The new stove is pumping out heat (and stink) RIGHT now!
To catch you up, last year we used the old KOZI 100 pellet stove that came with the house. It was old and messy and didn’t heat the house well (we lived at 16°C last winter) so this summer we bought a Napoleon 1900 wood stove.
A week ago the installers finally were able to come by to hook up the new stove, and to remove the old pellet stove. They are REALLY busy. Most rural people here heat their houses with wood already – and the few that didn’t are ditching their oil furnaces and moving back to wood. The installers told Jeff that some people just won’t get their stoves installed before it is cold. They are already working long days and weekends and are burning themselves out. I believe they are doing 3 installs a day right now.
Here are a few photos of the stove after installation. Now we have to mop up all the soot and dirt left from the messy pellet stove.
The first few fires are supposed to be hot kindling fires to season the fire bricks inside. The paint stinks too. The manual says we shouldn’t expect good heat from it until it has burned for 30-40 hours total.