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Hampton H200 install in the kitchen

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by tfdchief, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    I am excited! I posted some time ago asking for help on a new stove in the kitchen. I got lots of good info and now am installing my new Hampton. Here goes. First the stove came home to the garage. Next, set it in the corner of the kitchen and installed the chimney. Thats where I am now. The brick for the hearth should come tomorrow and hopefully this next weekend I can get started on the hearth. YES, I am going to have to dismantle the stove pipe and move the stove, but I couldn't wait :cheese: (had a fire in it too!) The stove pipe is double wall with a telescoping section, so that shouldn't be to difficult. I will post pictures of the finish when I get it done. ;-P

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  2. begreen

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    Looking very good. Thanks for the detail shots. They should be helpful to others looking for installation guidance.
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    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    BG, I thought the attic shots might help someone since I had to cut out a truss. I also thought the roof flashing detail might help.
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    tfdchief, that looks very nice.
    The stove looked bigger in the other thread, for some reason.
    I like the attic and roof shots too, most install threads don't include those.
    Looking forward to the rest of your install pics. :coolsmile:
  5. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    PapaDave, Yes it is a very small stove. 1.34 cu ft fire box. Our old buck insert does a good job most of the time heating the house and we don't have that much room in the kitchen so we, (my wife) wanted HER OWN little stove to keep her warm in her kitchen. :) I will certainly post pics as I get the hearth done. As for the other pics of the roof and attic....well, I guess it is just a reflection of my job as Fire Chief and inspector.....I tend to think those areas are as important and interesting to look at, as all the rest of it. Most call me a nerd but that's who I am and it doesn't really bother me. On a side note, my grand kids call me Papa too! Aren't they great?
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    I love it when a plan comes together.

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  7. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, me too Pen! Sorry it's not the Baker's Oven, but the little lady is really happy, and I am a little more beholding to her than I am you :cheese: Wait 'til you see the ceramic brick she picked for the hearth and wall. It is really going to set everthing off I think. She wants the wall brick trimmed with quarter sawn oak to match her cabinets, with a small mantle type shelf on top. Not sure whether I am going to order the oak from the cabinet shop or do it myself, so that part may take a while. Can't wait though, until it is all done.
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    No ash drawer?

    The install looks great. I do this every day and that looks very professional.

    Have never cut out a truss before, i always offset around them, but i don't have unlimited time to reframe. I would do it my house, but can't in a customers home.

    What the brand of insulated chimney?


    Looks awesome!
  9. tfdchief

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    Thanks, that makes me feel really good coming from a professional. It better look good though or the builders I inspect would probably never let me live it down. I really didn't want to go to the trouble of engineering a truss cut but I didn't want any offsets either, and as you said, it is different when you are doing it for yourself (time isn't as big a deal and I work cheap). The chimney is Selkirk SuperPro (USA grade).
    Edit: I forgot "no ash drawer" No, I just really didn't want one and it was a pretty expensive option.
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    hehe, I may not be an inspector but I am a teacher, I know the feeling. When the kids or the colleagues see it, it needs to be in full shine.

    pen
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    I know that too! Small world...I taught for 7 years before I decided there was no way I could do that until retirement :bug: , so I thought I better do something else while I was young enough to start over. You have my utmost admiration. It is a tough profession and not for the weak.
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    I finished today, finally. %-P It is actually 35 º and I got to have the first fire. I promised pics of the rest of the install, so here they are. Thanks to all those who had input on this project. I love this little stove :exclaim:

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    Sure is a cute looking stove. Very nice installation too. What's the wife think of all your hard work?
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    Thanks, BG. She is very happy with it. but she also has come to expect it. That's OK though, her appreciation is all I need.
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    Looks awesome Steve!

    Congrats on all your hard work and perfection.

    Nothing like a job extremely well done!

    My hat's off to you sir! :coolsmile:
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    Sweet, that looks really good!
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    tfdchief, looks great.



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    Adam, Thanks. And thanks for all your PM help. It worked out well I think. The first fire went very well. I was a little surprised at how easy the stove was to operate. Being my first EPA stove, I was a little apprehensive. I burned it for about 3 or 4 hours at 200 - 400 stove top and 400 - 600 probe chimney pipe temp. and I am letting it go out now. The book says to fire it small to moderate fires 5 or 6 times before you burn it normal. What do you think. Seems like overkill to me. Of course the paint still stinks but I hope that will stop in a day or so. Steve
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    Certified 106 and Zap, Thanks! Approval from all you guys means a lot.
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    The break in burns are a little painful, but well worth it.

    Cast is not as forgiving as steel, and you don't want to mess up any of the gaskets in it.

    You'll be cooking in no time at all!

    Again, looks great.
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    Thanks Adam, I burned it all day today at about 400 stove top temp...it got a little hotter than that once before I could get it shut down. Do you think that is about right for break in? The manual just says 5 -6 small to moderate fires ?????? whatever that means. This stove is new to me and my first EPA stove, so I am not sure what that means. So yesterday and today burning as I have indicated....do you think it is broken in and I can stop worrying about it. Why would I mess up gaskets? Sorry, but one more thing. This morning when I started a fire in it, the draft control was stuck. I bent the lever and had to straighten it back out in order to get it broken loose. It sticks a little after it has been in one position for a long time as well. Could this be paint on the air control slider, and have you heard of this problem? Other than that, I have found it very easy to control and the secondaries light up remarkably early in the burn. It is a great heater so far. Really happy!
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    Good looking install.
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    Thanks Jake. My first EPA stove, so you guys will have to help me figure it out. So far, so good....just a lot of questions. Hope I don't wear you guys out, but it sure is a lot different than my "ole buck". So far, I am pretty amazed at the technology...it is truly some amazing engineering.
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    I think you would be in the clear now Steve.
    What happens is you can roll gaskets out of place with the quick expansion, if you put the pedal to the metal right out of the gate.

    The air control can stick if there is some paint on it. If you can take it apart, put some of the graphite anti-seize on it. Between the plate and the bottom of the stove. The stuff you use on your brakes on your car since it will handle the heat. I use it on all moving parts on wood stoves and pellet stoves.

    I have noticed the air controllers to be sort of stiff on the H200 and H300. Not out of the ordinary.

    Good luck
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    THANKS! It looks like the air control slide is pretty difficult to get to, above the bottom plate that houses the air intake from the opening in the back, so I will wait and see if it persists. If it is paint it will surely clear up as it cures and rubs off. I really appreciate the help. So far, you have been right on with all your advise on this little stove. It is performing just as you said it would. I am amazed at how easy it is to operate. I really like the secondary air being there all the time and not having to worry about when to open or close it, as seems to be the case with some other EPA stoves. The secondaries start up very quickly. The stove holds heat an incredibly long time after the fire is gone. I am getting some browning of the glass at the outside portions of the glass, in a V pattern, but I am sure that will go away once I can fire the stove a little hotter (inside the V pattern, it is staying clean).

    I will keep posting since there apparently aren't to many of these stoves out there. Anyone have advise for an "old wood burner" with a new EPA stove, having to learn all over again, please chime in. I love getting others thoughts and advise on this forum.

    Steve

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