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Lopi Cape Cod

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by charly, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    The wife and I were going by the local Lopi dealer today, so I said let's check out the Cape Cod.. Well the wife loves the stove with the big glass door... That stove is one big boy... Next thing I know the dealer has some kindling and a few sticks of wood and shows us how the auto light works... Nice guy, right from Germany, quite the accent.. They are also coming out with the same stove but in a smaller 2000 sq ft heating capacity stove verses the 2500-3000 sq ft. stove. I was impressed..

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  2. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    That smaller one might just be a winner for alot of people.
    I always thought a smaller brother Progress would be a winner also.
    The big glass stoves are nice.
  3. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I saw the smaller version of the Cape Cod at the HPBA show in Orlando a few weeks ago. I think it will be a big hit for a lot of people. They have no official release date yet though, it's been in the works for a while I was told. It was at the show last year, and still hasn't been released.
  4. charly

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    How has your Cape Cod been working out, burn times , etc? Also I was wondering where you would put a stove top temperature gauge! Boy my wife really likes the stove big time after seeing it in person..
  5. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    The thermometer goes right in front of the flue collar, thats the hot spot on the cod.
    It has done really well for us, it heating our whole house. I am getting the published 12 hour burn time easily with good hard wood, i have gotten 16 hours with a full load of oak. It has an impressive fire view!

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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    The only issue we have had is the baffle. It warped in the front right hand corner, it doesn't seem to hurt the performance. Lopi is aware of the issue and said they were working on a fix. The baffle is thin SS with a layer ceramic wool on top.
  7. charly

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    Pictures of the burn look impressive... Do you have the fan on your stove? How do you remove the baffle that's warped? Big job to get it out? How about cleaning or getting the cat out to clean?
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    It's very easy to remove the entire baffle, tubes and the cat. Travis really made this part simple. Each tube has a little clip that bolts to the side of the secondary air manifold. Remove the clip and the tube just slides out, the baffle sits on top of the tubes and is captured between the cat surround and the tubes. The cat just slides into a steel surround, it has a gasket around it that makes a snug fit.
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    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Oh, no! :oops: I can't afford another stove unless...did they mention a price? ==c
    Nice that the top end is easy to pull...
    Sweet secondaries pic, webby.
  10. webby3650

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    No, they didn't have a price on it. I'm not sure why it has taken so long to get it to production.
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    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Already! You haven't had that stove that long
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    Well it is a brand new design, they are working on it.
    I talked to a tech from Travis at the HPBA show, he made a call to the tech that has been burning one hard. He said that his also warped and they are making a fix for it. Travis is really good about making corrections, they'll get it. They also change the little lip that holds ash back when the door is opened, they made it taller.
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    Yeah I guess every new stove has it flaws but its still a nice looking stove. I have yet to see one in person. Does this mean after they redesign it they are going to send you a new stove;) Travis makes indestructible stoves and I'm sure they are doing everything they can to make it right
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    All the parts are bolt on. I don't worry too much about their durability, I don't keep 'em long enough to worry with that! ;) But they do make a tough stove.
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    There are many steps involved here: prototype, testing, refine, testing, refine further, tweaking, testing, final design, testing, lining up partners for parts, casting and catalyst, castings mfg., assembly, pre-test, epa testing, ul certification, marketing development, and finally distribution.
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    Could be they are waiting to get the kinks worked out of the larger cape cod and use the new design for the smaller one
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    Ya, there's a lot involved. It's just odd that they introduced it a few years ago and it's still not released. From what I hear, they are using the Answer platform for it, I don't know if it's a cast jacketed steel firebox, or all cast. The Rep at the show really didn't focus on this stove at all.

    He was more excited about the new small ZC approved insert with the hybrid technology and the new Fireplace X that no longer requires the remote blower and the cooling ducts. Allowing you to put it anywhere within the envelope of the house. It also has the Hybrid Technology.
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    Here is a picture of the Cape Cod on low burn, it burns nice and slow. Another pic of the occasional flare up.
    Sorry for the dirty glass. ;)

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    Man that glass is filthy you must be burning some not so seasoned wood ;) I see you sold your Dutchwest. What stove are you going to try out next==c
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    I am gonna try out the Hearthstone Castleton. We saw it at the show, I think it will be a nice stove!
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    Well I'm 11.5 hours into a burn right now. I started the stove this morning since it was cold inside, unfortunately, it warmed up real fast outside today.
    I started from a cold start, loaded with small splits of ash and oak, only about 2/3 full. It's still putting out a respectable amount of heat, too bad I don't need any of it! Oh, and the glass is still clean, even though the stove has been on it's lowest setting for 9 hours+. I'm loving it!
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    Did you get a new baffle from Travis? Just wondering, because the demo Cape cod I got has the warp on the left side. Also the front cast iron lip is cracked on both corners.
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    Yes, the store filled a warranty claim and I got a new baffle and andiron bracket. It took about 2 weeks to get it.
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    I planned on selling My Cape Cod because I don't need it since I got the Ashford. I was cleaning it up to make it look new, inside and out. I removed the brick to vacuum everything out real good and I found a crack! It's got a nice big crack going all the way through right where the back bolts to the bottom of the stove. You might want to remove your firebrick and take a look! :( Bummer!

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