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A break in routine

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Flatbedford, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Last night was the first night since some time in October that we had no fire. Not saying the stove is shut down for the summer yet, but it looks like we won't need it for the next week or so. It felt weird not loading the stove before going to bed. At least I probably won't have to haul any more wood up to the front porch this season. Probably gonna have to haul some back down to the stack.
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  2. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Just hauled what little I had left back down to the wood lot yesterday. Figured it would do well to season it another year, rather than continue fighting marginal wood in the shoulder season. Actually let the stoves go out three weeks ago, and already missing having the fire! It's been cold here.
  3. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Had a fire last night even though it was 60 outside it was only 73 in here and I was freezing. Looks like no fire until either Friday night or Saturday morning. Got a wheelbarrow load of wood left in the garage and I guess I'm going to have to get it back out to the wood pile because those damn ants are starting to thaw and come out
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Good for you Steve. I just added some wood to the porch rack but betting I'll have to add even more before this heating season is done.
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Every time I reloaded the rack for the last few weeks, I was sure it was the last time...and then I had to bring up another wheelbarrow full. I'm sure I'm not done, but there won't be a fire for a couple more nights yet. I find myself pacing around the house feeling unsettled without a fire to tend to.
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  6. charly

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    I've just been bringing a carry bag full of wood up as needed.. My Fireview has been sold , so right now I'm burning it until the new owner calls to let me know he's coming...
  7. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Haven't burned past 2 days here but today is a bit chilly and only a little sun here and there so I will be burning today and tomorrow's high will only be 40 and rainy so I will be burning then too.. In the meantime my outside stacks are going into the shelter..

    Ray
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It is snowing here....
  9. charly

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    We could get hail here tomorrow or late this evening.
  10. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    That sucks!
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Wow!
  12. katwillny

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    So Steve you burned right through Sandy? What a comforting feeling to have a stove going during that rough time.
  13. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I loaded up and burned thru the night with Sandy, but in retrospect, it was a stupid move. Too much potential for things to go wrong, in those conditions... and there's no way emergency services would have made it to my house, should a house fire have started. There's a large tree over the room where I have one of the stoves, and I'm very lucky it did not fall and pancake that room, starting a house fire. Several other large trees within 200 feet of the house came down.
  14. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I wish I could catch a break here, this is really getting old. I haven't been able to take a night off yet which is nuts considering we're into April. Not brutal here but low 30's at night is still cold enough for a fire.
  15. katwillny

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    For us in NY, at least in my house, We lost power for a few days, i wasn't home the night of the storm, i was referring to the days following the storm. i do agree with you 100% about the possibilities of something bad happening and emergency personnel not being able to make it.
  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Well, the snow turned out to be not much which is okay with me. Now if we can stop the rain...
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  17. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Ive been done for about two weeks temps in the upper 80s here and I would be in a state of shock if the temps dipped down past the 50-60s.
  18. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    But you only have to put any wood in that stove every two days...:)
  19. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Oh and just out of pure curiosity and nosiness why did you sell your Fireview what are you replacing it with?
  20. rdust

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    Nah it's only a Princess, I still load once a day just adjust the load as needed. Most I've got was 31ish hours, wasn't much left after that.
  21. charly

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    I really needed a bigger stove as the house would be down to any wheres from 62-66 by morning,,,.. granted I'm burning silver maple and letting the stove run at .75 which keeps it at a STT of 450-550..If I left the draft open further say 1.25 I'm going to get the stove hotter, but I'm going to go through a lot of wood... I like the Lopi Cap Cod,, that will drop right in to my present side wall clearances ( I have two air duct columns for forced hot air on each side of my hearth covered in knotty pine.) so for the Progress Hybrid which needs 24 inches for side clearance, I will need to fab two small heat shields and mount them to the small side walls.. Paint them flat black with stand offs and maybe hang some fire place tools on the shields.. The PH will just be in line with the wall by 3 inches... Oh well.. So after talking to Jamie at Woodstock who sent me a really nice email wondering if I wasn't happy with the stove or they didn't up hold their end with good service,,, I emailed them and called him back.. After talking with Jamie about clearances, he said that they will work with me and do what ever so I can afford to get a Hybrid,, kind of even offered to take my stove back even though it's 3 months past the grace period.. but it's already been sold... Let me say this,, I have never met such dedicated people as to be so concerned about someone owning their wood stoves.. just has blown me away.. So now I thought I was Lopi bound but after talking with Jamie and a few other people off line who own Hybrids,, I guess I'm not going to jump ship after all.. That's my story and I'm sticking to it;)
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  22. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Didn't have a fire for a few nights, lit it up last night and tonight. Mostly for the Murph.

    I'll be working on my stash on the back deck for the rest of the season, about 1/3 of a cord.
  23. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Through the storm and for the 14 days without power after the storm. the stove went back into service last night and is still going tonight.
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  24. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Fired mine back up last night, then loaded and left the blower off through the day today. She's full on now and tonight.
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