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Modified the trivet on my Napoleon 1900P

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ScotO, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Now that we have done some tweaking to the Napoleon 1900P, I'm getting excited to get her fired up for the first time this season. I did a really good cleanout and also tore all the skirting off of the stove to clean out the dust from the past year's burning. Also blew out the blower motor with compressed air, and lubed the bearings. But the biggie modification was opening up the top cover so I could fit my favorite stockpot directly onto the top of the stove. The somewhat "cheesy" trivet that is on this stove from the factory is square, and will not accomodate a pot or pan. They sell an even "cheesier" cooktop adapter (basically a cast aluminum heat sink that fits into the hole the trivet sets over), but it doesn't do a great job of cooking. It'll warm up water to where it steams off a little, but not very much. Anyway, got the plasma cutter out and opened it up a little.......

    A pic of the layout on the trivet....

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    the black lines where we are gonna cut it out, and a pic with the factory trivet removed. ..

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    removed from the stove, before and after cutout.....

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    after I cleaned off the slag and sanded it smooth, I tack welded the cutouts to the old square trivet....

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    finished welding (slowly, so I didn't warp the metal), and did a final grind/sanding to make it smooth, then painted it up with some Hi-Temp flat black paint...

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    ran out of room, go to next post to see it installed......
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  2. ScotO

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    Here's the stove, after cleaning and some Rutland black stove polish, reinstalled side panels and modified top. Cleaned and polished the whole stove, too! Now, if we could just get some cold weather!!!

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    She's ready for fire!!

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  3. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Wow!
    Very nice job. First time seeing your hearth, etc. too.Excellentay!
    How big is the firebox on that thing?
  4. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Thanks,PD! If I remember correctly it's some where between 3-3.5 cu. ft.
  5. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Dude you did an awesome job on that. All the pictures look great! Skills brotha

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  6. ScotO

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    Thanks bud. I don't know about the skills, I just do it out of necessity! I can't afford to get anyone else to do it for me!
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  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah, I was just using my plasma cutter this afternoon. :p

    (Nice job all around...hearth is quite pleasing and unusual.)
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  8. ScotO

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    Thanks Rick. We wanted something different so I made it in a "scallop" shape. We're going to tile the entryway in our living room to match this hearth, with the same tile. I made the hearth bigger than it needed to be, because down the road, I'm getting a cookstove. I really REALLY like the Esse Ironheart cookstove. That's on my bucket list........
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Maple syrup, total interior rebuilding and now stove mods?! You are one busy dude. Awesome work! It looks like it was factory made.
  10. PapaDave

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    But, we're still waiting on progress pics from the rebuild.
    He keeps getting sidetracked.==c
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  11. ScotO

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    the sad thing is, you guys have me figured out......
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Excellent work Scott. That entryway will also look great.
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  13. johnsgunworks

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    Very nice work on that trivet...that is definitely trick! Very cool hearth!
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  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Well, your handle is somewhat of a giveaway.
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  15. Lewiston

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    I agree. Beautiful job!
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  16. DexterDay

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    Damn..... Everything to the highest level of perfection. Love it.

    Love the Hearth too. I dont believe I ever seen a whole wide shot like that. Beautiful Scotty. Beautiful.
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  17. ScotO

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    Thanks guys.....I really appreciate the compliments. It makes me feel a little better about the work I do.
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  18. Dairyman

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    Good work Scotty! Thats a wonderful hearth.
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  19. hilbiliarkiboi

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    Deserves a new Award like best new mod concept. With some pts. of course.
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  20. ScotO

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    Thanks guys. Not sure about the best mod, but we cooked breakfast on it yesterday morning and you couldn't do that before!! Kids loved it!

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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Cool mod . . . but I like the hearth even more . . . very unique.
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  22. begreen

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    I like that dad gets up and makes breakfast for the kids.
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    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Very cool mod. Great looking setup there Scotty!
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  24. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    Dude,

    The hearth is awesome, and the mod to the stove top rocks.
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  25. ScotO

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    Thank you, sir. I try as best as I can, BG. I love my wife and kids more than life itself. I want them to always remember that......
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