- Jan 14, 2015
I have been carrying wood down the basement stairs heating our house from there for the last 10 years. So about two years ago, we decided to move our unused Fireview upstairs to our living room. Well, things change, plans get delayed, you name it, but it finally happened. We married the last kid off this summer and decided we didn't need to heat the basement anymore, so I finally got around to installing the Fireview upstairs over the last couple of weeks. In the process, I did a minor rebuild on the stove and put in a hearth pad. With the corner install and finally being above grade, I went ahead and installed the rear heatshield and the adapter for an outside air feed. I also replaced the cast iron scoop with the new stainless version (I really like the finer mesh screen on it.) My old ceramic cat was showing its age, so I replaced it with a new metal one from Woodstock. It had its first little fire yesterday late afternoon than last night, we put her to good use. Temps are crashing here over the next couple of days, and I am happy to have this stove working again. I will put some pics of the hearth build, the heatshield, and the installed stove here, then in the next post, I will add some obligatory first fire pics.