[quote=Janet Reed][quote=Jim Guinn]Well, after almost 3 months, our stove arrived. The installer came a couple of days later, and we now have our stove. We need to do a few small fires before we let it roar. Once we have it broken in, we'll try our hand at doing some cooking in the oven.
Jim how wonderful! It’s a beauty! Tell us more about it![/quote]
It is called the Vermont Bun Baker XL sold by Vermont Marble, Granite, Slate & Soapstone Co. (http://www.vermontwoodstove.com/sample-page/soapstone-wood-stoves/#!/Vermont-Bun-Baker-XL/p/54023116/category=8289041
). The design comes from Australia and the stove is made in New Zealand by a company called Nectre (https://www.nectre.com/en-au
.) Over there, they call it the Nectre Big Baker's Oven. I guess over here they figured "Vermont Bun Baker" would sell better! LOL.
Total Weight: 550lb. - Size: 27 3/16” x 22 1/2” x 33 3/4”
Firebox: 19” x 11” x 13” Oven: 19” x 12 1/2” x 11”
Top Exit Flu Size: 6” Wood Length: 20”
Residual Heated Output: 2,000-2,500/SF
BTU’s/hr: 65,000 - Efficiency Rating: 78%
Cost of stove: $4315. Labor and materials to have radiator removed under window, floor boards cut away, and tile installed even with floor boards: $2075. Labor and materials to have stove and chimney installed: $3891. Total Cost: $10, 281. A lot of money, but we think it was worth it in the long run as it will also heat the entire house and is a safeguard against the SHTF....besides all the goodies it will cook for us!
We kept a small fire going most of the day on Friday, a medium fire going most of the day on Saturadya, and today we already have a large fire going. Tonight we will stock it up before going to bed. Cooking experiments will start this week.
Any other questions, just ask.