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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Patapsco Mike, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. Patapsco Mike

    Patapsco Mike Feeling the Heat

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    Saw this through Fark.com Prepare for some new visitors...

    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2008/07/27/sunday_in_depth/doc488c8fb30c099814383205.txt

    Homeowners looking to offset high heating bills turning to wood, coal

    More area residents will be heating their homes with wood pellets, coal and fireplaces next winter than anytime in the recent past, as they seek alternatives to skyrocketing fuel oil and natural gas costs.

    But there's a hitch for anyone hoping to keep warm at a stable cost: The price of alternative fuels is also climbing as demand heats up.

    Wood pellets, manufactured to be burned more easily than logs in wood stoves and furnaces, were selling for as little as $220 a ton last summer. This year, with more customers seeking to shift at least some of their heating needs to wood, area dealers are quoting prices in the $255 to $290 range, according to the Web site www.hearth.com.

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  2. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    Oh boy, that wonderful fish wrapper. so dubbed the "suncomical" because of there hilarious errors.

    btw... why is a MD man reading a bottom rung new england newspaper :)
  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    The article seems to lump wood and pellets together.

    "we knew about this in June"... so they made more pellets... cutting firewood is a different story entirely.
  4. Patapsco Mike

    Patapsco Mike Feeling the Heat

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    www.Fark.com is a website that aggregates stories in various categories. Saw a story about woodstove stuff so I clicked on it, not knowing the source. I was amused to see that they were using this website as a source, so I thought I'd share.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Thank you! Some of the headlines on that site are hilarious.

    "American Airlines jet makes emergency landing at LAX; all passengers willing to pay $10 emergency egress fee evacuated via slides"

    "Environmentalists applaud high oil prices because people will drive less and thus pollute less. Unintended consequence: Wood stove sales are way up. Cut down those trees and burn 'em up"
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