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Moving the Fireview

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by charly, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. charly

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    Built a ramp to reach my 6 inch high hearth.. Worked great,,, after shimming up the stove legs, I installed my dolly then strapped the stove down.. Wife removed the wood from under the legs as I lifted the stove,,, wheeled it down the ramp and then moved the ramp for one more move out to the back room, moving small sheets of plywood as we wheeled. Next it goes out the back to where it will be lifted with straps by my tractor , then the original shipping pallet will be placed under neath for it's ride back to Woodstock.. Planning to get my new Hybrid back in and onto the hearth the same way,,, Wow, did wheels and a ramp make it easy... no damage to my hearth fascia or the stove...

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  2. pen

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    As it should be!

    Well done.

    pen
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  3. rideau

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    Truly professional job! And a good trial run for the installation of the PH. All should go smoothly. Won't be too long now before you can enjoy your new stove.

    After all this rain I'm about ready for some nice dry snow.
  4. Todd

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    Nice job, similar to how I did it with my Woodstocks. Ramps help save the back.
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  5. Woody Stover

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    I'll be moving the Fv over to my BIL's house soon. I'm looking at the Harbor Freight dolly, but they don't give the dimensions on the website. I'll have to measure the Fv (and the Keystone) and then go check out the dolly. Which dolly do you have, Charlie? There is a step out onto the porch, then a couple more steps to the sidewalk. I'll use a couple of 2x8 ramps there. I'll have three other guys to stabilize the stove down to the sidewalk and up the trailer ramp. We'll probably just carry it into my BIL's place. I'll have the top and the door off, combustor frame out, and maybe the bricks. I'll then dolly the Keystone over to our hearth.
  6. charly

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    My dolly is small,,, 12 inches wide and 18 inches deep, fits the Fireview perfect.. Just added a 2x4 at the front and back contact points.. It's like it was made for the Fireview... Wheels and ramps make it an easy , safe job ..Plus no worries of damaging the stove...I just took the top off to move the Fireview. Door and brick don't seem to be a big weight issue, of course I guess every pound adds up... My thoughts were to make my ramp long and low instead of short and steep.. It's nice to have control of all that weight.. Hopefully the Progress will move as easy... I'm thinking of lifting the Progress off it's pallet with straps and my tractor forks when I get it set outside my back door, then switch it to the dolly I'm using now so it is lower to the ground to move... Then onto my hearth, start shimming the outer sides of the stove with wood, adding wood to the dolly until I'm high enough to install the legs.. Then add wood to the legs, slide the dolly and wood out , then remove the wood from under the legs. Meanwhile while on the dolly I'll try to get the stove in it's perfect spot.. If not I'll add some furniture slides afterwards so I can tweak her into position.. I can't believe the Progress will be 300 pounds heavier!!! Still deciding if I should get the ash pan or not.:confused:
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  7. Woody Stover

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    According to the specs the PH is plus 225 lbs over the Fv.

    The ash pan is one of the things I'm looking forward to about putting the Keystone back in. A lot less work emptying the ashes, just swirl a poker around before reloading to drop the ashes through the grate. All the coals stay in the stove. After a few days, I pull the pan before a reload when most of the tiny embers that have made it through the grate from the last "swirl" have burned out.; No fiddling around trying to move coals back and forth in the box. I think I've read that the pan on the PH only has to be pulled once every week or two. A small amount of dust escapes when you shovel ashes out, no matter how good your technique is and how careful you are....never any dust with the pan. The only negatives I see are that you have another gasket and you have to make sure the ash door is closed or you could melt your stove. Also, the ash pan compartment is going to be visible on the PH; It looks cleaner without it. To me, it would be worth the trade-off.
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  8. charly

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    I was talking to Woodstock today about getting the ash pan or not.. Heading over tomorrow..
  9. charly

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    Did the rest of the move today by myself.. Scariest part was lifting the stove with ropes and my tractor so I could swap out the dolly for the pallet.. Took about 5 tries until I felt the stove was balanced on it's own...I had no one to hold the stove while lifting it.. She's all strapped and protected with card board, double card board on top to protect the stones...

