HI WIP How to install a wood stove

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Seems like I always have several Homestead Improvement projects going on at the same time. This one is installing a wood stove. There's never a lazy moment around here.

First make sure the wood stove is a decent one and that it's in good shape (no visible daylight showing through seams/corners, etc...). If so, then weld up them up. Also size does matter... You want one that will heat the area you intend to place it in. Remember... When in doubt double the stout! That's my motto anyways.

Now inspect the inside, all broken, mising, cracked fire brick will need to be replaced. I really you should inspect the fire brick, through out the heating season but at a maximum every year before heating season starts and replace the bad bricks.

As you can see I have a lot of brick to replace, more on that later.
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Oh my. A Fisher. IMO, the BEST stove ever designed. We had a Fisher when we built our house (Papa Bear) but, it was too big for the house, cooked us out! I loved the design of it. It would hold a fire all night, was great for cooking on. Just absolutely loved it. Looking back, I wish we'd put it in the basement, with a plenum over it. THEN, it would not have been too big, and would have heated the entire house.
 

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What's This? Ahead of schedule for once 👍

I lit the fire and opened it all the way up. This thing will run you out of the cave. Got it hardly open now and it's nice and toasty warm. It's a much different kind of heat, you feel it good and deep.

This concludes this thread. Work In Progress is now done ✅

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Nice red coals - toasty 👍
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My parlor stove doesn't have bricks, but it's old and it heats most of my house, with a little fan put behind it and a small one mounted to the corner of the hall to direct the heat back.
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Watching this thread with interest. Can't have a wood stove in this double wide, the living/dining area is too small, laid out wrong and too much "stuff". I'd put it in the corner of the so called dining area, but my grandmother's walnut wardrobe takes up the wall and no way I'm getting rid of that. My parents rescued it off her porch where it was weathered gray, rained on, etc. They had it redone and shelves put inside. I treasure it. There is another place in the living area, but too close to the TV and melted plastic would probably not operate well, making my husband sad. Sigh........ my next house will have wood heat.
 

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ok 2 things...........
first what does WIP mean???
second- my friend has a blog,,, he husband installed their wood stove and too pics-
- http://www.rural-revolution.com/2021/10/installing-wood-cookstove.html
I thought Don did a good job and Patrice documented well. I have a Bakers Choice also, I gave it to my son who wanted a stove with a water jacket who gave it to a good friend and hahahahahha that is the house we are buying, so I get my stove back hahahha
 

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ok 2 things...........
first what does WIP mean???
second- my friend has a blog,,, he husband installed their wood stove and too pics-
- http://www.rural-revolution.com/2021/10/installing-wood-cookstove.html
I thought Don did a good job and Patrice documented well. I have a Bakers Choice also, I gave it to my son who wanted a stove with a water jacket who gave it to a good friend and hahahahahha that is the house we are buying, so I get my stove back hahahha
Very nice tutorial 👍 I be the first to admit, writing a decent tutorial is way above my pay grade.

WIP = Work In Progress or should I say... the hat my wife bought me long ago, says it all.
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After a long hard day of fighting evil, it's time to go take a long soak in the jacuzzi and get to bed early. At least tomorrow two brothers will be here @ 9:00 AM sharp to help me rebuke any more wickedness should "it" decide rear it's ugly head.

All I can say wickedness, WATCH OUT!!! I WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE, TO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO SHOW UP! ---> Ecclesiastes 4:12

Roughed out hole for the chimney and no purlins in sight :) finally something is going right \o/ I'm back on familiar ground now, it's just wood 👍 That vent will help blow the heat off the stove pipe, don't you would think? 🤔
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Now I know why my wife left this pretty pillow in the cave. I found a use for it 😂
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Us old guys are slow but we are precise, we make every move count. Chimney is in, and calked with silicone. I need to go and get a 10" rubber boot but that can wait until the silicone dries. I rate the chimney installation - easy.

6' of pipe got the stack well above the ridge for a good draw.
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The box, instructions said a minimum of 2" below the ceiling we placed it approximately 3" below the ceiling. The pipe is a little under 20" from the wall which also exceeds 18" minium required.
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Absolutely no evil showed up today 🤣 but I'm still feeling my fight with that evil fire board from yesterday. I think I'll eat a big lunch then take a bit of a nap 😴

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