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Finally installed and first burn!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bayshorecs, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

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    After 1 1/2 months of waiting on parts, I finally got the chimney installed and got the first burn out of the way. The chemical smell was not too bad but I only had the stove around 300-400*.

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    And here is the oak I am working on. Not a great pic to see the size though :(

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  2. vasten

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    looks great, assuming you did it all yourself congradulations. Looks like you did everything right you are really going to enjoy that, esp with these heating prices now.
  3. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

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    Yup. Did everything but having the carpet matched up to the tile. All the clearances are perfect size except from the back of stove to the wall. Supposed to be 15" to the wall and I am 14 3/4" to the wall. A little ticked about that but it is what it is. I guess I could pull it out the 1/4" and tilt the pipe back some...
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Very fine job my man. Nice looking install to boot.

    On that oak, just keep your head screwed on straight. You are dealing with TONS of weight that might have different ideas than you. Eyes wide open on that one.

    Just wait till we get some good old screwed up Illinois Winter to hit. You'll be sitting inside all toasty warm with a silly grin on your face that surgery couldn't remove. Good on ya.
  5. begreen

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    Nice neat job, thanks for the pics. It's great that you took a shot the sequence. How are the wall temps behind the stove after it's been burning for several hours? If it's getting hot to the touch, maybe add a wall shield behind the stove.

    Is the soffit screening metal or vinyl? My concern is that there needs to be 2" clearance to combustibles there.
  6. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

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    The wall temps behind the stove were around 100*. The soffit screening is aluminum.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Excellent, it's probably fine then. Enjoy the warmth!
  8. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

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    Chimney is exactly 5' from the roof line so I can return the roof brace and is drafting just fine even at a 60* evening. I need to take a few pics of the wood dog house I made now...

    Really need to get a new saw for the oak or borrow my Dad's 20" Sthil. My 14", 33cc homelite is really getting a workout on it though! The thud sound really makes you think when you cut off a round and it falls 3 feet to the ground. It splits great too!
  9. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    You got cajones to attack that tree with the saw you got.

    Good looking install!
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    bayshorecs New Member

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    Trying to work on the 20" or less limbs right now and save the trunk for next year. I know I am wasting a lot of time and wear on the saw already but the wife is already rolling her eyes on the idea of a new saw. "We have 4 cords cut now, can't we wait a year?" Her mentality of people have burned unseasoned wood just fine in the past is annoying... She doesn't get that you need to be 1-2 years AHEAD of the game!
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    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    Good job all the way around!

    One thing we can say about your lil saw: You can sink it bar deep in a big old oak and it keeps on chugging!
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    Best part of the install was that all of the measures were PERFECT (except for the 1/4" I lost to the wall :() and the chimney was PERFECTLY plumb. We didn't have to adjust the chimney at all installing the supports. Actually looks like a pro did the install lol
  13. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    That looks like a great install. I truly wish I had picked up some carpentry skills when I was growing up. Enjoy your new system!
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    bayshorecs New Member

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    Me too!

    I think I measured EVERYTHING 3-4 times, drawn out the install 2-3 times and measured EVERYTHING 2-3 times again before starting.

    Talk amount neverous cutting the carpet, cutting the block foundation, and a hole in the roof! Each time you tell yourself, "No turning back now!"
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    I think you did a terific job on the installation. Be very careful going after that monster tree...it wants to kill you just as badly as you want to cut it up and burn it. Rick
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I measure once, cut twice, an' she still too short.
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    A couple more pics of me working on one of the limbs. Forgot my safetly glasses that day...

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  18. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    Women will never understand the want/need for bigger saws nor will they understand the need to get ahead of your wood pile. Mine also doesn't understand why I want to cut my own wood and not get involved with her family who all cut their firewood together (probably 20 people of varying ages and sizes).
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    I'm bet'in there are a few women on this site that would argue with you. Easy, man. :coolsmirk:
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    My wife'll be at the head of the line...and believe me, ikessky, you'll lose that one. %-P Rick
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    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    Jags and fossil, those women are definitely in the minority though. I'm not saying anything bad about those kinds of women, it is just the facts.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually I think the facts are that us guys are now the minority. 51 to 49 I believe. We could be in serious trouble. ;-)
  23. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    My wife gets it. She thinks it's "cute" that I get excited over running a saw or splittah, but she lets me know that she understands the bigger picture of my squirreling away wood.
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    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    My wife understands the need for dry firewood and lots of firewood, but I don't think she understands the need to season the firewood. She's learning though.
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    You're kidding right? I'm after my bf to get his butt going...we don't have much wood any my parents have tons that just need to be split! And we do need a bigger chainsaw :) Girls can SO do guy things, some can even do them better ;)
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