Monday, August 17, 2009
Drum Roll, Please
Now I know some readers were losing sleep over the Preway-- but thanks to James, Joe from Jovial Stoves, Scott Yoder, and Nicholas Pfluger, she stands ready for cool autumn nights. The installation was a bit of a trick-- the 8" pipe is a bit pricey so we reduced it to 6" of stainless, but wanted enough length so the fireplace would draw well. Joe, who sold us our pellet stoves for the house in Islip, set us up with a reducer and the proper pipes, all before 9 am. Then James hauled the baby up, and while he and Nick wired the entire upstairs, (and I pulled a few wires myself) Scott set out to fit the fireplace into the corner of the deck. I wasn't sure if I wanted it centered on the back wall, but when I saw how much circulation space it would take up once it was properly situated between the rafters, I thought the corner worked better. It seemed somewhat insane to install a fireplace in 90+ degree weather, but by day's end, we had both a fireplace and working lights upstairs.