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The New To Me Lopi Republic 1750, Is Home

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by HDRock, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the input ,1750, I appreciate it :)
    . I thought that the intake air came in through the holes in the front , but apparently not , it appears that air comes out there from the blower.
    Have you ever looked at the air control on the bottom ? here is A couple of shots , kind of strange the way it is shaped .

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    Thanks Pete , I got her up on her pedestal now , I used some blocking and the farm Jack ,to raise it up on the 12" high hearth.
    Once I got All the brick out and the heavy steel baffle supports, it was much easier to deal with ,I put some furniture sliders under the legs , slid it out of the trailer across the back deck , and into the house .I haven't put on the new door gasket yet you see old one hanging out in the picture :eek:
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    Thanks for the input ,BuckthornBonnie, It sounds like U R very happy with yours :cool:
    Ya I think I did good

    Finding a good used stove to fit what you need is not easy , it would have been so simple to walk into a store and buy one .
    I did learn a lot about different stoves while looking .
    I started looking for stove last fall and winter , but with not so great of wood I decided to run the smoke Dragon until this year when I will have good wood.
    I should be burning less wood now .
    What I have read Here is some people with new EPA stoves have problems with not so great wood , and choking it down too soon after they fire it up but , you can have problems with a smoke Dragon also if you choke it down too soon .
    My old stove had about five different ways of controlling the air , this one should be a piece of cake ==c
    I don't think I would ever even conceder buying a cast iron stove.
    My old steel stove is over 30 years old ,nothing ever broke , the only maintenance I did was to clean .
    The guy I bought the house from heated with it for five years before he put a furnace in, then used it part-time, I used it part time, then started using it full time when my furnace broke, spring of 2012 , from now on it will be wood heat 100%

    Edit I forgot, I did buy a piece of crap boxwood stove one time ,put it in pole barn, I didn't know any better then;lol
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  2. 1750

    1750 Minister of Fire

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    Those holes front to back don't seem to serve much of a function, as far as I can tell. In some of the older models of the 1750 the whole on the left is where the blower thermostat was located, but in my manual they have changed it, and now it goes between the inner firebox and outer plating in the back. I guess those holes probably allow the pass through for some convection air?

    I like how there is really only the one adjustment, though I can see why a bypass might be particularly helpful to cut down on smoke rolling out when you are trying to reload. That's something I did have a little trouble with when the ambient temp differential wasn't as great. (My chimney's kind of short, so maybe my draft is more affected by this than others might be when it starts to warm up a bit.)
  3. HDRock

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    Hmm that's strange cuz ,the instructions for the blower , I down loaded from lopi site and the ones I got with the stove both, show to install the thermostat in the left hole for the Republic, It shows installing it in the back on the
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  4. 1750

    1750 Minister of Fire

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    I just looked at the Travis site, and see what you are saying. The manual with my stove changes the location of the snap disk. It doesn't go in this convection chamber in my manual, it goes vertically up the convection chamber in the back. I don't have access to a scanner right now, or I'd scan it so you could see what I'm talking about.

    I thought about just rotating it to be flat-facing the bottom of the stove (like yours and the manual now indicate), but the shape of the chamber seems to have changed on mine (gotten taller, I think), and the snap disk would be at least an inch below the stove body. It seemed like the intention was to have it actually contact the stove body, so I moved it back to where the instructions indicated it should go. I guess I could have set it on some tile to get it in contact with the floor. I
  5. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    The snap disk has to be attached to the other metal part the snap disk extender , once installed in the hole ,the snap disk will contact the bottom of the stove, with out that other metal part the "snap disk extender" U would not be able to install the snap disk correctly .
    That's why I had to order that part from a dealer the other day, I have every thing else for the blower except that part "snap disk extender"
    Maybe that was missing when U got the blower new

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  6. BuckthornBonnie

    BuckthornBonnie New Member

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    I just installed my blower in the left convection chamber as seen above. The snap-disk isn't the best design, in my opinion.
  7. 1750

    1750 Minister of Fire

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    The manual I have locates the snap disk vertically in the convection space behind the back wall of the firebox. It's supposed to slide up in through the left knock-out in diagram "A" of your manual. But, if I can't get it to work again, I will try and come up with a snap disk extender, or something, and stick it into the bottom chamber.


    Buckthorn, did your manual locate the thermostat in the back, as well, or does it look like the one in HDRock's manual above?
  8. Augie

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    I have the Avalon version of this stove, great pickup. You will enjoy it, I dont have a blower on mine and I think if you try it without you may not either. You actually have to remove the blower/not just take it off/ as it covers the holes used during the non blower convection.

