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Oslo installed today!!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by eightpilot, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. eightpilot

    eightpilot New Member

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    Well it's finally in. After months of contemplating and measuring and researching it's finally done. Now I just need to build a hearth extention and we will be ready to rock. I am a little disappointed on the look of the new chimney cap. Because I went from an 8" to a 6" pipe it looks odd... oh well. As long as it works that's all that matters. I have a pic from behind the stove that shows how the pipe coming out of the stove has a few inches of horizontal before it bends up to a 20ft vertical run. So I am hoping to have a solid draft. Just thought I would share some pics, thanks again for all the help guys... 8

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  2. eightpilot

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    ??? ???

    As noted in other thread. She looks great in her new home, though the hearth rug is not a proper hearth extension. But we know you are going to do a first class extension to match that fine hearth.
  4. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    That's the dog's dangles!! Nice look!
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    Great stove 8! What color did you decide on? If the TV melts, you can always watch the fire.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That is gorgeous. Hearth stoves are the nuts.
  7. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I REALLY like the rock fireplace.
  8. Hanko

    Hanko Minister of Fire

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    looks nice, youll like the oslo. it does a super job, but one thing. it does not like wet wood, or unseasoned wood, but a load of dry oak will kick out the heat for hours
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Looking good, 8 !

    Whatcha gonna do for the extension?
  10. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    All I have to say is........the next 3 months are gonna creep buy for you....nice looking install!

    WoodButcher
  11. stanleyjohn

    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    Thumbs Up!! Looking good.Hopefully you got a good wood supply ready to feed it.
  12. eightpilot

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    I went with the Blue/black enamel and it looks even better in person. I am going to do up a nice 18" hearth extension later this summer to match the river rock background. Heres another pic from the loft area. As you can see I have alot of volune to heat so I hope the Oslo is up for the task... 8

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  13. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    Wow, your house looks familiar. (See pics.) Since you're in WI, is that by chance a Wisconsin Homes modular, loft model?

    I eventually want to do pretty much exactly what you did, but I've been a little stumped on getting a high enough R-value under the stove. Here's my question, which I didn't see in the older threads. Is your hearth real solid stone and mortar down to the floor, or a "cultured" veneer like mine? Because on mine the stone is affixed to what sure looks like wood (particle board or similar), and I'm pretty certain that my 2.5" thick concrete slab is sitting on wood framing, meaning an R-value of about 0.25. Most stoves need a lot more than that below them. Did that come up in your discussions with the installer?

    Edit: Do you have a picture of that new chimney cap? We appear to have roughly the same fireplace (mine is a Majestic WMC42) and mine has a 3-wall air-cooled chimney (8", 11" and 14" diameters). My current cap is a beast that connects to all three walls. I'm curious how your installer handled a 4th 6" pipe without exposing the existing chimney to rain.

    Edit Edit: I pulled down the Oslo manual. Surprisingly, for non-alcove installations all it appears to require is a noncombustable surface under the stove. No mention of R-value at all. For alcoves it requires both a bottom heat shield and an R-value of 1.6 underneath. I'll be curious to find out how hot your slab and the stone surround get this winter. For my setup I can still see a potential problem with the proximity of the wood behind the stone on either side and above the fireplace.

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    Hey Disco, my home was stick built by a local builder. It was designed after a Wausau Home floor plan though. I have no idea about R value of my 2.5" stone hearth. I do know that the installer did put the bottom heat shield on and the manual like you said doesn't address this issue. The bottom shied comes with the stove and is not listed as an option. Other then the ashpan, the bottom of the stove is 9+ inches above the stone with a full heat shield attached to it. I don't think it will be an issue. The chimney cap had a block off plate that was siliconed and screwed into place. It leave the bottom screen intact to provide airflow, but prevent water from seeping in. It looks like it should work. I just don't like the cheesy cap that I paid $61 for...8

    I did have an WMC42 also...

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    Did you have any problems fitting the elbow/pipe under the WMC42 opening and into the Oslo collar? Going by the manual the top of the pipe in the collar is a little over 28" high, and the top of my WMC opening is slightly lower than that without cutting metal.

    Anyway, I'll be looking for a report this winter as to how this setup is working out. :)
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    Don't worry about the sides. We have the same ZC Majestic fireplace and the Oslo will fit. The installer had the model number of my Majestic and plugged it into the CAD system for fitting issues. He also contacted Jotul about my installation and they said if I use the rear heat shield it will get my corner clearances down to 9". The wood framing behind the stone of our existing fireplaces is at just over 10 from the corners of the Oslo. Your golden. I didn't need the rear heatshield for behind the stove, I needed it for the corners...8
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    No issues with the pipe. The manual measurements are off a little. The collar when reversed is adjustable up and down about 1". It will fit in there just perfect. We slid my stove in with no cutting or adjusting needed at all. I was shocked. 8
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    I guess you've checked....That wooden mantle OK? (Hard to tell in photos with stone not brick)
    I looked hard at the same setup, but would've had to raise (or shield) my mantle, per Jotul spec. (That was not the primary problem for us though.)

    I really like the look.
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    I am still looking for a copper mantle shield. I might have to fab one up if I cant find one pre-made. I definitely need one though, I missed the clearance by 4 inches. 8
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    So why didn't you install a Tee behind the stove to allow you to clean the chimney without tearing everything apart?

    It does look very nice and I am very envious of your ceiling as well.

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    I thought about it alot and decided to go with the elbow instead because of draft issues I had previously. I know the T is convenient, but if I burn good wood at the right temp I won't be cleaning the pipe often anyway.
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    Beautiful stove....and dog, by the way. 8
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    Maybe to get your mantle clearance you could remove the 90 elbow, run some doublewall stovepipe back and into a tee. Dblwall stoepie reduces clearances a lot - I forget how much but it should be in your Oslo manual. I bought an adjustable dblwall stovepipe that goes from like 12 to 18 inches to get it just right.
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    Woops, sorry 8, that's not my stove or dog. In fact, I think the dog passed on. I just like the photo and the tee seems handy for cleaning.
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