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Osburn 1800i BayWood Fireplace Story

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by 67ref, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. 67ref

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    - hearth slab stones from Renostone have been ordered

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    - can anyone tell me if I "must have" plywood on top of the hearth or will the cement board be enough to hold the 21 x 21 x 1.5 slabs ?

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  2. kjklosek

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    Frame out with 2 X 4 and 3/4" CDX plywood.

    Use thinset to adhere cement board and then your stone.

    J.P.
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    - thanks! 3/4 CDX it is then ...
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    Hey not bad for one weekend, what are you going to do next weekend?

    Ha, what a mess you had there, and the amount of time and work looks to be quite a bit. Please do continue to take pics, can't wait to see it done.

    Nice work!
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    - got a little further along, ready for more cement board and fasten slabs
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    - was supposed to be installed today but it got pushed out into next week
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    Just a question: Have you checked the R-value of your hearth and front clearances? I specifically ask about the hearth because of the 2x4's in there and the front clearances because it looks like you have a piece of carpeting laying there - is the carpet far enough away to meet installation requirements?

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    there is a row of 12x12 tiles going in front of the heart extention.
    the Osburn 1800i because of it's bayview feature ends up sticking out 10.5 inches, therefor requiring further extention on the floor.

    the carpeting is the old rugs we tore out and are not staying, the floor is to be finihsed at a later time and won't be carpeting.

    the clearances of the 2x4 are as per the required requirements of the specific Osburn models, according to the instructions,
    which was approved by the building code and listed on the permit.

    I had added some steel studs because the combustable materials (2x4) would not allow to be placed close enough
    to hold onto the edges of the rockboard and it needed to come in a bit to give it some support for when the backplate
    meets up with it flush.

    it was 10" to the sides and 14" to the top from the base of the body insert.

    It's being installed tomorrow and then I have to call the inspector for an appointment.
    I myself want to be 100% sure, it's safe to use and built to code, that's why I won't be putting any
    scratch coat and finishing on it until I have an approved stamp on the whole deal.

    all the paperwork that is being signed off on is being forwarded to our insurance company.
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    Couple more pics since install, still have a few things to finalize ofcourse!

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    - nice new rain cap at the top end, like bling for your home!
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    - show room model, last in stock or wait longer for unit, surround had a couple of mild scratches on it,
    rather then just paiting over it, I requested that they just leave me the paint can and I would take care of it myself.
    wet-sanded the scratches out with 1400 and took a scotchpad to the whole thing before giving it two light coats.
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    - and a little fire to start, nothing too big just yet. gotta cure the paint please!
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    I'll get a couple more pics up as I progress,

    I'm doing the Sheet Metal Block-Off plate next couple of days,
    so we'll see how that goes and i'll post some pics of it aswell.

    surround should go up after that and then we're of to finishing the facing with some spliced brick from Renofit.
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    Coming along nicely 67. How's she heating for ya?
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    two smoke alarms later .... that paint really does smell doesn't it ?

    no smoking, just the heat hitting the ceiling and I guess with the paint fumes, the alarm went off.
    we had a window open here and there, it all worked out.

    so far not too bad on the heating, furnace has stopped running and I was keeping the colder part
    of the houose down the hallway where the therm stat is located at a comfortable 72.

    however, this is only the second and third burn, with not even all the surround or block off plate in,
    small burns for now, really do love the look of how those flames slow down and ignition coming
    out of the air tubes.

    were just taking it easy for now until we get the whole thing completed, kind of trying it out
    with not everything installed, including the blower.

    should be getting it together this weekend but I also had a primary sump pump failure on Saturday morning.
    so that's keeping me busy as well. trying to nagotiate some talks with the old pump. it's on strike at the moment!
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    - Block Off plates fabrication, special thanks to gd for the sheetmetal!
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    Great looking stove and good job on all the mechanicals involved.. Very interesting post with all the progress pics..

    Thanx for posting!

    Ray
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    Wow, what an ordeal. Nice pics.
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    nice heat! took a little while to get up to temp but when it did, it stayed all night long,
    well into the morning ... Oil Furnace hasn't run since.

    got up to 29.5c in the living room last night, 22 this morning with large coals.
    couple of logs and were holding the house comfortably with 24c.

    we are very pleased with the Osburn 1800i BayWood so far.
    would like to have the fan kick in at a lower temp.

    the facing and mantle are going to wait past the holidays into the newyear.
    taking a break for now.
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    Beautiful job! I am new to this site and just installed an Osbrun 1800i also. I am going to be re-doing the original brick surround and mantle this summer and you have given me some great ideas. I am wondering where / how you ran the blower power cord? It is not visable in any of the pics unless I missed something.
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    Mr. Fire Honor Society,

    Interesting string of pictures. Big job, big mess. Looks pretty good intermediately now that you have sheetrock back on and painted. I'm curious what you did inside that wall, as I couldn't see clearly in the pictures, just that the chimney was obscured before the framing went up. As this is always one of the parts of a chimney I hardly ever get to inspect, and where a big share of the structural fires related to fireplaces occur, I hope you didn't do what I thought it looked like... tarpaper or some tarred board between the chimney and the framing. Is there at least an inch of clear air space between the wood and the chimney?
    My son-in-law recently had all the sheetrock off around his room with the fireplace. We found no clearance between the framing and chimney, and the plate across the lintel buried in mortar. He asked the sheetrock crew to leave that uncovered so he could fix it, but they covered it back up anyway. Now they are scared to use their fireplace.
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    Oh me, Oh my! Now that I've gotten past page 1, I see the rest of the pictures. It looks really nice! You have a very pretty, efficient stove. It will doubtless do a nice job of heating your house. I will be highly surprised if it doesn't burn your house down! PLEASE STOP. To sit on that hearth, that stove needs 18" legs under it!! And the wood framing on the face around the stove is a NO-NO!!! To be perfectly frank, this is one of the scariest installations I have seen in 31 years of seeing scary installations

    And Brink, if you read this, PLEASE don't redo yours this way!
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    Hey Chim Cheree,
    Just curious about your comment about needing 18 inch legs. I know that you know it's an insert. But are you concerned about the 2x4 wood framing under the hearth stone below the blower unit? Thanks for the warning!
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