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30 degrees outside

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by DianeB, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    30 outside, 74 in living areas, stovetop running 500, back rooms 67, air to stove set at a little below 1/4. Stove heating well. Will be interesting to see how it does at 7 degrees as the winter progresses. May need to run it close to 600 to keep up when it gets that cold. Have used fans to help to distribute the air but we are OK with cooler bedrooms to sleep in. Dog and Cat pretty much zombies in front of the fire.
    Using nice dry wood - perhaps 16 on the moiture scale.

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  2. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    supposed to get into the mid 20's here tonight in the central PA mountains. We're cruising along with some good silver maple and elm, not sure what the stove's at but it's around 78 in here, and there's windows open.....:p
  3. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Is that all the warmer it is inside? Its 28 outside here and 87 inside. I don't think I'm going to reload before bed which is very soon.
  4. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    If you do reload, you deserve to drown in your own sweat!

    pen
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    You have just described wood burning nirvana.

    Well done.

    pen
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  6. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    Open some windows like Scotty...
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  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It is a little cold at my house waiting for the new door gasket to set up.
  8. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Thats what happens in this cold at night and mild during the day weather. Been starting fires everynight and today i just kept it going because i was to lazy to have to build one tonight. Have to take the consequences for my laziness
  9. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Usually window is open but since its cold out and fire is going out, want to keep as much heat in as I can so I don't have to start ANOTHER fire in the morning
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    34 outside. 79 downstairs and 72 upstairs. Going to mid twenties tonight and the 30 is munching on a load with dancing blue flames that is gonna be burning for a long time.

    I likes me some sleeping under a sheet. Year round.
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  11. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    I'm right there with you Diane, my jotul numbers very close to your f400. Feels good to go through this shoulder wood right now, lots of chunks and punks keeping us warm tonight.
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  12. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It is 33 outside 68 in here.

    My stove better thank me tomorrow night for changing gasket or i will be very mad.
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    33 here too now. If it was 68 inside I would be stove shopping. ;lol
  14. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    woke to 24 outside and 67 in the living areas. working on bringing up the temp. had some coals this am so not a complete cold start. my glass was clear so no smoldering over-night, but a good lazy burn. The true test will be when it is 7 degrees. have been learning how to run this stove since mid sept. Challenging because it was so warm so hard to get the hang of it with such small fires in the evening. Now getting a better idea as to how the stove performs and under what conditions.
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  15. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Diane - I find wind and windy days are a much bigger factor than outside low temp as far as needed stovetop temp to keep up. I find that once I get it to 75 in here I can keep it there relatively easily if the air outside is not moving past my house to fast. Point being, 30 degrees or 10 degrees and calm outside I can keep it toasty with similar fire(s)

    But if it is 35 with 20+ MPH winds - I need to get the stove hotter to keep up because my heat is being blown off my house and heating the outdoors. I have a drafty house so your mileage may differ with a better insulated palace.

    Needless to say my next "free heat" projects will revolve around tightening this place up but I am not complaining - now that I have my 30 installed and the hearth finished.
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  16. jharkin

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    WOW. If I let it get to 78 I have to run outside to cool off. I must be cold blooded.
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    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Sounds like you have it going on.....I think you won't have any problem at 7 degrees either....
  18. corey21

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    I hope i don't have to go stove shopping for another few years.
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  19. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    21 degrees here this morning, living room was 68 degrees :cool: oil furnace was turned off.

    Still learning how to best run this stove but loving it at the same time. Loaded the stove up with cherry before heading to work. hope to come home to a warm house. 2-4 inches of snow and sleet wed night and then a warm up for the weekend.
  20. ridemgis

    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    25 degrees here this AM. 72 degrees in the stove room and and 68 elsewhere after a 7 hour burn of 3 yr seasoned red oak.
    Oil fired boiler t-stat set to 50 degrees.
    Couldn't be happier with wood heat!
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  21. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Stop in here sometime but be prepared to remove your coat fast. We keep it there and even warmer in the winter months.
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  22. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Jeez Dennis, I'd have to stand outside on the porch and talk to you through the slider with walkie talkies.:p
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  23. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ha Dave! The wife and I do that all the time. ;lol
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  24. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Sometimes when my stove is going it has hit 89 in here.

    Normal temps is 78 to 82.
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  25. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Dennis I think my wife would love your house....
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