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My Blaze King Alcove Build

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by xtrordinair, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. xtrordinair

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    Greetings my fellow wood stove lovers.This is my first thread post but ive been lurking around here for a little while now and i must say theres alot of great info on this forum.A little background on myself .My name is steve, I have been working in the hearth industry for the last 22 plus years .I have installed and serviced well over a 1000 stoves/inserts and chimney systems in my many years.It would be safe to say there are not to many stove manufacturers that i have not had my hands at one time or another.Well enough about me lets get to the good stuff.In the first photo you will see the reef aquarium that i built into the wall of my home ..This is where the alcove will be built after the aquarium and inhabitants are sold. 090.JPG 091.JPG About a month later its gone to a new home. 092.JPG After a little planning for the stove clearances the framing is completed.I then wired the in the alcove lighting and blower outlet .I will post a pic of the alcove lighting dimmer and blower rheostat installed in a double gang box just around the corner of the alcove later.All the durock is up and the floor is pulled to get ready to set the black galaxy granite hearth tiles.I spent some time getting the floor height perfect before the granite tiles were layed .I wanted the hearth exactly the same height as my hardwood floor.It came out beautifully!The drywall was then taped and mud was applied and sanded.Everything is primed and painted and ready to start laying the stone.The stone went up pretty slow due to the fact none of them are perfectly flat ,so alot of trips outside to the grinder for some small tweaks.I didnt want a bunch of gapes between the stones so the extra effort payed off in the end result. The chimney is up next i will be using T.L.C brand 6 inch pack pipe hooked to duravent double wall down to the stove.....Stay tuned more to come....

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  2. hack

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    Beautiful work!
  3. xtrordinair

    xtrordinair Member

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    thanks
  4. cableman

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    Ya looks great! I almost picked the same stone tiles. Do we have to look at your avatar for the finished install! Lol
  5. NVHunter

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    That looks great!!! I'm going to keep a close watch on your thread. This is what I'm going to start this coming summer. I'm removing a gas fireplace and then extending the hearth, removing the wall where the mirror is at, pushing it back 24" and then installing rock facia on the back.

    Keep us up to date on your project, looks great!!!!
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  6. xtrordinair

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    Here is the chimney after i got it installed .I like to paint all my pipe black it keeps it looking new .Now lets get that stove unloaded. Here is the pic of the dimmer control for the alcove lighting and blower rheostat just outside the alcove .I have changed the black knob that came with the rheostat to a white one.Ok here we are the final result.This is a shot of the stove at night with the alcove lighting on.

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  8. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Amazing. I was wondering if that was your stove in your avatar, now I know. Would have never thought in a million years by your avatar pic that that is a blaze king.
  9. xtrordinair

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    thanks guys ..you can make a B.K.pretty...lol
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  10. begreen

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    Another fire temple is born. Well done.
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    I need to have a cigarette and take a cold shower now.
  12. Cynnergy

    Cynnergy Feeling the Heat

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    Wow. Beautiful job.
  13. xtrordinair

    xtrordinair Member

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    If any one is curios here is the wood that feeds it .I could not fit the whole amount in the pic, but its about 20 ricks.Some of its 2-3 years C.S.S.

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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    That's truly a work of art! I wish I had a nice set-up like that!
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    That should get ya through this year, do you have any for next?;lol
  16. xtrordinair

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    Thanks.....but you do have some nice stuff
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I'm gonna have to steal that one!
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Does Hearth.com have an annual nicest install in it's history award? This is the nicest install I might have ever seen! Amazing!
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    xtrordinair Member

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    Wow ..your to kind .That deserves a free cookie;lol
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  20. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    You made that stove look gorgeous !
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    Lots of hot coals after a long day at work is always pretty. Looks good.
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    amen brother ...thanks
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Or leaving for work without adding any wood on a day that doesn't even break freezing!
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  24. xtrordinair

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    You have to be in the B.K. club to truly understand this;)
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    Wow.....That almost looks spiritual,,,,.,,heh,,,,,,,,,,,,nice work !

    You just took an ordinary looking stove and made it look beautiful.

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