New Wood Burning Guy - Insert Suggestions and Ideas

JeffStinson Posted By JeffStinson, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM

  1. Ashful

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    Just don't confuse your interpretation of what's safe with the actual configuration tested. If I interpret what you're saying correctly, your stove was tested for clearances with their heat shield installed. You might think your home-grown shield is a reasonable facsimile of the shield with which the stove was tested for reduced clearances, but your insurance company might disagree.
     
  2. JeffStinson

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    I'll double check clearances. I understand the insurance side of things as well
     
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    My same experience. The Fiskars went through green madrona like butter, but the same wood dents the blade if the wood is seasoned. That's when the maul or the power splitter go to work.
     
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  5. Sons924

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    I've been waiting for the install pictures. Is that thing burning or what?
     
  6. JeffStinson

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    She's burning! I put a quick load through her to mess with the air settings. Will post full post tomorrow!

    Thank you all! Stay tuned!
     
  7. timcab

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    Looks great. Can't wait for more pics. Am I just looking at it wrong or Is the appliance adapter upside down? Might just be the pic
     
  8. JeffStinson

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    It's connected correctly. We just opted for a clamp to help secure it since my liner kit didn't include one. (On the base around liner to connector)
     
  9. Dave A.

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    Sure looks upside down to me. All fittings go male end down towards the stove, female end up, to prevent creosote dripping out. The appliance connector should have a band clamp to fasten around the liner.
     
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    What's an appliance adapter? Thanks....
     
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    It is upside down. The adapter fits inside the flue collar on the stove and the liner fits into the other end. And it looks like you crimped it to push it in the liner. Creating air leaks. Take that thing off and install it right.
     
  12. JeffStinson

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    I will definitely do this. No directions on liner installation.
     
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    Sorry to be so direct. But that is scaring me. Too easy to do it safely and right. Drill the flue collar and put three stainless steel screws through it and the adapter, after you smooth those crimps out of it, and three screws through the top end and the liner inside of it.
     
  14. JeffStinson

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    Fixed the collar. Got her burning!
    Follow up coming!

    image.jpg
     
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  15. Looks great
     
  16. raybonz

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    Looks great and for short money too! ;) Your investment will be paid back quickly :)

    Ray
     
  17. JeffStinson

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    Dry firewood is everything. Trying to secure some more. This green/old punky wood is hit or miss.

    Bought a bag of hotsticks, holy difference.
     
  18. USMC80

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    looks great man, get some good secondaries going after break ins and some more photos!
     
  19. JeffStinson

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    Yea. I'll get some posted soon. I'm learning her right now but boy is she a nice stove.

    Just loaded her up for the night. Hoping for a long 4-5 hour burn! image.jpg
     
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    I always liked Century woodstoves. Good job Jeff!
     
  21. Ashful

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    What's the cubic footage on that stove, Jeff? Should be able to do much more than 5 hours, by the looks of it.
     
  22. JeffStinson

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    Firebox Size W x D (in.)21 1/4 x 16 3/4

    No set cubic i can find, but i was reading 2.1-2.3?
     
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    At 2.1 in the shoulder season I don't see a problem getting 10 hours with good wood, a lot of variables though
     
  25. JeffStinson

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    I have no doubt, as this thing has a good size firebox for an insert, the only thing is I have somewhat OK wood to burn, nothing as seasoned as I would like, but I definitely say I could accomplish that feat.
    Right now I’m getting 5-6 with a bed of coals after. Some of the stuff I’m burning is great, while the rest I should probably season for a few more months.

    I'm also getting a hang of the stove, messing with the air controls and blower. She definitely is a great little stove!
     

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