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03-02-13, 07:00 AM
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Bedroom gas fireplace and hearth |...

Bedroom gas fireplace and hearth | DoItYourself.com (http://www.doityourself.com/did-it-myself/bedroom-gas-fireplace-and-hearth-670#sthash.dLBQVkfW)
Thanks for all the help; I ended up just a Cabot...
03-02-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,182
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Thanks for all the help; I ended up just a Cabot...

Thanks for all the help; I ended up just a Cabot timberwick oil rubbed on, turned out nice.
Here's a link to the finished project, I received a lot of help from this and other forums on this site. ...
01-18-13, 04:45 PM
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Thanks for info, they are still somewhat...

Thanks for info, they are still somewhat green/moist. They were fresh cut when I got them about 3 weeks ago. I've kept them indoors and its fairly dry there, woodburnig stove is in same room. ...
01-18-13, 02:02 PM
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Posted By First Home

Draw knife/blade would look nice, but these...

Draw knife/blade would look nice, but these already came with the bark peeled off. Still could have done it but don't have the tools and already sanded them down.
I've got them sanded down to 150...
01-13-13, 07:51 AM
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Views: 14,182
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Thanks, I was wondering what would be a good grit...

Thanks, I was wondering what would be a good grit to go up to. I've got a few sanding pads that are 150 grit, I thought those would be good for the curved exterior side of the log; I've got a 1/4...
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I've had the an ecofan for a few years; neat...

I've had the an ecofan for a few years; neat product and great conversation piece, but really doesn't move that much air too far. Ours sits right in front of steamer we have on top of our...
01-13-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,182
Posted By First Home

Hand peeled cedar logs, working with them?

Hello, I'm trying to make a rustic/log cabin style mantel for our firplace, as well as a few other small projects with cedar logs. I had some white cedar logs cut to shape/size from a saw mill that...
12-26-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Gas Fireplace | DoItYourself.com...

Gas Fireplace | DoItYourself.com (http://www.doityourself.com/did-it-myself/gas-fireplace-606)
Thanks for the help, thought I'd show you what was done so far. Waiting for cedar logs to come in for...
12-03-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Deleted post, more questions later....

Deleted post, more questions later....
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I don't remember off hand as I'm in the process...

I don't remember off hand as I'm in the process of getting one installed in the near future, but it will list all the clearance requirements in the stove's manual.
11-28-12, 05:06 PM
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Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Gotcha, I need to cut a 1" diameter hole, I...

Gotcha, I need to cut a 1" diameter hole, I should have clarified that. It's so they can run the gas line to stove
11-28-12, 04:49 PM
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Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Guys, apppreciate the help and advice. Not...

Guys, apppreciate the help and advice. Not trying to seem cheap, but trying to cut down any costs possible where it won't compromise safety or quality. This is a present for my wife...
11-27-12, 02:25 PM
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Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Thanks for the help and information. Stupid...

Thanks for the help and information. Stupid question about laying down the cement board, I've actually nevrr used it before. For a small area, 3'X3', to be screwed to a horizontal surface, 1/2"...
11-25-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Thanks for the thorough feedback, good points. ...

Thanks for the thorough feedback, good points. Hadn't seen yet that temps for gas vetsion of stove could reach 90+ ambient on surface underneath the stove. I'll pass on the mastic and go with...
11-25-12, 09:32 AM
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Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Good point, I should have clarified that in...

Good point, I should have clarified that in original post. This is more decoration than main heat source, it's actually a small gas stove, styled to look like wood stove. Quadra fire garnet ; it's...
11-25-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By First Home

Sub floor/base for small area to be tiled

? about what to use to lay slate tiles on.
I'm building a raised pedestal to put a small wood stove on; it's being built into a corner, and will be about 3ftX3ft, and approx 2ft tall. It's framed...
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We used to a soapstone stove years ago, loved it...

We used to a soapstone stove years ago, loved it and you're correct, great heat retention. This is mostly for decoration and aesthetics, christmas present for my wife. It's in a smaller room, so...
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Views: 1,049
Posted By First Home

Venting for gas stove?

I'm looking at getting a small gas stove installed in our second floor bedroom; looks like we're going with this model- a QuadraFire Garnet T.
Quadra-Fire | Garnet-T Gas Stove | Specifications...
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Views: 9,615
Posted By First Home

Resplit; this was just an update to my original...

Resplit; this was just an update to my original post and providing some general information.
Originally I cut, split and stacked the oak when I first cut it down in Feb/March. I was hoping it would...
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Views: 9,615
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For reference, looks like a year minimum would be...

For reference, looks like a year minimum would be ideal. I split a few pieces last week again to see how seasoned they were. While they look/sound failry well seasoned from the ends, they're still...
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Views: 8,113
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I haven't installed it yet, but I purchased an...

I haven't installed it yet, but I purchased an inline duct fan, 6", and was was going to plug it into some 6" flexible duct line. I'm putting the "intake" end of it on the ceiling above my stove and...
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Views: 28,092
Posted By First Home

In addition to how much heat does a stoce put...

In addition to how much heat does a stoce put out, there's also the question of moving it around. We have, in addition to a ceiling fan in the room the stove is in, a tower fan next to the stove...
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Views: 9,615
Posted By First Home

Shortest seasoning time for Oak?

I'm pretty sure this will be seasoned adequately, but just wondering if anyone had any similiar experience and advice.
I helped clear a lot this past February/March and was able to get about 3 cords...
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Views: 8,655
Posted By First Home

2 ?'s about staining/painting concrete

Hello, I've questions about 2 different concrete staining/painting questions.
1- We're thinking of staining the exposed concrete foundation of our house, which would be about 2-3 feet from the...
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Views: 1,622
Posted By First Home

Here's some helpful info. Firewood...

Here's some helpful info.
Firewood (http://www.woodheat.org/firewood/firewood.htm)
Good, dry/seasoned hardwood is important. Different types of wood burn differently and give off different amounts...
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