Hearthstone Manchester

Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar Posted By Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

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  1. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    I've been a long time lurker on the forum and I finally pulled the trigger on a wood stove. We've been heating with wood pellets for the past 8-10 years but recently I decided to make the change to cordwood. I picked up our new Hearthstone Manchester yesterday and am in the process of completing my new hearth and lining our old chimney.

    Pics to come in the next few day.
     
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  2. begreen

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    Welcome. That's awesome. I haven't seen one in person yet, but that looks like a beautiful stove. Please take pics and post.
     
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  3. webby3650

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    That is one nice stove! Did you get it in Enamel or Black?
    At the HPBA show in Orlando they had a brown one burning, It was putting out some impressive heat!
     
  4. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    I got it in black with the blower, I couldn't really swing the extra cost for the enamal. I picked this one up with the blower for just over $2600.

    I'll get some pics up in a day or two, I really like the looks of it.
     
  5. Wood Heat Stoves

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    The Hearthstone Manchester is a great stove. We saw one for the first time at a Hearthstone dealer meeting and liked it so much we took their display model back for our showroom. We had to stuff it in the back of a Subaru wagon but it was worth it.
     
  6. Todd 2

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    Nice looking choice, I'm a fan of the big glass stoves.
     
  7. Pallet Pete

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    Very nice stove Papa and welcome aboard.

    Pete
     
  8. Nick Mystic

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    I'll be interested in hearing what you think of the Manchester after you've had a chance to get to know the stove. When I was shopping for a stove a few months ago I had narrowed my search down the to the Manchester and the Jotul F 600. In the end I went with the Jotul F 600, partially because the Hearthstone dealer said he didn't know when they were going to start production of the Mojolica porcelain enamel finish, which is what my wife and I wanted. We got the Jotul F 600 and are very pleased with how it's performing. Nonetheless, I'll be curious to learn more about the Manchester.
     
  9. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    I'll keep you all posted and thanks for the warm welcome!

    So here we go, a little update: A 2x6, a couple floor jacks, and some redneck engineering and the stove is now in the house.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. webby3650

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    So was all that easier or cheaper than just paying the hearth store a little bit for delivery? They would have used their escalera to move it in place in just a few minutes. ;) I'm glad you got it in, in one piece!
     
  11. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    Wasn't a problem, I used a front end loader to set it on the porch in the crate, un-crated it, put a 2x6 lengthwise under it, Jacked up both ends of the 2x6, and rolled it on in. I ended up ordering it through a store about an hour and a half away and picking it up. My semi-local store was about $500 higher on the price and then wanted another $349 for the blower.
     
  12. ddddddden

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    Verrrry niiiice!

    For anyone who hasn't seen the video:

     
  13. DanCorcoran

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    Surprised you didn't turn it so that glass would be facing the table, so you can watch the fire while you eat... :)
     
  14. MaintenanceMan

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    Nice looking stove!
     
  15. heatwise

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    Wow, nice stove, great pic.
     
  16. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    More pictures:

    Top
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    Inside End-View
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    Doors Open
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    Side-Load Door
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    Ash-Pan
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    Ash-Pan Door
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    Fire-Box Right Side
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    Fire-Box Left Side
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    Fire-Box Bottom
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    Fire-Box Top (Secondaries)
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    Latch
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  17. Highbeam

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    Thanks for the pictures. They really upped their game over the heritage. Replacable and more robust door latches are the big thing.

    Is that ash pan grate open all the time to the firebox so ash can fall through at will or is there some sort of sliding grate system? Ash pan is small but at least is hinged to open the short way.

    They sure do like to douche everything with black paint don't they. Are the interior panels firebrick, stone, or iron?

    Gotta say, that funky cast top plate is not my style. Reminds me of the bob barker on "the price is right"!

    I like moving stoves around unless there are stairs involved. All of my stoves have come home in the bed of a pickup and have been sold to folks who loaded them into pickups.
     
  18. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    Yeah, I had read about hearthstone stoves lacking in the latch department so I made sure I posted pictures of the latches on this stove. To me, they seemed to be very sturdy compared to those of our pellet stove or that of my olds wood stove in the garage.

    It is open all the time as far as I can tell but it is two layers with a handle in the ash pan drawer which allows you to sift the ashes by moving the grate back and forth if that makes sense.


    The paint is actually very nice and uniform. Some of the pictures of the interior make it look as though the paint is somewhat sloppy inside with overspray and such but that is just dust which my camera flash reflected off of rather dramatically. I believe the dust is from the soapstone which the firebox is lined with.

    Yeah, I have mixed feelings regarding the pattern on the stove but it's growing on me.

    +1! I would much rather move the thing myself. I place a whole lot more trust in my own abilities than I do some 19yr old city dip$&*@ delivering fireplaces for some home and patio store at minimum wage... No offense to you city folk...
     
  19. Highbeam

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    That's funny. I'm sure the shop would repair any damage that they did you your house or stove during the move but then you would have some 19YO goof repairing your sheetrock or touching up the stove paint! Us woodburners are a self sufficient lot, it we wanted easy then we would just turn up the thermostat!
     
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  20. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    ;)...Bingo!

    And after a little investigation I found that the ash grate can be opened and closed.


    Also, the manual mentions that the stove was supposed to include a pair of gloves but I didn't get any with it. My question is: Are these hearthstone included gloves worth a hoot? Are they worth contacting the dealer and getting, or should I just go buy a pair of gloves?
     
  21. Highbeam

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    My BK was supposed to include a super cedar fire starter but it would appear that the dealer may have borrowed mine. Funny how things disappear. The glove thing is new news to me, I didn't get any with my previous heritage. Long sleeved welding gloves made of leather seem to be quite awesome if you find you need gloves for tending the stove.
     
  22. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

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    Got me some welding gloves.

    Next thing in order is lining my chimney. Anyone have an opinion as to go with rigid or flex liner and why one over the other? It seems to me that a rigid liner would draft better, be easier to clean, and collect less creosote, all due to the walls of the rigid liner being smooth as opposed to the corrugated walls of the flex liner.
     
  23. ddddddden

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    All true, perhaps, but it's probably a question of degree. How much better? 10% ?
    Flex is easier to install and cheaper. "Good enough," IMO. The 316Ti SS is tougher than you might think. Lots of flex installs on here, not many problems reported.
    Rigid is probably somewhat more durable too, but my flex has a lifetime warranty.
     
  24. 1750

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    That is a really nice looking stove! The build/finish look very clean.

    The side-loading door seems like a brilliant idea -- I wonder why more mfgrs don't do this.

    Congrats!
     
  25. ddddddden

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    +1
    I like the look of the legs running the full height of the stove.

    I agree. Side loading is where it's at. A front loader that is deep enough to load N-S is basically the same thing though.
    Increased side clearance;?
     
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