Just ordered a Woodstock Progress stove today!

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

  1. Rearscreen

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    The answer is yes for a back up cat. Why not? I am on my 4th year with the original and the damn thing still takes off. But I know I am on borrowed time. So, if I begin to run into troubles here in H-E-double hockey sticks VT at -19 degrees, I just go to my closet rather than a call and potentially a back order wait. But no rush, just go to their picnic in Sept (did they have one last year?) and buy one then. I think you should be more concerned with what type of chili will you make this year on the left burner and think about a back up cat next year.
     
  2. Calentarse

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    My parents have one and it sure is a beautiful appliance. It’s fit and finish amazes me. The cook top is pretty cool, and they too leave the top piece of stone flipped up with a cast iron pot on the middle burner. You can simmer, slow boil, and all out boil on those burners with regular cookware, and if you have an accident, just flip the stone down and no one can see it.

    My brother, dad, and I moved it in. Dad had it delivered to his work and then used a forklift to put it in his Silverado. From there, like the couple on the forum mentioned earlier did, we rolled it on a ramp into the house on a 4 wheeled dolly. Getting it onto the hearth was the hard part and nearly killed us. I think it says it’s weight in black and white all over the package it comes in, something upwards of 740lbs.

    Other than the weight, the only negatives if I recall correctly are the catalyst needing to be cleaned and when burning on high a lot of the heat going up the chimney = lots of wasted wood.

    I like the side load because you never get roll outs. The grated bottom is also nice so the ashes fall right into the pan. His glass is always clean too. The fire show from the dual burning technology was also a novelty for me since the stove I have doesn’t have that. On a hot reload, that thing looks like a propane burner lit up. You’ll sit and stare for hours. Congrats guys!
     
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  3. Photog200

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    Thanks for that post, I really enjoyed reading of your experience with the stove. I look forward to getting it so I can make my own memories with it.
     
  4. weatherguy

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    Definitely get another cat, I have a backup just in case. As far as putting it together Woodstock packed it with the small pallet to make it easy. They have a video on you tube that shows how to put it together, I watched it twice before I picked the stove up and it went together super easy following their instructions.
     
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    just a hint.. the movers laid down plywood over my softwood floors when bringing in the WPH. It's so heavy the dolly wheels will leave gouges in an unprotected floor
     
  6. flhpi

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    Congrats on the new stove. I’m looking forward to see pics of the final install and your thoughts / review.
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  7. Photog200

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    Thanks for the tip! I did see that on a Youtube video and have 3 sheets ready to go.
     
  8. Photog200

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    Thanks! I really like your install, looks like the four legged friends like it too!
     
  9. Photog200

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    I subscribed to Woodstock's Youtube channel and I did not see a video like you were describing. I even have done a search on all videos with Woodstock stoves. Do you possibly have a link to that video, would love to watch it.
     
  10. ED 3000

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    Cats and dogs can agree...
     
  11. weatherguy

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    I'll look when I get home.
     
  12. Joyboy

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    I was under the impression that the hybrids excelled at medium to med-high burning. I think flue temps rise on every stove when you start opening it up. Do you see a rise in your ashford when you start opening it up?
     
  13. Calentarse

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    I do, but not as much as him. He even made the comment that if wasn't much better than his old smoke dragon when he runs it like that.
     
  14. Joyboy

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    Hmm. He’s saying a stove with secondary combustion and a catylitic combuster isn’t much better than his smoke dragon. Hope something isn’t wrong with it. Mine is significantly better than that. Even though I can go through a full load in about 3 hours if I choose. It clears out the room when I do that. Lol
     
  15. weatherguy

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    Yeah not sure what he means by that. I can get mine up over 650 and believe me most of the heat is in the house. I can burn a load down in maybe 6 hours but not 3.
     
  16. Joyboy

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    Yeah, we have a bunch of spruce around here. Some of it is really lite. Like balsa wood. I think about building a plane when I pick up a piece. It’s not my overnight wood. Lol
     
  17. Calentarse

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    Yea I don't know if he was just pontificating or what. I know his smoke Dragon held a heck of a lot more wood but there's no way it gives just as much heat as his PH on high. I think he sees how much more quickly it burns wood when it's on high every single day and it's just a sensation that it isn't any better. I'm sure he's getting more heat than before.
     

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