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Just Purchased Summers Heat 50-SNC13i...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by stayfitz, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Howdy!

    We just purchased a Summers Heat 50-SNC13i for a fireplace opening. Plus, I just ordered a smooth wall 316ti liner kit and insulation wrap from Fireside Chimney Supply. The stove and most of the parts/pieces should arrive early next week. Very excited about having a wood stove again! I'll post photos of the installation, etc.
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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations! That should warm up the joint.
  3. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Thank you for the warm wishes :cool:
    Stove arrived today (along with 6 tons of Golden Fire pellets)! Unfortunately, the little guy is slightly damaged... Just spoke with ESW, they're sending (4) replacement bricks and a can of touch-up paint. ESW provides amazing support!!! Good people over there (Eric)!!! Chimney liner should arrive tomorrow. Will post photos once work commences...
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    So this will be used to burn pellets in?
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Might try to burn pellets using a basket? We'll see. I have (2) existing pellet stoves. Burned approximately 4.5 tons last season.
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    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Skip trying to burn the pellets in the wood stove. Have not read of much luck on here with that.
  7. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Was hoping to use existing supply of pellets, but you're probably correct... Burn Wood in A Wood Stove. Good cord wood is silly expensive in my area
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    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    You can always try. Last few times I read about burning pellets in a basket in a wood stove, most folks said they more or less smoldered, and had to be fiddled with.
    Worth a try thought I suppose.
  9. stayfitz

    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Installed our 316ti chimney liner over the weekend (9/7/13)... Wrapping and securing the 1/2" insulation blanket around the exterior was not much fun! Had to order a 30 degree elbow for liner attachment to the stove. It should arrive on Thursday (9/12/13)? Then wait for a friend to come back to town for assistance moving the stove into the fireplace...
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    For the wood stove if real fire wood is crazy price wise, rather than pellets ,look for the bio bricks/ compressed wood logs. Bunch of different names out there. It might just be less cost wise with those than natural wood.
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, North Idaho Energy Logs are available in my area for less than cord wood. I've used them before in our Quadra Fire 2100 (before selling it). The NIEL's are great! Still have 10-12 logs. I was just trying to avoid purchase of another fuel source and use the 7+ tons of pellets I already have.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah I have a pellet basket I play with a couple of times each year. First filling is a nice fire and decent heat for four hours or so. Subsequent filling and relight is a PITA.
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Always exciting to get something new to burn, Enjoy !
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Did you purchase a specific basket or construct one?
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    The replacement parts arrived early yesterday evening. The contents were packaged very well, no damage as a result of shipment, etc. Thank you very much ESW!!!
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Here's a photo of the chimney liner... Now waiting for more parts (30 degree elbow) and stove lifting assistance <>

    Chimney Liner Installation.JPG
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Here's the finished install -

    ESW 13-NCI.JPG
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Looking good and almost ready for fire. It'll need a proper hearth extension or hearth pad first.
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    I currently have approximately 12" from stove body surface to hearth brick edge and then a 14" drop to the floor surface. The line distance from stove to floor is 35+". I wasn't going to add anything...
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    That's a nice floor. It would be a shame to start adding burn marks from popped embers and perhaps an occasional log roll out. Yes, this does happen. I can see not going with the full hearth protection requirement because of the height, but to not have ember protection is risky business.

    Hearth Extension
    The firebox on your insert will extend out eight inches (8”) from the face of the fireplace, so you will need at least sixteen inches (16”) in front of the door. If you do not have this, it will require you to place an approved floor protector in front of the stove (such as a hearth extender shield).
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    You speak the truth...! I'll look into a removable hearth pad for the flying ember potential. Thank you!!!
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That looks really nice. Sorry I missed your earlier question. I have the Pellitier basket. I anxiously await your experiences with the 3-Bay basket.
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    No worries! Thanks for the reply! I just contacted the pellet basket people for details on a "custom" basket. Their "3-Bay" model is too large.
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    The pellet basket company is recommending their "single-bay" unit for this stove...?
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    stayfitz Feeling the Heat

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    Here's an image of first fire Saturday September 21st. Secondary combustion with Ash logs...

    First Fire Still.JPG
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