Pulled the trigger on Lopi Rockport

mattdc123

Member
Aug 29, 2015
32
SW Oregon
Hey guys, im very excited to soon be trying out my new stove in a few weeks after its installed. Salesman sold me on it after telling me how efficient the stove was. I cant seem to find many people who own the stove on the forums. Does anyone own one of these? Does anyone have experience with the Hybrid fyre technology?
 
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webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,909
Indiana
It's brand new, you'll be the first person on here to have one. It's the same technology that is in the Cape Cod stove. A few have had those and reported back on this site, myself included.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,909
Indiana
I was the first person to run the Cape Cod on here. Unfortunately it self destructed and my experience was short lived...
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,909
Indiana
Baffle warped, andiron bracket warped making them crooked all the time. Then the stove itself cracked. Lopi would do nothing for me because it didnt "effect performance". Once it cracked I got my money back, bought a Blaze King and never looked back!
 

Auzzie Gumtree

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2012
535
they're a beautiful looking stove - i was looking at them here in Australia the other week - very expensive ~ $4000. let us know how you go especially burn times if that's your thing.
 

mattdc123

Member
Aug 29, 2015
32
SW Oregon
They are AUD $5399......( equivalent to $4000 USA $ - How much do they cost in the USA )

http://www.hawkesburyheating.com.au/products-page/lopi/lopi-rockport-freestanding-wood-fireplace
O wow, the dealer here sells them for 2750, with all the equipment and installation its was 3500. Not very familiar with your neck of the woods, but is there any Australian companies that make stoves? It must be that expensive because of shipping im guessing. I live in Oregon so im very pretty close to the factory.
 

mattdc123

Member
Aug 29, 2015
32
SW Oregon
Did yours get to installed yet? Ours is supposed to be installed today


Travis
Yes, and so far its been great. One thing I learned when removing the ashpan is to give it a jiggle to settle the ashes (when cooled obviously). This seems to prevent ash from being skimmed off the top of the pan when removing. It amazes how once the catalyst is hot how you can damper it down and no smoke comes out. Its awesome. How are you liking yours so far?
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
82,701
South Puget Sound, WA
Good looking stove. Keep us posted on how it performs over the winter.
 

Tegbert

Feeling the Heat
Sep 15, 2016
404
Arlington Wa
Yes, and so far its been great. One thing I learned when removing the ashpan is to give it a jiggle to settle the ashes (when cooled obviously). This seems to prevent ash from being skimmed off the top of the pan when removing. It amazes how once the catalyst is hot how you can damper it down and no smoke comes out. Its awesome. How are you liking yours so far?
So far so good definitely looks better than our last one. I'm new to wood burning so it's a huge learning curve on what to do especially with the emissions stuff. Had a hard time getting the stove top past 200 degrees last night but the room where it is at was up to 78. Probably my wood supply as all I have is alder and some may not be ideally seasoned but most measures under 25%. Practice makes perfect so hopefully I can get it dialed in with time and better wood. Thanks for the tip on the ash pan I will keep that in mind.


Travis
 

Tegbert

Feeling the Heat
Sep 15, 2016
404
Arlington Wa
Now that I think about it I have the stovetop thermometer where they say to put it by the flue output but that is on top with the airspace between it and the stove for the fan I will see again today in a different spot.


Travis
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,158
Southern IN
Had a hard time getting the stove top past 200 degrees...all I have is alder and some may not be ideally seasoned but most measures under 25%.
Travis
You'll notice a big difference if your wood is <20%. You could do what I did, the first season after I got 'dry-wood religion'...stack half a cord at a time in the living room with fans blowing on it. The White Ash went from 25 down to 20% in a couple weeks. Luckily for me, my wife will occasionally allow me to get away with murder. >>
 
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mattdc123

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Aug 29, 2015
32
SW Oregon
Now that I think about it I have the stovetop thermometer where they say to put it by the flue output but that is on top with the airspace between it and the stove for the fan I will see again today in a different spot.


Travis
Ya, its probably your wood, I burn very seasoned lodgepole and the stove top gets around the 550-600 degree range normally.
 

Tegbert

Feeling the Heat
Sep 15, 2016
404
Arlington Wa
Ya, its probably your wood, I burn very seasoned lodgepole and the stove top gets around the 550-600 degree range normally.
Using a ir gun or stove top thermometer? I have both so will test here shortly on mine. But I agree it's probably mainly my wood and I knew it wouldn't be ideal but it's all I have at the moment


Travis
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
82,701
South Puget Sound, WA
So far so good definitely looks better than our last one. I'm new to wood burning so it's a huge learning curve on what to do especially with the emissions stuff. Had a hard time getting the stove top past 200 degrees last night but the room where it is at was up to 78. Probably my wood supply as all I have is alder and some may not be ideally seasoned but most measures under 25%. Practice makes perfect so hopefully I can get it dialed in with time and better wood. Thanks for the tip on the ash pan I will keep that in mind.
Stove performance should improve as the weather cools. How tall is the flue system on the stove?
 

Tegbert

Feeling the Heat
Sep 15, 2016
404
Arlington Wa
Stove performance should improve as the weather cools. How tall is the flue system on the stove?
Inside from stove top to ceiling is 5 feet probably about 4 feet from ceiling through attic to roof and 4-5 feet from roof top up. The top of the flue is probably 3 feet or so above the roofline. Never measured it and never knew anything about length until I started reading on here. It is one straight shot though no bends. And looking at this picture may actually be more than 3 feet above the roof. It's the one pretty much in the center of the house.
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Sounds like you may just meet the minimum or be a little shy. When we get to where the high is 45F I think you'll see a nice improvement.
 
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nacma

New Member
Jan 7, 2017
2
Quebec
I am looking to have this stove installed (Large Flush Wood Hybrid-Fyre), being a hybrid, I guess you can run it without the Catalyst? it shoud reburn the smoke? It is for a cottage, week end use mainly.
How has your experience been so far?
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,158
Southern IN
I am looking to have this stove installed (Large Flush Wood Hybrid-Fyre), being a hybrid, I guess you can run it without the Catalyst? it shoud reburn the smoke? It is for a cottage, week end use mainly.
How has your experience been so far?
No, that's not how it was designed to run. If you don't want to burn a cat, I'd get a non-cat stove.
 
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