Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Oldhippie, Jul 30, 2013.
You're liable to see more than one dog in there.
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Yep! It's Charley's... I know people don't treat their kids as good as that stove got treated.
Maybe take this into a personal conversation fellows?
A visit to Woodstock Soapstone is always a good one. A bunch of friendly, knowledgeable folks and their dogs. Good luck with the Fireview. Your gonna love it. This will be the 5th winter with ours and we've always been happy with it.
That's one thing I first noticed about the Progress, the start-up flame path is not as direct as in the Fireview. The good thing is it's really hard for the Progress to "run away" during startup, but it's a little more of a challenge to get the stove heated from stone-cold.
The Fireview could not have a more perfect direct exhaust path for startup.
Great pics and story Steve! Hope to make it to the next cookout if they have it this year!
Took another ride up to Lebanon NH today. It was a gorgeous day. I went in the GMC and was pulling a trailer.
The purpose of the mission was to retrieve my new Woodstock Fireview.
I got there about 11:30 and was greeted by Mike and Jaime "Oh, we gave that stove away Steve!"
Go around back and we'll load you up they say.
15 minutes later...
...and away we go!
I was home by 2:30
It was such a nice day I decided to put 80+ miles on I'm creeping up on the big 100K on this one.
The stove is now in my garage and I'll post pics of the install in the near future.
That is a fancy little trailer you have there. Congrats on the stove too!
Thanks, I use it to haul my friends motorcycles when they break down. (or mine if they ever do) then I also use to to haul wood. and various other chores like this one.
Ray I got the feeling that they are so busy with the Union and just business in general, that they haven't found the time to pull some kind of homecoming open house together. You being in Mass and all ought to think about a overnight Fall foliage tour in October and stay in a B&B and just pop in on them.. I think they love giving the tour.. looks like their new Steal Union is really coming together.
I enjoyed meeting Hearth.com people there along with the WS people so I will wait until then. Steal Union is a terrible name for anything lol.. I can understand Steel but NOT Steal unless they want us to steal it? Have you uncrated your stove yet?
I'm confused by the name too. I haven't uncrated yet.. I think this coming week I have some "young muscle" coming to help me with a pretty tricky move for the removal of old and install of new. Pics will be forthcoming.
Take your time with the old girl... What a nice thing that I got to see such a nice journey of my stove! Your going to be very impressed! I think the biggest thing your going to like is how easy the stove is to run, no fussing with the controls.. Set it and forget it! You'll see, you'll love it! Wait until you think it has to be out and you discover the cat's glowing away! Main thing is you have good dry wood. Cleaning the cat, you'll love how simple that is too.. I still say that's a really well designed stove ......Simplicity at it's best!
I am really looking forward to using it. I've got at least 4 cord of 2+ year old hardwood, mainly oak, that is CSS. I doubt I'll penetrate 3 cord as this stove will be the primary stove with the basement family room stove simply used on occasion.
I'm most likely getting it placed on the hearth over the week-end. Stay tuned.
Beautiful stove, I got mine last summer in the same color scheme as yours. I absolutely love the stove, and I'm sure you will too! Good luck with the install, looking forward to more pictures of the install......
Well, I wish I had more pics of getting this baby into place, but being a part of the crew I really needed to not be the photographer. I now have the old Smoke Dragon on the motorcycle trailer and it will be going to it's new home tomorrow.
I've got new carpet being installed Thursday, and then my chimney sweep coming Friday, so I won't install the flue pipe till then.
Even my wife likes it! I am going to be stylin' this winter. listening to the jazz and feeding the Fireview.
Stove looks good Steve.. Nice to see it has another good home! Let me know how nice your think that stove is to run! That makes wood burning enjoyable! You'll be very glad you bought that stove...you'll see ...
Wow! Great setting for a great looking stove. Beautiful combination! Congrats and enjoy
Looks good. You are gonna love it!
That's a perfect fit .......Nice !
Great looking stove and great company behind it. Congratulations !
Thanks guys! I've got new carpet getting laid down tomorrow, and then my chimney sweep coming Friday. He's a certified sweep and also a firefighter in a larger city nearer Boston, great guy and he's got magic fingers when it comes to fitting the flue pipes and such. So I'll have the final install done by the week-end.
Today I read the manual cover to cover and and the cute little "If you won't read the manual, at least read this." insert. I installed the bottom heat-shield and then delivered my Smoke Dragon to a friends house who's a great guy and good working man, and needs more than he has but doesn't have the dough. I gave him the 1979 Garrison One owners manual, the key to open the door, the soapstone cooktop (all in one piece) and the "fireview" screen to use it like a fireplace. Plus the 8' flue pipe I had installed last year.
Now I have to bring the borrowed refrigerator dolly back to whence it came. Couldn't have done it without that! I had 2 major young weight lifters and my brother-in-law, help me, and it was still a 4 man operations. It might not look that big, but it's 400+ pounds so going up some stone stairs to a final set of wood stairs and into the house and then onto the hearth was a "muscle" project, but that dolly worked well.
However, I'm perfectly fine to wait till late October or even November for the maiden fire at my house. I've got some riding and some chores to do between now and then!
More pics when I get the flue pip installed and all swept up.
Charley, it's almost like buying a Harley.. you become a member of a club!
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