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Osburn Matrix Installed ... Just in Time

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Craig S., Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Craig S.

    Craig S. Member

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    Had a great chimney guy pull the liner for me last week, then a great friend helped with the insert install this weekend ... just in time for the colder temps predicted for the end of this week. Got real lucky with the existing masonry ... height was nearly a perfect fit, with only about a 1/2 inch gap that needed to be filled on the sides.

    Before

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    After

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Looks great!

    I would love to have the chance to run an osburn as they seem like great units.
  3. Sons924

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    You picked the perfect insert for that stone. Could be in a magazine.
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  4. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    looks nice, should have some good fire pics in it this week with the cold coming in
  5. Bones

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    Looks good, love my Osburn....;)
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Looking good. Keep us posted on how the stove runs and heats throughout the winter.
  7. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Looks great.
  8. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    I was just looking at a Matrix freestanding this past week (not shopping, but in the store and wondering aimlessly). Looks like it's built to last forever.

    Your install looks fantastic. Another thumbs-up for Osburn here (love my 2200)....
  9. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Looks great Craig!
  10. lostDuck

    lostDuck New Member

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    Looks great!
    Please let us know how you like it. I'm on the fence with this unit right now and hearing a good review might get me to pull the trigger. Did you get the unit online or from a distributor?
  11. Craig S.

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    Second fire burning nicely right now. Dipping to the 30s tonight. Just have to get used to how far down to go with the air, to maximize the burn time.
  12. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Be more concerned with how far down you can go and still have a clean burn!

    Remember, a wood burning stove is not meant to keep the house at X temp all the time. If you try to, you'll drive yourself crazy and end up with poor burning habits by snuffing things down too far.

    Think small hot fires and let the temp swing a bit.

    My biggest problem this time of year is usually deciding to add wood to the fire. That's when I get things too hot and regret it / waste wood.
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  13. Craig S.

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    Last night I setup a N/S fire about 11, turned the air all the way down before I went to sleep, and had a nice bed of coals at about 8am. Was warm both upstairs and down all night. I'll find my rhythm.

    Thanks for the great input!
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