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Hearth project started (With pictures)

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by raybonz, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx Jesse! I was thinking along those lines with wood trim stained or painted a dark color to match the tile then apply brown acrylic latex caulk to fill he void and also where the tile meets the logs.. My insurance carrier changed a while back and they suggested I have a fire extinguisher near the woodstove and also in the kitchen .. I thought about doing that years ago and decided to do it.. I also keep some chimfex in my kindling crock in case of an out of control chimney fire.. Just in case as you never know plus I paid $5.00 each for the Chimfex on clearance at Walmart :)

    Ray

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  2. PapaDave

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    Wait a minute Ray, can't you see that one tile right there? Yeah, that one RIGHT THERE. Man, that's not right. Do over. :lol: J/K
    The tile job looks great. I think it ties in well with the stone.
    I put pine all around mine, but it's 12" high, and now I think I may pull that and tile the face of the raised hearth. Seems like it never ends.
    Ya' done good.
  3. raybonz

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    Thanx Dave!! I may use pine to protect the tile will have to wait and see what I can come up with.. The grout was pretty easy to do and tied all the tiles together.. I used Laticrete Permacolor Mocha colored grout and it seems to blend in pretty well.. Looking forward to the whole project finished!

    Ray
  4. PapaDave

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    One other little thing. If the pine edge will see any traffic, ie: splits hitting it, shoes hitting it, etc., you might want to use oak or hard maple (or another hardwood). The pine will start declining pretty quick.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    No Dave. Ray is very careful. You are, aren't you Ray? Pine or Oak?
  6. raybonz

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    Yes Dennis you know me too well.. I plan on trying pine to see what fits then creating the finished product with hardwood probably oak which can take abuse...Added concrete to blend the tile into the chimney today and it looks good so the trim is next on the list .. Called chimney sweep to get chimney cleaned and inspected (also will buy a short piece of Simpson Duravent welded stove pipe so I can extend a bit further from the chimney) so I can apply for the woodstove install permit.. If anyone is interested I can post a pic of the chimney concreted to the hearth..

    Ray

    PS: I know you all want pics lol so here they are..

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  7. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Wow!

    Great Work Bro, that really looks nice.

    I will be interested to see how this beautiful project progresses. :)

    Cheers,Hiram
  8. raybonz

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    Thanx Hiram that put a smile on my face! :) I am pretty sure I will trim the hearth with 3/4" red oak boards.. Will have to wait over a week to get to that point though..

    Ray
  9. PapaDave

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    Well, rest assured. We'll be waiting. :coolsmile:
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    Hi Ray

    The T-5 looks like a really nice stove using a steel fire box with the nice cast iron look! Did you get the optional 125 cfm variable speed blower to crank out the heat?

    I had the optional 2 speed blower for my VC FA288CCL Large Cat Federal Design Consolidated DutchWest but was a little disappointed with the heat flow.

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  11. greythorn3

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    looking good, what kinda big rocks are them on the back wall?
  12. raybonz

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    Yes I also got the blower.. I find they make a big difference getting the heat out of the stove and moving it around and always used it on my FA264CCL..

    Ray
  13. raybonz

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    I think that's a pic from the Alderlea website..

    Ray
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Those rocks are only a reflection off Ray's head! :lol:
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    All right it's been to long with no updates.........Where are the pictures of the T5 sitting on the hearth? ;-P
  16. raybonz

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    Hey Cert,
    I accepted a new position at work and now work a 5 day week so I am having the stove delivered and installed and this should happen in less than 2 weeks.. The last weekend in Aug. we have friends from NH staying for the weekend and my friend is a professional carpenter and offered to do the oak trim on the hearth.. I decided this was the way to go so that's the plan.. The chimney was cleaned and inspected and the permit is in order.. That's the best I can do at this time..

    Ray
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    Hey Ray,
    Thanks for the PM!
    Really nice job on the hearth man! The tyle is really nice looking and I believe that T5 will look mint in that new setting. I'd love to stay and chat but the new baby is sleeping and this means that I need to go as well :lol: ! I was on the soccer fields for 2 and a half hours with the boys and ran around a bunch as well as a shoot out for about 20 minutes after the kids practice. One of the coaches used to play for the Uruguay National Team as a goalie, it's not everyday you get to shoot at an ex-national pro player so you have to do it when the opportunity comes. His son plays for the New England Revolution at only 16 years old. He has also made appearances at some of the clinics my boys attend. Needless to say, I can barely keep my eyes open, but it sure was nice to hear from you and witness the progress you've made. Great looking job so far, sounds like the hard part is over. Now it's just gonna b hard to wait and burn that new stove another 3 months and we'll be sitting arount the fire again! See ya!

    Enjoy your Summer,
    Chris
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    When's the Encore getting installed? Mine will be installed on the week of August 15th.
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    Hey Browning,

    How goes it? So you got an encore heh?! I wish you the best of luck with it and hope it brings you a lifetime of good service. Mine will be in early October. Good to hear from you.

    Chris
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    Hi Chris glad to hear from you and the stove is now on the hearth with only red oak trim work to be done (yes oak isn't just for burning).. Glad your family is doing well and good to hear from you! OK now for the pic of the new stove sitting on the new hearth sans oak trim..

    Ray

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    So nice! Are you trying to make it a cat stove? LOL

    (That's a big cat. Is it a Maine Coon Cat?)
  22. raybonz

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    LOL yeah that is my new "cat" stove... The cats like laying on the hearth as they find it cooler due to the 100+ degree temps here right now.. My cats all 3 of them are from the cat pound.. Such a shame to let such beautiful critters be destroyed and they are pretty good pets despite the abuse they suffered..

    Ray
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    Ray, It looks great!! You should be thrilled with how well it all came out. Have you installed the blower yet? I put mine on the other day and I am suprised at how quiet it is compared to the blower on my Dutchwest.
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    Ray I've got to say that looks like the perfect setting for a freestanding stove. It looks beautifull with the stone finish and the wood in the background. That new tyle really makes it stand out, excellent job! Looks like the feline approves it too!

    LMAO!!! Looks like you can sell off the cat stove, but the cat stove will always be with you! :lol:
  25. raybonz

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    Thanx Chris I look forward to the red oak trim that will surround the hearth as I feel it will tie it into the log walls and protect the tile edges! Yeah the cat doesn't add much heat in fact she tends to only take it away!! Cats do make good paperweights though :)

    Ray

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