No more central draft! We are finally getting a woodstove! Actually, we've had one all along, but it's been in the garage waiting for the arrival of the stovepipe that goes through the ceiling and attic and out the roof. Yesterday the boys started by putting up concrete board in the corner to deflect heat and to have something to attach the stone to, whenever it comes in. We've decided not to wait for the stone, however, since our heat bills generally run around $400 a month and we have massive amounts of dry firewood in the back yard. So while it may not look pretty, it will be toasty warm in here. And that's what really matters.
Here they are putting up the concrete backer board:
And here they are putting the box through the ceiling. I don't know why Ben gets on a ladder - Mike could stand there and hold it.
Fitting the pipe in place:
And here's Mike on the roof installing the support for the whole thing:
I'll post more pictures when we get the stone done - I'm thinking it will be downright beautiful.
Be thankful ~