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Stove required for "Wood Stove Design Challenge"

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Kiwi Firemaster, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Have you tried posting an ad on CL asking if anyone has a stove with a glass door and 6" exhaust they would be willing to rent you for the contest?

    Worth a shot if you mention you will give them a deposit in US cash and put a link to the contest and your invention.

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  2. Kiwi Firemaster

    Kiwi Firemaster New Member

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    Foiled at the last step Mellow, I need a USA phone number to verify my account. I may be able to do that later in the day as I have contact in San Francisco.
  3. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Let me know and I can put it up if need be.
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  4. Kiwi Firemaster

    Kiwi Firemaster New Member

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    Well Mellow is going to be second up on The IntensiFire Hall of Fame (right behind my Father) for he has sourced me a stove for free.

    It is a Treemont that is a bit different from what I am used to working with, but nothing that can't be overcome. Top exit flue is good, the 8" flue and the bottom draw will be new territory.
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  5. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Hopefully Jason won't mind me posting this, if the picture goes down then you will have to wait till the competition to see it :)

    This is a before picture, fresh from the "barn". I am working on fixing it up so it will be ready for the competition.

    treemont_hearth.jpg

    Wanted to give a shout out to the guys at Byler's stove shoppe in Dover, DE they hooked me up with this stove for free.
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  6. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Your a stand up guy. Getting a stove and cleaning it up for a total internet stranger.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Old Treemont, right?
  8. Kiwi Firemaster

    Kiwi Firemaster New Member

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    Yes that is correct BrotherBart. It is going to be interesting moving it, I am not sure how Mellow managed that. I haven't heard if my hosts can help with transport so a few things to sort out yet. Arrive in DC on Saturday night.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Perfect stove for the device as I see it. Representative of a bazillion of them still out there and burning.
  10. Kiwi Firemaster

    Kiwi Firemaster New Member

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    Yes indeed. A monster compared to what is common in New Zealand though. My regular stove is 0.07m³ while the Treemont works out at 0.18m³. I can't wait to see how it goes, it will be a learning experience.
  11. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    good to see that a stove was found to work for ya, i was not really happy with the results i had found when i blasted that old 18-p i was going to bring ya. glad to see you have a solid unit to use for the contest. looking forward to meeting you up in DC
  12. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I had it pretty easy, the guys at Bylers loaded it into the back of my Durango laying on its back using a fork lift, All I did when I got home was hook up the come along and plopped it on my trailer to start working on it. I have slimmed the weight down some removing unnecessary parts but she is still a beast to move.
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    I'm close and have an unused Treemont in my garage. And can help w/ delivery.
    (haven't read the 4 pages on this thread... so disregard if you've found something already).
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    Macattack your proximity makes your offer worth considering although it would be a shame to waste Mellows fine effort. Perhaps post a picture of it as the model Mellow has is going to be an easy conversion. Now if you help me uplift Mellows one that would be great but it would take up most of a day with the distance to travel.
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    I can't tell much from that image and an internet search hasn't dragged up any info on the model. It does look like the model with the side loading door? If nothing else can I used that as a back up in case I can't get out to Mellow for any reason?
  17. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Need to see a picture of the front of the stove to know more about it, plus it is an insert.
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    it say's it's an insert, but... DSC_0545s.jpg
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Does it still have the baffle in it? Is it removable?
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    might not work any way... see the baffeling?
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Yea, he needs a clear shot to the bottom for his device. The stove I picked up already had the baffle removed so it worked out.

    Does that also have the ash shaker rack on the bottom of the firebox?
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    Agree... your stove would be a better fit.
    This one does have an ash shaker rack on the bottom of the firebox (no/lost handle)
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    This one had the ash shaker rack as well, or at least it did, after some cussing and kroil I was able to get it out of there.
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Jason should be getting the stove setup at the competition today, hopefully someone will post some pics, can't wait to see it in action!
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    The treemont made it!

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