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3rd or 4th burn today but 1st pic

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by raybonz, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Had a good frost last night and fired up the T-5 and have kept it going all day.. Just a couple pieces at a time to prevent being cooked out.. Stove is running great!

    Ray

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  2. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Nice fire and setup.
  3. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx Corey! 2nd season with this stove and hearth too..

    Ray
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  4. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Great looking set up. Looks comfy too.
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks great Ray, what type of wood r u burning?

    zap
  6. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx rideau it's always cozy when the stove is alive..

    Ray
  7. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Love it!
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  8. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a fire from an ad there - nice. Just need to ad a furry critter under it :)
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  9. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx Zap I think at the time it was ash and I've been mixing in some of the compressed wood logs from TSC. Those burn very well too. My inside wood rack was nearly empty and I had to wait until my son came home to help bring in some wood.

    Ray
  10. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx! The cats generally hang out around the stove :)

    Ray
  11. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    A nice fire warms the soul as well as the body..

    Ray
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  12. Jclout

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    I have some of those compressed wood blocks from TSC as well but have never used them. Do they extend your burn time at all? They claim to burn up to 2 1/2 times longer than natural wood splits I think. And I agree that is a very nice set up you have Ray.
  13. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

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    I am use to seeing the CDW on that hearth. How do you like the new stove compared to the CDW?
  14. raybonz

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    I find they burn similar time to wood but very hot so I only use a couple at a time.. I just wanted to see how well they burn. Thanx for the compliment!

    Ray
  15. raybonz

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    Hello G-man! You never saw the CDW on this hearth but you did see the chimney. I removed the bluestone hearth as it was too small and it was heaving due to poor installation in my opinion. I much prefer the porcelain tile as it blends into the chimney stone better. As for the burning the T-5 I find it so much easier to use plus it burns much cleaner than the CDW with a very short learning curve. I haven't seen a single back-puff with this stove either but that may be more of a cat vs secondary burn thing rather than a stove brand thing. The fireview with secondaries creates a nice ambiance too. So far I love this stove and it produces much more BTU's than the CDW!

    Ray
  16. Pallet Pete

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    Holy cow ray that could be a wallpaper ! Very nice indeed.

    Pete
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  17. Todd

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    Looking good Raybonz.
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  18. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx Todd! Have you posted pics of your BK princess? I bet those long slow burns are great this time of year!

    Ray
  19. Shadow&Flame

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    Very nice looking raybonz....love the look of a T5 Freestander.
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  20. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx S&F I have been pleased with the heat output with this stove. I also love the look of the T-5 insert! How large a home are you heating with the T-5 insert and has it met your expectations? Some people thought I should have gone to the T-6 but I think that would have been too much stove for my home.

    Ray
  21. f3cbboy

    f3cbboy Feeling the Heat

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    Nice looking install- i like the look of that stove.
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  22. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Thanx f3! I like the look of cast iron and also soapstone but more importantly I like the convective heat and soft heat that this stove provides. If I need to warm up fast the front provides intense radiant heat as well.

    Ray
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    That pictures just says "comfort". Very nice. I never get tired of seeing pics like these.
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    Ray, not only do I like your wood shed but also love your install. That is nice.
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