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Posted By USMC80,
Apr 3, 2013 at 7:38 AM
That looks fantastic!
I cant wait till i get my insert and get it installed! Looks good and I would be dying to light the first fire.
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
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!
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
Beautiful. Looks like you'll be toasty this winter.
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.
inspector came this morning, everything is all good
Excellent. Now all you need to do is get some break-in days.
Yes sir. First night under 50 degrees and Im kicking the wife out of the house lol
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
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.
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
I can get 9-10 with my stove and its a 2.1 cu ft.
Thats with a good load of quality wood thats well seasoned and rake coals forward method on restart.
East/West loads should give you a little longer cycle time.
Wow! Thanks for that!
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.
burn it bro!
wow! what a stunning look! the Hampton is a solid unit, you're gonna love it! wow
Just caught up with this thread again. Gorgeous install and a heck of an insert.
Thanks guys. I'll post some pics of the first break in fire tomorrow
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
finally got it all trimmed out and ready for break in fire #2 tonight
Beautiful job. Time to change this thread title from Frustrated to Satisfied.
Looks great, enjoy it...