New 2 sided Supreme Duet

Chum Stains

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Just bought a new house that had a nice wood stove in the kitchen but nothing but a blank wall on the other side witch backs up to my great room.. the stove itself is in good shape but the liner was shot, and if you wanted a fire place anywhere it should be in the great room.... I searched hi and low trying to find something two sided and efficacy was my main goal.. I want to heat the house primarily off of wood and also be a focal point of the great room and kitchen..so i ripped everything out and bought the supreme duet.. But it seems they are so new to the market that there are not even any reviews out on them.. Anyone out there install one yet or seen one run? I cant wait to fire this thing up!! I'm just about ready to start closing up the walls and start my Eldorado stone wall!!
 

Chum Stains

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Here are some before and now pics!!!
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I Have intergrated closets on each side for access to blowers, temp sensors and audio equipment for TV.. also storage!

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begreen

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Is this the Opus? I think you are the first to report getting this unit. Keep us posted.
 

Chum Stains

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REALLY!!?? I was hopeing not to be the ginny pig on this one!

It is not the opus.. it is the new duet..
 

begreen

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Cool, you are a pioneer. Looks like a nice unit.
 

Chum Stains

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Thanks.. It seems like a very nice and effcient unit that i can heat most of the house with.. I also have ducted a 6'' pipe on each side with inducer fans linked to thermostats in 2 out of the 4 beedrooms upstairs.. So not only can i heat down stairs, i can also blow heat upstairs also!!
 

firefirefire

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Feb 10, 2008
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Looks like a nice install. I have done work with Supreme in the past and they make excellent products. Don't worry. I haven't had hands on with a Duet but it is based on the single sided version, the Galaxy which has been in service for a couple years now. I was at the factory when the Galaxy was in testing and the emissions numbers were fantastic.

Be sure to light you fire with full logs and firestarters. Lighting with newspaper can sometimes "flash" a large amount of heat at the bimetallic air control mounted on the top of the firebox behind the top louver and trick it into closing the air prematurely. I believe that they have incorporated an override lever into the new series of units so it might not be as big of a deal now (most of my experience was with the Plus and the Opus). Here is a link
With the stainless firebox the Supreme units have huge heat transfer. Be sure to let us know how it is heating for you once the weather cools down a bit.

BTW one of those "closets" would be a great place for mass wood storage.
 

yellowbay

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Aug 29, 2014
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Would you post an update? We are considering this stove. I am wondering about the noise of the blower system. Does anyone know how this would compare to the RFS Focus?
 

Chum Stains

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Hey Yellow Bay, Sorry for not getting back to you right away, was on vacation and then super busy with work when i got back.. not to much of an update as i have not gotten it fired up yet, got side tracked with other things going on with the house as i have pretty much gutted it top to bottom.. But ready to give it hell soon!! i just picked up the two pieces of flag stone today for the hearth.. I'm ready to durock the entire chase and start my stone work next week.. As for the blower noise i have everything wired and ready to go, but have not started it yet.. But i have started the (2) inducer fan blowers that are linked to thermostats in two bedrooms up stairs, and they are not that noisey at all!! They are not factory though.. Cant wait to get this thing going here soon!

I have never seen the RFS Focus so i can not comment on it,?
 

Chum Stains

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Here are some updated pics of the install.. Hope to start getting the stone wrapped around it soon!!
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Chum Stains

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How many SQ feet are you going to be trying to heat?

Well the one side of the fire place is my great room witch is 450'sq the other side is my kitchen witch is about the same if not a little bigger.. Then two out of the four bed rooms upstairs will have ducted hits from the fire place also.. each bed room is avg, 200+/-sq.. The two grills near the ceiling in the great room, and on the opposite side wall in my kitchen are actually part of my hvac return duct, so the way i designed the hvac system on the first floor is to pull my return air from the side of the house closest to the fire place so in the winter i can run the "fan only" on my hvac system and pull all the hot air from ceiling in the great room and that end of the house and blow it evenly through the first floor.. So to answer your question, with this fire place blowing heat out of it 6 different ways i'm hoping as long as you keep wood in it, it should heat just about all 2400'sq of the house.;)
 

Lockpicker

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Nice work, Its good to see I am not the only one that frames with steel in my home.
 

Chum Stains

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sorry for the lack of updates on this build but i'm finally starting to wrap this thing up!! fired her up once so far to check for operation before the stone work and everything seemed to work great!! here are some pics! All thats left is the cherry and black walnut mantel piece's, the steel grates and doors for the closets and a little paint! Now for the rest of the house thats a different story.. lol Enjoy!


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begreen

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That sure is no small project. It looks awesome.
 

Efjeep

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I am looking to remove my double sided heatilator for a duet. I hope the removal of the heatilator for the duet doesn't break the bank. I am having a hard time finding an installer though. Any pointers for someone looking to follow your lead?
Thanks
 

Chum Stains

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Wish i could help you more but i installed mine myself.. I could not even find a dealer that sold one let alone an installer..

mine is still not 100% done yet, still have to mount my mantels on both sides and finish the closet doors, mostly cosmetic stuff.. Mechanically everything is up and running I have about 5-6 burns so far and everything seems to be working great! i have not had more then 2 loads continuous burn time yet, still getting the upstairs and down stairs fans and burn rate fine tuned.. It really throw's some heat out in all directions though! with 5 logs in it i'm getting 110 degree air pumped upstairs in the two bedrooms!

What part of New jersey are you in?
 

freddy

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Wish i could help you more but i installed mine myself.. I could not even find a dealer that sold one let alone an installer..

mine is still not 100% done yet, still have to mount my mantels on both sides and finish the closet doors, mostly cosmetic stuff.. Mechanically everything is up and running I have about 5-6 burns so far and everything seems to be working great! i have not had more then 2 loads continuous burn time yet, still getting the upstairs and down stairs fans and burn rate fine tuned.. It really throw's some heat out in all directions though! with 5 logs in it i'm getting 110 degree air pumped upstairs in the two bedrooms!

What part of New jersey are you in?
How long are the burn times with this unit? I noticed the manual says 'no more than 4 logs or 30 lbs. to avoid over firing'.
 

Chum Stains

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Im still experimenting with burn times.. with roughly 4 or 5 Logs, 25 to 30 pounds of wood on the first load with a fast burn i was getting around 4-5hours..I'm sure once I get it fine tuned, and slow down the burn I will get a longer burn time then that with it.. I would like to see it be able to carry through the night I hope! Time will tell
 

Caseynks

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I just got done building a house and we were excited to find this fireplace. It was installed by a local dealer and I am still playing with burn rates but we are only getting 4 to 5 hours. No over night burns yet.