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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Kruegerw, Jul 30, 2012.
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How many of you guys have the outside air installed?
Usually this is only worth consideration if your house is exceptionally tight or small. I'd get the stove installed first, and determine if you need it, the test for which is as simple as opening and closing a window while burning.
The reason I ask, I found that I have a "fresh air" intake going to the fireplace that I have installed now, and it goes down into the floor and out the side of the house between the joicing. When I rip this up, and pull most of the floor up, I will have access to this 4" vent pipe. I don't plan on hooking up the fresh air, but since I'm in there and have it, I'm wondering if I should bring that vent up to the floor with a false cover in the floor over it... so if I do want to use it someday, I can easily just plug a pipe into it and go up to the stove inlet....
I would definitely do that. You never know if you might need it, and it's already there...
Yea, kind of a no brainer really.
PS- Woodstock replied and say the install is fine. Riping open on Friday and starting work!! If all goes to plan, will be drinking some Moonshine and Black current juice in front of a hot Progress Hybrid by xmas!!
Moonshine on Long Island? You got a Chris Craft rum runner?
Well, I have a boat but it's not a rum runner. But I do buy this stuff at the local liquor store, add a splash of Black Current juice and it's DELICIOUS!
Is this PH Matt Black, or Charcoal?
Looks like charcoal to me. Black = the Fireview next to the PH.
p.s. Woodstock will paint your stove any color you like, if the paint is available.
That's what I thought too, but in the beginning it looks darker, like the Black. I ordered mine in black because we have a lot of black in our room (black couch, chairs...), but I think the charcoal looks more "contemporary" because it doesn't highlight the cast iron trim so much. The black creates alot of contrast with the lighter grayish stone, and highlights the cast trim more making it look a bit more colonial. They both looks great and would likely work fine, but I'm just second guessing the color... I picked out a similar graysih/blackish stone to put on the hearth and walls behind it, it's called Silver Slate, which is a semi polished slate. I'm thinking the black will stand out more on the slate, while the charcoal might blend into it too much. So I'm split with the most modern look I can get (charcoal), or have it highlighted/stand out a bit with the Black?
Why so many dang decisions!!
Not that is matters, but I prefer the charcoal to the black.
Did you go through the owners photos section of Woodstock's website? There are a lot of pics there that might help you decide. It is a tough choice.
Me too, but I'm not sure if the charcoal will blend too much with that slate... no contrast... ?
Yes thanks. But there are not alot of Progresses in there (mostly the Keystones, Fireviews....), AND, there are not alot, if any Black ones in there... they are also pretty small low-res pics. What I really need is a fairly high res picof a Black unit. I have a good charcoal pic but I need a black to print and hold next to the slate sample....
I sense a road trip! take the sample up to NH and settle it there.... ok, so maybe that would take a bit too long from NY, but could be fun if time were not a consideration, heh.
I don't think the paint or stone really is all that different between the stoves - if you find a picture of a FV with black on a slate hearth that matches your configuration it likely should help you visualize things fairly well.
I'm sure that either one will look great though - the fire in the stove will distract the attention and provide sufficient contrast much of the time anyway.
That's funny, I think the charcoal looks more antique, like the early stoves and the black more modern. Mine is charcoal and I picked a ceramic tile that mimicked slate. The charcoal blends into the slate tile, which I like because the ash pan blends in and is less noticeable. I like the silver slate tile a lot that you've picked out. I think the black would look very sharp with it. But I love the charcoal, so I don't think you can go wrong.
I would LOVE to get up there in person... but just too long a trip for 15 minutes of a "color swatch". After all, I've got a Stove install to prepare for!
But I will likely visit in Jan/Feb on way to/from skiiing.. I want to get a matching soap countertop made....
Interesting you see it in reverse than me... what makes you see it that way? That might help me...
Your pic shows a beige stone?
Nope, the tile is dark bluish-grey with swirls of lighter grey and brick color. Eighth pic in Owner's Gallery
And, for what it's worth, the cast in my pic looks much darker in the pic than in real life. The charcoal is definitely a gray color, not black.
Oh, I'm referring to your Avatar pic on here!
Here is mine in black cast iron. it matches my tile floor. tile is set on 6 inches of concrete and a large bed of gravel. all southern exposed windows.
hope this works
Thanks for the pic! That black does look nice, I think I'm sticking with it.