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Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 16 1:38 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Yes we can use the inspection hatch and the baffle in the pipes. Probably close to 200 quids worth.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
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Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 16 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a nice looking stove Bodger.
tell me will you keep 'pretty logs' in the base never to be used?

and a basket next to it for refilling

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 16 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't know how much of the heat goes downward, but always a good idea to finish of drying the logs to be used next by the fire. This does preclude using 'pretty' logs though.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 16 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've have a Highlander 5 with the log store in the study and yes, you've guessed it, I'm not allowed to burn the pretty logs. The ones that we have in situ at the moment have been there for at least two years.

Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
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Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 16 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

when we got our first log fire we were all excited and nave.
I carefully arranged the wood to look nice in the store we had made.
this was a proper cheep oh range styleee we installed in the place that joined our caravans. it did the job but I wouldn't recommend

after a few days of loading it up we realised it was pointless.
we have a nice one in one of the lounges with a base store.
it does get warm ish and dries the wood off but is reserved for the visual effect too.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 16 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We managed to get the new stove fitted just in time. At half past four this afternoon, the lights flickered a few times before we had a power cut.
I used the top of the stove to do myself a romantic dinner by lamp light, of eggs and mushrooms on toast with some obligatory brown sauce.
The electricity came back at about seven.
Tomorrow I'll get rid of the excess fire cement and then tart the chimney up with a bit of 'Zeebrite'
My dinner and the stove was and is absolutely brilliant. Its blowing a right 'Hooley' here and the stove is proving to be very controllable and responsive.














We nearly had hot dogs.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 16 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my half wolf gave himself a flat top hairdo eating from a pan beside the stove

it was probably uncomfortable and dangeroos but he thought it worth it even though those that knew him laughed a lot when they saw his new do.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 16 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We bought a flat topped fire so we could use it for cooking. Generally I use it when I am doing something that needs a long time, like bolognaise or cassoulet. I also melt wax in a water bath over it, as it takes such a long time. In emergency, such as power cuts (we have a gas stove, but it doesn't work without electricity), I do any cooking on it. As we use the whole width of the fire box, I don't rake the ashes to one side to do bread etc. as some do.

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