"The Official Show Off Your Hearth Thread"

ColdNH Posted By ColdNH, Feb 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

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  1. madison

    madison
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    T6 on bluestone hearth, with granite and limestone walls.
     

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  2. Martin Strand III

    Martin Strand III
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    How can I say it...

    Would you believe "good", even "real good"?

    Aye,
    Marty,
    master of words
     
  3. begreen

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    Beautiful madison. I like the way it finished out. Very nice setting for the stove.
     
  4. begreen

    begreen
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    Great balls of fire Marty, that's quite an inferno. How long does the burn last? How long between this burn and the next?
     
  5. Martin Strand III

    Martin Strand III
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    BG:

    A full load (about 50 lbs) takes about 1 1/2 hrs to burn and puts out 250K - 300K BTU's - required to heat up all that 4 tons of masonry - and depends on the species being burned. The radiant heat is released over the next 20 or so hours.

    The next burn depends on, yup, how cold it is outside. I'll bet you knew that. Usually, I don't need a second fire unless it's in the teens, or lower. Rarely three fires per 24 hrs.

    Aye,
    Marty
    Grandma used to say: "When you're hot, you're hot. When you're not, you're not."
     
  6. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR
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    I have some questions.

    How many square feet does it heat?
    What temperature does it keep the house?
    How much wood do you go through in a season?
    How long does it take the masonry to begin heating the house from a cold start?
     
  7. Martin Strand III

    Martin Strand III
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    OK:

    Heats my main level + loft (about 1950 sq ft) but it is an OPEN FLOOR PLAN with great room. Line of sight, open floor plans work best with radiant heat sources.
    Temperature of main level house depends # fires/day. My above explanation to BG keeps us in the 68* F range, w/bedrooms cooler, the way we like it.
    This year I've burned 2 1/2 - 3 full cords but have been gone some. Usually 3 full cords, a little more "maybe". About 1/3 less than metal stoves, which I've had several.
    From a cold start with a full 55 lb fuel load, the masonry veneer starts to warm to the hand in an hour or so. It increases to about 160* F in 6 hours and stays warm almost a full 24 hrs. It won't burn your pinkeys or a toddler who runs into it with his/her trike. However, it puts out almost "immediate searing radiant heat" through the glass doors on the front side, so intense it'll burn your short ones standing closer than 3'.

    This is one safe fire breathing dragon of a heater.

    Aye,
    Marty
     
  8. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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  9. Fish On

    Fish On
    Feeling the Heat

    Oct 19, 2009
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    The other Cape..
    My little guy and my Hearth
     

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  10. crichison

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    Jan 30, 2010
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    Still have some trim work to do and need to paint the wood box, but it's coming along.
     

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  11. spencer186

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    So has a winner been selected? I just finished mine last week. Too late to get in?
     
  12. woodracerx

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    Heres my entry
     

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  13. begreen

    begreen
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    Not too late, go ahead and post em. They're all winners.
     
  14. dswitham

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    I just have to ask. Did you get that stove from Oxford, ME? If so, I am glad to see it in use.
     
  15. Fi-Q

    Fi-Q
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    Mar 5, 2009
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    Not the best pict, but it's the only one I have on hand....

    My Drolet Austral with Cookie my Grey-Blue mini Shar-Pei
     

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  16. spencer186

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    Here's the finished product. You can see the before pic in the "My New Jotul C550 and stone veneer" thread. NW Fuels- I'll take my super cedars now. You can PM me for my address ;-)
     

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  17. xraydog

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    Aug 16, 2009
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    Installed September 2009. This stove replace an Avalon Rainer

    Fininshed First season...... very impressed with stove's perfomance.
     

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  18. wldm09

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    BIS Tradition. Installed summer of 2008. 12 cords through it in 2 years with $1,000 savings per year. Love it!
     

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  19. NWfuel

    NWfuel
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    Someone needs to select the winners and I will send the awards.

    Thomas
     
  20. CarbonNeutral

    CarbonNeutral
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    Better never than late...
     

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  21. begreen

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    Very nice install CN. It really shows off the stove. Almost looks to clean to burn, but I'm sure you got over that quickly.
     
  22. Krisrob

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    Wish i could say this was mine. But two weeks of solid work I feel like i can say a part of it is.


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  23. SKIN052

    SKIN052
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    Nov 12, 2008
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    First Fire!!!! Just got it installed today.
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  24. wylls

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    One season of burning with the Enviro Kodiak 1700 and we love it. We finished our hearth remodel days before our child was born in October and have barely left the room since. The timber mantel came from an old mine.
     

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  25. begreen

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    Yea! Congratulations. I like the nickel trim.
     
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