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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by dylskee, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Rent a trailer with a ramp. Should cost you about $20 for the rental. Keep it on the pallet (or however it is packaged up), slide a dolly under the pallet/box/stove and wheel it to it's location with minimal lifting and cursing.

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  2. Woody Stover

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    If you've got a couple of stout planks like 1x10, and can back up to a hill so that you can unload it pretty flat, and appliance dolly should work. If you have two other guys to help, you could probably pick it up with the dolly and the two guys could lift on the bottom, you could lift on the dolly, and lower it straight out of the bed. My nephew and I picked it up and moved it a few feet from the pallet to the hearth. I still don't know how we were able to do that...
  3. dylskee

    dylskee Feeling the Heat

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    I think the trailer might be a good idea, I will have a few people to help me unload it but I'm pretty sure the guy at woodstock said it would weigh 525 lbs crated so that's pretty heavy! Another question, my old flue setup has a damper in it, is this required? Most setups I've been looking at just have a straight shot of pipe. This stove is going to be sitting e few inches lower than my old stove so I'm going to have to purchase a piece of pipe anyway, I would like to get this setup the best way possible.

    Here's a picture of my pipe that was on my old stove......
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  4. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    You probably wouldn't need one unless you have a really strong draft. I put one in mine just to have another option, but don't need it now with only 17' of stack. If your stove is leaky a damper can be useful until you can fix it.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    With enough cursing and yelling, you'd be surprised how much one person can lift!
  6. begreen

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    LOL, we moved in my T6 with not too much problem. Getting it off the truck was easier than expected. I set up two 2x10s, chocked at the ground level and it slid down with a couple people on each side in seconds. Then it was an easy ratchet strapping to the hand truck and off to the house.
  7. dylskee

    dylskee Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for all the replies guys! I'm off tomorrow morning for the 6 hour round trip to get my Fireview! I've decided to just put it in the back of my truck, my neighbor has a hill I can back into and hopefully take it off without a problem. I feel like a kid at Christmas, I'm looking forward to the cold weather now...... ::F

    On a side note, I just found out I make parts for Woodstock Soapstone. I'm a machinist and they are a customer of the company I work for. I never put it together, all the paperwork I received just said Woodstock and we have a HUGE customer base so it never dawned on me. I'll have to see where the parts go on the stove.......
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  8. Joful

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    Cool! Tell 'em you'll bring a truckload of parts to exchange for a free stove! >>
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Try starting a conversation with charly instead. That way he'll get an email. This is a 1.5 yr old thread.
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    No problem, you stand a better chance of response starting a convo.
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    Begreen? You feeling alright?

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