Finally, the stove

Our very large Harman 300.  I think it is up to the job!
Our very large Harman 300. I think it is up to the job!

All in and running! Of course, neither of us thought ahead to the fact that the lovely new metal stove carcass has a finish on it that needs to get burned off, so when I stepped in the back door this afternoon, it was to a disgusting, lingering chemically smell in the air. It wasn’t smoky in the house, but the stuff burning off just hung there in the air. So we have windows and fans going, and it is already clearing up, thank goodness.

Double-walled stove pipe, filling up that empty hole in the roof!
Double-walled stove pipe, filling up that empty hole in the roof!

And last night John did get the gumption up to climb on the scaffolding and shove a large bath towel up the open pipe, with a broom handle! Much better.

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4 thoughts on “Finally, the stove”

  1. Congratulations, it looks cozy and warm. That is one long stovepipe. I have only ever seen short ones inside with the long part outside.

  2. If you put the pipe outside the house it creates more creosote buildup because of the temperature differential. Better to put it inside, so we have understood. So far, it’s delivering the heat that my arthritis was looking for! I am very hopeful that our fuel bill will be cut way down now. Hopefully I will be able to retire in a few years without worrying about the oil bill in the winter!

  3. Good point about the creosote buildup. Hadn’t thought about the temperature differential being a factor. Is that model one that can be used for cooking on the top as well?

  4. Yes, Lavinia it is. It is a top-loader (plus front if you want) and you can take out the lifting panel and put a grill on it and cook. Harman is made in Pennsylvania.

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