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Friday, November 20, 2015

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New Stove Design Preview

Form & Function! As a wood stove manufacturer it has always been important for us to produce stoves that will perform year after year to keep you warm, as well as compliment the home. The wood stove is often a central fixture and the majority of our customers want a design that will look good all year round. As part of our Beta testing process for our R2Z Stove, we are presenting a few designs with varying styles. Our goal is to offer a stove that is versatile; tall or short legs, ash pan or no ash pan, right or left loading door option, as well as top or back venting. Going one step further we would like to offer a basic version without the Franklin style wings for those who prefer a clean look, as well as several embellished options. 

Click here to look through our current designs, then we welcome you to fill out our design survey and let us know what you like and don't like about our proposed designs...and if you have other design suggestions, don't be shy, let us know!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 Owners Open House

Thank you to all of our stove owners, over 500 of you, who attended our 11/7/15 Owners Open House. We served over 450 lunches, had John & Ida Mae Specker performing live music, and had an all around wonderful time connecting with stove owners. We certainly hope everyone that joined us had a great time! Below is a sampling of images from the Open House.

Friday, October 30, 2015

We’re making our own furnace cement!

We recently started making our own furnace cement.  It has been interesting learning to mix a highly viscous material (almost 500,000 centipoise; water is 1 cps) and then fill caulking tubes, but Yankee Ingenuity has prevailed.  Our unique ingredients are soapstone powder, and very small strands of chopped fiberglass.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

More Open House Notes

Open House 2015 (Saturday, November 7) is just over a week away, and we are really looking forward to getting together with owners and having a good time, and getting reactions to our newest stove design(s).   We have made all of the food and beverage arrangements, and the food will be excellent.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Table Scraps #4: Acorn and Oak Leaf Tools

For the October Steal of the Month we made tools with an Acorn & Oak Leaf handle, which you see below:

Keeping an Eye on Fuel Costs

In our area, pellet prices have drifted up from an average of $250/ton to about $300/ton, and the price for #2 fuel oil has dropped from about $3.25 to approximately $2.25 per gallon.