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It's on! Hearth.com meetup in DC - nov 16, 4-7 on the mall

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by webbie, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I should be there around 11 or 12.

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  2. becasunshine

    becasunshine Feeling the Heat

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    We are planning to arrive midday, and specifically on our agenda is seeing that Woodstock stove. Per another thread, we are considering a woodstove as an option for another application. We want to see that hybrid in action.

    I've been watching the Woodstock site for years- *love* those soapstone stoves. We can look past the antlers to the function of the stove.

    No offense, Mike Holton, England Stove Works is on our short list too. I fell in love with the idea of the gentle heating curve provided by the Woodstock soapstones, as well as the aesthetics, years ago. That being said, function takes precedence over form almost every time around here. We choose function, practicality, and value then shove aesthetics in where it will fit. Fortunately good design has its own aesthetic most of the time. Yes Mike this is a blatant solicitation for you to pitch your woodstoves to us when we get there. :) :)

    My take is that the teams are using the opportunity to have fun with the aesthetics of the stoves while simultaneously maintaining focus on the technical aspects. I wonder if the aesthetic is to leave a tagline in the minds of potential customers?

    For our own selfish purposes we do hope that the manufacturers who are attending will have lots of information about their products to give to customers- because in a real way, we are "shopping."
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  3. stoveguy2esw

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    no offense taken, woodstock makes some beautiful products, im kinda looking forward to checking it out as well! and yes i'd be happy to chat about my product line as well.

    im actually going to this event as a fan, not a vendor, but that doesnt mean i wont talk about my products. so yeah, feel free to ask away
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    I'm sorry- here I am backing you into a working holiday! If you are amenable, we would love to pick your brain about modern woodstove design. A woodstove would make all kinds of sense in many ways in the place in which we would use it, and in other ways a pellet stove is preferable, and in yet other ways an LP gas stove is best. We need some help sorting out our options. Our experience with woodstoves is dated and at that time, we were not primarily responsible for the stove. We need to check back in and see what's changed, and if a woodstove is a viable option for our application.

    Thanking you in advance for your patience and willingness to talk to us... :) :) We promise that we won't monopolize your day but there may or may not be a Vulcan Mind Meld in the making here... :) :)
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    well, plan to be at the panel discussions , the topic us "hearthies" have been tasked with is the discussion of the advances in woodstoves since the early 70's (i guess from "fisher" to present) obviously this discussion will be generalized, but it shold be entertaining and informative , with webbie, BB, BG and myself im sure we can come up with something constructive to say ;)

    i was kinda planning on being hit up with questions as well so its not a problem for me.
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    I went back over a few pages of the thread- is the panel discussion happening at the "after party" at the hotel reception room or is the panel discussion happening in the tent on the Mall during the 4p-7p meet up? I ask for planning purposes.
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    the panel discussion is i think the 4- 7 thing is in the tent, our section is at 5 pm i intend to be at the discussion and the afterparty at least for a while anyway (until my spouse drags me away) we are staying at that hotel anyway so i should be there a while
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    BB tries to get a mental image of Mike not liking to talk about his stoves. Hmmm.... can't get one. ;)
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    dont hurt yourself trying to imagine that , the scenario doesnt exist ;lol
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    So are camera's banned from the event? Having a hard time finding pictures from people, usually I can find something on twitter or facebook but I am coming up empty.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    "dont hurt yourself trying to imagine that , the scenario doesnt exist ;lol"

    Now if you could just show up in one of those Kenworth's...

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    Since it doesn't open to the public until Sat. morning, probably only preparation going on right now.
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    ^^That's impressive.^^ HOLY ROLLING HEAT, BATMAN! :)
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    I was planning on bringing my camera, if for no other reason than to help us remember exactly what we saw vs. which stove, but also because I am a geek and I love this stuff. If anyone is aware of a prohibition on picture taking, please let us know!
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    well, the vehicle i will be coming in is black, buit not quite that large
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    You could fit 10 of those kia's in that thing :)
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    at least, lol, but it wont get the mileage and i doubt the Valet at the hotel will be able to park it in the garage
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Opening Ceremony Clip just posted:

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    That biomass slash plant mentioned in the intro by the fellow from USDA belongs to me. I am a member/owner of NOVEC that built and is operating the plant. So now all of my heat and part of my electric comes from wood.
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    <--- is trying to decide if he should wear antlers in solidarity with the Woodstock stove entry.
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    Arrived in DC, land of hardwoods. There's still a tinge of color left in th oaks.
  22. mellow

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    Good to see you arrived safely. The only "were going down" I want to hear is about loading the stoves :)

    Or something else... you are in DC.. you might run into Clinton...

    <ducks>
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    Hello, Is there a web site thats updated or live, That show them burning with running time graf. I want to see some fire at different burn times. They do burn more then one at a time I hope. Jay
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    Have not found that yet, they have an erasable board onsite that they keep track of results, I hope they get it online as well.

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