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Posted By Jukeboxfun,
Aug 9, 2008 at 2:27 PM
My dutch west was put in in june had 2 small fires blew me out , need 2 more , I CANT WAIT
Nice looking stoves.
Gives you something to look forwaed to in the winter.
Looks good to me. Nicely done.
the pictures look awesome. now the only thing you need is a rack to hold the wood. congrats.
A pretty select group that gets this excited over this sort of thing- eh?
where are you going to store your splits? Inside in a ring next to teh fire or outside. Might look nice with jsut a wood box next to the stove someplace
That is a fact on both accounts!
Those stoves looks great. You will love them even more once it's 30 deg. out there. Just a note about the smell- my stove- cast iron Avalon Arbor smelled for quite a few burns. I can't remember exactly, but it was definitely over 10 before it got better.
I am in the market for a stove and the Craftsbury one of our top choices. Your installation pics make me even more excited about this model.
The one question I have is does the soapstone bricks make any difference in this model?
Does it take longer to warm up?
Does it retain and radiate heat longer?
Any input would be appreciated.
I haven't really burned but a small break-in fire so I can't answer most of your questions. I don't think the soapstone bricks will make much defference. I consider this a cast iron stove.