1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Hearthstone Clydesdale wood insert - help please

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by bluesisgreat, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. bluesisgreat

    bluesisgreat New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Loc:
    upstate NY
    thanks - that makes sense.

    I'm going to just order the micore and then the installers will be able to figure out what they need to do.

    On a completely different topic, I'm wondering why the picture I uploaded in my profile did not show up in my previous posting - maybe it will show up now.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,737
    Loc:
    Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
    If you mean your avatar (little picture under your name) that is showing now. If you meant a photo in your post, it didn't show up - usually if there is a problem with a photo in your post, you should get an error message. The biggest problems are usually either file size, or file names. The size is limited, I forget the official limits, but I find 640x480 JPEGs saved at about 75% quality work pretty well. The other big gotcha is that the file name must have an extension on it that gives the file type, which must match the file - i.e. a JPEG file must be named "something.JPG"....

    Gooserider
  3. bluesisgreat

    bluesisgreat New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Loc:
    upstate NY
    Well, almost one year later, my Clydesdale is installed, and I'm waiting for the granite surround to be installed in a few days.

    One thing to know is that the blue-black finish looks really good, but the door is still pure black - so it looks quite odd. I ended up getting the matte-black version, even though I would've liked if the whole stove would've been blue-black.

    I ended up using Micore for the thermal insulation (R=1.1 for 0.5"). It is not that easy to find - so, for reference, here is the link:
    http://www.mantelsdirect.com/MC300-Micore-Board?amp;category=304

    The hearth and surround are made of granite - will change my avatar once it is done.

    I'll be back here looking for help on operating it.

    Thanks everyone for helping me make my decisions.
  4. bren582

    bren582 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    198
    Loc:
    Monmouth County NJ
    Silvia,
    I'm just getting into the Insert game her in New Jersey and I'm real close to pulling the trigger on a Clydesdale. Finding this thread has been a gold mine of information. I was wondering if you have pictures of the installation process and finished installation. I'd love to see them. Are they posted in the picture section? If not and you have them would you mind sending them top me?
    I to was thinking of going with the blue black satin finish versus flat black as that color schemed would go well with the brick fireplace I plan on installing it in. but your note on the door being black and the rest blue/black gives me pause. I'm going to ask the dealer about that in case they have changed that. I can't believe the manufacturer would do that??

    Thanks,
    peter
  5. bluesisgreat

    bluesisgreat New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Loc:
    upstate NY
    Peter - I assure you that the door is still black - I was as amazed as you were, especially because the stand-alone Hearthstone stoves which are blue-black have some beautiful doors. Well, it seems to be a technical issue: the frame of the door on the Clydesdale is very thin, so as to allow the largest viewing area - thus, it is made of steel, and they can't enamel that. It took me the whole summer to finally decide that I cannot put up with that difference in color. Maybe to some it is not noticeable - but for me was really sticking out. BTW - the blue-black is the only version they sell in Europe - I really can't believe they are selling any - the models there are much more modern and striking (take a look at Bokeman's stove from Spain).

    The blue-black is more expensive, and the prices went up since I ordered the original blu-black. The dealer exchanged it, and I ended up paying the same for the black one as I had planned to pay for the blue-black. Also, with the gas prices going up, they are very back-ordered. I was lucky to find an old one at a different dealer (even father away than the 1 hr 15 minutes than my dealer is), and that dealer was wiling to send it to my dealer (because they were so swamped installing stoves that they did not really want another job!). So, make sure the model you want is in stock.

    I don't have any installation pictures, as the dealer installed it for me -so I only have what is in the manual that you can download for free from the company. Hope this helps.
  6. bluesisgreat

    bluesisgreat New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Loc:
    upstate NY
    I just noticed that my avatar did not change - I posted the finished installation, including the granite surround. I'll check into that.

    The complete installation was finished last Monday - and I haven't fired it up yet. I'm waiting for the building inspector to check it out - and I'll start the learning curve sometime in mid-November, when I come back from a trip.
  7. Cath

    Cath Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    292
    blueisgreat,
    Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing more pictures. I hope they don't make me too wistful for a Morgan.

    Happy burning.
    ~Cath
  8. noce

    noce New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Loc:
    No. Virginia
    This thread on Clydesdale is awesome!

    Does anyone know off-hand if there have been any engineering or design changes to the Clydesdale since this earlier thread that might address any concerns raised (blower rattle in Turner-n-Burner's post #21 above) or other advice on this insert?
  9. Bluezx636

    Bluezx636 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    55
    Loc:
    Long Island NY
    I think it was 2009 that they made some changes to the blowers and door handle....I have had my Clydesdale for a few months now and I love it. When it comes to the blowers mine have been pretty good just once in while it might buzz but its not the blowers its the the surround vibrating and just giving it a quick tap stops it. Just recently someone posted the fix for it which Hearthstone will send to you and I plan on calling or E-mailing one day for its just a little rubber piece that stops vibration
    http://www.hearthstonestoves.com/as...lydesdale 8491 Vibration Dampener Install.pdf
    noce likes this.
  10. ClydesdaleBurner

    ClydesdaleBurner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    145
    Loc:
    South Coast, MA
    Hahaha. Great to see this thread revived. Every so often I search hearth.com forums for Clydesdale talk. I did a search tonight and saw this one come up after 5 plus years since originally posted. There is some great info in here. The posts about running a channel or path down the center of the firebox from front to back to promote good airflow to the stove... I still do that every day! Glad to see there a lot of new Clydesdale owners enjoying their stoves. As for the "new" Clydesdale I believe the interior / inner parts of the stove have not changed, but the door, handle/latch and blower assembly have all been improved. I think the "new" Clydesdale does have some nice improvements over the "old" version which I own. A friend has the new version and the blower assembly seems to have a lot less vibration noise... althought after years with my insert I know how to stop any noises now...

    Happy burning Clydesdale owners!
  11. Jon fisher

    Jon fisher New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Loc:
    Pa
    Horrible insert ! Very little burn control,either full tilt of simmer, don't bother buying the screen to attempt to run the insert with the door open, blower used to rattle, no support for fix from local distributed or company, we had to stuff insulation under the blower to stop the rattling, very little benefit from the stove if you don't run the blower, blower so loud you can't stand to be in the next room over when the blower is running, front lower rim is to low causing ash to spill out when you open the door to reload the stove, I spent allot of money for this insert so I'm stuck with it....good thing I'm moving in a couple years. I would look an another solution and don't be afraid to ask the dealer for the names and phone numbers of customers who have the stove/insert your looking at, call them and go visit before your make the investment.
  12. Firedancer

    Firedancer New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    92
    Loc:
    New Jersey
    ^^LOVE this insert! BEST purchase of the year! She's packing quite a punch and heating my 1600 sq ft home rather nicely.

    From what I've read, there was a problem with the blowers a few years ago which is now fixed. I have no issues with my blower. Sounds like a small fan-depending on your setting.

    Screen is just a waste of money and heat. I opted to not get that...

    As far as the ashes go-open door slowly, ashes stay inside.
    Bluezx636 likes this.
  13. mstoelton

    mstoelton Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Loc:
    SE michigan
    Just installed my new clydesdale in our basement family room. Installed in a 1964 brick ranch, full basement. Absolutely love the insert. Fan is quiet on the refreshed clyde - not noisy at all. This is our first insert so we are learning how to get the best heat out of it. Absolutley love the secondary flames when dampered down.:)

Share This Page