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  1. Rickb

    Rickb Feeling the Heat

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    That looks fantastic!

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  2. Capetownkg

    Capetownkg Member

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    I cant wait till i get my insert and get it installed! Looks good and I would be dying to light the first fire.
  3. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    I would be tonight but wife is pregnant and she's concerned about the initial paint fumes. Guess jet to stare at it for 3 months
  4. ridemgis

    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    About the fumes: you can do it now with exhaust fans in a couple of windows or you can wait until it's cold and run exhaust fans. Either way you will still smell it a bit. The few ppm of volatile organics needed to provoke your nose will not harm a fetus. Have yourself a tiny break in fire with good ventilation and enjoy your hard work. The install looks fantastic!
  5. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    I am in agreement with you but I'm dealing with a grumpy pregnant women here lol. I had the green light and then she swung and said no. I'll have to wait for the fall and boot her out of the house for the day
  6. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful. Looks like you'll be toasty this winter.
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  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If you can put an exhaust fan (box fan, etc.) in the nearby window it should take most of the smoke out of the room. This can be better to do on a cool evening or rainy day. Try to do this on a day when the wife is out shopping for a few hours and the air should be clear by the time she comes home. Just get the stove up to 500F to be sure it is fully baked.

    The install looks awesome. You folks are going to enjoy this insert a lot.
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  8. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    inspector came this morning, everything is all good
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  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Excellent. Now all you need to do is get some break-in days.
  10. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Yes sir. First night under 50 degrees and Im kicking the wife out of the house lol
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  11. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    ok, gonna get down to 42 f tonight, locking the wife in the other room around midnight, setting up the fans and doing my first of three break in fires. I'll take some pics or maybe a video
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  12. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking install!

    I am curious whats the Fire Box Dimensions of that stove.

    I saw on one website with the HI300 , you can load either North/South or East/West with 18" splits.
    Thats a nice feature as most inserts can only load East/West.

    With a 2.3 Cubic Foot firebox I would think you could easily get more than the listed 8 hour burn.
  13. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    I hope your right with the burn time. Not sure of the exact dimensions but yes you can fit 18" both e/w and n/s which is the thing i like most about it
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    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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  15. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    aansorge Minister of Fire

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    Just be sure you understand what a 10 hour burn will look like on your stove...

    Your first load will not last that long. You will spend a lot of the fuel getting everything heated up but will establish a good coal bed.

    Your next load will be better. Expect a typical cycle to go more like this: 1/3 hour of getting the stove going, shut her air down and then get two solid hours of secondary flames, then a slowly cooling stove for as long as you still have coals to start a fire. During this time you'll often just see a big glowing log and this is nice.

    In the dead of winter here in Minnesota, I would ( or my wife) fill every 5 hours on our 2.5 cubic foot enerzone except at night when it was fine to wait until morning. In the fall or spring we would go more in the 5 to 10 hour range.

    Don't expect a massive fire for 10 hours.
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  17. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    burn it bro!
  18. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    wow! what a stunning look! the Hampton is a solid unit, you're gonna love it! wow
  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just caught up with this thread again. Gorgeous install and a heck of an insert.
  20. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks guys. I'll post some pics of the first break in fire tomorrow
  21. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Here's some pics, I did have to crack the door for a minute to get it going, just wasn't cold enough I think. Was pretty small fire being the first break in, next one will be bigger

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  22. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Hooyah!
  23. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    finally got it all trimmed out and ready for break in fire #2 tonight

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  24. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful job. Time to change this thread title from Frustrated to Satisfied. :)
  25. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Looks great, enjoy it...

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