Very nice. I do like a nice fire show to watch while sitting on the couch. I find it very relaxing. How do you adjust the thermostat? Is that the knob on the right side?Sort of. I have the thermostat turned up a little more since it's cold, so we got some nice flames. You'll get a fire show after each reload, then it'll calm down.
My baffle continually warped, as well as the bracket that holds the andirons. Lopi would do nothing to help me! When I took the tubes out so I could "smash the baffle flat with a hammer" per Lopi instructions, the screws that hold the tubes broke! So not only was I hammering out a baffle on a $3,500 stove, I also get to drill and tap the secondary air manifold. I decided to sell the thing, while I was cleaning it out I found that the stove itself had cracked behind the firebrick. In an area that the average person would never look.I have read how the heat shield has warped due to high heat and that was the only downside to the cape cod. I like that it has a nice fire show though vs The BK. How does the thermostat work on the BK on top though and does it open and close on its own or do you have to do it manually?
I did get a refund. But I feel like it's only because I work for a hearth store that's sold Lopi from day 1. They were reluctant, and blamed user error the whole time.Hey, they gave you the solution; Smash it flat.
They did give you a full refund though, right?
Lopi Cape Cod vs Blaze King? Really? You had to even ask?I have a 3 story house and the wood stove is on the main floor. Total sq ft for the main floor and 2 bedrooms upstairs is 1800. I like the look of both the cape cod and the BK Ashford 30, trying to figure out which one would work best. My vent us double wall class 'A' pipe approximately 15 feet long. floor plan is open with 8 foot ceilings. Any advice would help, thank you.
From another thread: "IIRC, the original gasket was held in place by intermittent blobs of what looked like furnace cement - not a continuous bead."How about Chevy Cavalier vs Mercedes E-Class?
That quote was mine, and I can 100% assure you there wasn't a single bit of black silicone anywhere on my stove. Every gasket, less the glass gasket, was held in with a grey crusty cement that was not continuous and I am the first owner. Don't get me wrong, I'm not hacking on BK, only stating the factsThey've always used black silicone.
I've worked on a few dozen BKs, I've never seen anything but silicone. Strange?That quote was mine, and I can 100% assure you there wasn't a single bit of black silicone anywhere on my stove. Every gasket, less the glass gasket, was held in with a grey crusty cement that was not continuous and I am the first owner. Don't get me wrong, I'm not hacking on BK, only stating the facts
If the stove will be running on it's lowest setting almost all the time there may not be much fire to see at all.
I think the cement is for the bypass gasket, the door gasket uses silicone. I had a "conversation"(pm) with Chris about the door gasket silicone a couple years back.Hmm, this was a recent thread but haven't found it yet.
some past threads said to use furnace cement
There are a lot of different types and additives to silicone adhesives so perhaps this was in response to one of the more exotic types?
Thanks I found the thread. My error in that it was not a direct statement from Chris.I think the cement is for the bypass gasket, the door gasket uses silicone. I had a "conversation"(pm) with Chris about the door gasket silicone a couple years back.
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I just had a conversation with Chris (BKVP) about the smoke smell issue...Chris is going to provide me with a more dense gasket in an attempt to stop the lateral movement of smoke. A word of caution - do not remove the door to work on it as it is quite difficult to reattach in good alignment. Hold off on using silicone compounds, the long term effect on the cat is unknown.