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A Question worth Asking.........

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by soupy1957, Dec 3, 2011.

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What do you use to heat your home?

  1. Stand Alone Wood Stove

    56.5%
  2. Wood Furnace

    19.6%
  3. Pellet Stove

    15.2%
  4. Fireplace Insert

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Coal

    8.7%
  6. None of the above

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Please take a moment and indicate what your source of heat is, in your primary residence.

    Thanks!

    -Soupy1957

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  2. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    What about those of us with pellet furnace???
  3. snowleopard

    snowleopard Minister of Fire

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    Well, what *about* you? ;-)
  4. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    There should be a multiple answer option. I have two pellet stoves,
    a gas FPI, a gas FP & an Oil boiler...
  5. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

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  6. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Didn't set up the Poll from a functional point of view............tried to cover all the bases I needed. I don't think the programming is such that you can choose multiple answers. Perhaps I should have included an "Other" catagory, but for my purposes, I didn't need that info.

    Thanks to everyone who has, and who WILL take the time to participate.............keep em coming!

    -Soupy1957
  7. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Only 15 people? come on folks...........how many are Registered users in here?!

    Please and thank you..........

    -Soupy1957
  8. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Stand alone woodstove as my primary source of heat . . . oil boiler as back-up heat . . . and a small electric space heater for the room that contains the boiler room (to keep the pipes from freezing . . . which somehow seems a bit ironic to me.)
  9. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I answered *wood stove, but I really use electric, gas, and the Woodstove. It used to be primarily gas, secondary Woodstove, and three rooms with electric. Now it's a toss up between gas and wood stove between which is primary, but when it gets really cold I'll be able to tell a little better which is taking most of the load.

    The furnace is rated at 92,000 (92% of 100,000) and cycles on and off. The stove (according to ESW) can put out 75,000BTU, but that would be even and continuous heat... You see why I feel they may be evenly matched. The big deal is that my three story (with the stove down in another split level) layout just isn't conducive to heating only with the stove anyway, so the furnace will be running no matter what I do in order to heat he second floor and help with the far rooms on the first floor.
  10. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Looks like I'm the first to chime in with a wood furnace. Sounds about right-I used to tell people I had a wood burning furnace and they'd say "oh you mean a wood stove" and I'd say "no-a wood burning forced air furnace-it blows hot air through my ductwork just like the oil furnace, etc..." Then they'd look at me like I had six heads...now I just say "wood stove" :lol:
  11. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    When the lil woman is here, I am the heat source, BAMM!
    Just sayin......
  12. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Voted a couple days ago Soupy, but our main source (and only functional source at the moment.....by choice) is stand alone wood stove.
    Hog, it could be argued that when the "lil woman" is there, SHE's the heat source. Of course, we have no way of knowing so we'll have to take your word for it. :cheese:
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Candles. Really, really big candles. But they smell nice.

    Don't let the lil woman stop through VA on the way to PA Hog. You will have a very cold winter. :lol:

    Poll question: What the hell is the objective of this poll?
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