Lighting the First Fire with my Father-In-Law

Lighting the First Fire with my Father-In-Law After getting everything hooked up it was time to light the first fire. Now this stove was in my wife’s childhood home and was used to heat the home before they had central heat. I knew this stove held a significant sentimental value for my wife and her family. It […]

Component Assembly Below the Chimney Support Box

Component Assembly Below the Chimney Support Box Inside there are several pieces that connect the stove to the chimney support box. One 90 degree corner and several lengths of straight pipe. To get the right pipes, I measured from the opening of the stove to the ceiling. The helpful people at Craft Stove and Patio Store in […]

Component Assembly Above the Chimney Support Box

Component Assembly Above the Chimney Support Box With the chimney support box in place, the next step is to assemble the portion of the chimney that extends above the roof. The vertical double-wall pipes are easy. They fit to each other and the chimney support box with a grooved slot and a quarter turn. I […]

In-Laws Boat Hogging My Workshop Space

Getting a workshop is great unless you let others store their junk in it.  Here is my whiny story. My brother-in-law needed to store his boat somewhere.  I thought it would be for a short time and offered my workshop. We both found out the definition of a ‘short time’ meant something a differently to […]

Framing the Roof Opening and Mounting the Chimney Support Box

Framing the Roof Opening & Mounting the Chimney Support Box After the chimney hole was cut in my roof, I then needed to build a frame to support the chimney box. The chimney box supports the weight of the chimney pipes, cap and roof transition components. Mine is 24″ square. I used some left over roof […]

Cutting a Chimney Hole in my Pristine Metal Roof

Cutting a Chimney Hole in my Pristine Metal Roof Cutting the hole in my roof was an unpleasant thought. I absolutely dreaded doing this. Intentionally cutting a hole in my roof – yikes. I started by drilling a hole using a small drill bit from underneath. I then went up on the roof to see where this […]

Choosing the Correct Chimney Components

Choosing the Correct Chimney Components I purchased all the chimney supplies at a local store called Craft Stove and Patio Store in Taylors, SC. The staff at this store were knowledgable and helpful. In fact, the older gentleman who helped me took me into their warehouse to show me how they installed a chimney through a […]

Workshop Stove Location Considerations

Workshop Stove Location Considerations I first needed to determine the best location for the stove before I could purchase the required stovepipe materials. I would prefer the wood burning stove be off in the corner somewhere out of the way but knew that would not evenly heat my workshop. Originally I was going to place it up […]

Replacing the Stove Door Seal

Replacing the Stove Door Seal The door has a groove that runs around the entire perimiter on the inside. It is in this groove a piece of door seal cord sits. To install the new door seal I first put in some door seal gunk/glue. This stuff is a thick black tar-like substance. I worked it into […]

Installing New Fire Bricks

Installing New Fire Bricks The firebricks line the bottom of the stove and about 8″ up the sides and back. The sides have angled tabs that hold the bricks in place. The top of the bricks fit underneath these tabs. I first installed the bricks on the floor since that is how the original bricks were […]