LOPI CAPE COD wood stove: Owner reviews!

BalsamoNY

New Member
Feb 13, 2015
15
NY
Too bad I don't have the box, I'll just watch the baffle closely for warping. Thanks for the advice on envi bricks!!! I appreciate it.
 

BalsamoNY

New Member
Feb 13, 2015
15
NY
Great point about inspecting the firebricks, I'lol be sure to do that after the seasons over. Thanks again for all your help, I really appreciate it.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,189
Indiana
Great point about inspecting the firebricks, I'lol be sure to do that after the seasons over. Thanks again for all your help, I really appreciate it.
Inspect behind the firebricks. My stove cracked near the bottom on the back.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,189
Indiana
OMG, that's not good... I'll assume LOPI made good for it? Did they give you a reason why that could of happened?
They just blamed me. So I got a refund rather than another one.
 

prezes13

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2014
910
Connecticut
They just blamed me. So I got a refund rather than another one.
Was it you?
Just teasing you. Freestanding cape cod is a beauty, too bad it didn't hold too good. I hope my insert will not crack. It has been good too me so far other than being inpractical as far as loading it, but that's the price I have to pay for having a flush insert I guess.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,189
Indiana
Was it you?
Just teasing you. Freestanding cape cod is a beauty, too bad it didn't hold too good. I hope my insert will not crack. It has been good too me so far other than being inpractical as far as loading it, but that's the price I have to pay for having a flush insert I guess.
The insert uses a heavier duty baffle than the stove. It has a heavy plate steel panel that lays on top of the SS baffle. I don't know why they didn't use the same one on the stove?
And no, it was not my fault.
 

prezes13

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2014
910
Connecticut
It is weird since a freestanding stove has a bigger fire box. They should build it stronger than a smaller stove. Since you know so much about the stoves I have to ask a question. Is it ok to paint the cast iron surround? And if it is should I use the the paint supplied with the stove? Or it's just for the stove itself? The reason I want to paint it is that when I was cleaning glass I sprayed over the cast and now I have some ugly stains that I cannot get rid off.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,189
Indiana
It is weird since a freestanding stove has a bigger fire box. They should build it stronger than a smaller stove. Since you know so much about the stoves I have to ask a question. Is it ok to paint the cast iron surround? And if it is should I use the the paint supplied with the stove? Or it's just for the stove itself? The reason I want to paint it is that when I was cleaning glass I sprayed over the cast and now I have some ugly stains that I cannot get rid off.
That's just fine. Both are painted with metallic Black Stove Bright from the factory. The touch up can has more metal flake than the factory paint, so you need to paint a bigger area than you might think to blend it. Make sure to spray the can into the air before you start, to clear the catalyst out of the nozzle.
The stove is New Iron, Im pretty sure the insert is Metallic Black like all the others.
 

prezes13

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2014
910
Connecticut
With all due respect how do you know all that?
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,189
Indiana
I install Lopi as well as most other major Brands every single day.:cool:
And burn as many as possible in my home along the way.
 

prezes13

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2014
910
Connecticut
You are very knowledgable guy. People who hire you to do their installs are lucky.
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,006
South Puget Sound, WA
We're lucky to have him here too. Webby3650 is Mr. Lopi.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,189
Indiana
Thanks. I'm fortunate to work for a family operated Hearth store with over 40 years under their belt!
I would still have a Lopi and be singing their praises if they had handled my situation better. If I can't get factory support, who can? the factory rep actually laughed when I mentioned hearth.com, said it was a bunch of people who get together to whine and complain...
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,006
South Puget Sound, WA
Don't let the boss hear them saying that. Kurt was pretty complimentary when I met him. Though it is true that most people come here with a problem to solve. Most are not whiners and we'd get a lot less folks with problems if more dealers dealt with these issues at the front line.
 

prezes13

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2014
910
Connecticut
That doesn't sound too good. I bet you that average "fire minister" here knows more about wood stoves and wood burning that their sales reps.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,006
South Puget Sound, WA
That can often be true about sales people be it stoves, cars or computers. For many it doesn't matter what they are selling. Brother Bart and Jags know a lot more about servers than your most competent computer salesperson.