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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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    Okay, some updated pics. Finally got all the stone hung up! Going to start the grouting this evening, hoping (amid the chaos this season brings) to finish that up by Saturday morning, then a good clean-up and POSSIBLY opening up the wall so we can use the hearth on Christmas morning!

    Stone cut and split ready to go for the registers. I had around 4 hours just cutting them bassturds .....

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    Some pics of the register install...

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    Pics of the final hearth stones. Backfilled the big stones with concrete, and veneered the concrete....

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  2. ScotO

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    Finally, ready for grout!!

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    Absolutely gorgeous.....
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  4. ScotO

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    Thanks, suprz! I'll really start to like it once I get it finished.....til then, its just another job!
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    You should be proud, it is really nice, you will get alot of comfort and happiness out of your hard work.
    it is so weird what you get used to. Last year this time i was getting used to wearing "layers" while in the house and keeping the thermostat at 68 MAX. Now .... It has to be at least 72 in here when we are home, and we couldnt even think about not having a wood stove in the house now
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  6. WellSeasoned

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    Hell yea, overkill allowed on that setup!
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  7. PapaDave

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    WRONG!
    Man, take a step back, a deep breath, and really look at it all. Have a cup of coffee while you're at it. Kiss your wife. Give her a big hug.
    DO NOT take this for granted......it's beautiful.
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  8. ScotO

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    thanks, bud. You guys have kept the proverbial "fire under my ass" to get this thing done......I'm scared that if I don't keep uploading pics of my progress that an angry mob will show up and lynch me......;)
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    Great job overkilly, :) if that's just another job, I have a few for YA!
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    Nice work.
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    I know how tough it is to keep that fire lit, so to speak.
    Not my intention with the last post......you just need to take a REALLY good look at what you've done there.
    Absolutely stunning work.
    Now, it's 2 hours later......how's the grouting goin', or are you still kissing your wife?==c N/M, that would be TMI.:cool:
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  12. ScotO

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    Sadly, I'm at my real job right now! But I'd rather be home doing that work, I can tell you that!
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    Hey are you texting while driving a train again? tsk tsk.
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  14. ScotO

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    Lol......no, but I AM getting ready for.our annual Christmas luncheon here at work......
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    KILLER job man, beautiful!!! I'm sure it was mentioned in there somewhere, I just flipped thru all the pics,... but where are the 3 blowers/ducts going to? Another room?

    I just finished my install, and added one duct up above the mantle, to suck in warm air, and brought the duct down to the first floor room below with an inline fan in the floor joicing. I put a speed controller in that bedroom to control the fan speed, so when the stove is burning, I can get some heat down on the first floor. Is that kinda what your doing?
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  16. ScotO

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    Thanks! There are three ducts (four if you count the OAK), one duct is for the blower motor, it will draw air from the kitchen and blow into the fireplace room. The other two ducts will eventually be directed through a main duct and split between the downstairs bathroom and the dining room.....I still have to fabricate that main duct, that will happen next month.
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    Ditto that. This is EPIC Scotty!!!
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    Awesome work! And I complained about the 10 hours it took to do the grout on our hearth pad, lol....
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    Amazing work Scotty! I just found this site as I'm researching replacing my Superior ZC fireplace with the NZ3000, this thread is really getting me fired up to do it!


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  21. ScotO

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    Stone is scrubbed and cleaned off (around 12 hours of HELL), routered two recessed receptacles into the mantel and hung that 300lb beast up tonight, tomorrow early morning a BIG clean-up in the room, install the wrought iron fireplace faceplate, and the fireplace will be ready for Christmas! I still have the flooring and trim to do in the room, but the big project is almost in the books! Good news is, her and the kids LOVE it! That makes all the work worth it!



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    Great job S.O., perfect timing.
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    Fantastic......Now you can have a very Merry Christmas....:)
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    Yeah that's awesome, no question about it. Nicely proportioned, great mantel, excellent job Scotty. Curious how well the plumbing works for you.
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    HOLY CRAP!
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