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Pellet Stove Install Advice

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by CT-Mike, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. CrowBean

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    Another option would be a wittus. I have the smallest version ego that looks ultra modern with an oak and horizontal install. It heats my entire 1500 sq ft upper level. They have a model that can hook directly into your vents if you have forced hot air. It's expensive but I kinda wish I went with that model as the heat can get to each room via your regular vents. I got my ego with install and ash vac plus cleaning for alittle under 4000. If you want any info just pm me.

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  2. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    While the Wittus stoves look very nice, the wife wants the traditional wood stove look. The modern look of the Wittus doesn't fit that bill.
  3. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    So we were s'posed to go see the Leyden tomorrow morning. Unfortunately the phone number I was given isn't working, hopefully just a typo. I did e-mail the seller and hopefully we hear back soon. Otherwise, I will be purchasing the XXV Cast from Preston Trading Post Thursday morning. On a good note, I ordered 8 tons of GT from the local Lowe's for $188/ton. They show up on Tuesday. Is there a minimum to join the ranks of the pellet pigs? :cool:
  4. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    So we settled on $2150 for the Leyden. Seems to be in great shape. Now I just need to get it home and installed.
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  5. DexterDay

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    Congrats... You need a 3 ton minimum before the 1st frost...

    You need to "Apply" and receive your "Oinks" from a Higher up and Good standing member ;)

    I have awarded them, but the notion needs seconded :)

    Congrats on the stove. Sounds like you got an awesome deal... Your gonna love it.
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  6. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    The stove is in the house on the first floor, but it needs to go in the bonus room over the garage. At a stove weight of 390 lbs, my son is not strong enough to help me get it up the stairs. Since we saved a lot of money on the stove, I am going to pay an installer to get it upstairs and installed.

    Also included in the deal was 4.5 bags of Superior Premium hardwood pellets. Even if they are crap I can't complain since they were free.
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  7. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Do you have a 2 wheeler and a strap. My stove here is 375 lbs !!

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  8. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    I actually rented an appliance dolly/hand truck to get it in the house. Problem is getting it up the stairs, my back isn't what it used to be, and the kid isn't a lot of help.
  9. DexterDay

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    Keep it up... Looking forward to some pics.
  10. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    Well here is a photo of where the stove will be installed. This is the bonus room above the garage in our Colonial style home. The wall behind will be covered in cement board and slate tile to match the hearth pad. The pad will be raised up 3/4" so that it will stand proud of the hardwood flooring that will be installed.

    The boss (SWMBO) has decreed that the flooring will be wide plank distressed hickory. Gorgeous, but a little speedy considering the room is close to 500 sq ft. It's only money right? ;)

    On another note, the 8 tons of Greene Team showed up today. Unfortunately the fork lift was too tall to fit into the garage, so the boy had to move 4 tons in by hand. Good news is they are out of the weather, bad news is that they aren't stacked as neatly as my OCD mind would want. But hey, I didn't have to do it so I shouldn't complain.

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  11. CT-Mike

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    So Scott stopped by yesterday to give me a quote for the install. Seems fair, waiting on a local guy to show up and get a second quote. Leaning towards Scott though. Just need to get the wall behind the stove finished and at least sheetrock above the stove so the install can go straight up. Then the rest of the room can get finished as I have time.

    Could use a little feedback on Simpson Pellet Vent Pro Scott recommends.

    SWMBO has decreed that Mongolian Spring Natural Slate will go on the wall behind the coordinate with the Asian Slate hearth pad. Price isn't too bad from Home Cheapo.

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    Good to see you know who the boss is, keeping her happy cuts down on the need to wear a flack vest and dodge hot lead, flying rolling pins, or a cast iron skillet upside the head.

    Carry on.
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  13. DexterDay

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    Some love Pellet Vent Pro. Some hate it.....

    I have 3 stoves that all use it. Two 3" systems and one 4" system. Easy to get apart and easy to clean. The 4" leaked a little near the appliance adapter. But other than that, no qualms. :)
  14. jtakeman

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    He's got my vote! :cool:
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    Now, now, let's not get ahead of things here. Something about actually having them comes to mind and then the groveling and demonstration of what makes the candidate worthy besides just the tonnage. Remember we want true oinkers, perhaps a detailed account of the time he raided OMV's stash and got away without setting the alarms off.
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  16. CT-Mike

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    Well, I got the insulation installed today and most of the HardieBacker 500 on the wall. Need to buy one more sheet of board because I failed at the "measure twice, cut once thing." :(

    Tile will start going up tomorrow.

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  17. CT-Mike

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    Well I talked with Colleen today and we set up an appt for Scott to come out and install the stove on 9/21, looking forward to it. In between now and then I need to finish the insulation in the room, put the strapping on, and get it drywalled. Also need to install the slate tile on the wall.

    Hearth pad will be raised up onto two sheets of HardieBacker 500 which will total 1" tall, and give some additional insulation between the stove and the sub-floor.

    SWMBO change her mind on the flooring and we are going with Bruce 3 1/4" Solid Ash stained reddish brown to look like Cherry. Bonus is that it was cheaper than the Hickory, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
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  18. CT-Mike

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    So the building inspector stopped by today and signed off on the insulation. Waiting to hear back from the drywall guy, but hopefully it starts next week. Scott is showing up to install the beast on the 21st so i need the drywall done prior to that.

    Pictures to follow.
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    Fun to see it coming together.
  20. CT-Mike

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    Drywall starts tomorrow, should be done by Sunday. Next weekend I will be renting a paint sprayer and getting that done (I hate to paint after 20 years in the Navy), and tiling the wall behind the stove. Then the room will be ready for Scott to do the stove on the 21st. Once that is finished I will be putting down the hardwood flooring (very last thing to prevent any accidents).
  21. CT-Mike

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    So Scott and his assistant Eric got the stove installed today. Since it was a used stove, they completely tore it down and cleaned it (and made it lighter to get up the stairs). This was not included in the original quote. Since they went over and above to ensure the stove was absolutely ready to go for the season, I gave Scott and Eric some extra cash for their time.


    I couldn't be happier with their work and would definitely recommend Scott to anyone looking for a stove install or service.

    I still need to grout the tile, but here are a couple of cell phone photo's. The room isn't well lit in the photo so there is a big shadow to the right of the stove pipe. Of course there was a ceiling rafter centered above the stove, hence the jog to the right.

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  22. kykel

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    Ill say it First. Dont forget the surge protecter! Looks Great. Enjoy
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  23. SmokeyTheBear

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    It will look even better when the room is finished.

    Keep it clean and you'll have a happy, safe, and warm winter.

    Enjoy the heat .
  24. imacman

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see the final finished pic. Enjoy the heat!! ;)
  25. DexterDay

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    Thats gonna be an awesome room when your finished. Congratulations

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