One Man's Ruminations Continue...
Good deal... start it now, thinking ahead. Nice location there with the beautiful surrounding trees and land. I've moved quite often in my life and there's a lot to be said for putting down roots and staying put. Of course, who'd want to move from your location. ;)
What's your plan for the woodstove and chimney?
I plan to move the chimney so it goes down through the roof of the existing house and is directly above the wood stove. So the stove pipe in the house will not have a bend (like it does now)— it will go straight up to the chimney.
Sounds like a plan that's been thought through many times. That's is how our projects go as well. Our situation is a bit different, because we purchased a homestead with a 1910 farmhouse. We've been renovating as we have the funds and the time. The last few projects are the bathroom, which is a big project because we're replacing the cast iron sewer line, out to the hook up in the yard. We have the claw foot tube in storage and we're putting in an oak barrel vanity/ sink and we also have an antique mirror and Mike is going to forge the towel wracks and other needed items. The remaining projects are adding an enclosed front porch across the front of our farmhouse and building a summer kitchen for canning and cooking on the wood cook stove( we just purchased a Majestic stove in wonderful shape for that purpose. We'll be glad to watch your venture, and glean from your experiences. Happy building!
That sounds really nice. Those old, claw-foot tubs are something special.
The second comment from W brings up a good point. Why not consider a masonry stove?http://www.mha-net.org/I had the good fortune of taking a class taught by Eric Moshier at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN early this spring.https://northhouse.org/instructors/eric-moshierDon't hesitate when applying to take the class. It fills up almost immediately when it is announced.A masonry stove is a radiant heater and you only fire it once or twice a day with about 40 lbs of firewood. You can build in a cooking oven as well. You will appreciate one in your old age when your bones ache all the time and you don't have the ability to handle large amounts of firewood. Masonry stoves fall under the fireplace building codes so you will save on your homeowners insurance over what you would pay to use a wood burning stove if that is helpful to anyone.
I like it. I've been interested in masonry heaters since the 1970s when I first read about them. And I've watched numerous YouTube videos about making masonry heaters. I would love to have one of those. But, practically speaking, I don't think I have the time to learn and actually make one. We plan to put a propane-fueled wood stove-like heater in the addition. That will give us a heating option that is easier for elderly people (namely us, someday) to operate. It will also allow us the luxury of being able to leave our home for a few days in the winter months, like for a vacation, which is something we have not been able to do with a wood stove being our only heat source.