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tabner

Burning Hunk
Jan 17, 2019
146
Eastern CT
Wanted to thank everyone on here for a ton of helpful info. Spent a lot of time reading and asking annoying questions, I really appreciate the input. I had hoped to be up and running 6 months ago, but oh well. I think the extra time, research, and prep, resulted in a safer and better thought-out install. Pulled a 6" chimney liner through, hooked up an insulated Selkirk wall thimble at the bottom. Busted out the walls in the den, rebuilt from steel studs and duroc, tiled the hearth, and then stove installed with double wall Selkirk. Chimney is 26' from crock to top, plus probably 2' of rise above the stove and another foot from the cap/collar setup, so maybe 29' total. Bought a couple extra Smoke and CO detectors, in addition to the ones my house already had, and an extra fire extinguisher. Just in time for these chilly July nights :)
I'm sure I'll be back here in November when I have more questions about actually running it. I'll try to remember to post a review after I've used it for a while.
Thanks again!

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
88,230
South Puget Sound, WA
You are off to a good start. Now the important thing will be having a good supply of fully seasoned firewood.
 

tabner

Burning Hunk
Jan 17, 2019
146
Eastern CT
You are off to a good start. Now the important thing will be having a good supply of fully seasoned firewood.
yes sir, I actually had that before I had the stove (hence the strong desire for a stove). I have 9 cord of mostly oak with a little maple, split and stacked up on pallets and tarped. I know a shed would be better than tarps - hopefully that'll happen in the next year or two. But wood has been sitting for at least one year, some of it 2+. I pulled some inside and split them and tested with moisture meter and was getting 14% to 16% range, so I think i'll be good
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,230
South Puget Sound, WA
Sounds like you are ready for a warm winter. Well done!