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

webbie Posted By webbie, Aug 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

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  1. JayD

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    I guess no cameras, That's a bummer, I also notice you can't just walk up to the stoves, Lots of railings around. Jay
     
  2. BrotherBart

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    Where is this no cameras thing coming from?
     
  3. JayD

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    I read about here? I thought It may be a Skunk-Works type of thing ;lol
     
  4. tfdchief

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    Dang. I wish I could be there! Keep it coming.
     
  5. tfdchief

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    Dennis, whats going on?
     
  6. begreen

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    I'll be on site in about 30 minutes and will do a live update.
     
  7. mellow

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    met plenty of people so far, if you have twitter follow #stove13 I will try and post some more pics
     
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    Travis Industries, Lopi Hybrid Fyre
     
  9. becasunshine

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    Woodstock Soapstone Ideal Steel/Union Hybrid
     
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    Woodstock Soapstone Ideal Steel/Union Hybrid Bling :)
     
  11. becasunshine

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    I apologize; we seemed to have missed picking up this gentleman's literature, but I believe that this is the Walker stove. It is situated in between the Woodstock Soapstone Ideal Steel stove and the Tulikivi Hiisi heat retaining fireplace.
     
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    Mr. Sunshine was invited behind the barrier to test the temperature on the Tulikivi Hiisi thermal mass fireplace. We were impressed with this concept. :) :)
     
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  13. becasunshine

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    Wittus Twinfire double chambered wood stove.
     
  14. becasunshine

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    The view from outside the tent.
     
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  15. BrotherBart

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    Great event all the way around. A real pleasure to meet the folks from The Alliance, the team members and best of all so many hearth.com members. Lots of impressive stove stuff going on in those tents.
     
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  16. DiscoInferno

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    Just got back from the Mall, including a couple of spins through the tent. It was pretty cool, especially the automation in some of the entries, although I wish it was more interactive. Nobody was really out talking about their stoves either time I went through, and there's only so much you can see from behind a barricade.

    One thing I noticed: the diesel generator they had completely overpowered any woodsmoke smell. Hopefully the casual visitor could tell the difference.

    Anyway, it was good to meet some of the hearth.com elites, thanks to Craig for the food and the super cedars.
     
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  17. Eddie24361

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    Thanks for meetup. It was good to put faces (bodies) with names.
     
  18. raybonz

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    The stove looks pretty good except for the gizmo's on both sides of the stove.. Still wish they had a convection blower option though!

    Ray
     
  19. BrotherBart

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    I was most impressed by Dan McFarland's Smart Stove controller. This is the real time stove controller that people have talked about/wished for here for years. Set it and forget it non-cat burning. I have been following it for a while and was pleasantly surprised to walk into the tent and see it setup on a 30-NC just like mine.

    This thing is slick.

    http://inveninc.com/
     
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  20. mellow

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    As I told Dan, if I had kept a tube stove I would have his setup on my stove a couple years ago(I almost bought it for my XTD), but alas with a Catalytic stove it lessens the demand for automation, not to mention an Appalachian is about impossible to stick servos on with the way it is designed. I could use his technology for controlling my fan, but that would require quite a few retrofits.

    I am not sure how he will end up for the competition with just tubes scrubbing the smoke when he is up against hybrids, I am interested to see how pure automation with one high reburn technology can compete against stoves with dual high/low reburn technologies.
     
  21. ControlFreak

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    It was an honor and a pleasure to meet Craig, Brother Bart, BeGreen and in the Decathlon tent this weekend. I know that I met some other Hearth.com'ers, so forgive me for not remembering. Here's a pic of some notable characters at the Hearth.com panel. Hopefully the pic resolution will be maintained so you can read the name tags!
     

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  22. stoveguy2esw

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    actually from left to right in the pictures its web, begreen, BB, myself, and daksy.

    i had an absolute ball there, the discussion went well, had a fair amount of "butts in seats" and i think we addressed a few major points like the need for education on woodburning (something this forum excels at) KUDO's to John and his people for organizing the event and bringing together the folks who sat on the panels. if we have another one in the future up in DC you can count me in (i'll bring more goodies next time)

    as for the afterparty , many thanks to webbie and his lovely spouse for hosting. kudo's to the sponsors who shelled out some bucks to help bring it off. we had a lively time chatting in the room food was great (we ate a lot but much was left hopefully it got donated)

    as for the members, a special thanks from me for keeping my wife (who is decidedly not a "stove nut") entertained as well, she had a great time at an event that i was afraid she would be bored to death at, so thanks to the hearthies who took time to chat with us both.

    as for the contestants WOW! great job by all! i didn't see anything there that wasn't truly impressive. in my mind they are all winners for the innovations they brought to the table, from the kids from UM(some of whom will hopefully choose a career in stove design, our industry would greatly benefit from them) to our KIWI friend who traveled half way around the world to revive an old smoke dragon and show her true potential (KUDO's to Mellow for providing her) we had both domestic and foreign contestants who are established manufacturers showing off some special stoves as well, all were extremely impressive. our own friend Dan (control freak) who demonstrated a unique and impressive method of controlling a woodstove.

    all in all, i think the event is shaping up to be a rousing success!
     
  23. BrotherBart

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    What Mike or anyone else hasn't mentioned is a stove sitting in the tent but not burning or in the race. The new ESW Smart Stove. 2.45 cubic foot, yes a mid size finally. It just got certified and we should be seeing it soon. Has some slick tech in its design its ownself. Little teaser. Side loading ashpan in the pedestal. And from my observation it should have really close clearances and hearth requirement.
     
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  24. Grisu

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    Sounds very much unlike an Englander. Do you know if that will still be a budget steel stove or are they trying to get into a new market?
     
  25. raybonz

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    Sounds good have any pics?

    Ray
     
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