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Old 04-19-2015, 06:21 PM   #11
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Now it is time to wheel it in there. First, we laid the hand truck on its wheels, and we tied it off to a stud in side, just in case it should come flying back for any reason. My one son pulled with the rope, my other son pulled the hand truck, and I pushed it up.

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Old 04-19-2015, 06:24 PM   #12
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Well, so much for the soapstone being hard to get out lol. Some fell out when we tipped it sideways, and I left two small fire bricks in there by accident. The one small brick actually broke. No big deal, but should have been more careful.

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I had other camp duties to attend to (first day I have been able to drive in since Fall). I did all of that and took the rest of the day off!

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Old 04-19-2015, 06:30 PM   #13
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On the second day, I took the old wood stove out and began working on the hearth. This meant I would be "roughing it" that night because the temps were to get down to 28F. I still had other camp duties to do, plus an unscheduled stop to the local hardware store as I brought the wrong thinset with me. However, I did get everything done.

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Good thing I remeasured here. I had a brain cramp and for some reason thought I needed to make the hearth 13 inches longer than necessary. That's why they say to measure twice.

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Okay, break time. Cook some chicken and enjoy a fire!

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Old 04-19-2015, 06:31 PM   #14
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Today I trimmed off the excess cement board and then grout the tiles. My shop vac bit the dust, but otherwise, everything went pretty smooth. I think almond was the right choice on the grout.

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Next weekend, we will actually get the new stove installed.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:13 PM   #15
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Good job. Thanks for the photos.
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How appropriate that the photo immediately following the beer photo is blurry.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:23 AM   #17
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My brother and my sons went up to the yurt last night just to get the stove on the pad. My brother and I are going to get it installed and fired today.

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Old 04-24-2015, 08:40 AM   #18
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I'll bet it's good to see that mo in place, huh? lol Looking forward to burn reports next

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season. Thanks for the thread.
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:47 PM   #19
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Okay, I just got back from our weekend. The install went well. We had temps of 20 degrees F and 30 degrees F each night. The first night I set the damper rather high (50%) and I had to reload it about 7 hours later. The next night I set it near 25% and 10 hours later it was still pretty comfortable in the yurt when I woke up (68 degrees) but the fire was down to coals.

That is a lot of variation on just a small change. I am thinking that after I use this stove a while, I should be able to get it to 12 hours @ 20f outside. I just have to get better at using a catalytic stove. I am learning a lot.

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This was my daughters first time overnight at camp, she had a long day and passed right out lol!

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The trim is now done, as is the project.

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Old 04-26-2015, 10:24 PM   #20
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Good job Jafo. That stove is a real piece of work. I like the supply air to it. BIG improvement over drawing air from inside the yurt. Sweet. Thanks for the thread and the details.
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