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  1. therealdbeau

    Tree ID

    The bark to me looks like cherry but the only cherry I'm familiar with are short spread out only maybe 10 feet tall ay most. I just googled black cherry to see they can get quite tall. Thank you all for your input
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    Tree ID

    Hi folks. Got a tree in my yard that's ready for the axe someday. Any idea what I've got? Thanks
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    Cap preference

    Bump - I'm curious as well if there is any functional difference between different style caps
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    Vermont Castings Merrimack/Montpelier

    No clue but I plugged mine. There are so many uncontrollable holes in this stove I don't get it. At this point I've probably reduced the uncontrollable air coming in to my stove, including secondary tubes, by 80% and it runs beautifully. I'm not at all surprised that out of the box this thing...
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    Thanks for the pictures. Comparing to your pictures my stove seems to have much more of that rust colored thing going on that I guess points to having overfired the stove. Yours looks great in my opinion. How long have you had it and how much use over that period of time.
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    Forming an LLC

    Congrats! All that paperwork and crap can get a bit daunting but when you're all set up it feels good. Until you get the bill ($100/year in my state) lol. Often times it is recommended that you file S-Corp classification beneath the LLC to avoid double taxation when paying yourself from the...
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    Forming an LLC

    I recommend forming the LLC with a generic name like "last name + Enterprises" or "your initials + Enerprises" etc. and then use DBA. Reason being you never know what the future is going to bring, your business may change or you may expand into different areas etc. Or you may just decide you...
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    Block off plate - opinions please

    It is pretty rigid, I'm struggling to think of something to equate it too. Maybe like styrofoam - if you want you could break it in half but otherwise it is solid. Not sure if that makes sense. It is very much wedged in there. Also there is a small shelf in the back of the firebox from where...
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    Block off plate - opinions please

    Yes, Curtainrock 40. Any ideas on the to seal around the liner? It's a really tight fit but I figured I put a bead of silicon around it but it probably gets too hot for the RTV. Furnace cement? for cram gasket material in there or just leave it be?
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    Block off plate - opinions please

    \ Thanks for chiming in. I too was left, by installer, was left with a choppy damper area so this was my best idea. I hope it works out.
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    Block off plate - opinions please

    Hi all - just finished fitting my block off plate. Anything I should consider before caulking this thing in place? Also, is the high temp silicon going to hold up on the liner there? Not sure how hot that metal gets. Thanks Product used...
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    Maple?

    Tulip Poplar
  13. therealdbeau

    Cheap material to raise fireplace floor

    Hi all, past the face of my fireplace the floor drops about 3/4 inch. I want to add a fireproof board to the floor to make it even with the rest of the hearth so the insert sits even across its base. Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap rigid material I can add underneath the insert...
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    It's as flat as a pancake. I want to replace it I just don't know with what. There is no part number for it and seems to have a pretty specific shape/fitment. Do I just get some regular 3/8 rope gasket and try to make that work?
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    Thank you. The way I see it, the location where that crack is is where the primary air comes in anyway and the shutters that open for the primary air are not completely sealed so there is always a little bit of air going to come in from that area. There isn't a part number for that flue collar...
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    I reduced the internal size of the secondary tubes because out of the box even with the primary fully closed the stove ran so hot I could see the flue collar glowing. There's not reason to believe I have excessive draft. I removed a feature called "Automatic-Setback" control which was intended...
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    I've modified it to to keep it from over-firing and eliminated features that weren't well implemented. Plus the manual states: And clearly you can see rust colored cast iron in my photos.
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    I appreciate the feedback. I'm sure my warranty is well voided and I don't plan on contacting the dealer. Just wondering if this is anything to be alarmed about.
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    Small crack and flue collar gasket questions

    Couple quick questions for anyone who can help. Re-doing the piping for my stove and came across a few concerns.. Do I need to replace this gasket beneath the flue collar? Not sure if this is a one and done deal. Seems kinda flat and insignificant honestly. Stove is only a year old. Also...
  20. therealdbeau

    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    1 acre approx 7 cords maybe 8
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    removing stove cement

    Is it very difficult to remove furnace cement once cured? Not to get too far into it, but essentially I want to seal the outer area where my secondary tubes interface with the firebox. However, in the future the tubes will need to be removed for maintenance. Will I be able to chip off that...
  22. therealdbeau

    Vermont Castings Merrimack/Montpelier

    Snapped a picture of the Merrimack with the top off.
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    Stove To Liner Connection

    Can someone please point me in the right direction for what component I need to properly connect my stove to my flex-liner. Currently there is an adjustable elbow that connects the stove to the liner that I'm trying to eliminate. I don't need an elbow but I'm starting to get confused about the...
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    Block off plate help

    Hello all. I had my stove installed "professionally" last year and had a feeling they cut some corners. I finally got around to pulling my insert in anticipation for this coming season for two reason; one being I wanted to see what they did and I want to install a block off plate. Pictures...
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    Wood Bugs ID

    Thanks gents!
  26. therealdbeau

    Wood Bugs ID

    Wondering if anyone can ID these flies I've seen in my pile. I don't know if they actually made the holes or not but they were very interested in them. Thanks!
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    A Great Score...and a pretty cool friend.

    Definitely beech
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    PSA: Sudden Oak limb drop from excessive summer heat

    Interesting. Thanks for the heads up. I just so happen to have a decent size oak limb reaching out over my driveway that would make a mess of my little car if it fell. Obviously safety comes first but I've always heard the any relatively significant tree trimming should be done late fall or...
  29. therealdbeau

    Best way to make kindling

    I just gather small sticks from the wood line surrounding my house. It's a constant battle cleaning that crap up anyway living on a mostly wooded lot. I don't stockpile the sticks though so if it rains or snows that strategy is out the window. Oh and I have a wood shop at work that saves me the...