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Fireview's first season

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by charly, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    Now that we are about 3/4 through the heating season, I want to say I'm really pleased with my Fireview. It's been so easy to run.. always having coals after 10-12 hrs for a reload... I love the fact that this stove has such a nice strong draft with my pipe set up, through the wall into a masonry chimney 22ft with an insulated liner. Not once have I had any smoke come out of the loading door... plus the draft makes for a nice start up for a new fire or a reload...I'm very satisfied... I haven't even had the stove top temps over 525 and that's heated me fine...Now I know why this stove has been Woodstocks bread and butter stove for the last 34 years.. In my eye's just a beautiful KISS designed stove. Another nice thing,, 3 regular size splits heat me now verses 6 or more were going into my Quadrafire 5700 on each load... So I'm using much less wood.
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  2. sailor61

    sailor61 Burning Hunk

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    Ditto
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  3. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    Ditto x 2 (Keystone)
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  4. Todd

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    Great news!
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  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Enjoy! Still happy with ours in our fourth heating season.
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  6. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Many years burning with a Fireview before the PH, never had any problem at any time with the Fireview. A great and impressive stove.
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  7. charly

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    Nice to hear that everyone has enjoyed their stove as much as I'm enjoying mine..
  8. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Charly, Glad to here you are well pleased with the Fire View. I never thought a "stone wrapped cat" would be more than I anticipated.

    :)
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  9. charly

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    I guess I'm realizing now how nice this stove has been all winter, load it and for get it.. It sure makes heating with wood a pleasure! Can't beat the smooth heat of the stone either... It takes a while to realize that the fire is dying down because of the constant heat from the stone, really nice.. I love just needing three splits for a load, not even needing to load it tight.
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  10. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Yes. One gets so spoiled with these great Woodstock stoves, that when a burn is less than perfect one is disappointed. The stoves manage all weather conditions and even less than ideal wood quite nicely. They are so easy to heat with. I've never had anything but a Woodstock (except my grandmother's old Findley cookstove), so maybe this is true of all modern stoves, but I just feel the Woodstocks are so safe. Never had any situation that scared me in terms of the fire. No overfires or runaway fires, and if I let a fire get hotter than I want ( which to me means over 600 and only happens with neglect on start up), I can cool it down with air adjustment within minutes.
    I don't believe these stoves can ever get too hot if you adjust them properly at the onset of a burn. I feel totally comfortable with these stoves, have zero concern about chimney build up or chimney fire, or stove overfire. And they heat so comfortably and evenly. And they are beautiful to boot. And good cookers. Very happy and satisfied.
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  11. charly

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    You said it best!
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    Happy as a clam here.
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  13. charly

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    Nice,,, not one complaint ;lol
  14. Woody Stover

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    12 hrs. on three regular-sized splits? I don't know if I do that well, but I just reloaded after a 15-hr. burn on White Oak and a couple Cherry splits. Medium to small splits, air on .3 for five hours, then .2 until reload with plenty of coals. Not too shabby. I wonder how long I could go, jammed to the gills with big BL splits and the air cut all the way? I just tossed in a load of Red Elm and Red Maple, and should be good until another reload in about ten hrs. These things go forever on a small amount of wood; The cat is where it's at. :cool:
    As you guys have said, never a worry about an overfire...but a load can take off a bit a couple of hours into a burn at a given air setting. You can always cut the air a bit more at the start of the burn if you have to leave, but I'll generally run a little flame in the box for a while when I'm gonna be here. You have to know your wood to predict what the load is gonna do. But the stove is very predictable. It will run here most of the time with the room temp at 70, give or take a degree, with a minimum amount of tending.
    OK, I'll be the Baby Ruth in the pool. If I had the Keystone window and ash pan with the bigger Fv fire box, I would have the perfect stove. But I'll make do somehow... ::-)
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  15. charly

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    Just seems no matter what I always have some coals , never needing to relight the stove...load 10 pm, next morning between 8 and 10 am, I'm just adding wood and shoveling out some ash once and a while..
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  16. rideau

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    And that, Woody, is a pretty good description of a Progress Hybrid.
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    I loaded my fireview at about 6:30 am yesterday and still had coals and 300 stove top at 9:30pm. Well seasoned Black Locust.
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    So for a week I spent a lot of time at the hospital with my wife. This means I had conditions similar to those who hold regular jobs. It was really nice to know that I'd always come home to a very warm house. Because the weather has warmed a bit we naturally didn't have to put as much wood in and I also burned some of the poorer wood. That is, some odd shaped, some short, some dead elm that was not entirely punky but showing some punk. No problem. This morning I put 3 very small pieces of that elm in the stove and it is still going strong and the house is plenty warm. Made even warmer with my wife finally back home.
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    Good to hear you and the Ornery Wife are home and warm. ;)
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    Thanks Steve.
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    :)
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  22. Todd 2

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    No news like good news my friend, glad all is well !
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    So what ;;;;; lol just kidding wish I had one.
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