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Finally pulled the trigger, new BK Chinook comes this week

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by privatejoker75, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. privatejoker75

    privatejoker75 Member

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    Now the only thing i need to figure out is how to manhandle this old Heatrola out the door and into the shed. I'm thinking about tying a piece of rope to one leg and the other end of the rope to a tree and cutting it down. Hopefully it will fling this beast close to the shed :eek:

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  2. Rickb

    Rickb Feeling the Heat

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    LMAO @ the flinging plan.
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    I believe the standard method of moving wood stoves is to lure your buddies over with beer and get them to move it. That seems to be what all my brothers do when they have to move something heavy.
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    I live in the middle of nowhere basically and no friends young enough to trust moving something like this :eek: I'm getting the new stove delivered, might just offer the delivery guys a few bucks to move it for me.
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  5. begreen

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    Congrats on the new stove purchase, that's a major step up.

    Your plan for removal is unique to say the least ;lol . Remind me to stay away if I have a toothache.
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  6. Highbeam

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    I've moved the stoves myself with no help in and out of pickup beds. It just takes a little more time and thought. Leverage and wheels are your friend. Your goal is to not lift the stove.

    You can't push a rope.

    So glad to see another BK go into service. Looking forward to hearing about the performance. Oh, and burn that sucker in during the summer so that you can vent the fumes. My BK stunk during warm up and stunk more every time I got it hotter.
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    I can walk it to my door and probably push it into my truck. My problem is going to be getting it out of the truck and into the shed without breaking something. I'd just build a roller with casters or something but it's just soft ground between the house and shed...no way to push it over there. Might try to put a tarp down and pull it across. If the egyptians could build the pyramids i can do this lol

    Good call on the summer burn, wouldn't have even thought about that
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    2 sheets of plywood can be used to create temporary hardscape, just leap frog them along as you roll the stove
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    I'm worried about the center of gravity of this thing. Not sure if you're ever seen a Heatrola Estate but it's narrow and tall. The plywood is a great idea though, never would have thought of that. Now i need some casters...amazon prime here i come
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    You bet jeff_t. 10$ at harbor freight.

    I used to have a photo and I'm sure I've posted it but getting the stove out of the pickup is easy with motorcycle ramps.

    Here is my heritage being moved out. That mofo was heavy.

    The heatrola can be dumped over on its side no?

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    My problem was living too far away from any store, pretty much everything has to be amazon primed.

    I decided to just go for it. The Heatrola has legs so i managed to walk it to my front door...at which point one leg broke off and i was almost crushed to death. So i pushed it over onto a tarp and pulled it outside

    Then i backed my truck up to the front deck and wrestled it onto the tailgate. Then drove to the shed and dumped it on the ground. Took me about an hour of 110% muscle...strongest man completion level exertion...to get it in and situated since the shed is like 100 years old and has a dirt floor that the stove promptly sank into.

    It's done though, and i'm going to need about 100 advil tomorrow morning.
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    I paid for them to deliver it since it's like 100+ miles roundtrip and they have a 1200lb dolly :eek:
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    So is the new stove in yet? We need pics!
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    Comes on Thursday. I tore off the old tile behind the stove too but i won't have time to redo all of that before it gets here :( I'll post pics when i get it though.
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    Well....
    ....I'm certainly glad that didn't happen.
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    Me too. a 3 legged stove is an unruly beast
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    Still need to retile the walls and i'm going to move the stove and make a new pad for it before winter but here she is.

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    I had to look your location up on Google Maps. I hadn't heard of Goldstake. Gorgeous part of the state you live in.
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    Yeah, I love it here. Spent 30+ years in Philly and Austin....can't even compare them to this place.
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    Is there any reason that they couldn't get the stove pipe all the way into the collar? These stoves need all the draft they can get and a leak in that location will do you no favors. On my BK, there was a weld around the inside of the collar and at the end of the weld it overlapped itself a bit to make a good seal but in doing so created a double thick blob of weld material that I had to grind off to allow the chimney to settle all the way in and make a tight fit all around.

    How much rise before bending over into the chimney? Minimum spec on the princess is 36" as I recall.
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    It's just a rough mockup, it fits down all of the way. I didn't finalize anything because I knew i'd be moving it back out to do the tile and new pad. The rise is 40".
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    I was just looking at the install manual for the Princess and noted this. The diagram calls for minimum of 24" before the first bend, but on the following page it says in the text that "A minimum 36" rise is recommended prior to any elbows being used".

    What is the reason for these minimum distances? We are now considering one of these stoves for our installation and I think i can get away with a 24" rise, but a 36" might be tough.
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    These stoves run very low flue temps with very little waste heat and very little volume of exhaust running up the stack. Chimneys depend on a pressure differential to pump exhaust and that pressure differential is provided by elevation when you first start the fire and more by temperature after the fire is going. A bend is a restriction and BK wants the first restriction a certain distance from the stove to allow velocity to build in the flue and for the exhaust to have momentum to blow through that first bend.

    I have no bends in my 14' chimney, all vertical, all steel internal and I still get smoke spillage when I open the door.
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