It's almost time my heaty brothers and sisters....

Re: It's almost time my heaty brothers and sisters....

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:39 pm

Coal barn has 7000lbs, left over from the last few years not counting 2500 lbs sold to a guy I work with who will be burning soon. New load paid for 7200 lbs because they are now "Old Man" 40 lb bags :oops: 60 bags x 40Lbs. VS. 50 x 50Lbs. :roll:
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Re: It's almost time my heaty brothers and sisters....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:18 am

I'm still not ready.

I picked up a new stove pipe the other day and when I put the ends together it wasn't round. I tried to make it round but it's more square than round or oval. I got fed up last night after having cut my wrist on it and threw it in the trash. I'll go to the hardware store and buy another one.

I really need to get it together, I still never cured the furnace cement I used to install the throat plate so it's still tacky and I've noticed a lot of it has cracked and fallen away. Which means I have some holes. I need to get the stove put together and get a wood fire in it so I can cure the cement. Then fill the holes.
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PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:27 am

Today I am finishing up on "filling" some worn out gaps in the grate,fork & a few other pieces to send out to get re-cast. I am still waiting for my new barrell and back pipe from the metal fab shop, then I can re-assemble the Crawford. The biggest problem I can see is I have yet to send out the pieces to be re-plated, I am using New Chrome (Emory recomended). They are moving there operation and are not set up yet. When they get the pieces they said it should only be four-six weeks to get them back which should be just about right to start burning maybe with some time to spare.
I helped my neighbor with 4 ton of rice moving it into his basement, as he will return the favor when I get my 3 tons of nut in a few weeks.
I still have to fix some bricks on my hearth and re-paint the metal surround. Oh ya and find and fab some 5" pipe to the flu. Not to mention the other pre winter prep around the house, I guess I better stop typing and get to it.........
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PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:28 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I'm still not ready.

I picked up a new stove pipe the other day and when I put the ends together it wasn't round. I tried to make it round but it's more square than round or oval. I got fed up last night after having cut my wrist on it and threw it in the trash. I'll go to the hardware store and buy another one.

I really need to get it together, I still never cured the furnace cement I used to install the throat plate so it's still tacky and I've noticed a lot of it has cracked and fallen away. Which means I have some holes. I need to get the stove put together and get a wood fire in it so I can cure the cement. Then fill the holes.


What did you threw in the trash IOF :?: Your wrist :( or the stove pipe :roll:
Send some photos if you can/want from that cement job. It always helps someone to see them.
Salutations.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:33 pm

I guess I should clean out the Harman, still has ashes from last season inside. :shock:

As far as the EFM, I would just have to raise the t-stat. :D :D
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PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:34 pm

OOPS, forgot the subject's question.
Here is the answer for my case plus X Y Z to do :!:
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:51 am

nortcan wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:I'm still not ready.

I picked up a new stove pipe the other day and when I put the ends together it wasn't round. I tried to make it round but it's more square than round or oval. I got fed up last night after having cut my wrist on it and threw it in the trash. I'll go to the hardware store and buy another one.

I really need to get it together, I still never cured the furnace cement I used to install the throat plate so it's still tacky and I've noticed a lot of it has cracked and fallen away. Which means I have some holes. I need to get the stove put together and get a wood fire in it so I can cure the cement. Then fill the holes.


What did you threw in the trash IOF :?: Your wrist :( or the stove pipe :roll:
Send some photos if you can/want from that cement job. It always helps someone to see them.
Salutations.


I tossed the stove pipe. But then after work last night I took it out and patiently worked on it. It's better than it was. But I ran into another snafu. The pipe coming out of the stove doesn't line up with the pipe on the throat plate.

The elbow in the pic is not what I'm using. It just shows how far off it is. My original plan was to use a "T" but it too doesn't line up and it's much larger. So I took the old black pipe elbow I had and cut the top collar off and made it a 45° that I could still rotate each piece so it goes 90°. I'm going to run out and buy a new 90° today since the old one is a bit rusty.
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This is the best picture I could take this morning before work. You can see how the furnace cement started to crack. As you go to the left it has some nice gaps in it.
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PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:39 am

Looks like you've got her sealed up pretty good IOF. Should help the draw.

The pipe can be a pain when it wants to be. Last year the Herald caused a few choice words to fly but this year the Glenwood was a breeze. New Imperial or DuraVent (One of the two?) and only 2 x 90 degree rotating elbows and one 2 foot piece cut to 18" and a MPD installed. Everything snapped together and fit nicely. Done and sealed at the stove joint in 30 min. Loved that. :)
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:34 am

Yeah, I had 1/2 a tub of furnace cement when I started and ended up with an empty tub when I was done. Like I said, I still need to cure it and see what other little holes pop up, the one on the right side of that pick is probably the biggest one so far. Hopefully I can get the piping up this Saturday so I can get a small fire in it during the evening to cure the furnace cement. Then I can reapply where it's needed. That pic is only of the left side of the throat plate. I didn't take any pictures of the other three.
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:49 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Yeah, I had 1/2 a tub of furnace cement when I started and ended up with an empty tub when I was done. Like I said, I still need to cure it and see what other little holes pop up, the one on the right side of that pick is probably the biggest one so far. Hopefully I can get the piping up this Saturday so I can get a small fire in it during the evening to cure the furnace cement. Then I can reapply where it's needed. That pic is only of the left side of the throat plate. I didn't take any pictures of the other three.


Would it be easier just to wall-off the fireplace with brick and a thimble?
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Re: It's almost time my heaty brothers and sisters....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:59 am

Rob R. wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Yeah, I had 1/2 a tub of furnace cement when I started and ended up with an empty tub when I was done. Like I said, I still need to cure it and see what other little holes pop up, the one on the right side of that pick is probably the biggest one so far. Hopefully I can get the piping up this Saturday so I can get a small fire in it during the evening to cure the furnace cement. Then I can reapply where it's needed. That pic is only of the left side of the throat plate. I didn't take any pictures of the other three.


Would it be easier just to wall-off the fireplace with brick and a thimble?


I did contemplate that a few years ago. I don't remember the reason as to why I didn't do it though. Maybe one day I will. Maybe.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:42 pm

I fixed my not liney uppy issue. Here's a pic of the new elbow cut down to 45°.

Now I need to make up a new horizontal pipe with the draft inducer and I should be good to go.
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PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:02 pm

IOF, good job. Looks like you'r on the good way. Keep on posting the next steps.
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Re: It's almost time my heaty brothers and sisters....

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:37 pm

2001Sierra wrote:New load paid for 7200 lbs because they are now "Old Man" 40 lb bags :oops: 60 bags x 40Lbs. VS. 50 x 50Lbs. :roll:



I love it! Me too. I am a young 47 years old but I do enjoy the 40lb bags over the 50lb'ers. Just makes it much easier to shuck into the cellar.

Vin.
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PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:49 am

Vinmaker wrote:
2001Sierra wrote:New load paid for 7200 lbs because they are now "Old Man" 40 lb bags :oops: 60 bags x 40Lbs. VS. 50 x 50Lbs. :roll:



I love it! Me too. I am a young 47 years old but I do enjoy the 40lb bags over the 50lb'ers. Just makes it much easier to shuck into the cellar.

Vin.


I love the bulk delivery. Because my bin is in an attached barn, I can go through the summer kitchen/mudroom to the barn with a couple hods and fill'er up with my slippers on. :) I used some bags too and they seemed ok but the coal was always wet in them for some reason? No biggie but the empties were a pain.
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