installation

  1. C

    Inside Corner Flue Clearance Concerns

    Last year, I bought a home in CNY with 2 wood stoves already installed. After tinkering somewhat over the past winter, I've decided that I would like to replace both stoves in order to try to heat primarily with wood. Of concern is the downstairs small Jotul corner setup, particularly the...
  2. L

    New Installation

    We finished our basement with a gas rough-in for a future fireplace. It is clear to me that I will need to have a frame built before an authorized dealer will install. 1. Who should I contact to properly build the frame? A builder? 2. What all will the fireplace dealer install? What will they...
  3. harbinger50

    Clearances Reduction thoughts for Mama Bear

    Hi everyone! New to the forum and trying to read as much as I can, but still wanted to post up with a couple ideas and or questions. I got a mama bear from a friend who's grandparents had moved it out to a shop for storage for the last 30+ years. Outside of some surface rust (took care of...
  4. J

    Need advice on stove installation

    Hi everybody! I just bought a new house that has a spot for a wood stove but the stove pipe coming out of the wall is too high for the stoves I've been looking at. I've never had a wood stove before but it seems like I'm pretty limited by having a stove pipe inlet coming out of the wall rather...
  5. M

    DIY Stove Replacement? 8" to 6" and other new guy questions

    Hi all, I'm a new wood stove owner trying to do his homework. I have a lot to learn. I bought a house with an old Hearthstone H1 in the basement (the upstairs has gas heat, but not the finished basement). About 1000 square feet up and down. I replaced the glass and gaskets (both needed doing)...
  6. F

    Woodstock IS delivery and install

    Anybody here have experience finding someone to take delivery and professionally install a Woodstock stove? Bonus points if you've had a good experience with someone in southern Maine! I'd be ready to pull the trigger on a new WS IS purchase today if they had local dealers that could handle...
  7. J

    Still Researching... but I am thinking of Woodstock Absolute Steel

    Hey Guys, Thank you very much for your responses and time. My wire and I have finally saved enough to get a stove. I have a fireplace that is not usable and my place is about 1600 square feet. I thought I could install a wood stove (have about 25% sticking into the fire place and 75%...
  8. S

    Cracking plaster around fireplace

    Our fireplace was modified two years ago for a wood stove by installing a stainless opening up the existing fire box, installing a lintel, adding brick and cement board w/portland cement, installing a chimney liner, and then plastering over it all with 0:1:3 (cement: hydrated lime: sand). By...
  9. N

    Jøtul 3 Install in Masonry Chimney

    I will be installing a Jøtul 3 into an existing masonry chimney over the summer. The stove is set up to vent out of the back. My question is do I use a tee with a clean out, a 90° or two 45°'s to make the first turn up? I am going to run stainless steel single wall up the entire length of the...
  10. CodyR4

    Installing through the wall.

    Hi, I have decided to install my wood stove through the wall due to fear of asbestos being in my ceiling, my house is old af. So a couple questions I will provide pictures, does my stove already have a heat shield? Can I go through the wall DIRECTLY beside the window? If my wood stove does have...
  11. M

    Bought an Old VC Defiant

    Hello I am new to the forum, but decided to join recently. This is my first wood stove so I am out of my element. That being said any advice is appreciated. I recently bought an old Vermont Castings Defiant that was casted in late 1970's. Very beautiful stove; solid nickel handles, intricate...
  12. H

    Wood stove install struggles - what's the right adapter?

    Hi, folks! We are trying to set up a wood stove in our basement and have some kind of double-walled chimney pipe sticking out from the brick wall about 4.5". Neither the 6" nor the 8" Selkirk "universal chimney adapter" quite fit. From what I have read/seen, it seems we don't need a masonry...
  13. seaninnj

    Time lapse - German Schmeer and fireplace insert install

    Took the GoPro and setup a time lapse to capture the application of the german shimmer on the old fireplace brick. We love how it turned out. Thanks all for the tips on how to get this done without too much fuss.
  14. RandyPetersen

    Help with installation of old Country Flame Fireplace Insert

    Okay, so I leaped before I looked, mistakes were made. I am trying to save some money this winter and burn some of the firewood I currently have. Our house is small but not very well insulated. Built pre-WW2 and insulation wasn't used in most places. Very limited budget so I am trying to do the...
  15. F

    Installation - Jotul 550CF

    I have been reading and occasionally posting on the forum for awhile. I finally bought and had installed a new Jotul 550CF today by Kring's Hearth and Home in Southeastern, PA. Here are some photos of the installation and the block off plate that they agreed to install as well. You can see how...
  16. WoodyIsGoody

