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?Should I do it? .... my wife will probably kill me

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mackconsult, Oct 21, 2009.

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  1. mackconsult

    mackconsult Member

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    Thinking about ponying up and ordering a $2100 magnum ZC and $900 in 2100 HT chimney.

    Then would start working on tearing out my existing fireplace and chimney.

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  2. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    From the looks of the list in your sig it appears your used to your wife being mad at you, so whats one more toy.
  3. Bobbin

    Bobbin Minister of Fire

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    I'm a wife. I'm all about safety and fuel efficiency. I tend to take the "long" view of things, not expecting immediate ROI, but deriving security from knowing the return will realized over time. I like making choices that will make my life easier over the long run (I pay to principal on loans!). I'm all about squeezing a dollar until it hollers. I'm pretty reasonable (I think) and try to listen with an open mind, but hate to be pressured into immediate decision making on something I don't fully understand.

    If you believe you have a good case for all that you wish to do you will have to either present it convincingly or exercise full veto power and plunge ahead knowing the consequences such action may incur (beware!). I think focussing on the long view is going to be the deciding factor and you can't expect her to immediately declare you a genius and toddle along in your wake. And how your wife responds to your "case" is going to depend on how you opt to present it.

    Good luck.
  4. mackconsult

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    It's not the purchasing of the toy this is the real concern. It's the tearing into the walls to remove the fireplace. Its all got to come out just above the fire place to make room for the tall mangum ZC.

  5. Bobbin

    Bobbin Minister of Fire

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    Maybe the fact that we own a Cape Dory Typhoon helps clarify things? ;)
  6. heatwise

    heatwise Feeling the Heat

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    my wife likes motorcycles and stoves, im thinking you can also get away with this too. pete
  7. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    mack if your going to tear out the fireplace... get a stove.
  8. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    She will love you for it. I was tearing out an exterior wall of the kitchen and building temporary support for the roof as the family was leaving two Thanksgivings ago. Oh wait, she still isn't quite over that one. But you have almost 5 weeks of a head start.
  9. Lanningjw

    Lanningjw Feeling the Heat

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    My dad had one of those after his heart attack. Slow and steady as she goes. Love those full keel boats. He raced it in MORC lll , single handed and did OK. I will stick with my Hobie 18 if that helps clarify things.
  10. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Planing is where its at.
  11. Bobbin

    Bobbin Minister of Fire

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    I wouldn't classify a Cape Dory as a racing boat, but for the North Atlantic it's pleasantly secure.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    The real question is . . . did she and the family come back after leaving. ;) :)
  13. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    May as well do it..your wife will find something to be mad at you about anyhow. Us men do a lot of stupid stuff
  14. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    H16 owner here... I like your taste! I almost bought an I20 last year, but I still do a fair amount of singlehand myself.
  15. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I would agree!
  16. Lanningjw

    Lanningjw Feeling the Heat

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    Very cool, I think there is alot of salty's on the forum. Jim
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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I have no idea what any of that is but I say go for it anyway. If your wife gets pissed tell her that she married you and damn well knew what she was getting into.
  18. mackconsult

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    Magnum ZC is a stove.
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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    cheaper than a divorce.
  20. wsorg

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    I agree...get the facts in writing.
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