Using a General MM1E that I picked up at a local country hardware store.
It proves that my seasoned splits are dry and all else needs to stay in the...
Gloves for the wife... always.
Gloves for me, almost never.
So which is the smarter spouse?
Synthetic is a superior lubricant. Over the lifetime of most any engine ownership, it will extend the service life of the motor.
I also heard the same in the past from my wife, until I became much more knowledgeable about stoves, burning and such. She now asks me "what is...
A moisture meter is just a "nice to have tool" if you process your own wood fuel, as most of us seem to do. The only essential that I see for it is...
All this talk about moisture meter forced my hand! This morning at my local hardware store I had to buy one, a General MM1E. The two ranges are 7-15%...
Aren't the discussed blocks just a really big pellet?
So that moisture absorbtion is very likely and the expected performance may be unreliable.
Keeping some emergency "storm wood" is always a good plan.
Hide it in the shed, barn, garage, cellar, under porch, dog house, etc.
I also keep some...
I use the SootEater from the bottom up on my Jotul F-500.
Just take out the air tubes, panel and blanket, then run it all the way to the cap. Then...
This is a good reminder for all of us. Thanks!
I stop burning when my wife is warm without the stove!
Actually some early May and late September nights may need a cozy fire.
Nice catch, and a good size! Seems as most times, wood hauling trailers fill up way too soon!
Bigger is better!
Saw buck... why not just cut it up and toss it in a pickup or small tractor w/trailer. Haul it to your shed for splitting or stacking area closer to...
Get the F-600 Firelight, as there is no substitute for "cubic inches," an old car guy motto!
In this case, more BTU is just better.
I used a "plug" of alumimun foil on my old VC Encore to block the air intake. Now just a pleasant memory.
Coals should be closer to the primary air, in your case front. Leaving enough room not to block it.
I say the T and 2 angles may still have a part in all of this. My Oslo pipe runs straight up and has never smoked. Many stove installations have some...
Just like the tragic fire in Stamford, CT last year, the is no substitute for common sense!
Load it through the side, enjoy it through the front!
I would have burned them out, that is if one could.
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