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50 years burning but never this soon!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Backwoods Savage, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Over 50 years actually of burning wood and we've never had a fire this early. I gave in this morning and lit a small fire to take the chill off. It did not get as cold as forecast but still was a bit nippy. I could have started a fire yesterday morning but refused to have a fire in August.

    Now it is supposed to warm up for a few days but still nights in the 40's.

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    They forecast frost for Monday night but only dropped to 40, we saved the wood and burned some pellets in the pellet stove.

    Zap
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah. Woke up to low sixties in the house and I normally keep the place in the mid seventies when I am burning. But dang it I refuse to light up the stove this early.
  4. rustynut

    rustynut Feeling the Heat

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    i'm with you BWS
    had to lite mine this morning as well
    rustynut
  5. ddown

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    fired up here. I could see my breathe walking the dawg brrr!!!!!
  6. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    I've had a small fire in the stove for the last couple of days. Had one in the middle of July this year for a night also, first time for that in 40 years.
  7. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    We had this discussion last night. The wife was all for a small seasoning fire to begin the year's burning but I did not want to start a fire in August. We were only mid 60s in the house. I have a good portion of the ceiling opened up during my remodel which vents off heat to the attic so our insulation is defeated.
  8. colebrookman

    colebrookman Minister of Fire

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    Hey Dennis it just proves as you get older you get smarter. Let the young ones freeze their b er tails off, I'm staying warm. It was so cold last night I saw a chicken cross the road with a capon.
    Ed
  9. par0thead151

    par0thead151 Feeling the Heat

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    must be the global warming i have heard all about...
    or was that climate change... :p
  10. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    I'm not shy about burning in July or August, when I need heat I burn wood. Oh, and there's nothing wrong with an occasional ambiance fire as well. Fire em up boys and girls!
  11. rphurley

    rphurley Feeling the Heat

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    Just fired up the stove here in CT.
  12. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Dennis,

    It was a damn cold Michigan night for the end of August! :bug:

    I walked out the door at about 7am this morning and marched right back in for my jacket!

    We may have another cold......cold, Michigan Winter???
  13. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    So far with reading all these types of posts lately, I have not seen much of a difference from what everybody fears of our short summers. In fact I think I have been better off than most. :cheese: The only big difference is we are still light at 9:00PM and I can still go fishing. I don't know how you guys do it. Rub,Rub Stir,Stir. :lol:
  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I say it for the twentieth time. You have winter, Thursday, and then winter again North of 60. Sleep late on Thursday and you are screwed.
  15. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    But I wasn't the one reluctantly to refuse to light a fire this am. The solar gain is holding us through the chilly mornings to enjoy the plus 20C during the day and bright sunny evenings. Ya,Ya and don't bother bringing this up in January. Let me bask in the glory just for once BB. :)
  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    OK Norton.
  17. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Alice! And today's only Tuesday. I will set the alarm early for Thursday. ;-)
  18. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Are you a GW denier?
  19. lexybird

    lexybird Minister of Fire

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    havent you heard about global warming? ,oh wait now they call it "global climate change" becuase they got busted on that one .it has gotten in the low 40's here in northwestern Pa. the last several nights.i have been debating on weather i should fire up the englander add on furnace this early.i was hopeful i wouldnt need it till october but its looking like this month isnt going to let me do that
  20. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Sure rub it in . . . I can't get anything done after 7:30 p.m. or so since we keep losing daylight. :(
  21. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    No woodstove fire for us yet..yeah it's been cold enough to wear a sweater outside. Inside the house the propane stove hasn't kicked on yet and doesn't feel cold yet. Seriously I wouldn't mind waiting till Dec for our 1st fire.
  22. bbc557ci

    bbc557ci New Member

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    Global warming my ars. I think Al-gore should spend some time inventing Internet II seeing that he did such a good job the 1st time :smirk:

    I cranked up the T6 last night about 11:00 using a bunch of bark, bits and pieces, and 3 small/medium spits. Woke up this morning and it was 72* inside and 46* outside :)
  23. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I've historically waited until Nov. 1 until I turn the heat on (out of principle), but not this year. I don't think I'm going to even make to Oct. 1 at this rate! :cheese:
  24. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Well with that new stove of yours you should only have to load it once for the month of October. :lol:
  25. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    badoom chessssssssss
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