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Woodstock pic teaser.. more to come!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by raybonz, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I just got home 10 minutes ago and I have no more videos however other people were doing them from what I could tell.. Much bigger crowd around the new stove today so I hung back.. Had a great time and met many Hearth.com people including Craig Issod, Dennis, Penn, GAMMARAY, VirtualBB and Goose to name a few.. Got a few nice trinkets, and have many more pics to get off the memory card.. Many thanks to Woodstock for their hospitality and Hearth.com for supporting this event with some good beer and hard cider plus hats and super cedars.. Best was meeting all the Woodstock and Hearth.com people!

    Ray

    PS I know you're all wondering who virtualBB is aren't you? Maybe I'll tell maybe I won't lol...

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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    You are correct the Progress Hybrid is the 1st woodstove ever made that does both at the SAME time! This is a major milestone and brings in an era of clean burning, efficient wood heaters.. This I feel will be the future of woodstoves to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.. Cool stuff!!

    Ray
  3. certified106

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    Definitely exciting to hear about the progress hybrid......glad you guys all had a great time i would have loved to put some faces with some names and have gotten to meet virtual BB...lol
  4. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Playing with the camera here's pics of Dennis and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gamma Ray and yours truly..

    Ray

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    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    Ray,
    Am I to assume that the hybrid will go through the testing phases now before it actually goes into production? What kind of date are they putting on this stove for a release?

    Nice shots of the some of the hearth.com crew!
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    Also, ask them if they still plan on changing the name and giving me my free stove...
  7. raybonz

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    Quite frankly I only know that they are waiting for EPA test results just what they are I do not know.. If you call Woodstock I am sure they'll explain what the deal is.. As for the pics thanx we had a good time and hope to do this again next year! Gamma's hubby George was pretty stoked about the new stove and his wife Michelle was the driving force in getting him interested.. Some fun people to hang around with! Hope you can make it next year!

    Ray
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    They mentioned giving you a free stove but figured you weren't interested as you were a no-call, no-show.. Oh well maybe next time!

    Ray
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    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    Where I work a no call no show puts you on the fence for sure. Go forward 10 steps go back 9...
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    I want to thank all hearth.com members, especially Ray, Dennis and Judy, all fellow employees, and tom Morrisey for another sucessful open house! Thankyou forum members that I talked to, and met. We ALL had a wonderful time.
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    Here are two videos I took myself earlier in the day...

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Wj3XYv9yA&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3DyQ6XOVHA&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]

    The first video is our Progress, the second is our Fireview. I wished I had combined the two in one video as a side-by-side comparison... But you get the idea...
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    It was a real pleasure to meet you Vaughn! Tom and Company are tops in my book! Hope to go there again sometime.. Based on all I saw, the people I spoke to and the pride you take in your work along with excellent quality I would have no reservations buying one of Woodstock's fine stoves.. Be sure to thank everyone for the warm hospitality and terrific food and grog!

    Sincerely,
    Ray
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    So did I win the new stove? :)
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    Yeaaaahhhh, Progress was your idea, right? I'm pretty sure you CC'd the email you sent to Woodstock when you submitted that. (you can pay me later)
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    No Dennis won by default.. I did hear him mutter that he will save the box for you though :)

    Ray
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    It was a woman from conn. I beleive. The name will be posted on our website, probally by Monday or so.
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    More wondering who won the drawing - I had to leave before the name was pulled from the box. I most certainly won't claim the name.
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    I knew I should have had the kids distract the ladies guarding the box so I could stuff the entries with more of mine. Oh well - I'm sure that will be one happy woman in Connecticut.
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    The Progress was definitely a show stopper. That was one sexy stove, and anyone thinking of buying one should have full confidence in the product. The secondaries were pretty amazing to watch. I don't know how there could be anything gasses left to burn in the cat. When I was watching, air entering the firebox from the secondary holes were all shooting like jets with lazy floating flames around the top of the firebox. It was pretty incredible. This is truly a "green" stove as a Woodstock employee pointed out on the logo. Great job everyone up there! I was impressed with the construction of the stove and the knowledge the staff had. Thank you to everyone at Woodstock and Craig for making the meet up happen. The food was fantastic and the weather was great. It was nice to meet up with everyone and swap stories.
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    And yes on her ticket she requested the hybrid stove....
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    It was good to meet you and your wife!

    Ray
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    I would have wanted the same stove.. Down the road I wonder if Woodstock will adopt the hybrid technology in all their stoves?

    Ray
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    I'm taking bets on when that T5 is going up for sale..... ;-P
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    You too Ray. My wife mentioned what a nice group of people she met there today. I just wished the foliage was a lot nicer. I read an article in my local paper that said the sugar maples are suffering from a fungus that started back in May. The article also mentioned that by the year 2100, sugar maples may be wiped out due to global warming.

    By the talk going around today, there may be some Fireviews coming up on Craigslist in the next few months when the Progress stoves get installed.
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    Great day, the factory was impressive, the food was great, the workers who provided a tour of the establishment were a class act, and the stoves in action were a show. Thanks to Craig for refreshments, and the company of hearth.com folks as well as the people who were there to simply enjoy the day for making it a great time.

    It takes some balls to open your shop up to the world to come and inspect, ask questions and basically take free-reign. I couldn't be more impressed.

    After seeing it run, I'd have bought a progress myself if I thought I wouldn't be spending the winter in the garage after the wife found out.

    Tried like hell to get Mr and Mrs. Gamma to drop a dime on one; but I guess they want to burn their brand new 30 first :)

    Thanks to all for the great time. Couldn't have been better unless the rest of you were here.

    pen
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