice "keystone" shaped center stone in the hearth. These boulders are around 7-8" thick, weigh around 130lbs each and are a PITA to level off . But got them almost perfect so far. I put lots of 1/2" relief cuts in the bottom of each stone to help grab mortar and that should make them stick even better than normal......plus I got to run my Homelite DM20 stone saw most of the afternoon so that made me smile too!

    2012-12-08_13-20-23_580.jpg 2012-12-08_15-01-16_792.jpg
    2012-12-08_17-27-25_359.jpg

    Here's where we are so far.......I'm getting stoked. Almost in the books......

    2012-12-08_17-27-35_21.jpg
    jharkin, weatherguy, milleo and 7 others like this.
  7. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    397
    Loc:
    Foot Hills of the Berkshires
    great looking fireplace - a real masterpiece. What will you use for flooring in that room?
  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Thanks Diane! We have hardwood oak throughout the house, but we may install wide pine plank flooring in that room and use antique hand-forged nails to give it the antique feel that we're trying to achieve.......that decision is still up in the air.

    Once I get the stone finished up and grouted, I'll tackle the flooring crisis that is brewing in this house!
    jharkin and zap like this.
  9. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,828
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Simply awesome! I've really enjoyed following this.
  10. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Thanks. I wish I could say I enjoyed BUILDING IT, but it's been a roller coaster. I'm at the part of the project where I'm doing what I love to do.....the stonework and the barnwood mantel, then the barnwood cased beams in that room. Those are the things I love to do. I'll keep posting pics as I get the time....
  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    5,740
    Loc:
    Northern MI - in the mitten
    "I'll keep posting pics as I get the time...."
    Almost 2 month old thread on a project you started well before that,...185 posts,.....yeah, you'll be back.:cool:
    We're in, hook...line....and sinker. You have to post more pics.
    popcorn.gif
    DexterDay and ScotO like this.
  12. Berner

    Berner Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    188
    Loc:
    Eastern, MA
    Wow that's really coming together nicely. I love the look of it running all the way to the ceiling. I'm starting to think that my fireplace redo might be better served running all the way up! Thanks for putting ideas in our heads Scott!
    ScotO likes this.
  13. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yours would look GREAT that way, Berner! It's not too bad to do, either. Big thing is making sure you prepped everything right. If you need any tips I'm here for ya, bud.....
  14. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,229
    Loc:
    Clio Michigan
    When you get done with yours I have some work up here in Michigan for ya, All kidding aside that looks fantastic Scotty, great job. I can imagine having an icey cold beverage in front of that fireplace.
    ScotO likes this.
  15. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    Very nice work Overkill!

    zap
    ScotO and Tramontana like this.
  16. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Thanks Zappy! I'm excited that I'm "over the hump" and its almost all downhill from here. The big work is almost all done!
    Tramontana likes this.
  17. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,825
    Over the hump, did the camera quit! ==c
    ScotO and PapaDave like this.
  18. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    ;lol;lol I know, I know.....I am going out to work on it for a couple hours right now, I'll get some current pics this evening.....problem is, I usually put my smartphone on the adapter and listen to Christmas music on Pandora, so I can't take pictures when the music's playing....I'll make sure to get some tonight, though. I don't want to let you guys hanging....;)
  19. NickDL

    NickDL Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    89
    Loc:
    Souderton, Pa
    That is incredible! You are doing a magnificent job, congratulations.
    ScotO likes this.
  20. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Scotty, what time did you want everybody here on hearth over on Christmas?

    Looks freakinn awesome! Very jealous here at the moment:confused:
    ScotO likes this.
  21. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,542
    Loc:
    Long Island NY
    Wow awesome job Scotty! Just found this thread. Kinda glad, it's like getting DVD of your favorite show so you can watch all seasons at once!

    Really the first time I've seen a heater configured like that. Looks like a big firebox should really throw heat and with that duct work...beautiful AND functional who could ask for more?

    Great job!
    ScotO likes this.
  22. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Thanks for the compliments, guys. Well, I had some new pictures to put up this evening but I got sidetracked and long story short, I put my Droid through the washing machine when I took of my dirty clothes a while ago. Not sure if my SD card is ruined or not, I'll have to wait til tomorrow to see if it works and if my pictures survived. I have the phone hanging above the woodstove in the kitchen, let's hope it dries out......
  23. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I put mine in a bag of Rice after mine was submerged. :( It took 1 day, till it would turn on, and 2 days before it fully worked again. But since then, its been dunked again :( and its still kickin ;)
    ScotO likes this.
  24. Burd

    Burd Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    409
    Loc:
    Bell bell Pa.
    Scotty
    Wow Nice job with that room. You and your family are really going to injoy that room for many years to come.

    Ps
    I finally fixed the air control on my Napolean 1402 insert totally different stove. I had to block up the insert about 8" to get to the rod. I ended up adding about a inch to the primary end. I'm very great ful for your addvice. This stove is totally a different beast. Im getting longer burn time and have complete control with the stove witch = Less wood used
    (This post happen back in January )
    Your project and your addvice totally rock.
    ScotO likes this.
  25. ymurf

    ymurf Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Loc:
    Missouri
    Great thread. Awesome job!
    ScotO likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page