Post in 'The Perfect Picture' started by CountryGal, Oct 2, 2006.
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What an amazing difference. Great job!
Thank you! I am beyond thrilled with the job they did. Tomorrow I go in to pick up my red kettle and trivet and I want to get a new ash bucket. They are giving us new gloves and firestarters, etc as a gift. I want to personally tell the owner how pleased I was with his crew. We will be doing our start up fires tomorrow too if weather permits. It was over 80 here today and no way was I going to fire that baby up.
That turned out great!
Great job CG. Have a very similar plan for new construction im doing and wasnt sure. Now Im sold! my only difference is to run up the walls only 5' and have an oak mantle.
Oh that sounds beautiful! I hope you post pictures of your project before, during and after.
That's just lovely
Would you mind posting the dimensions? I want something similar.
Just measure from the corner to the edge of the rock wall and the depth.
Very Very nice I like the stone work a lot I might do that to the back of mine. Great job
My hearth dimensions are:
4 feet from the corner to edge of the hearth.
Depth is 4 feet 2 inches.
Great job - excellet finished project. I agree with the other posters that you had several angels looking over you with the condition of the old pipe. The volume of pictures were awesome giving perspective to the amount of work necessary to complete the project. Enjoy!
Nancie, I gave you the dimensions ^^^^ but remember, the Striker S160 is a small stove--even then we had to extend our hearth with
tile in front of the raised hearth to achieve the minimum legal clearance (16"), so keep that in mind.
BTW, I used to live in NW Arkansas in the 70's. It's beautiful there!
I certainly learned alot and am thankful nothing happened to us after seeing that pipe.
Our Country Stoves dealer charged $35 per square foot labor and materials and it was worth every $$. Very labor intensive and the installer literally chose each rock placement as if he was painting a portrait.
I went in yesterday and they refunded over $500 on the project when we went over what did not have to be done that was on the original quote/invoice.
Of course, I used part of that refund for a few things they had in the store.
I was just doing research on the stove with the smallest footprint that would fit my needs. I have limited space and only need the stove as a back-up/supplement.
The one I am looking at is the Jotul F3 CB. I have alittle over 2000sf and this stove is rated for 1300sf, which would be fine (I think)
I love NW Arkansas.
I am originally from south Louisiana, which is not pretty.
Thanks so much for the information.
That stove and tile/stone work is perfect! It's like they were made for each other
Enjoy your new, safer stove
Light 'er up!! Looks great, but needs some red glow to make it picture perfect.
Wouldn't you know we are having a heat wave right now? In the 80s! Plus we are waiting for our stove thermometer to arrive so we can
guage the temps of our break in fires. It should be here any day. I ordered it last week.
Our first break in fire. Tried waiting for the weather to cool off but got anxious.
The glass is getting a little hazy/smoked in the upper right hand corner of the door. I assume that's normal.
Smelling a bit of the new stove smell. Little bit of newspaper and 3 small 4" logs
and it fired right up. Edited to say: hubby just told me he used fatwood.
CG, that stove is so absolutely beautiful. They did a GREAT job with the install and the stone work. The haze on the window is nomal. The fire is going to be alittle smokey at first. But once you break in the stove and run some higher temps, that will burn off.
As for the smell, take advantage of the warmer weather and just open the window. It should go away after a couple fires.
Once again, PHENOMENAL looking install
Enjoy the warmth and safety of your NEW stove!
Thanks Don! So does yours!!
I am so thrilled with it and so thankful I listened to my gut feeling about the old stove. I did open the windows and it's not too bad in here right now.
We decided it was time to get the stove broken in before the temps dropped suddenly and we would be freezing during the break in fires.
I can't use my thermometer on the stove pipe after all. We have double walled pipe from the stove to the ceiling, so it will have to go on the stove top after the break in fires. Darn! I really thought it would look great up on the pipe and easy to view too. Oh well.
I'm sure the guys here will try to get you to purchase one of them new fangled laser thermometers....... Tell 'em to shove it
Quick 5-second video of our third break-in fire. Had to open the windows it got so toasty.
Well it looks like were on the last chapter of the saga. Every thing looks great. The final out come is if your happy with the stove and how well it works for your this winter.
All thumbs up here. ;-)
Yes, I think this closes out the story. Now we're ready for the cold weather and a chance to light it up and go for the secondary burn.
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