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Rangeley Install - Pics!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by MasterMech, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Finally got the Rangeley installed yesterday. Snapped some photos of it's new, real home. Although I had considered installing it in the Garage!

    1st pic - Here's what was lurking under the pedastal of my Earthstove! YIKES! it arced and tripped the breaker as soon as the installer and I lifted the old stove. That's 3 12ga solid wires e-taped together jammed in-between the concrete and galv. OAK ducting. Not even Romex. Should be in conduit no?

    2nd pic - The old thimble bricked and mortared off. Old stove was sharing the masonry chimney with my oil boiler.

    3rd pic - Bare hearth.

    4th pic - Square support box and offset for the double wall pipe.

    5th pic - Chimney outside.

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Part Two!

    Before shot of the Earthstove and Shots of the new Rangeley.

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  3. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    very nice! Thats a lot of stone. Pics look like they belong in a magazine.
  4. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    That's a great looking install and a very nice place for a stove!
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Well done, that's an awesome hearth set up. Looks all ready for FIRE!
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Great looking stove and hearth.
  7. bpm44

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    That's a really nice looking install. Enjoy the new stove and have a great season!
  8. Jack768

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    Looks great! First burn reports will be interesting.
  9. Milton Findley

    Milton Findley Feeling the Heat

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    You will need a nice chair someplace nearby, and a reading lamp and a dog.
  10. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Excellent looking hearth and stove! The lighting adds nice shadows to the stonework, nice touch!

    Ray
  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Very nice hearth setup, and the Rangeley makes it look even better.
    Just wondering if the old stove maybe had a hardwired blower or some other weird setup. Can you follow the wire to it's origination point?
  12. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    It's funny what you will run into on a construction project. Glad nobody was hurt!

    Your project and install are amazing. The stone work looks great and the Jotul fits
    in like it belongs there. Nice work!
  13. maxed_out

    maxed_out New Member

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    +1 drooling over here. Nice job!
  14. Bub381

    Bub381 Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the world of the Rangeley,just broke ours in.Tell me how it turns out.
  15. Loco Gringo

    Loco Gringo Feeling the Heat

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    How did you get the stone cleaned up like you did?
  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That is beautiful.

    (Grumbling as I go to once again throw a beer can at my ugly hearth.)
  17. MasterMech

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    Got 2 dogs to enjoy the fire with us!

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  18. MasterMech

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    Bingo! It was a hardwired blower. There is a junction box under the room in the crawl space that I pulled the lousy wiring out of. Funny thing is the previous owner was a union electrician! Most of the wiring in this house is awesome and usually overkill but this one item was scary indeed.
  19. MasterMech

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    It's just the differences between scanning a glossy photo of my old setup, the photo was actually used in the real-estate listing when we bought the place, and digital shots of the hearth and stove as it is now. I wish I could take credit for it but all that cultured stone and lighting was already here when we moved in. My wife just rolled her eyes when I got excited about there being a stove here already but she is a believer now even after a rough winter last year of less than seasoned wood and a leaky, smokey stove.

    BrotherBart - What can I say? LoL! :lol:
  20. leeave96

    leeave96 Minister of Fire

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    +1 on the stove and hearth - now get it fired-up, dusty and dirty!

    BB - my guess is your hearth would look pretty good compared to my Englander set-up. I've got it backed up to light green unfinished walls of my newbasement. The foundation is styrofoam forms with concrete between. I had to consider clearances for both combustables and meltables.... ;)

    Bill
  21. Bub381

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    Nice family, a wife to come home to and dogs to keep the feet warm at night.Oh,nice stove ;-)
  22. pyronut

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    Congrats!!! Everything looks great!!!
  23. ecocavalier02

    ecocavalier02 Minister of Fire

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    that stone probably heats up nice as well. !

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