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Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Dec 7, 2012.
"they're coming to take me away HA HA"
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Good score, if it heats & burns as well as my 007 you are going to be a happy camper indeed.
i for one wouldn't go off the label
3" from the pipe to the wall is crazy. nfpa requires single wall to be 18", 9" with approved wall or pipe shielding
recommend you use double wall, it is 6"
Watch out for Ray he is liable to show up with the jacket for you to test fit ! He has a whole basement full of em lol.
After you paint that thing, make sure you fire it up outside to cure the paint.
Yes true I keep next to my hockey masks! Shush don't give away my secrets Pete!
I plan on having the flue itself at least 9" from the wall and that is with good double wall pipe.
Here is my CAT situation..... Definitely NO cat installed right now.... does it look intact enough that all I need to do is buy one?
Thank you SO much for holding my hand through all this... you guys are amazing!
Not real sure but it looks like the cat assembly was removed and that piece was fab'ed to act as a baffle in its place. The little door that opens is the bypass for starting up the stove and then when it is up to temp it is closed so that the gasses pass through the cat assembly that appears to have gone away at some point.
I was having to guess on whether it had a bypass or if the handle flipped the cat. They were done both ways back then.
What you have now is your basic "smoke dragon". You aren't gonna be able to find a cat chamber assembly for that stove anymore. And with the flame being able to go past that "baffle" and straight up the pipe you are gonna have some massive flue temps with that thing.
All I can say from the pics.
Thanks Bart..... rough news, but thanks for the honestly
Looks like it might be going back!
I scraped my big Sierra insert that could burn better than that stove ever will without a cat. Hate that. I love Sierra stoves. Great for their time. But if the cat stoves had worked out they wouldn't have ended up having to make mail carts.
These guys are like the third owner of the name since the plant in VA shut down. I doubt it but possibly they can offer advice.
Hey Bart... so the FIXED opening on the left doesn't hold the CAT, and the opening on the right is the bypass ?
Just double checking before I get my $$ back.
Yep. There was some kind of assembly on the left that held the cat. And the door on the right was used to bypass the cat until the stove was up to a temp where the cat could light off.
http://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com/Sierra_Woodstove_Replacement_Parts_s/159.htm ... Not sure if this will help..
The door on the right functions perfectly.....
The slot on the left looks as if it would receive one of these just fine! ... http://www.woodstovecombustors.com/CC_251.jpg
Here is the cat for that stove.
DAGNABBIT BART.... why do you have to be so smart?!
Oh well ......... I wanted a soapstone stove anyway... guess I just need to save my pennies for a few more years.
"I'LL BE BACK" !!
last question... recommendations for a TIGHT back-wall clearance stove that won't break the bank?
How many square feet where you trying to heat Don ?
I believe the englander 30nch can go 5" with heat shields.
Brother Bart would be the authority on that though.
My house is only 1500sq MAX
Stoves like an Englander 13-NC or a Drolet or Century should do the job for short money. Maybe six hour burn times.
I don't know your location but in here in Southeast Mass. I heat ~1600 sq. feet with a 2 cu. ft. firebox stove and easily get 8+ hr. burns. More than likely this will work for you as well..
Ray - when you say "firebox" are you talking about the stove that I have been posting pictues of?
I just don't want to go to the trouble of installing it if it's a waste of me time with all the heat shooting out the flue!
The firebox is where you load and burn the wood Don.. The Sierra 7000c is tough because the information is scarce and if you need parts it may be difficult if not impossible to find them. Worse case Englander is a good value and you could get into the NC30 a 3 cu. ft. stove for around $1000.00 or quite a bit cheaper in the off season. Lots of great stoves out there in every price range..