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New Progress Hybrid Installed (pics)

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Todd 2, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. greenbrierwv

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    just loaded mine up for a 24F night tonight. been warm. she's been sitting idle for a few days. cleaned the glass good and loaded it up with red oak. we are really enjoying this stove. as backwoods said, it truly is a beautiful stove. very relaxing experience so far!! gotta love a stove that pretty much always has coals in it up to 24hrs. that way if you are running late some eve it will be ready to roll when you get in.
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  2. greenbrierwv

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    oh yeah, you are really a man to move that thing down those stairs. i moved mine with one buddy. it was a complete beast. mind over matter...always. saves the back.
  3. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for all the complements, the Woodstock stoves really are a work of art, they are put together unlike any stove Ive seen before, the mixture of cast and stone is super solid and heavy duty. The pictures of them don't do them any justice till you see one in person.
    I could not get any pics or video of the down the steps adventure, I tackled it myself with no one here so if I lost it they couldn't see me cry. lol 2x10's 3/4" plywood. some 3/16" steel plates. ropes. and a 2000# battery winch off a pontoon boat trailer and heavy duty rented refrig. dolly. It was one heck of a looking contraption....... that worked <> When she came home and seen it in the basement in one piece she said you are crazy !
    Some one wandered about the color, it is metallic blue and it is a neat color, in different lights it looks gray, green, blue, pretty cool looking.
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  4. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    If you like wood stoves, art and performance you will love it. the weight is some what of a challenge, the rest is just heat shield plates and the legs. Im sure the ash pan would be simple, the instructions are good ones, wrote step by step. Your wait will be worth it. Thanks, Todd
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Lots of cast and stone, slower than a steel stove but puts off heat alot longer after the intense part of the fire dies down.
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Hollow, they really are nice, I dont get tired of looking at it either.
    I know now why Woodstock owners like to talk about their stoves :)
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks and performance, You get them both dont you ! Seems like all the fly ash stays to the center part of the screen. Todd 2
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    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    That is a great looking stove. Sould keep you nice and toasty.
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  9. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Thankyou kindly Sir, I really wish I could have installed it upstairs, just not practical though. It is the best looking thing in my basement though, even better than my 55" HD TV down there ;lol
    Thanks for all your comments about your Woodstock, They really helped with my choice, and now that I have experienced one first hand, I might half to do a little bragging too. lol Wow what a nice stove and company to deal with, wish all things were that way. Todd 2
    Also, I didn't get the ash pan cause I thought it would be more gaskets to deal with, plus I have never had one so I can't miss it, I guess Im a Coal Hod and Ash Shovel type :)
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  10. ddddddden

    ddddddden Minister of Fire

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    +1. You are crazy! !!!
    . . .but sometimes a beautiful stove will make a man do crazy things! It sounds like you thought out your contraption pretty well, and it clearly worked, so. . .Go Todd!

    So much for my "charcoal" guess. Doh! It's hard to get a handle on these metallic paint colors. . .so dependent on lighting, but yeah, yours is pretty cool looking.:)

    It looks like the bottom of your stairwell is unwalled. Ours is like that and hot air rolls across the ceiling and collects at the top of the stairs. If your stove is in the same room as the stairs, you'll probably get plenty of heat upstairs.:)
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  11. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    You guys think going down the stairs was hard/bad, wait till I post what I will be doing to get my Progress UP three flights of stairs! ;)
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    Wait til you run it for a bit. Let the raving begin ==c
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    Now that's what I call determination combined with ingenuity Todd!! Great looking stove, excellent pics and the blue metallic color is very cool. I'm building in the spring and will be purchasing a progress Hybrid next fall. I'm about 55 miles northwest of you so I'll be curious to see how the stove performs. Quick question, how wide is the bottom (grate) of the stove. I know woodstock says it can handle wood from 16"-22" in length but was curious about the firebox width. Thanks and congratulations! Rob
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    I'd almost pay money to see that after my adventure, start with the plan now, you'll need one my friend :)
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    id almost drive to Long Island to watch...and maybe(?) help. ha. please post pictures machria.
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Plenty of heat, I packed it full last night at 8:00 because it was going down to low 20's (wanted to see what it would do ) cracked the air just a tad from closed, 550 top temp 350 pipe temp, at 6:30 am it was 78 upstairs and 82 in basement and still had 1/4 load left to burn. Man I have some learning to do and I didn't even get into my prize stash of locust yet. Ive learned you give them a little time and they will put out the heat, and more, and more...
    wow what a rock. Thanks, Todd 2
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  17. ScotO

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    I really REALLY love that stove......one of my favorite modern stoves by far! Great pics, nice fire in that baby, too!
    Looks like a clean install, and I am SURE the trip down the stairs will live for a while in your memories.....
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Rob, right at 15" from the back of the stone to the back side of the glass protectors ( what ever they call them things ) 20" length splits gives you 1" clearance on the ends.
    the grate is cast that is in a cast housing ( the bottom of the stove ) that is about 3" deep from the bottom of the stone, it tapers in all the way around the bottom towards the grate about 3/4"
    So far I have learned how to over heat the house with it, a little different to operate than my PE summit . Todd 2
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    WOW is all I can say, that's a great looking stove. Wish I had a place for one.
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    Thanks Scotty, It does give some awesome secondary shows, I also installed 23 ft of rigid liner insulated all in one section, used the TV antenna tower with a pulley and rope ( its about 4 ft from the chimney ) that had the horns honking when cars drove by. I was too deep in thought to remember to get a pic of that :rolleyes:
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    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Guy, wish I could have put it upstairs with a better looking hearth type set up. I got it for the performance side of it, didn't know how good they looked ordering sight unseen.
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    Wow that's an awesome looking stove. How big is your house that it is heating? I am in the process of trying to determine which stove to get and the clearances off the front of the Hybrid have me intrigued. Is this stove too big for an 1800 sq ft house built in 1880 (very drafty) with an open floor plan?

    Can anyone say anything bad about these stoves?
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    A metallic blue Progress with no ash pan just happens to be my favorite. ;) You have excellent taste!
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    I think you'd have a hard time finding a stove that is too big for that house!

    They're really heavy? Seriously though, any minor issues that have come up have been addressed by Woodstock and I'm sure that will continue to be the case.
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  25. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    I feel that it would be a great choice for a older home, drafty lacking modern insulation factors. ( like mine 2000 sq ft basement & upstairs combined) Being a half cat. stove you can control the low burn rate with wood load size an draft, plus you can really make alot of heat when it really dips down cold. Im still learning how to control my heat output but so far I am super impressed.
    Anything bad : 700 pounds, but it is 700# of art, performance and quality build.

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