New guy from ohio

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  1. Freakingstang

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    Howdy folks, i'm steve from Ohio. Burnt wood all my life and just bought a house with a WEM (wood Eating Monster) fireplace. Being new to fireplaces, I'm not new to wood burning. I just bought and totally refinished a Lopi Freedom insert.

    I'm a gearhead, into mustangs, chainsaws, tractors, etc...

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    Ah beautiful restore. I love it when someone brings a neglected beauty back to life. Well done. Welcome aboard.

    The wood supply looks like a good start, for next year. These stoves like well seasoned wood.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. The refurb looks great, did you do it yourself? The piece of wood on top of your splitting stump looks milled.?
     
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    Yes i did the refurb myself. paid 300 bucks for it off of craigslist. tore it all down, wire wheeled the exterior, scraped the inside, steam pressure washed the inside and used some POR 15 Black Velvet paint on the inside and out. Hopefully will have it installed in the next week or so. I can't keep feeding this fireplace.

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    Thanks, see previous post.

    That piece of wood was not milled, but was a big hgue round that was 1/4'd lengthwise to make movable, then my buddy's played with some saws, the 550xp "noodled" those quarters up very quick.

    these are some pieces that i milled from a tree I took down on my property.


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    That POR 15 paint could be an issue. Their literature doesn't mention this, but I suspect it's not intended for the heat of stove use. I don't think this is an issue inside the firebox. It will all burn off. But you don't want the paint constantly outgassing or charring on the exterior. I'm sorry to say this, but if I am right, before installing I would strip the exterior and repaint with a high temp stove paint like Forrest Paint's Stove Bright metallic black.

    PS: There is a picture upload option for images. Click on the More Options... button in your post.

    PPS: Went over the data sheets for POR15 and high temp testing data is not showing. I sent them an email to confirm.
     
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    Looks great and we would like to see it installed too.
     
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    a couple of my saws and my mini tractor that i built the front end loader for out of scratch.

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    Is is 1400 degree high temp paint. If it won't burn off of my race car headers, its not going to burn off a 4-600 degree surface temp stove

    Why would I want to upload evey picture onto the site when it is on PB and that is what I pay for it, because I am a piture nazi. Why is my post before the last still awaiting moderation approval? it is because the pictures are hosted on photobucket?
     
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    You may be over loading your Beaver with wood.....
     
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    por 20 and BLACK VELVET are high temp paints. My father and I were the first dealers of it in OHIO back in 1996. you are correct, standard POR-15 is not temperature rated.

    I used POR20 as a base coat (1400 degree aluminum) and top coated it with 1200 degree brack velvet.

    http://www.por15.com/prodinfo.asp?number=P2H
     
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    Nice rebuild. No comment on the paint because I don't know anything about the heat resistance of POR but what the heck did they do to that poor thing? Temp on stove top and interior is very different.
     
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    The insert was removed and sat outside under a tarp, that apparently leaked... it was only used for 2-3 years after it was new, and then he rented out the house and didn't want the renters burning wood for fear of burning the house down.... before I drove the two hours to pick it up, he told me it was stored inside of his shop for the last 3-4 years... had I known it had been outside, i would have passed on the thing.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I searched all over the POR 15 website and found no high temp info. Odd that they have a separate website for POR20, but indeed that is high temp paint. I've never heard of it being used on a stove, but if it works for manifolds it should work for stoves.Thanks for the updated info.

    The picture upload option offers one important difference, the pictures can be displayed in thumbnails. That makes a huge difference for folks that don't have high speed connections. Picture intense threads can take forever to load on slower connections and are often ignored for this reason. I found this out the hard way while on vacation recently.
     
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    Jealous, really covet that wood!!
     
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    You're gonna fit in here just fine, especially over at The Gear forum. Lots of pyromaniac gearheads over there. >>
     
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    The firewood or the milled wood? the firewood stack are double stacked on pallets. i store it on pallets out back, off the ground to season, then use those lightweight galvanized cages from the 250-300 gallon liquid totes to haul it up to the house. I have about 5 1/2 cord that has been seasoning since june/aug for next season. It is pin oak silver maple mostly, with some ash and apple mixed in. I've already burned two cord this year in the fireplace and have 3 1/2 cord of seasoned slabwood i'm burning now until i get the insert installed.
     
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    Welcome Freakingstang Really cool thread. i used por20 on some exhaust parts a few years ago and they still look like new its good stuff !

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    Sounds and looks good. Welcome to the forum Freakingstang.

    I'd certainly caution on that pin oak for burning next year. I've always recommended 3 years for all oak. Especially these newer epa stoves; you simply cannot burn in them like you could in the older stoves. They want really dry wood. The silver maple and ash for sure would be ready next year. Probably the apple too, but not the oak.
     
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    MM got it, you'll fit in here just fine.
    VERY nice rebuild, and good info on the POR20. I'll have to check that out.
    Learn something new all the time, even from the "new" guys.:cool:
     
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    Nice post - nice restoral - cool toys.
    Now I want to ask about the stang? Watcha got ? Any go fast mods ?
     
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    I like the wheelie bars on the roller chair.
    A buddy had one with a seat off of an old plastic chair hooked to it.
    We'd tell people to be careful with it but after a while they would forget. The would lean back
    and the chair would shoot out from under them. Got plenty of laughs from that old chair.
     
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    Well, I didn't want to brag.....I have owned 29 mustangs to date..... I'm down to only 4 right now. although I'm going to be selling off my 86 Utah highway patrol car. My father and I had a restoration business called Mid-Ohio mustang that we would specialize in restoring the 1965-70 cars. Over the years i've gotten into the newer ones. i've had about 10-12 fox body (5.0L) cars, and one that I traveled all over racing factory stock with. my 89 notch with simple bolt ons went 12.0's in a class with prefessional racers. i couldn't afford to keep racing with 10K dollar "stock" motors.

    i have my 66 that I've had since 96. Its had four engine setups in it. Last one was a fuel injected 95 cobra motor and 5 speed transmission. Doing a complete restoration on it now, it will be off the road for awhile. I am thinking about installing a newer 5.4L shelby supercharged motor and 6 speed trans in it...

    My 1986 gt convertible. Car was from georgia and only has 48K original miles on it. I completely rebuilt it too... complete cage, complete 03 cobra brake system, fully built 342 forged stroker motor with an aftermarket block, trick flow renegade ported heads, custom cam, Vortech S-trim Centrifugal supercharger with upgrade impeller. Will be finished in the spring and should make between 600 and 650 Rear wheel Horsepower. This has been a long project... like 7 years in the making.

    And my baby is my 03 cobra. It has all the bolt ons done to it. it puts just shy of 500 hp to the rear wheels. (474 rwhp, 495 rwtq). It has gone 11.60's in the quarter mile. After working the super bowl and getting home a week early and walking in on my ex finace' and my ex best friend, I took MY house money and bought it. I got it because I remember seeing them back in 03 on the SVT showrooms and drooling over them (390 hp stock). I was going to leave it stock to get back into the car scene...that lasted about two months and i went crazy with it too. It has been lowered, complete IRS upgrade and rebuilt, ported supercharger, headers, custom painted intake, and all the pullies and botl ons common to these cars. I've spent hours hand polishing the tailpipes (that run under the IRS). It spent the better part of three weeks on the turntable inside of summit racing a couple summers ago. I just bought my own garage last fall, and got a nice house with it. i like the shop, and the dog loves the house.

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    I built that years ago and keep it a work...it looks cool, but that is about it, those bars get caught on eveything and yes, it is fairly easy to end up on the ground if you aren't carefull!
     
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