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  1. AlbergSteve

    Wood Cook-stove Arrives

    What he said...
  2. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Gotta watch some of Neil's drum solos, it looks like he's playing with six arms and legs! ;lol Saw them in Vancouver a few years ago-amazing.
  3. AlbergSteve

    Will We Pass WETT?

    A heat gun or hair dryer could work, use gentle heat and a putty knife.
  4. AlbergSteve

    Will We Pass WETT?

    I disagree with most on here regarding muounting the braces. I don't want any holes in my shingles. Lets say you just reroofed your house for $15k and 35 year shingles and you want to rely on a dab of silicone to keep the water out for the next 35 years? You can mount the bracket on a rafter but...
  5. AlbergSteve

    Will We Pass WETT?

    Looks like the top bracket/brace is about 18'' below the soffit. Pretty sure you need a brace/bracket every 5 feet - if those are 3' sections, then you have over 6' of pipe above the last bracket.
  6. AlbergSteve

    Will We Pass WETT?

    I would use the 24'' piece. From the last brace, it looks like your over 5' anyway, so you need a brace. Better to have a little more clearance and draft than be too close to the roof .
  7. AlbergSteve

    Please give me some catalytic stove recommendations

    Check out the Blaze King line, the Ashfords are the pretty ones.
  8. AlbergSteve

    Best way to do chimney for easy cleaning?

    That's how I cleaned my last setup. Remove the tele pipe, insert brush,tape a bag on the pipe sticking through the ceiling, poke a hole in the bag and attach fiberglass poles as you progress up the chimney. Worked a charm.
  9. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Oi! And I guess you can't drink the water... ;lol
  10. AlbergSteve

    Unbelievable

    In an obtuse way, that was my point. I tried to buy a PE 2 years ago. Actually paid for it and weeks later checked with the dealer to get an ETA. The dealer called PE and they said they had no idea when the T6 might be in production. He implied that there might be production issues.
  11. AlbergSteve

    2019 Garden Thread

    Yes, it's the flooded garlic! It actually did quite well. We eat a lot of garlic now, but the plan is to get our seed stock up so we can plant 3000+ per year and sell locally.
  12. AlbergSteve

    Unbelievable

    I've been driving by their shop weekly for about 10 years, I'm sure this sign has been hanging in front of the shop for at least that long. I think it was down for a bit during the summer to be repainted...:rolleyes:
  13. AlbergSteve

    Unbelievable

    Yep, true. When I had my Regency installed 10 years ago, the shield/deck deflector had been welded backwards/upside down, plus a couple of other minor issues that made us shake our heads.
  14. AlbergSteve

    2019 Garden Thread

    Getting 1500 cloves of garlic ready for planting is a lot of work! One of my favorites is "Rod Stone", developed locally here on Saltspring Island about 20 years ago. Very large heads, large cloves. Wife's favorite is Nootka Rose, also a local variety developed on the San Juan Islands.
  15. AlbergSteve

    2019 Garden Thread

    Getting ready for garlic...
  16. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Damn, didn't see that! Barley wine?
  17. AlbergSteve

    Wiring a Generator plug

    With no neutral, the only things that will operate in the house are 240v devices.
  18. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Back on the west coast again. Found this tonight at my local. Pours garnet red, slight bitterness at the beginning, finish dry as paper, slight hop nose. At 9%, should be consumed with food! ;lol
  19. AlbergSteve

    Decoupling membrane under ceramic tiles?

    Uncoupling membrane does help with cracking of the tile due to movement. It also prevents cracks in the concrete from telegraphing through to the tile.
  20. AlbergSteve

    2019 Garden Thread

    Hope things are ok. We've had a week of just below freezing temperatures which is very unusual for us. Mostly kale left in the garden but it doesn't mind the cold. A few weeks ago we had a hail storm pass through, lasted about 15 minutes and left everything looking like it had been hit with...
  21. AlbergSteve

    Cutting Through Gable End for Chimney Pipe

    Too bad you didn't post this a week ago, I was in NS on vacation and could have stopped by for a consult. ;lol
  22. AlbergSteve

    Cutting Through Gable End for Chimney Pipe

    Nope. The big box stores sell the 2'' insulated almost exclusively, while your local sweep or stove shop sells the 1'' - that was the case for the last 4 installs I was involved in. A three foot length of 2'' at HD/Lowes/HomeHardware runs about $100 and the 1'' is about $190 for a four foot length.
  23. AlbergSteve

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    Neighbour this summer was given about a cord of maple that had been cut in to 16 inch lengths but not split. It was cut, stacked and stored in an open shed for about 10 years. The rounds ranged in size from 8 to 14 inches . I was curious to see if it in fact was dry after all this time in...
  24. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Small pilgrimage today to Wolfville, Nova Scotia and The Church Brewing Co - one more kick at the "can" before I return to the west coast. House taps are German and Belgian, but no "bels" or "pels" on the list, sorry @Ashful. Favorite of course was the white IPA - like a glass of fruit juice.
  25. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Couple more IPAs today, sorry @Ashful , nothing to see here. These aren't the PNW ones I'm used to with enough hops to preserve a corpse.
  26. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    I never seem to have a reserve stock or inventory, I'm afraid it might go bad.
  27. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    His OLD supplier.
  28. AlbergSteve

    What's your favorite BEER?

    Got nine days to try as may Nova Scotia brews as I can... here's a start. The one on the table is Pollyanna IPA from Two Crows in Halifax-wild yeast, 7.3%, think I'll just have one for lunch!
  29. AlbergSteve

    Fall Colors

    We really don't get "fall" colours here on the west coast, green, mottled yellow , then brown. Headed to Nova Scotia this week and hoping to see lots of colour.