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  1. ChevWood15

    Jotul insert and secondary combustion

    I use an IR thermometer to check stove top temps on our insert. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. ChevWood15

    Jotul insert and secondary combustion

    My stove with active secondaries. Visible flames will be coming out of the tubes. Doesn't happen right away. It needs to be hot. Also, primary air is almost closed so air can be drawn through the secondary.
  3. ChevWood15

    Keep a layer of Ashes on the firebox’s floor or not?

    Definitely a lot easier starting a fire with about an inch of ashes compared to none. The ashes seem to insulate the coals. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. ChevWood15

    First fire - Enviro Boston 1700 insert!

    I've never checked the temp on mine. But when you shut the air down for a long burn it gets crazy hot in the firebox. The metal bits surrounding the glass get real hot. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    First fire - Enviro Boston 1700 insert!

    We have the same insert and love it. We burn 24/7 here in upstate ny. It uses way less wood than our old stove. Just make sure its dry, it doesn't do very well with wet wood. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. ChevWood15

    Last Fire?

    Had to start a fire yesterday and will have another today. Where is summer? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. ChevWood15

    Last Fire?

    Just lit a fire a couple hours ago. 36 degrees currently here in upstate NY. Should be our last if the forecast stays the same.[emoji120] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. ChevWood15

    Cleaning ash from firebox

    I have an ash sifter I use. Works very well, it looks like a heavy duty deep fry basket. I bought off amazon. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. ChevWood15

    Sooteater help with Oslo

    Make sure you use the included tarp or something similar. My liner was pretty much spotless until the last 2 feet. Then I had a cloud of black coming out the stove (I didnt use the tarp)!! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Sooteater help with Oslo

    It is an oval 5x8.5 I think. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. ChevWood15

    Sooteater help with Oslo

    Cleaned mine yesterday and used it as is. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. ChevWood15

    Brand New Burner

    I have the same stove and it's great! I've been running it 24/7. It is our primary heat for our 1600 square foot home. Never had any smoke spillage. As others have said it was probably the paint curing. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. ChevWood15

    Cooking On Your Stove

    My insert is the Enviro Boston 1700. Yes I use a 12 inch cast iron pan. I put it on some fire bricks to keep the bottom from getting too hot and burning. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. ChevWood15

    Cooking On Your Stove

    We have an insert so we cant cook on it. Wood fired pizza IN it is the best!!
  15. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    I bought an IR heat gun on Amazon for like 17 bucks. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  16. ChevWood15

    Wood storage shed

    Looks good. I might have to steal your bucket extender design on your tractor. I have a bx as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    Had some pretty intense secondaries today. Air was all the way shut. 600 degree stove top temps.
  18. ChevWood15

    Wood storage shed

    Well you all made me do it. I've been looking a long time on firewood storage ideas and all your posts inspired me. Should be big enough to hold 2 years worth of wood. I have about 3 years worth right now. This will be our first year with our new Enviro so we shall see. So here it is...
  19. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    I know it's been a while. The insert has been performing great so far. Anything below 72 degrees feels cold to us now. We are getting the advertised 10 hour burn times (had one 12.5 hour!). It is also a great pizza oven. I cooked this last night for dinner!
  20. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    Inside temp and outside temp was within a couple degrees. No 90 degree turns, flue is probably 25-30 feet.
  21. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    We did have a quick fire a couple weeks ago. Forgot to take some pictures. It didnt seem to get much flame action, not sure why. It was about 60 degrees outside.
  22. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    When I do the break in fire, what would be a good target temp? Should I measure temp on the flu collar or stove top?
  23. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    Stove finally came in! Just waiting for a flex liner adapter to finish the install.
  24. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    I was cleaning our old stove fan every year. Will definitely continue to.
  25. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    Decided to do the install myself, will be saving over $800. I took out our old insert. Is it pretty straight forward? Just hooking up the liner to the stove? Any tips or advice is appreciated.
  26. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    Thanks to everyone! Called the installer today and ordered the Enviro. I'll update when it is installed.
  27. ChevWood15

    Hearthstone or Enviro?

    New member here! Been lurking through many threads, now time to ask. My wife and I had an old Fisher stove insert that's on its last legs. We have been looking at new inserts for a while. Its narrowed down to the Hearthstone Clydesdale and the Enviro Boston 1700. Just looking for any advice...