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Jotul Oslo... install pics.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by KevinK, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. KevinK

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    Well, I posted here my 'new' Oslo http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/51215/P22/

    , ...so I'll post pics of the install as I go along. School starts tomorrow (I attend college part time), so work will be slowed, ...but I'll keep posting as I progress. :)
    Plan is for a bluestone hearth, ...used brick up the back, ...with two bluestone mantles.

    Kevin

    I was able to finish the hearth this weekend. I sized, cut and put in place the bluestone. I went 60" wide by 50" deep, maintaining adequate clearances as required.



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  2. Rudyjr

    Rudyjr Feeling the Heat

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    Looks great so far, nice job. The Jotul will look great with the stone.
  3. carlo

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    I'm just a newbie to wood burning, but I do know my wall gets very hot when cranking my stove. My question to you is do you have enough protection on the wall behind the stove ? I'd go with a bigger area of protection on the wall for piece of mind.

    But your work looks great ! Enjoy !
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    Thanks for the comments on the work ; ), ...and I'm sure it's going to get warm. With that said, ... I mapped out clearances above what is required by this specific stove, ...I am also planning/considering a heat shield (already purchased 14 ga. metal). As well, it will be a brick wall (spaced about an inch) in front of the cinder block wall, ...going about 1' from the ceiling. The area I suspect you're noting is the bookshefts on both sides. There I plan on turning the outer most bricks (to come out from the wall) about 1" or so beyond the shelf face, on each side to block (some of the) heat. The closest point on the stove from (the brick in) that area should end up be around 20-24". Not that it's directly related, ...but I'll also be using double wall stove pipe.
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    Skier76 Minister of Fire

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    Nice work so far! And good work getting it done while going to school.
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    Sounds like you've covered all your bases. I put a metal heat shield behind my stove and to my amazement the sheetrocked wall is cool to the touch now. Whereas, before the heat shield, I couldn't touch the wall for more than 3 seconds because it was so hot. I also had the stove installed 3" further from the wall than code, but the damn wall 5' across still got really hot. Just wanted to share some concerns with ya. ;-)
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    Kevin,

    Nice layout on the brick work! The recessed effect is much nicer than straight up - adds some 'interest' to the install.

    Shari
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    RonB Feeling the Heat

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    Kevin- Very nice work and beautiful results. That stove will really look sharp in there! Did you say you are going to continue the brick up to 1' short of the ceiling or did you mean 1"? My vote would be to continue the brick up to the ceiling.
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    very nice....like the pics posted on the web too....going to be sweet.

    cass
  11. KevinK

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    Thanks for the comments...
    It's been a while since I've done the bricklaying so I could have been a little cleaner, ...but it's that 'rustic' look right? :)

    As for going to the ceiling... My 'plan' (which could change ; ) is to go about 1 foot from the ceiling, ...and add a 2nd bluestone mantle (identically sized to the one in place now, ...51" wide, ...by 14" deep). Then on top of that mantle place a 10-12" (by 6" thick) barn beam that would span the same 51" and go to the ceiling.
    I like the idea/look of brick all the way, ...but there is a drop ceiling in this room and I'm not sure it would look right. I figure with the beam on top, covering the wall where there's no brick, ...you won't see any 'empty' wall space and it will look as if it bricked right to the beam. I also have two barn beams vertically placed (where the wall lights are), ...so that should tie in as well ...I hope ;)
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    ...to be honest, that 'recessed' effect was a byproduct of the bookshelves I just put in, ...I wanted to cover any wood surfaces in the vicinity of the stove, ...so I decided to 'turn' the outside bricks. (actually at the bottom, ... I had to double them to work around the baseboard pipe (which I'll cover with sheetmetal, or a section of angle iron later.) The brick though, really does add 'depth', ...along with serving as an excellent support for the mantle.

    I have some 'thoughts/plans' for the top section of brick to add a little 'character', ...but I honestly don't know if I can (or yet how to) do it. And if I need to move/omit the top mantle to do it, ...I might...
    Since I am open for suggestions, I thought I'd reveal .... I would really love to 'somehow' simulate the gothic arches (or features of them) from the Oslo's door, ....into the brickwork. I can do it with the bricks themselves, ...or I've even thought of using something like band iron. I really have to think about it, ...because if it's not done right, ...it could ruin the whole thing. So, ...we'll see, ...I may or may not do it, ...don't know yet :) (keeping in mind the wall thimble decorative band is roughly 14+/-" in diameter.)
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    Kevin, The repetition of a theme is a good design principal but I'm not so sure how additional arches would look in that small/narrow of an area. The stove is plenty good looking on its' own. I would let the stove be the focal point and not distract from it by possibly 'busy' brickwork or other metal bands.
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    Ron,
    The fact that you hit right on some of my exact concerns, ...has me second guessing the whole idea. Good, ...it's not just me thinking that...
    ...Thanks ;)
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    Kevin,

    You are doing a great job on your install. Taking the extra time to do it right is wise. I have been burning my Oslo for a couple months now and love it. It is a great stove that you will enjoy. Looking forward to seeing your continuing progress. GE
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    ... Install complete :), ...just have the barn beam to put on top of the upper mantle, ...and some cleaning up, ...almost ready to go :)


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    Looks great Kevin! A lot of hard work with good results and something to be proud of. You put a lot of thought into this install and it shows.
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    Kevin great job! it looks great. Gee can you come up to Albany, got a few projects ;o)
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    . ...you're close too :), ...I'm attending classes at SUNY New Paltz :)

    ...knowing we were going to get snow on Wednesday I planned a vacation day, .. stayed up Tuesday night, ....until 4am! working on the brickwork, ...got up Wednesday morning at 8am, ...and got right back to it. It was a marathon, ...but it's done. :), ...and I even tested it out ...

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    Congrats man! Great to see the well documented pics of the whole instal. Sounds like you worked your butt off!! The stove looks awesome and so does the hearth! Great job!
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    Looks good . . . and looks even better with a fire!
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    Very cool and impressive!
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    Looks real good!! That's some nice masonry work and that stove looks great with a fire going in it!!!!
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    Nice, looks great, luv the pix! How's temps when you're sitting at the desk on the right?
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