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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Intheswamp, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp New Member

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    I wanted to let ya'll know that I received the 1/2" insulation blanket from the vendor yesterday. The guy was definitely a man of his word on getting it out to me. The difference between the two blankets is BIG. I'll try to remember to carry my camera to work tomorrow and get a shot of the 1/2" stuff. He also sent some more wire, tape, and mesh. The roll of mesh looks much better than the previous one while the tape and wire are basically the same. I'm happy with it. Now I'm waiting on them to get me a RMA and call-tag so I can ship the 1/4" blanket and fixin's back to them. Things are looking up. :)

    Also, got some split water oak delivered yesterday so I've got some wood in the yard now. :)

    Ed

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  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp New Member

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    Today is a great day!!! I finally have a mason here doing the chimney work. He has taken off the top two runs of brick to widen out the mouth of the chimney and has gone for mortar, sand, and bricks. He's going to top it with a 13"x13" flue tile. I'll post some pictures later. Finally getting some good progress going on getting the stove installed. Been a trip so far!!! :)

    Ed
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Good to hear there's finally some progress. Is the liner already in or was this holding up the works?
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Keep at it and you'll get it done Ed, but you probably won't be using it much until next winter. If you'd just move north a bit, you'd have that thing cooking right now! 4-8" snow forecast for tonight here.
  5. Intheswamp

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    Man what a day... Figured while the mason worked and I had to keep the dogs inside that I'd slip out back and split some wood with the new splitter. Happy about the mason....but my new splitter just died 10 minutes ago!!!!<ARGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!> I posted in about it in the gear forum....

    Ok Ed...breath in, exhale, breath in, exhale......

    BG, the liner isn't in yet. The chimney top was too small to get the liner down. it was a 9+" x 10" flue going up *until* you get to the crown...then it was choked way down. He's opening it up to roughly a 10"x10" opening with a 13"x13" flue tile mounted on the peek. Basically he's taken out two runs of brick to where the old "flue" opened up wider...he has the tile in place and is replacing two runs of bricks now. I'll be capping it with a hinged square chimney cap from chimney liner depot. The guy doing it is the guy wanted to do it all along...the mason that didn't show was kind of a "I'll settle for him guy". This guy will/is doing it right....good reputation.

    Man, that splitter is a downer, though!!! [​IMG]
    Ed
  6. Intheswamp

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    Dennis...I'm sitting sweating in a t-shirt. After the splitter I'm cooking enough, I think. For a splitter to have such a good reputation this Huskee has really been a bad experience for me so far. <sigh> BUT.....I'm getting the chimney fixed!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Anyhow, the good ol' USofA is indeed a big place....85 down here, bees buzzing and sunshine....and snow predicted up your way. Big difference indeed!!

    Ed
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