"The Official Show Off Your Hearth Thread"

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Martin Strand III

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Nov 20, 2005
763
NW MI near nowhere
Don2222 said:
Hello

Here are my 3.

1. Our LivingRoom Heat N Glow SL-550-TRS-D LP Gas Fireplace

2. Our Travis Avalon Astoria Wood Pellet Stove in our Basement

3. Our Quadrafire Classic Bay 1200 FS Wood Pellet Stove in our shed
Wow, Don:

A man after my own heart - heating redundancy!
Do you live rural or will they let all that stuff burn in a NH city?

And, 2 CLEAN burning pellet stoves. Nothin' burns cleaner
than a pellet stove, according to web propaganda.
But TWO pellet stoves with 3 tons of pellets for the winter!
I'm on my 6th heating season with my original order of 3 tons
of anthracite for my basement wood/coal burner (above).

You're probly close to the cost of a masonry heater with those 3 stoves.
Ever price it out?
Is maintenance on those pellet stoves a headache?

Aye,
Marty
Grandpa used to say,
"It's better to have 2 of #1s,
than 1 of #2s."
 

Grinnell

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Sep 13, 2011
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No Colorado
Was going to set this up with 2 45's but while i had it setup with just the flex i was getting to much draft so i went with 2 90's and that gave me more control with the damper
 

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
78,570
South Puget Sound, WA
It looks really tucked in there, but the photo may be deceiving. I am wondering how much heat is trapped above the stove. How has the heating been? What are the clearances to the wood from the singlewall pipe?
 

Grinnell

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Sep 13, 2011
39
No Colorado
it is a good sized space. There might be some heat trapped up in the top but we have a fan on the stove and use a small fan pointed up to blow air out since we are heating the the floor above. It will keep a 1749sq log house in the high 60's when its in the teens/twenties. We haven't pushed it real hard, its a vacation home so we are there on weekends and have baseboard heat.

I have about 16in from the pipe to the wood trim, it covers a steel I-beam on the outside. I am working on a heat shield. With a IR thermometer the wood gets to about 90=92 degrees when the stoves is running a lot.

you might not be able to tell but the T is in the back corner of the alcove and the horizontal run angles back away from the front so there is only a small section of pipe that nears the beam.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
78,570
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Good to hear you are working on shielding. It looks like there is tons of hearth to play with, so I'd also consider lowering the tee a bit more so that the outlet can rotate forward and the stove moved more into the room and out of the cave.
 

Don2222

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Feb 1, 2010
8,447
Salem NH
Marty S said:
Don2222 said:
Hello

Here are my 3.

1. Our LivingRoom Heat N Glow SL-550-TRS-D LP Gas Fireplace

2. Our Travis Avalon Astoria Wood Pellet Stove in our Basement

3. Our Quadrafire Classic Bay 1200 FS Wood Pellet Stove in our shed
Wow, Don:

A man after my own heart - heating redundancy!
Do you live rural or will they let all that stuff burn in a NH city?

And, 2 CLEAN burning pellet stoves. Nothin' burns cleaner
than a pellet stove, according to web propaganda.
But TWO pellet stoves with 3 tons of pellets for the winter!
I'm on my 6th heating season with my original order of 3 tons
of anthracite for my basement wood/coal burner (above).

You're probly close to the cost of a masonry heater with those 3 stoves.
Ever price it out?
Is maintenance on those pellet stoves a headache?

Aye,
Marty
Grandpa used to say,
"It's better to have 2 of #1s,
than 1 of #2s."
Hi Marty

I live just over the State Line north of MA (Taxachuesetts) Since there is no Sales Tax in NH, here in our town of Salem NH Pop 30,000 has every store you would ever want!

3 Tons @ $200 per ton or $600 for the winter is alot cheaper than $3,000 for oil that my neighbors pay!!

Nothing burns cleaner than the zero clearance LP gas and wood pellet stoves! pellets do not have tree bark!
The pellet stove in the shed was paid for by refurbishing and selling 2 others! I refurbished the shed one also!
So I got it pretty cheap! It must use a T-Stat to work. So I put in a T-Stat in the shed and a toggle Switch in the house to turn the T-Stat on!! Luckily I had 2 wires that I did not used when I wired the shed!

Anyway being a man of convienence (Even though it was alot of work to do this!) I flip the switch in the house and look out the kitchen window thru the shed window to assure the fire started and then just keep an eye on the wireless remote thermometer to see when the shed is comfortable to go work in!! see pics below!!

Right now it is 37 Deg F in the shed, I guess I will eat supper before I go out there!!!
 

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Martin Strand III

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Nov 20, 2005
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NW MI near nowhere
Don2222 said:
Marty S said:
Don2222 said:
Hello

Here are my 3.