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  10. Woody Stover

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    As the anticipation and excitement reach a fever pitch.... ::-)
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  11. charly

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    I'm hoping to eye ball the Union :p.. I'll see what pictures they will allow me to post ;) ... Stay tune ;lol
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Woody, HF has 2 sizes of dollys. I think either one would work but we got the larger size and it has come in very handy for other things too. With luck, you can get one on sale.
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    Charlie, take a good look at the Progress with and without the ash pan. That ash pan changes the looks a lot. I like it best w/o the ash pan and I doubt we'd ever get another stove with an ash pan. The Fireview is our first without an ash pan and we like it. One less gasket to replace down the road too.

    Have a good trip to Woodstock; enjoy it.
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  14. Oldhippie

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    Charlie, can't thank you enough for being so gentle with the Fireview! it's going to look great in my living room replacing the smoke dragon!

    I really need four more months of saddle time on the cooters before I'm ready to burn, but it's going to look great on my hearth and motivate me even more to get out there and scrounge/cut and stack. I've got plenty of standing timber on my acreage, but I'm not "agin'" helping clean up someone elses fallen timber that likes burning oil better.

    I've been up to Lebanon a couple times recently for motorcycle rides, dodging the rain drops and flirting with the waitresses at the 4Aces diner. I need to get up there soon and do the tour and look at my baby as the refurb before they call me and say come and get it. Can't wait!! Unfortunately I'm going to need some real muscle to get mine up some pretty steep steps, but easy does it and slow and steady wins the race. Going to be a warm comfy winter here in north central Mass while using a lot less wood.

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    Hey Steve, I hope you already have some dry wood! I'd hate to see you get that beautiful stove and not have good fuel for it.
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  16. charly

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    Well your stove is at Woodstock,,, Jamie looked at it and said, boy this won't need much cleaning up at all.. So there U know I took good care of it.. Still looks like new...

    Here's your stove at Woodstock..
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    Good job, Charlie!;)

    Congrats Steve!
    Welcome to the Temple of the Cat!==c


    I've adopted the SnowLeopard technique: put a pie pan inside the firebox and shovel the ashes into it. Any dust generated goes up the flue.:cool:
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    Charly, did you opt for the ash pan?
  19. charly

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    I wasn't going to, but after talking for a while at Woodstock,, I decided to go for it , along with the Ash lip..Ash Lip is only like 16 dollars, just bolts on, I don't like it I leave it off... I got thinking I could add the ash pan later but mike at Woodstock said the Ash Pan is a lot nicer to install then the heat shield.. Plus they said I'm only looking at emptying the Ash Pan once a week.....After laying right down and looking at the set up and the way the Ash Pan door closes,, it's a really nicely designed locking set up and seal..If the wife is running the stove , it will make it nicer for her as to not having to shovel out hot coals. All I can say is that is one big stove . I know that's going to keep us plenty warm... Mike also said if you opt for the heat shield,, that also hangs down below the stove, so you are still going to see something hanging below the stove,, my as well be the Ash Pan.. It's a good size...
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    Oh, I have 3 cord of wood that cut/stacked and this fall it will be a full 2 years old. So, no worries about seasoned, then I've got another 3 cord that I had delivered last spring. I'm guessing with the main burning stove now in the main floor of the house, and it being a much more efficient stove, I may not burn more than 3 cord. No more than 4 for sure! Even when I have both stoves going.

    Last year was a pretty cold/long winter and I burned about 4 cord, with most heat having to come up from the family room downstairs.
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    As we say Bahston! WICKED AWESOME!!!
  22. charly

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    Yesterday morning I get a phone call,,, I answer and a guy on the other end says is this Woodstock? Well who's pulling my leg now I figured? Come to find out the guy lived near me and must have gotten my number when I listed my Fireview for sale at one point.. So he had my number mixed up with Woodstocks some how... Well I then told him I had traded the stove back in and started telling him about Woodstocks great satisfaction policy, how nice the people were, and how great their stoves were... at the end he asked if I owned stock in Woodstock,, I said no with a slight laugh,,, I'm just a very satisfied customer...;)
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    I LOVE the ashpan, can't see not having it on the PH. Good luck with the new PH!
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  24. ScotO

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    Well done, Charly! You did a first-class removal of that stove, not to mention a first-class job of taking care of it....
    Looking forward to the install pics of your new stove (maybe a sneak-peak around one of my favorite houses while your at it!);)
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  25. charly

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    How often do you empty the ash pan burning 24/7.

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