Just ordered a Woodstock Progress stove today!

Photog200 Posted By Photog200, Jan 2, 2018 at 2:55 PM

  1. Rich L

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    By the time you get the stove it looks like there'll still be enough cold winter left to put it to the test.
     
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    This made me laugh, I sweated from the time I picked it up until it was in its final resting place, a long arduous journey but worth it. I have the color combo you have.
     
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    Absolutely, I hope by the end of winter I have a good feel for how to operate the stove. I am sure I will be asking for advise on this forum!

    Randy
     
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    Good news today, I found a mover that will move the stove into the house and put it on the hearth for me. Depending on the shipping date, if his schedule is clear, I should be all set. This is a huge relief off my shoulders...have not slept much in two nights!
     
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    It sounds like you feel like a kid on Christmas eve.
     
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    Your schedule is probably flexible. There's little chance of someone walking away with the stove sitting in your driveway ;)
     
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    That is correct, I am sure it would not fit into a thief's pocket ;) I just won't want to be without a woodstove for very long. My intentions were to move the Jøtul out the day before delivery. On second thought, why not just let the movers take that out before they bring the Woodstock in. Whew, the brain cells just kicked in...must be the first sip of coffee.
     
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    I am now but to be honest I was really getting nervous as it was looking like I was going to have to do this on my own. Now bring on the candy canes! :)
     
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    Ask the movers to help you unpack. IIRC... it's a little difficult putting on the legs.. the rest is easy.

    I read through the directions and had the correct size socket wrenches
     
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    Good idea, I did not know the legs did not come already attached.
     
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    Ash pan isn’t installed either if you got one.
     
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    I was anticipating the ash pan, heat shield and flue collar not being installed. I just thought the legs would be attached...makes sense though that they are not. Would be easy to break one of them off in transport.
     
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    I do have a question about the PH that I have not seen addressed, at least not that I could find. With the Jøtul, when burning hot I get excessive coaling buildup. I do the regular raking of the coals toward the front of the stove and put the largest log in the back and smaller toward the front. Do you get this kind of coaling buildup with the PH?
     
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    There can definitely be some buildup of coals depending upon what you are burning and how hot you are having to keep the stove. For instance, when I am burning red oak, it is really cold outside, and I need to keep the stove hovering between 400 to 550 degrees, I'm reloading more often and there is definitely the buildup of coals. I normally just spread them out evening on the bottom of the PH and reload. On the other hand, when I'm running the stove between 350 to 400 (regular burn range), and don't have to reload as often, there is almost no buildup of coals.
     
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    Congratulations on ordering your new Progress woodstove! We have a new one as well that we hope to have installed this month. Ours is also the metallic brown, which is much nicer in person than in the Woodstock photos. My husband and I were able to drive to the Woodstock showroom and pick out our stove. They loaded it in the back of our pickup truck and we took it home.

    My husband and I moved it by ourselves with the aid of a piano moving dolly that we rented from a local rental company. The bed of his truck is basically at the same level as the threshold of our front door, so my husband was able to build a ramp from the bed of the truck directly into our front entry with minimal slope. He took the tailgate off completely and the ramp was fully supported. We unpacked the stove, added padding and strapped the piano mover on. The piano mover lifts up, only slightly, and moves on four independent wheels, so it was very easy to maneuver and very stable once we got it set up. We tried a heavy-duty pallet mover like they use at Woodstock, but couldn't find one locally that fit inside the pallet.

    It took a lot of ingenuity and courage to move the stove ourselves. I'm really glad that we did it, it felt like a huge accomplishment. Although there were a few "Oh no, now what moments," especially when the pallet mover wouldn't fit. But we took our time and figured it out. (I came up with the idea for the piano mover.) We agreed that if we couldn't get it off the truck ourselves we'd call some movers to rescue us, or just bring it back to Woodstock. Glad we didn't have to do that! It's stored off to the side while the hearth is being rebuilt. So we will have to move it one more time, but have agreed to take it easy on ourselves and ask the mason to do it. I'm not sure he's agreed and we may need those piano movers one more time after all.
     
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    For the most part, I am burning maple and some ash. I know that maple has the tendency to produce coals more than some other wood. Your temps are about the same as I have to keep the Jøtul to keep my house warm. It will be interesting to see how much difference there is between the two stoves.
     
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    Congratulation to you as well! I remodeled my hearth area this past year so mine will be all ready to hook up the stove.

    I wish I could have made the trip to NH and see the factory and stove in person before ordering. It would have been quite a long drive for me and I did not want to attempt it during the winter. Driving through the mountains in VT did not sound appealing to me this time of year. This is why I did more research on this forum to get first hand experiences with the stove before I ordered it. I did not know they had them in stock at the factory though, I may have been tempted to drive there if I knew they already had one made. Oh well, almost a week has gone by since I ordered it so it will be here before you even know it.
     
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    I don't blame you for deciding not to travel through the mountains in winter. Woodstock does have an annual Open House and BBQ in the fall. It sounds like a lot of fun and a good time to take a tour of the factory. Everyone there was incredibly friendly and I enjoyed seeing their operations.

    We purchased an in-stock, end-of-year stove on sale and got a further discount if we picked it up before the New Year. So we had a big incentive to make the trip. We traveled north from Cape Cod, so metro-Boston was our biggest obstacle and not the mountains. I just looked up the current prices (we purchased ours a year ago). I think we paid about $1000 less than they are on safe for now. So we did have a big incentive to go get it. I just wish it didn't take us so long to finish all the other renovation projects before we could get to the stove.

    You are lucky your hearth is all set to go! I hope you will post some pictures of it after it's installed.
     
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    You can count on it! I might even do an inaugural fire video for Youtube.

    One nice thing Donna from Woodstock did for me was to give me the sale price even though the sale was over. That saved me about $450.00 on the stove.
     
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    I got the new stove pipe painted to match the trim on the stove. I brought a couple pieces in to see how the colors match with the hearth. I like it, what do you think?
     

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    Wow, this thread is making me more excited for you. Love the enthusiasm! I was the same way, waiting on my stove in October.
     
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    Looks incredible! Can't wait to see the pic's of everything hooked up and burning!
     
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    I saw another thread where someone just took the stove apart and reassembled it in place in order to get it installed. I think this is what I may have to do to get it up 6 stairs into my house when I order one in a few months.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend taking this apart. It's not that hard with a come along and wood rails. I moved mine 3 times by myself and I have been called a pencil pusher in my life. Another option: A case of the Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet and 4 strong friends. Not in that order.
     
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    I was ready to move it myself when I could not find movers to do it. However, it looks like I have one lined up so I will happily pay them to do the dirty work. If they drop it, they buy it...if I drop it, I cry. I talked with Woodstock today, had to change an accessory order, it looks like the stove build is still on course for shipment sometime next week. Keeping fingers crossed to have the stove installed by the end of next week. Not sure how long the actual shipping will take though.

    I would not take a new stove apart as that would probably void the warranty.

    I do have one more question, I have read a few comments where there were shortages of the cat. Should I buy one now to keep one on hand or has the shortage been resolved?
     
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