BK Ashford 25 (and Sirocco 25)

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avsmusic1

Burning Hunk
Jul 26, 2012
218
CT
i had to pull a permit and there is a chance that my local building inspector may want to come check things out. Just as importantly, to bholler's point, I want to know it's done right :)
 
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
31,055
central pa
i had to pull a permit and there is a chance that my local building inspector may want to come check things out. Just as importantly, to bholler's point, I want to know it's done right :)
And don't forget codes are a minimum acceptable for safety. Going above that is never a bad thing. For example in my install I met all of the minimum requirements but because I was skinning the block wall behind the stove I used steel studs and rockwool to keep everything non-combustible. That way I never have to worry about it.
 
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mellow

Resident Stove Connoisseur
Jan 19, 2008
5,531
Salisbury, MD
Burning E/W in the sirocco I would have a good chuck of hot ember riding on the door gasket 6 out of 10 times, what compounded it was it would always be near the handle side of the door which swings out the widest, so that is why making sure you go above and beyond on those front door minimums is best practice. I would also open and shut the door to try and shake them off before fully opening the door.
 

dafattkidd

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2007
1,831
Long Island
Thank you for all of the help in this thread. My BK Ashford 25 was installed last week. Very happy with it thus far. I’m still working out the details and getting used to the unit.

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Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,843
Indiana
Thank you for all of the help in this thread. My BK Ashford 25 was installed last week. Very happy with it thus far. I’m still working out the details and getting used to the unit.

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Looks like it belongs there! Nice install! I hope you enjoy it!
 
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dafattkidd

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2007
1,831
Long Island
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Jedi

New Member
Nov 9, 2022
29
Maryland
Can any Ashford 25 owners take a picture of the insert without the suround shroud? I'm debating if getting the shroud or not and leaving the insert by itselt since our hearth stone is so bumpy. The current fireplace doors have so many gaps due to the uneven stone, which I plug with plastic bags when not in use to prevent air leaking.
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Jedi

New Member
Nov 9, 2022
29
Maryland
This is the current fireplace without the metal frame. I like the way the stone looks, so I'm leaning towards not installing the shroud.
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Jedi

New Member
Nov 9, 2022
29
Maryland
@Jedi if you ask me that would be an awesome looking install for a Woodstock rear vent soapstone like the side loading Fireview.

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Looks beautiful, but I already ordered the ashford 25. Just haven't decided yet on the shroud. I did research small stoves like this one, but the clearances in the front of the hearth weren't enough and I didn't want to sacrifice living room space for extending the hearth.
 

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ZKlongisland

New Member
Feb 15, 2022
20
Roslyn, NY
Not an ashford but the sirocco 25 I had with no shroud, looks ugly if you ask me.

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My Sirocco 25 is exactly in the same state, with no shroud, as I’m trying to figure out how to install a block off plate. …and I notice that you have a digital catalytic thermometer. What digital thermometer did you use to replace the analog catalytic thermometer that came with the insert? How is the digital helpful over the analog? At what temperature do you engage the catalytic bypass?
 

mellow

Resident Stove Connoisseur
Jan 19, 2008
5,531
Salisbury, MD
My Sirocco 25 is exactly in the same state, with no shroud, as I’m trying to figure out how to install a block off plate. …and I notice that you have a digital catalytic thermometer. What digital thermometer did you use to replace the analog catalytic thermometer that came with the insert? How is the digital helpful over the analog? At what temperature do you engage the catalytic bypass?

I was measuring my exhaust temps, I preferred using that as I could set an alarm for hi temps if I forgot about the bypass being open during startup.