Epic Installation - I work behind this guy on a regular basis

smwilliamson Posted By smwilliamson, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:31 PM

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  1. Countryboymo

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    I could see something like a particulate filter designed to be outside of the home for some regions...maybe this was his prototype attempt to head towards fame and fortune and all the being green and here you guys are busting his onions.


    Or maybe being the fact that he already almost burned down the home and came up with this for a solution without even a pipe with an exhaust outlet of any sort... this guy is a darwin but sadly will probably end up killing someone else.


    He puts the DUH in Duhlinkwent.
     
  2. Nicholas440

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    This guy needs to be put out of business before he kills someone.
     
  3. MCPO

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    This guy takes the heat off Pook !
     
  4. ironpony

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    hey, thats my house

    kidding

    well carl thinks outside the box for sure

    but seriously isnt there a company that makes a filter something like that
    to keep the soot of the house?
     
  5. vvvv

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    u mean something what dont look like a garbage can & is UL tested?
     
  6. firewarrior820

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    I'm sure I could find a better ways to arrest sparks.
     
  7. vvvv

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    such as?
     
  8. kilbury

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    People like Carl and installs like this are exactly why laws are so strict about install of gas stoves in your neck of the woods. If we don't watch out for the idiots like Carl we will have the state, county or feds stepping in to regulate pellet stove installs soon.
     
  9. ironpony

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    if i remember right it was a square housing like an a/c unit
    and baffles and a filter in it
    i cant find it again
     
  10. vvvv

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    carl started as idiot from bad install but ended up as genius from improvized fix which needs another elbow for can exhaust
     
  11. smwilliamson

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    Already here dude. Massachusetts requires all instalaltion, outside of homeowners, to have a Solid Fuel License, workers comp, and HIC License. To get the License, unless you have worked for 3 years under another licensed contractor you also need to be NFI Certified or have taken 2 years vocational training in HVAC work.

    I think Carl is still shooting from the hip.
     
  12. stoveguy2esw

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    DUDE!!! thats unbelievable (i type as i wipe snorted coffee off my desk, man blowing coffee out through the sinuses hurts like hell)

    what a "garbage" installation, looks like the house is "trashed"
     
  13. Delta-T

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    <lowers head and shakes it slowly from side to side> I give it points for creativity. I give it more negative points for total lack of respect for the power of fire. I have to assume the the homeowners are less than literate for not perusing the owners manual diagrams and sort of doing a little comparison to see how something is just "not quite right".
     
  14. smwilliamson

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    As I'm taking the pictures the Husband says,m"You're not putting these up on the internet are you?" YES I AM!!!

    His wife shaking her head in disgust..."see! I told you this was a bad idea! Let's get it fixed before you burn down the house completely!"

    "Burn down the house? Honey, we haven't had a fire here is 6 years since Carl put in this can."

    I'm going to install it above the roof in two weeks.
     
  15. iron stove

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    Here in CT, I pulled a pemit for my stove, installed it myself, and had it inspected. I fully believe in having it inspected, for safety and insurance, but its a bit over the edge with alkl the lisecence requirements.
     
  16. vvvv

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    AINT I GLAD BEN FRANKLIN HAILED FROM MAINE! can is almost genius & 6yrs in the bank is proof pudding. Now the guy will have to deal with pipe$ + cleaning costs/hassle. IF THE CONSTRICTION OF THE CAN RESULTED IN A DIRTY GLASS & NO CHANGE IN THE CO CONTENT OF THE EXHAUST, ITS A MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEM- ASK ANY PRESSURE COOKER.
     
  17. Delta-T

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    you're stopping short on the followthrough of the logic sir. saying "look its worked fine" in no way make it appropriate. There may be merit in certain aspects of the jury rigging, but that does not grant it any advantage over doing something the "proper" way. I can light a candle using the wires from my electrical outlet by just rubbing them together just right when the wick is between them. The fact that it works doesn't make it appropriate in any situation where the danger to others outweighs the "novelty" of the process. Ben Franklin ? Did he have a pellet stove? He came up with some great ideas for wood stoves and fireplaces...to my knowledge none of his ideas promoted venting exhaust too close to you house, too close to the ground, or to put a garbage can over your chimney. I too like experiments, but what these people have is just a hazard and time and Murphy will meet up someday, at their house and have a good laugh.
     
  18. vvvv

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    most posts have been negative thru not safe, not code, ugly, etc. 1 post axed for similar function gizmo ala UL which probly has screens that plug. whenever a statement is phrased in the negative it sez nothing as to why xcept for gloating the ego of the speaker....& 6 yrs functioning is proof pudding so i am thankful to carl 4 enlightening me
    BTW BIC lighters use an electric spark to ignite
     
  19. Delta-T

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    as a "spark arrester" the can is quite nice, and IMO, better looking than ye old pellet pipe, in that I totally agree. Its all the other stuff, code be damned, that could go wrong that I oppose.

    I have yet to shock myself with my BIC, but I use the friction spark ones, the piezo electric can give a lil jolt though, thats fun for the whole family.
     
  20. Topshelf

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    He is very lucky he didnt kill the whole family with this bit of Engineering.
     
  21. vvvv

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    penius! carl aint certified & as such didnt receive gov. $ ? SW may have though
     
  22. vvvv

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    u call it luck, i call it proof from 6 yrs history of performance.
     
  23. tnt8281

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    Hate to agree with this statement! But for some reason I do. lol
     
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