Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by leakypuppy, Feb 25, 2013.
Lookin' good.. slowly slide it out over the course of the summer.. 1/4" a week.. LOL
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I wish I could but it won't budge as we used the top vent and the lining is as far forward as it can go. If we used the rear vent with T connector it would have pushed the stove forward another 8" which is a deal breaker so I'm hoping it will still throw some heat.
Beautiful hearth + stove!
Taking out a brick below where I cut out the damper frame allowed me to make a large-radius 90° curve with the liner and plug it into the rear vent of my stove with just an appliance adapter, no tee required.
leakypuppy, I'm thinking of doing something similar with my homestead (pushing it back a bit into into our masonry fireplace). Heat isn't an issue for us since it gets way too hot in the winter when we run it for several hours already (and we like to run it for the ambiance ).
I'm curious though...since you don't have a T adaptor, how's it look for being able to clean out with your configuration?
I haven't had to clean it yet as we installed late last season but since I'm using the top connector whatever is swept from the liner will just end up in the stove.
Gotcha, that's not so bad then. Thanks.
I suspect the baffle needs to be removed first. Has anyone done this on the Homestead? Easy or pita?
Doh. I think you're right based on this thread: http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/baffle-removal-hearthstone-homestead.6461/. Alrighty...maybe not such a great option to push it back then.
As others have mentioned the Homestead will throw more heat when pulled out on the hearth. I had not choice and if I could gain a few more inches I would but my living room was too small and I'm happy to have the Homestead as it is.
Yeah, heat wouldn't be a problem for me since it already can heat us out of the living room. But, the clean out doesn't sound like it will be very fun. Good luck to you when you have to clean it out... Post back if you remember to tell us how it went.
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