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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Todd, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    I learned my Fireview was shipped on Monday, and will arrive on Thursday. 1 week ahead of schedule. YES! Last time I talked to someone at Woodstock they said the stove was scheduled to be shipped on the 17th which was a week late. After a few calls and emails, looks like they got it out ahead of schedule. I should have the stove broke in and burning by the end of the weekend.

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  2. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    Todd, get ready for alot of nasty smoke!!!!

    No Joke, that thing will smoke like a freight train for a good 8 hours. Just to warn you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats, and give us the report on Sunday Night.
  3. MAJ. Woody

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    My fireview was shipped on monday as well. I am supposed to get it at work tommorow. Can't wait!!
    Any other suggestions on break in?
  4. Todd

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    What do you mean? Does the stove give off smoke in the house or are you talking about the paint curing stink?
    What kind of breakin fires are required?
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    a sixpack of bud
  6. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Bud? YUK! I prefer my own homebrewed Honey Ale.
  7. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    I followed the directions for breakin that came with the stove.

    I can say, whatever was smoking, was smoking. It will make your eyes water.

    And if the stove is in the house, then your house will be smokey.
  8. cbrodsky

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    Nothing smoked on our stove, but the stovepipe gave off some faint smoke. The smell was a lot stronger than the volume of smoke would indicate so you probably want to have a window open with a fan. Same thing on friends' stove (also a Fireview) - we were there for the first firing of their stove as well!

    The stove itself will hiss a little as residual water in the stone is driven out - kind of neat.
  9. Todd

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    I received a e-mail from the freight company stating my stove is behind schedule and there is a 95% chance it would be delivered a day late. Well this morning I called and it was there. It arrived last night so it was on time. I picked it up shortly there after. The bottom of the pallet had some damage, and the stove was sitting on it kind of lopsided, but the stove didn't have any damage. What a great looking stove! Heavy as hell, but easy to move around with a appliance dolly.

    I read the manual, hooked her up, and currently starting the second break-in fire. I had to call Woodstock because the manual does not get real specific on break-in fires. They told me the first fire should be a small kindling fire and let it burn out. Second fire should be a medium fire. Then the 3rd break-in fire can be hot. The first fire I could see some moisure spots on the soapstone escaping, and a little hissing every once in awhile. I just engaged the cat for the first time. It slowed the flames right down, and there is a little secondary combustion in the fire box. Nice looking fire. Just a little bit of white smoke (steam?) out the chimney. I'll run her up to about 400 deg this evening and then let the fire burn out. I can't wait for tomorrow when I can run her hot.

    So far so good!

    Maj. Woody,
    Has your Fireview shown up yet?
  10. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    Todd, I know you were looking forward to this.

    Lets hear the report when ya got her cookin!
  11. Todd

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    A little while ago I heard a pop inside the stove, I looked inside and it looks like a small chunk of soapstone blew out the side of the firebox! Dang it, the stove is only 350! The hole is about the size of a large pea. I don't think it goes all the way through. Guess I can patch it with some furnace cement.
  12. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    Blame god, he, or she, made the soapstone!!!!

    You didn't rush the break-in did you?

    Sounds like water wanted to get out in a hurry... in the form of steam!

    J/K.
  13. Todd

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    I don't think I rushed the break-in. My first fire was just a kinling fire. The stove temp barley reached 100. Then I let it cool down to room temp, and started the second fire. They were both slow burning, gradual fires, not blazin hot. I'll have to call Woodstock and see what they say.
  14. Sandor

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    They have a great reputation, and I'm sure they will take care of you, if its an issue at all. The stone is 2" thick on the sides.

    Fire that puppy up to 600, and enjoy the weekend!
  15. MAJ. Woody

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    Hi Todd,
    My Fireview arrived at work yesterday and I just took it home, unpacked and set it up.
    Thats a heavy sucker. Its beautiful and looks like its fitted well.
    Did yours come with the 90 degree pipe that comes out the back of the stove? I'm not sure if it does so I'll buy one anyhow.
    I have someone coming to run the stovepipe Saturday and then the inspector has to check it out probally Monday. (Damn, and they are talking snow Sat nite!)
    I've been reading about the break in procedures, and its going to be hard not to "stoke 'er up" right off the bat. But being a newbie I'm going to build a few little cub scout fires over the first few days just to be safe.
    Give them a call about that chip. From the conversations I have had with them in the past, I'm sure they will bend over backwards to make things right.
    I'll post a few pix of my new baby when I get it hooked up.
  16. Todd

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    No pipe with mine. I bought stove pipe online from Hart's hearth. I had to buy 2 ea 90 degree elbows and 1 ea 2' straight section. I was a little worried about all the elbows reducing my draft, but so far it seems to draft fine. I just fired her up about 2 hrs ago and the temp is just starting to climb over the 300 mark.

    I talked to Woodstock today about the chip that blew out inside the firebox. The guy I talked to said he only heard of this happening once before with a stove that was stored for about a month inside a barn before being installed. Also told me to keep an eye on it, if it gets worse they will send me a new stove, but he didn't think it was anything to get alarmed about or have to patch.

    Keep those break-in fires low. You will notice some moisture escaping from the stone, and it will stink up the house.
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    Come on, show us pictures, anybody.
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    Two 90's, huh? Are you going straight up thru the roof?
    They have a fantastic customer service staff, especially offering to send you a new stove!
    Heres a few pix as she sits on the hearth. It gets the pipe run tommorow:
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    I'll try again....Sorry that they are so pixilated, I couldnt reduce them enough to save in a better quality.

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    Here you go.

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    Great looking stove and setup.
  22. Rhone

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    Wow! Thank you both so much for posting.

    They are awesome! I can't believe how big, the fireview is like twice the size I thought. I can see the cast iron has decorative impressions, I love it! Boy, you both are going to simply love them. Todd, by the size of it you won't be worrying too much about being too cold on the coldest days now :) They look great! I recommend a little extra wood for next year, or don't be upset if you're going through more wood than normal in the beginning. This was the first season using my new unit and now that winter is almost over I've finally got the hang of it and getting more miles out of my wood. So, expect to burn a little more wood than normal until you get the hang of your Fireviews. Seeing those pictures brings back how much I love andirons.
  23. Todd

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    Yeah, it's bigger than I thought to. And heavy! It's going to take some gettin use to. I have plenty of wood to play with the rest of the year to figure out how this stove works.

    I think I'm getting the hang of it. I had a good all night burn (8hrs) last night and didn't have the damper as low as Woodstock reccommends, I had it on 2, and Woodstock reccommends 1 or less. But I still had lots of coals and a hot stove. House temp was 71 upstairs and 75 downstairs. I loaded 4 splits about 10am this morning, let her catch good, engaged the cat, then throttled her down to just below 1, and she's still cookin over 300! BTW, the glass has stayed spotless since first lite off.
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    Todd,
    That is a classy looking setup you have there!
    My stove pipe installation man called in sick today so I've gotta wait....... :sick:
    Oh and BTW, are those Shellback and Bluenose plaques hanging on the wall??
  25. Todd

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    Thanks for the complement.

    Sorry you have to wait. You will love this stove!

    Plank owner, Great Lakes Sailor, and Last cruise plaques. 20 years US Coast guard. What does the MAJ. stand for? Military or just a little horny?
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