1. Our LivingRoom Heat N Glow SL-550-TRS-D LP Gas Fireplace

2. Our Travis Avalon Astoria Wood Pellet Stove in our Basement

3. Our Quadrafire Classic Bay 1200 FS Wood Pellet Stove in our shed
Wow, Don:

A man after my own heart - heating redundancy!
Do you live rural or will they let all that stuff burn in a NH city?

And, 2 CLEAN burning pellet stoves. Nothin' burns cleaner
than a pellet stove, according to web propaganda.
But TWO pellet stoves with 3 tons of pellets for the winter!
I'm on my 6th heating season with my original order of 3 tons
of anthracite for my basement wood/coal burner (above).

You're probly close to the cost of a masonry heater with those 3 stoves.
Ever price it out?
Is maintenance on those pellet stoves a headache?

Aye,
Marty
Grandpa used to say,
"It's better to have 2 of #1s,
than 1 of #2s."
Hi Marty

I live just over the State Line north of MA (Taxachuesetts) Since there is no Sales Tax in NH, here in our town of Salem NH Pop 30,000 has every store you would ever want!

3 Tons @ $200 per ton or $600 for the winter is alot cheaper than $3,000 for oil that my neighbors pay!!

Nothing burns cleaner than the zero clearance LP gas and wood pellet stoves! pellets do not have tree bark!
The pellet stove in the shed was paid for by refurbishing and selling 2 others! I refurbished the shed one also!
So I got it pretty cheap! It must use a T-Stat to work. So I put in a T-Stat in the shed and a toggle Switch in the house to turn the T-Stat on!! Luckily I had 2 wires that I did not used when I wired the shed!

Anyway being a man of convienence (Even though it was alot of work to do this!) I flip the switch in the house and look out the kitchen window thru the shed window to assure the fire started and then just keep an eye on the wireless remote thermometer to see when the shed is comfortable to go work in!! see pics below!!

Right now it is 37 Deg F in the shed, I guess I will eat supper before I go out there!!!
Love that MOC!

If I had to flip all those switches
to get heat, I'd freeze only after
being SOL.
Power outages explain my
KISS heating redundancy living
here in the boonies. And, I'd
have it no other way.

Aye,
Marty
 

ohlongarm

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Mar 18, 2011
1,265
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Shown left to right,the Queen,aka,wife,the Princess ,aka daughter,and last but not least the King.
 

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kingquad

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2010
669
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I don't see a hearth :)
 
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Don2222

Minister of Fire
Feb 1, 2010
8,447
Salem NH
kingquad said:
I don't see a hearth :)
Now do you see it? (Is this helpful? LOL)
 

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HatCityIAFF

Burning Hunk
Oct 26, 2011
137
Western CT
Napoleon 1402 installed 10/2011. in lower level of raised ranch. Kinda the "man room" We usually have wood stacked between the hearth and fire hydrant, just to hide the wires. Would LOVE to get a 8 inch piece of reclaimed barn wood for the mantel!!
 

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HatCityIAFF

Burning Hunk
Oct 26, 2011
137
Western CT
Yes I like the old mantel better. The 'ol lady said to paint it, and i woke up the next morning and looked at it, and just said "ugh". I'm in the process of trying to find a nice 8"x8" square piece of reclaimed barnwood, or something thats old and weathered to put there.
 
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KaptJaq

Minister of Fire
Jan 31, 2011
718
Long Island, NY
The first pic is the VC Montpelier in the living room with a warm, happy, old cat.

The other is a 1969 Godin wood/coal in the family room downstairs.

The Montpelier burns 24/7 from Thanksgiving to March. The Godin burns wood for short cold spells and coal for extended freezes. I’ve only lit it 3 times so far this season.

KaptJaq
 

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ColdNH

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Oct 14, 2009
593
Southern, NH
Suppose I should updated this thread with the hearth in my current house.

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Delta-T

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Feb 27, 2008
3,146
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i love your dog shaped rug Cold...is so "lifelike".
 
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Billybonfire

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Jul 6, 2012
274
Lancashire NW England.
Here's ours at Christmas -
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And one hot cat -

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ScotO

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Well since somebody resurrected this thread, I may as well add mine.......

Our Napoleon 1900p in the kitchen. This is our primary house heater, heats the entire house (sans the living room) like you can't imagine.....

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Here's the Napoleon NZ3000 I recently finished up in our living room. This baby REALLY cranks out the heat, but this room is still sealed off from the main house as we are in the final stages of a complete transformation of that space. I'm anxious to get some REALLY cold weather here in a couple of weeks when I take out the wall seperating that room from the rest of the house to see how these stoves perform in concert with one another.....


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By the way, lots of beautiful hearths in this thread, guys and gals! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Fantastic!
 
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Shown left to right,the Queen,aka,wife,the Princess ,aka daughter,and last but not least the King.
I gotta ask, ohlongarm.......are you considered the "Joker" in that house of cards?;)
Beautiful ladies in that pic....OH and the hearth looks fantastic, too!
 
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