    There are a couple of things you can do to 'hotrod" the stove to eek out a bit more performance, btu the stove is a great one right out of the box.

    Guessing you went to Brighton Stone, they are really knowledgeable and helpful.

    Enjoy the new stove let me know if you want some info on mods I have done, or anything else.
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    That "hole" is where our thermostat is, ours is only 2 years old-that's where the dealer installed it also.
  10. HDRock

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    The "snap disk extender" should have came with your blower.

    The dealer I went to is Konieczka in Davison ,great people there , they have a lot of stoves on display also.
    I did read a little something in another thread , U talked about insulating brick

    Then U must have attached the other metal part the "snap disk extender" , Is that correct ?
  11. BuckthornBonnie

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    The snap disk extender came with the stove. I purchased the blower a year later and it came with the snap disk that fits on top of the extender. I used the same picture as HDRock to do my install. Right now my control switch is on the floor (corner install). There's not enough cord to place it at a convenient spot... I'll figure something out after I use it a few times, I'm sure.
    Augie, interesting point about removing the blower. Do you think the heating would be greatly affected by not removing the blower when I'm not running it?? The stove worked really well last year without the blower, I got it this year to get more heat moving around when needed.
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    Now I'm wondering if I have the wrong manual. The stove is at our cottage, and the manual is with it, so I can't check right now.

    When I look at a picture I took and posted in an earlier thread of the original location of the snap disk (on it's side, in the lower left chamber), I'm now thinking maybe the installer didn't use the extender, and that's why the snap disk was too short in the chamber. When I look at this now, it looks like the extender is not attached. I'm guessing the installer put it in the right general location (but didn't use the extender) and that the sales guy was just wrong when he said it needed to go in the back. Again, I'm wondering if the manual he gave me is for one of the other stoves.

    I think I'm just messed up here, but if I can score an extender, it should be a pretty easy fix. Plus, getting the thermostat up into the vertical convection space was a real pain, so this will be much easier. (See I told you you'd quickly know more about this stove than I did!)

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    The snap disk face should be flat against the metal not cocked like that and it needs to be contacting the bottom of the firebox bed.
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    Yupp, no extender on that bad-boy. I think you're right, you used the wrong manual. I'd call a local Travis dealer to pick up an extender before the burning season. Mine came with my stove and I almost got rid of it a few times before we decided to get the blower this summer. Someone must have one hanging around a shop... good luck!
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    Thank you, I didn't know that, that's probably why it wasn't with the parts for the blower I got .
    The guy I got stove from didn't use the snap disk, he had blower hooked to a wall switch

    Manuals can be confusing some times, especially when they have different models in one manual
    The dealer had a hard time finding that part, had to call dealer Tec support, It's like a dollar, and 10 bucks shipping.
    When the part comes in, I can get a part number, so U can get it from a dealer easier .
    Do U have a dealer near by ? If U don't mind, where are U in Mi. ?
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    All most ready for FIRE :cool::)::-) a few more screws and let the door gasket adhesive set up, wait for temp to drop to 50 :eek:
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    And we got fire :) , got er up to 280
    Edit : to heck with 50 temp, I guess my draft is good at 67

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  18. 1750

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    I'm in Grand Rapids. The dealer I work with here is Belden Brick. I have a box with the legs in it (after we installed the pedestal), I guess maybe there's a chance the extender is in that. I also wonder if you could just set the snapdisk on some ceramic tile to wedge it against the bottom.

    Thanks again for your help.
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    Yes, you already helped me with this in an earlier thread. It's what prompted me to get the dealer involved -- and then got the (apparently) misinformation from the dealer that the disk goes in the convection chamber in the back.

    I appreciate your help.
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    Woooo-hooo.... congrats, HDR. That is a good looking fire.

    There are a few quintessential moments in a young man's life... his first fire in his new woodstove must certainly be one of them. :)
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    Get this fixed before winter and you should be a happy camper.
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    1750 Minister of Fire

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    I'm on it!

    Anything should be better than last winter when I thought the thermostat was in the control box and was inventing different ways of trying to get the rheostat warm! :)
  23. HDRock

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    If U can get the snap disk , facing up, tight to the bottom of the fire box , it should work right.
    We posted at the same time, I got fire,Hee Hee
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    1750 Minister of Fire

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    My thermostat doesn't kick the blower on until the stove top temp is about 400F. I'll be interested in when your kicks in.

    Enjoy your fire!
  25. HDRock

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    I'll let ya know , blower not hooked yet , just curing the new paint, and setting the gasket

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