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Good reason for ceiling vent above stove

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

  1. Jackfre

    Jackfre Member

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    In addition to the benefit of heat circulation...and smoke if you are not careful, to a ceiling vent above the stove is that it makes handling the stove so much easier. We are re-modeling the house and the old stone chimney/liner has to come out & down. I removed the two ceiling and floor air registers, put an oak block across the opening upstairs with a short chain. A couple nylon slings carefully positioned on the Encore so as not to damage the ash pan and I was able to pick the stove with a come along safely to a height where I could drop it and strap it onto a wheeled dolly.

    Safe and secure, so far. Now all I have to do is get it into the storage container. I have a small Kubota tractor with a backhoe so I'll pick it with the hoe and drive it over to the container. An enterprising stove owner will tell his wife that he needs a small tractor with appropriate implements for the wood stove.

    My very real problem now is to find a new location for the stove as the entire center of the house is opening up. Not sure where it is going to go.

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  2. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Very resourceful.

    Can you stop by my house and discuss the tractor thing with my wife..? (actually she'd probably be ok with it, but the bank account says otherwise :()
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  3. Jackfre

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    "Stop by my house"... Northern Ontario! I bet it is terrific, but it is a looooong way away. Kubota has 0down, 0 interest, but that can get you in trouble too. "Talk to my wife"...after 38 yrs, I still have trouble talking to mine. I cannot help you there.
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  4. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    38 years and she hasn't killed you yet (or vice versa) - that's a pretty good run.

    Love the Kubota's - but you're right about getting into trouble - some day though......
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    Communication with females is an extremely difficult task. There have been numerous attempts to define their use of verbal as well as physical language. Most get close but the devil is in the details. It is a completely foreign language, subject to definition change of any particular statement at any given instance. The same word or assortment of words can have at a minimum 3 meanings depending on the visual/ physical actions associated with them and inflection at the same time. It is much simpler to learn the Alaskan Inuit language than the average female language as practiced globally. Case in point the word " fine" has at least 7 different meanings that I am aware of.
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