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AC today........ Stove tomorrow!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by SmokinPiney, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. SmokinPiney

    SmokinPiney Feeling the Heat

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    Well our april heat wave is on it's way outta here tonight. It's been 90+ degrees since saturday and tomorrow's high is 56 :ahhh: with the low tomorrow night around 40. That's good ol jersey weather for ya! I tried to live without the AC on but i just had to get it up and runnin. The house wasn't gettin below 75 at night.

    So the AC is kickin today, and i'll be lightin the stove tomorrow.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Almost the same deal here. 90 and the A/C running but drops off a cliff with rain tomorrow. But I just hauled the wood out of the basement and we will just have to be cold.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Our stove is keeping us warm. There's been a cold breeze all day but it did get into the 50's. 30's tonight.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I chickened out and went out and covered up a quarter cord of softwood a few minutes ago.
  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Coupla weeks ago it was in the 80's for like 3 days. Really faked me out. Took all the brick outta my shop stove & brought the chimney top section & cap down to clean, ordered brick from Ace Hardware. Of course, then the weather went south big time. Some nights in the high 20's, days in the 30's. Had to break out an electric space heater. Today it was snowing. Picked up my bricks, had to cut 6 of them, overcame my fear and went on the wet 7/12 tile roof and replaced the chimney/cap, installed the brick and fired it up. Shoulda known better...last year I was burning into early June. OK now, Century's cruising at ~450 pipe surface temp & the shop's warming up nicely. Even the shop cats have forgiven me. Rick
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Same thing here. But I put the cutoff at May 1st. I don't care if it gets into the 20's, I won't light that stove up after May day until October 1! That at least gives me 5 months off. As much as I love burning, I would simply be depressed about where I live if I HAD to burn for 8 out of 12 months!

    pen
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    If my office was still in the basement I would probably be burning till early June again. I moved upstairs for the winter and cut wood consumption considerably. When it was 90 today it was just 64 down there. The stratification in this house is maddening sometimes. My wife is disabled so she is upstairs all day. Get the first floor warmed up and you could bake bread in the rooms up there because all of the solar gain is upstairs. Many times the power attic fan will be running, thermo on it set at 120, and it is cold downstairs.
  8. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Time to start reclaiming that heat from that attic for heating up spa water for those old bones of yours BB.
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I have thought many times about coming up with a way to move that heat downstairs. Of course the old bones are thought about every day. The creaking noises drive me crazy.
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