    Received bid for new stove

    My ski cabin is a 45 minute drive from the nearest population center and only has baseboard heat and a stove that needs new firebrick and some welding to fix sagging firebrick supports so I'm looking at new stoves. There is 13' of 6" single wall pipe rising straight to the ceiling where it...
  17. B

    Jotul Combifire 4 / Finding a Certified Installer in WI

    Hi everyone. My first post! I am buying a home with an old wood stove (image here) that might not be up to code. I want to change it for aesthetic and safety reasons, and I've been trolling the forums for information. I was interested in European-style stoves like the Rais, Yotul F 370, or...
  18. G

    Noob - New Stove - Very bad smell! Help!

    We're in the SW of France, where the weather has turned and we've had an Arduro wood stove installed a couple weeks ago. We ran it on and off over a few days with all seeming to go well until yesterday morning, when we woke to a very strong smell in the house. I had a look at the stove and...
  19. M

    to flex or not to flex...

    The inspector would not approve our stove installation because it used flex (supplied with the stove) to connect inside the firebox. This was the last thing I expected. He said it must be hooked up via hard pipe all the way into the stove. This does create some problems: stove movement...
  20. M

    Side Clearance - Jotul C450

    New to the site- and I have been scouring this forum for weeks now, and have found a ton of useful info. Hoping you guys can help with this, first a little background information. Just picked up a sweet deal on an '08 Jotul C450 for $500! it was used minimally and is going to provide my oil...
  21. T

    need help with drolet into old fireplace

    I'm getting ready to hopefully put a drolet escape 1800i into my existing fireplace which appears to be some kind of old heatilator unit. I'm a bit confused with some of the information I've been pouring over. Is this a zero clearance? Can I fit this or another insert into this? House is about...
  22. M

    Newbie to forum looking for manual for Dovre heirloom Wood Stove Model 300 e

    We've had this wood stove since the winter of 1989 and it's still going strong. We are moving the stove from its current location and need the manual to look at the distance from a non- combustible wall. The stove pipe feeds out of the top of the stove through a thimble in our roof (the pipe...
  23. A

    Looking for a wood boiler installer

    Hi folks, Art, here. I'm new to the forum. I'm looking for a recommendation on an experienced indoor wood boiler installer. I'm sure I could get my plumber to do the job, but I'd like to find someone who has a lot of experience with this type of heating. I live in southwest Washington...
  24. G

    Can I do this on my own?

    Howdy folks! I've had an itching to have a secondary heat source in my home for the last while, but couldn't get past the sticker shock from my local stove installer. So, I just picked up what I think is a craigslist gem, but I have no idea where to go from here. It is an Avalon Rainier insert...
  25. M

    Cost of free standing stove and installation

    Hello! I am interested in purchasing a free standing wood stove for supplemental heating for our 1800 sqft. colonial style 2 story, 3 bedroom house. I had an installer come out today who quoted me for $8,500 for a Regency F2400 plus the price of the class a chimney installation. I can't do an...
  26. S

    Help!? Design my install (heat dump, pumps, storage)

    Hello, I am new to the boiler adventure and my new glenwood 7050 arrives today. I have been reading and researching for weeks and I believe I have my head wrapped around the install for the most part. There are a couple of questions I would love some feedback on. and if some of you are...
  27. M

    Proper installation through cinder block

    Hello, First time post, although I've read many others. This is a great resource. I am installing an insulated 6" chimney liner in my existing chimney. The liner will drop down into the basement, where a cinder block wall sits between the chimney and interior wall of the basement. The...
  28. G

    HELP! Getting Chimney Pipe Thru Offset Joists

    I should be sitting in front of a fire right now. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until tomorrow. As we cut into the ceiling to install the cathedral ceiling box, we made the grim discovery that the ceiling joists are offset from the roof joists by a few inches. The only possible...
  29. G

    Chimney Pipe All The Way?

    I'll be venturing in to joining the ranks here as a wood burner stove owner hopefully this weekend. As I'm reading everything I can find and burning up YouTube install videos to gather information, I'm still a bit confused on something. Should the double-wall, insulated chimney pipe be ran all...
  30. J

    Question on tricky install

    Ok gang, I am installing a radiant stove downstairs. It will be sitting 20 inches away from wall. Its going to have a wall behind it that looks like a old fireplace with stone mental. -I got everything figured out from stove to the wall, But at the wall I get lost. My wall to masonry...