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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by charly, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    Progress Hybrid move 001.JPG Progress Hybrid move 005.JPG Progress Hybrid move 007.JPG Progress Hybrid move 010.JPG Progress Hybrid move 016.JPG Progress Hybrid move 019.JPG Progress Hybrid move 023.JPG Progress Hybrid move 031.JPG One great wife and a well built ramp allowed the wife and I to move our 700 lb PH onto it's new hearth... So just the two of us made it happen working smart... Shimmed the pallet, removed the dolly and now it's down on the original pallet.. I lifted the stove as the wife added and then removed wood to get the dolly out and then set the stove back down on it's original pallet.. No damage to anything... They way I live to work.. taking pride... Next I'll start putting the stove together and install some furniture slides under the legs to be able to fine tune 700lbs into it's exact plumb position, after all, it is a Woodstock...;)

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  2. charly

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    And back on it's original pallet.

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    You mentioned your wife (kudos there), but failed to mentioned the supervisor - a Jack Russell, I believe. Shame :mad:
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    The BMF has landed!!!!==c

    Well done, Charly!

    Enjoy!
    (You've earned it.;))
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  5. mattjm1017

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    Looks good charly thats some mighty fine engineering there much better than the way I just moved my fireview.
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    Fantastic planning!
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  7. charly

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    That's a riot! I'm laughing! I'll tell you lifting that stove so the wife could take out my shims one at a time let me know what a heavy stove the hybrid is... Originally some of my mason friends were going to come and help remove the Fireview and install the PH,,, then I got thinking and know how well the wife and I can get things done here on the farm... I wanted to take her picture with the stove but she said just get the stove... I'll get her picture soon... 34 years married and she's a 6 year breast cancer survivor.. A great woman! I'm a lucky man for sure.. Helps out with what ever needs to be done! Sad thing is she rarely asks for any help when she's doing something.. She loves antiquing the farm house interior!
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    Well done!
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  9. charly

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    Benny the JR loves to know what's going on,, doesn't miss a trick.. Of course he's checking out his winter heater... Right now he lays in front of the Esse cook stove until the Hybrids going..
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    If you don't like the stove remember you have six months to load it up and return it. ;lol
  11. charly

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    Just wanted to give someone else incentive as to a way to move a heavy stove, who would maybe not buy a bigger stove thinking it was impossible to get her set into place without a lot of man power.. I'm glad I built the ramp long and low... plus the flat staging area on top made it nice to evaluate your next move, not having all the weight sitting on an angle..
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  12. charly

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    LOL I just burned the ramp ;lol
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    The way I was in 1985 with my 750 pound insert. It was staying no matter what. But did have to lug it out 21 years later.
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    Good observation, HH, but it's pretty clear who's really running the show there (look at the pic immediately before Benny the JR showed up. ;))
  15. charly

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    That's a lot of weight to get into place... Took us about an hour to move it from our back room to the hearth and dolly out and siting on it's original pallet.. When it comes to that much weight,,, I just take my time and move things a few inches at a time.. It's not like you are doing it everyday.. I say take your time and make your moves count.. and no damage! Personally I liked the challenge... That's why I thought of the ramp.. said this has got to make things easy.. Wheels and a long shallow ramp, we're moving weight easily.. No doubt it was still a beast to start up the ramp twice.. But it went...
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    I can appreciate what went into your move. I got a new Jotul F600 last February and had to move it off a pickup truck, up a few stairs, over a threshold, and then up onto a nine inch tall raised hearth. A friend gave me a hand and it took us a couple of hours. Very anxious moments when you aren't used to doing such jobs on a daily basis, especially dealing with something so expensive and so heavy. You and your wife deserve cudos! Your hard work will be well rewarded once you get to fire up that nice new stove!
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    I cheated on the old insert. For $50 two young weight lifters hauled it 35 miles from the store, lugged it up on my elevated deck and into the family room and put it in the fireplace. Of course last year I jackassed my second 450 pound 30-NC into the basement by myself and in 2006 hauled that old insert out of the house.

    I am done with humpin iron. "Riggs, I am getting too old for this #$^%"!"
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  18. charly

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    That's our cat TC (Top Cat) after the cartoon.. Benny and him are best buddies!
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  19. charly

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    Two friends lifted my 700 lb Esse cookstove up from outside my front door, waist high and carried it in and set it in place just off of our kitchen. A 2 minute carry . No damage, I gave them 100 dollars which they were reluctant to take... I told them it was worth every penny...
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    We moved our Progress Hybrid in over the summer. This evening we have a nice fire going!! You are going to thoroughly enjoy that stove. It really puts out the heat. For doing you last minute tweaks on position here is what we did after the legs were on and the pallet was removed.
    1. Put a piece of 3/4 inch plywood under the stove. (Inside the legs)
    2. Get a 2x4 that will go all the way under the stove from North to South or East to West
    3. Jack up the stove using a car jack (the type that is on rollers). Have the jack pushing against the 2x4 which will be on the bottom of the stove.

    With the boards going North to South, you can move the stove East or West. If you turn the boards East to West, you can move the stove North or South.

    Works great and was wonderful for the final adjustments getting the stove into place.
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  21. charly

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    That's a good idea... I'll keep that in mind... Right now I'm going to set the legs on furniture slides and see how that works.. I did that with my Esse cookstove which also was as heavy as the PH. worked good, but I will keep the floor jack in mind.. The PH is one heavy stove for sure... Glad I have jacks in my basement under my hearth..
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    ROTFL!!!
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    Fantastic job! Wow! I'd be impressed with four football players and fork truck! But, nope.. just you and the bride.

    For you guys infonformation at one point last week I asked Charley if he had a project plan all written up to get it done.. "Nah.. I'll just roll it in, like we rolled the other one out.. no big deal". Seriously, that's exactly what he said! :)

    Seriously Charley it's great to see you got her in place and really looking forward to hearing about your heating season.. my guess is it will be so successful it will be boring.

    Rock on buddy!
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    Give my compliments to TC... nice job supervising!
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    I really got a lot of experience watching the guys (at the distributor I eventually took over) moving Tarms. This started in about 1980, and by the time we took over the company in the mid (distributor) and late (importer) 80's, we got to be very good at it.

    Most of the time we moved stuff down, but we did have to sometimes move up. I remember taking a couple Coalbrookdale Darbys' (700 lbs) up the stairs, as well as a Volcano furnace. Most were done with regular appliance trucks and 3 guys. But when the weight hits about 800 or higher, that's when you have to bring in the chains, come-alongs, metal plates, heavy oak boards, etc.

    I need to write down this story if it's not somewhere already, but I once was involved with the FBI, who was watching a guy who bought a Tarm from me. Seems he was using the City of Baltimore's purchase orders to outfit his new house! So, I deliver a 2,000 lb boiler to the house all by my lonesome and put it in the basement, which was accessed by a stairway inside the garage. I then roll it to the far end of a long ranch house basement.

    Months later the FBI shows up at my store with a carload of G-men of all stripes. Long story, but they had pics (100's of them!) of me delivering it! How the heck???
    Once they found out I was innocent, we all went out to lunch. The G-men said to me "how the heck did you get that in there? We have to get it out and have no idea how we are going to do it".
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