New to the forum, Lopi Evergreen

NCmountainMan

New Member
Sep 16, 2020
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NC Appalachian Mountains
Hello everyone. I'm new here. Moved into my new house last year with my wife and 2 boys. Still finishing up the painting and trim. We purchased a new epa Lopi Evergreen and it is being installed at the end of the month. We are on 35 wooded acres in the middle of nowhere in the NC Appalachian Mountains. I had to clear some trees to build the house so we have 10 cords of mostly hickory that I cut, split and stacked for over a year ready to go. I've not lived in a wood heated house in many years. We do have underfloor hydronic heat that we used last winter, but can't wait to feel the heat from the new stove. Look forward to reading the forum threads and posting about our new stove and woodhoarding adventures.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
83,700
South Puget Sound, WA
Welcome. One year old hickory may still need more drying time unless it was split small. It would be good to check by resplitting some and testing moisture content on the freshly exposed face of wood.
 

NCmountainMan

New Member
Sep 16, 2020
3
NC Appalachian Mountains
Welcome. One year old hickory may still need more drying time unless it was split small. It would be good to check by resplitting some and testing moisture content on the freshly exposed face of wood.
Thanks for the welcome. I intentionally split it small wanting it to dry quicker. I also had it stacked in the sunny and windy spot. I split a few pieces last week and got 17 percent moister on the meter. I also have a couple cords of cherry and poplar that is very dry.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
83,700
South Puget Sound, WA
Sounds like a good start for the season. For future years I suggest splitting some of them a bit thicker, in the 4-6" range. This will help slow down the burn and extend burn time. Do you have a picture of the Lopi installation?
 
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Sailrmike

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Welcome! That's a great looking stove, I checked it out earlier this summer. The NexGen-Fyre is going to be gorgeous based on video I've seen and secondary tube design- please post burning pics and video if possible! Congrats!