2021/22 VC Owner thread

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bbryan

New Member
Mar 15, 2021
3
Rhode Island
I have a new Encore 2040 that I have yet to fire up (waiting on the inspection). The griddle seems to already have a rust spot on it, though. Just wondering if there are any tips on how to keep the griddle from rusting. I've read up on about every other aspect of this stove but can't find any info on this. Thanks in advance.
 

gthomas785

Minister of Fire
Feb 8, 2020
529
Central MA
I have a new Encore 2040 that I have yet to fire up (waiting on the inspection). The griddle seems to already have a rust spot on it, though. Just wondering if there are any tips on how to keep the griddle from rusting. I've read up on about every other aspect of this stove but can't find any info on this. Thanks in advance.
Vegetable oil. But beware that it will smoke so use as little as possible and rub it in with a paper towel. At least that's what I do. The griddle will darken after you fire it.
 
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Jmorg

New Member
Feb 26, 2021
38
Virginia
I’m hoping to have my first “real” fire tomorrow morning in the Dauntless. Finished up my break-in fires last weekend and ready to go…it’s still a little too warm but I can’t wait!
 

gthomas785

Minister of Fire
Feb 8, 2020
529
Central MA
I’m hoping to have my first “real” fire tomorrow morning in the Dauntless. Finished up my break-in fires last weekend and ready to go…it’s still a little too warm but I can’t wait!
It ain't fall unless you've got the windows open with the stove going!
 
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Jmorg

New Member
Feb 26, 2021
38
Virginia
Question for those of you who are installers or familiar with this…I started a roaring top down fire this morning and noticed a reflection of fire on my stovepipe. The damper was open of course and it is setup for rear exit with a tee. Is this ok or should I be concerned? No flames coming out but you can definitely see the fire around the crimped edge of the pipe. I appreciate any advice y’all can give! Here’s a nice blurry pic for you to see what’s going on… 652F3F70-8F92-4523-A2E9-8D0F0A566DB8.png
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
2,036
Woolwich nj
Question for those of you who are installers or familiar with this…I started a roaring top down fire this morning and noticed a reflection of fire on my stovepipe. The damper was open of course and it is setup for rear exit with a tee. Is this ok or should I be concerned? No flames coming out but you can definitely see the fire around the crimped edge of the pipe. I appreciate any advice y’all can give! Here’s a nice blurry pic for you to see what’s going on… View attachment 282530

I think you have the 2040.. Your talking about the oval adapter.. correct..You should not see and flame or fire at the stove adapter. Its not fit correctly. It needs to be reseated .
 

Jmorg

New Member
Feb 26, 2021
38
Virginia
I think you have the 2040.. Your talking about the oval adapter.. correct..You should not see and flame or fire at the stove adapter. Its not fit correctly. It needs to be reseated .
I have the Dauntless with the 6” round connector, but I assume your answer would be the same regardless right? No flame was coming out but I could see light around it from the flames.
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
2,036
Woolwich nj
I have the Dauntless with the 6” round connector, but I assume your answer would be the same regardless right? No flame was coming out but I could see light around it from the flames.

Id check it, I see no light at my adapter
 

ajayabb

Member
Dec 10, 2017
87
Moorestown
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Can’t believe it’s that time again. Love this thread
 

Jimmy C

Member
Jan 30, 2020
106
Guilford, CT
You can turn the stove 90* gently so you do not snap one of the legs
I started using Gatorade caps under the legs when moving it so it slides easier. Definitely easier with 2 people.

Glad to see this community running strong!
 
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Jimmy C

Member
Jan 30, 2020
106
Guilford, CT
I still want to get away from this stove eventually. Over $200 for the refractory box, about $200 for a cat every few years and god forbid any of the internals warp or crack $$$$. Hopefully I get 8-10 years of saving for a new stove.
What would you look to get?
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
2,036
Woolwich nj
Iv been sleeping with the windows open for days letting the house cool down.. got the house to 63.. 61 in the bedroom.. got a little fire going.. I got up at 4.30 am to work and just couldn't resist.. sat there for 30 minutes and just enjoyed myself for once

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NewGuy132

New Member
Jan 22, 2021
55
MA
She’s finally installed.

A question for everyone, does anyone have a picture of the door gasket and how it runs? I can’t for the life of me get the front door to latch properly. To me it looks like some gasket might be in the way.

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NewGuy132

New Member
Jan 22, 2021
55
MA
She’s finally installed.

A question for everyone, does anyone have a picture of the door gasket and how it runs? I can’t for the life of me get the front door to latch properly. To me it looks like some gasket might be in the way.

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Took a look at the door after work today and for some reason the door closed right up. Maybe I just don’t know how to close a door.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,374
Ottawa, ON
Took a look at the door after work today and for some reason the door closed right up. Maybe I just don’t know how to close a door.
Nice! Now try to figure out how to install a flue meter/thermometer and hopefully you have a cat meter on order.
 

RandyBoBandy

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2015
1,260
Whitmore lake, MI
What would you look to get?
Diabel is a mind reader. Yes. I am dreaming of a beautiful Ashford sitting on the hearth. I feel I want to stick with a cat stove. I like the ability to slow & go. However, I’m not turning my nose up to non cat stoves either. If I went non cat I would be looking at Pacific Energy T5 or an Enviro Boston if they are still making them. Jotul would probably be a third non cat option. I really want to stay with the classic look of a cast iron stove.
 

RandyBoBandy

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2015
1,260
Whitmore lake, MI
Question for those of you who are installers or familiar with this…I started a roaring top down fire this morning and noticed a reflection of fire on my stovepipe. The damper was open of course and it is setup for rear exit with a tee. Is this ok or should I be concerned? No flames coming out but you can definitely see the fire around the crimped edge of the pipe. I appreciate any advice y’all can give! Here’s a nice blurry pic for you to see what’s going on… View attachment 282530
You can throw a bead of stove cement around it. This will keep the flue from drawing air from your house and cooling down your exhaust gases.
 
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