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The Cape Cod is here

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by charger4406, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    I took delivery of my new Lopi this morning.
    Got the temporary install done,need new double wall pipe
    before I take any pictures :)
    Got one break in fire done,up to 250 stove top then let it
    cool down, now on my second fire,going for 350 before
    letting it cool down again,then i'll go for 500 for my last
    firing before going for a long burn,probably tomorrow night.
    I really like the looks of this stove.
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  2. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats.
  3. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Totally unacceptable. We need pics.>>
    I didn't know Michael made pipe.:cool:
    "I really like the looks of this stove."
    WE wouldn't know, but glad you like it.;)
    Must not have happened.
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  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Congrats. That thing is a beautiful wood stove and I am looking forward to hearing how it performs.
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  5. rijim

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    Congrats, agree we need pictures and a full report of what you think of it.
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  6. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Good deal, let us know and some pics.
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  7. Elle

    Elle Member

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    you have to try and cook on it...at least boil water, lol...I am dying to know how it is for that! !!! The dealer said it gets darn hot enough for doing such things. He has one set up in the show room that I am going to see burn sometime this month. Gosh I'm like giddy excited for you. Can't wait to hear about the stove!
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  8. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    Thanks all,I'll post some pictures as soon as I get the new pipe
    on her, the curves in the iron work looks incredible, lines flow in
    and out,looks like wood moldings.
    It has a double top that vents out under the front lip of the
    stove and seems to get plenty hot to cook on.
    I'm on my second burn waiting for it to cool off for the night,
    will do the last short burn tomorrow morning.
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  9. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Not that it's a bad idea at all, but the manual doesn't call for break in fires with the Cod. I thought it was odd, and even advised the customer to go ahead with the break in fires and then didn't see it in the manual. It's not in the Leyden manual either. I think it's because they have gasketed joints.
  10. Treacherous

    Treacherous Minister of Fire

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    Very anxious to see your pics.

    I saw a lot of Cape Cods being built last August when I took the Lopi factory tour.
  11. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    Here are some pic's of the stove,please excuse the mess as
    we are deep into renovations again:(.
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    the fan is a 400 cfm unit and pushes all the air through this channel,it will
    raise the temps in the room from 75 to 90 within minutes if set on high,
    leather couch is 15' in front of the stove and the temp measured on it was 98
    6 min later.
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    The cat is about 22" long by 4"
  12. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    First attempt at a long burn was yesterday,
    4:30 pm on a 4" bed of coal and a 300 degree stove top
    I loaded 54lbs mix of poplar and soft maple,4 year old 14 to 16%,
    16" lenghts with some 10" chuncks to help fill the box which is
    26" wide by 10" deep by 15" high. All small splits,about 4"
    4:37 pm closed bypass,air set wide open with good flames started
    4:50 pm top temp up to 300,reduced air 50%, temps still climbing
    5:02 pm temp is 400,close air off,good secondaries and cat starting to glow
    5:15 pm temp is 460, starting to fall
    5:30 pm temp is steady at 425
    stays within 40 degrees of that temp until I turn the fan on low at 6 pm.
    With the fan on temp drops to 220 but room temp rises to 83.
    9:30 pm turn fan on high and go to bed
    5:00 am turn fan on low, stove has a lot of coals,open air 25% room is at 80
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    This is what was left at 8 am , room is still 76 but was a mild night, low was 22F.
    temps where measured on top near the flue,unsure how accurate because of double top.
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  13. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Very impressive, especially considering the mediocre wood. What's your 'good stuff' in Quebec? Be really interesting to see how it performs with oak or black locust.

    That's a big cat. How deep is it?

    And, it looks great.

    Keep it coming.
  14. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    What mean this "BOUBLE?"
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    What was the stove top at 5 am and 8 am?
  16. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I believe you're the first one here to post about the stove. It's a gorgeous stove, for sure, and appears to be built like a brick ....house. :cool: Ash pan isn't huge, but looks adequate and easy to remove. I've been anxiously waiting for some reports since I saw one at the local dealer. Haven't been able to get over there in the AM, when they fire up either the Liberty or the CC.
    Yeah, that cat is huge...the entire width of the stove. _g I guess that's one reason the particulate g/hr. is so low; The large cat area slows the flow through each cell and gives the cat the time it needs, probably even when you give it more air.
  17. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    I have 5 year old white and red oak,black birch,yellow birch,hophornbeam,sugar maple
    black walnut and some locust,about 30 full cord in all,along with poplar and lesser maples.
    Not sure about how deep it is,but I asume it to be about 2" like the defiants cat.

    Fan was on so stove top temp was 120 deg but lots of warm air coming from it still
    heating the room at 5am,at 8am air was still warm but temp was down to 90 and
    the room was cooling off.

    there is a second cast iron top over the main iron top ,shown on the 7th pic.
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  18. Elle

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    thanks for sharing. I think you just made my decision for me. Sounds awesome!
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    If I was in market right now it would definitely be a contender. It probably wouldn't make it due to the clearances I have though.
  20. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the detailed report. Keep us posted as you learn the stove. Sounds like you are off to a good start. Hope we have a winner here.
  21. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    That is a good looking stove, It was on my short list being a hybrid, glad someone on here pulled the trigger.
    They seem really well built and big glass, I like them, keep us posted.
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    Nice to see Lopi making something with a cat. :)
    Congrats on the good-lookin' stove and the 15+ hour burn!
  23. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    The glass seems to get dirty in the corners just like the Blaze King. Is it hard to keep clean, or is that just from burning on low?
  24. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    thanks all.
    The glass get a haze on it during a lower burn,
    and gets blackened on low burn but cleans up
    if burned high the next morning except for the
    lower corners.
  25. charger4406

    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    LOL meant to say Double wall pipe :oops:

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