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Posted By Hogwildz,
Feb 28, 2011 at 5:40 AM
2 nice large pcs for overnight burn load.
Well planned! I was at Vic99's house and I pointed out some very large splits that he refered to as "The Overnight Collection".
sometimes referred to as "baby-makers" around here. (you don't have to get out of bed to re-load the stove...)
Thats a good one. :lol:
Nice, what type of wood are they?
Ya know, I am not eve sure. The one on left has a redish blood vein looking resin/sap in it. The one on right i think is maple.
Did they burn all night?
Sure did. The one thing I will say with big splits like this, is after the initial volatile burn off, I have to open the air a tad as there is just not the same amount of air as there would be with a full load of smaller splits.
The larger surface area of the wood splits tends to need a lil extra air. Usually run fully closed, with these I will slide maybe 1/4" to 1/2" open from closed.
Above 25F, I'll get 12 to 14+ hrs and still have enough coals to get a new load going. Basically loading 2x a day. Over 35 to 40 I'll load each night and that is it. At 50's, I ain't burning. Might be closing her down in the next week or so.
Seems this year(year 5) I have really cut usage down. I used to load religiously 3 full loads a day. Now I can get away with 2 on some days if in the upper 20's to 30+