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Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by mrhaney, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. mrhaney

    mrhaney New Member

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    im still burning although temps have been in 70-80 for almost 2 weeks ,i know its going to get cold again and have used 0 gas this year and want to keep it that way the gas co came to make sure my meter had not been tampered with ,weve been heating all our hot water and i had to turn the valves off to the furnace coil because weve used a/c last 2 days,but its easier to keep the boiler runing, im burning about 20 lbs of coal a day and havent servicedthe hopper for 15 days she just sits down there and idles plan on shutting down may 1 for the season

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  2. Nofossil

    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    Probably lit my last fire last night. Don't need it for the house, but need it for the DHW and hot tub. Probably wouldn't have bothered, but I'd like to get rid of the wood in the basement so I can sweep up. I'll get 300 kBTU into storage and that should last into next week.

    With the solar hot water panels that I have, I can't start using them until after the last frost - a bit early yet.
  3. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    I've been running my NG furnace for a few weeks now. If I had a boiler, I would have probably do like you guys and kept it going, but the forced air wood furnace I have just makes the house too warm. Besides, the NG furnace has only been kicking on at night a few times a night.
  4. AndrewChurchill

    AndrewChurchill Minister of Fire

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    I'm still burning, but I have a pellet boiler. I'm going to run it until I run out of pellets.
  5. webie

    webie Minister of Fire

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    Yep in fact I just lit the solo 60 just afew minutes ago . Just got 1.6 inches of rain here the last day and talking only highs around 50 the next two days and cloudy and rain . My storage was down to about 145 so I will give it a good charge up and be good again for a few days .
  6. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    No storage here, but yes still burning.
  7. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Have not had a fire since last week. Temps are way too high and boiler in basement will make living room way too warm right now(supposed to hit 88 today, 3rd straight record breaking temp day)...but, pre-summer is about over as temps won't get out of 50's on Saturday so she'll get fired up again. Was really weird sitting on the deck last night @ 8pm in t-shirt, shorts and no shoes!
  8. wantstoburnwood

    wantstoburnwood Member

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    The house was cold this morning so just a small fire to dry out the cellar and warm the house up . No storage here
  9. WoodNotOil

    WoodNotOil Minister of Fire

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    I have been burning a single load every few days for DHW. When I am around to reload and get a long enough burn to heat the entire storage up, then I will be able to go longer between burns. I never stop burning, just more space between fires in the shoulder and summer...
  10. ihookem

    ihookem Minister of Fire

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    One load yesterday, day before and two loads a day for the rest of the week. 27 * and snow tomorrow night. Winter out der boys.
  11. Rory

    Rory Member

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    Basically, what WoodNotOil said It never ends, it just slows down for a spell
  12. Gary S

    Gary S Member

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    I been starting a small fire most evenings for a while now. There were a few days I didn't. The night temps are going to be in the 20 for a few night now so I'm glad I didn't shut it down.
  13. maplewood

    maplewood Minister of Fire

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    Keeping a small fire on, occasionally letting it go out. Pre-heating the DHW, and keeping the chill out of the basement area.
    Wishing I had storage, so I could keep the heat for a couple of days at a time.
    It is supposed to be a rainy few days - the family will like the warmer house.
    I think it's easier to keep the fire going and open a window for some cool fresh air than to let the fire go out and try to keep the heat in by closing all the windows.
    Happy burning!
  14. Singed Eyebrows

    Singed Eyebrows New Member

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    Still burning, it's upper 30's here & the house had dropped to 62. Randy
  15. herbdan

    herbdan New Member

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    Not using the wood furnace (BK APEX) but using the RSF see through fireplace, mostly when we get home from work. The RSF keeps the house toasty when the outside temps stay above 28F. Using more firestarters than I like, but heck they don't cost much since we buy the big box's of em when on sale....


    Herbster
  16. Ncountry

    Ncountry Member

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    Still burning, in my first season with used $500 tarm502, heating domestic water. It is a surprise to be able to throw 2 splits in the stove in the am and 2 in the pm and the fire never goes out. No visible smoke except when I open the door to add wood and there is a face full. I heard snow is forcast for friday so I may have to add more than 2 splits tonight.I think the tarm paid for itself , I will have to keep on saving for a new gaser.
  17. Deere10

    Deere10 New Member

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    Same here Jimbo Still burning,,, No storage kinda nice 2 pieces in the am 2 in the pm.. Looking like its gonna cool off for the weekend. Should be able to make it to the end of the month.. Then make the switch to oil.. no big deal got both tanks full from last fall..
  18. Hunderliggur

    Hunderliggur Minister of Fire

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    With 90+ the last few days I have not been burning for a week. May fire it up tomorrow evening since the high MAY reach 60 Friday and Saturday. I have some wood I would like to use up.
  19. ken999

    ken999 New Member

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    Still burning the E-Classic. I light it and run the temp up to 190 twice a day for DWH and the occasional house warm up. Temps are supposed to dip for the next few days so I'll be tapping into some of the heat to keep momma happy. I'm using 1/2 a wheelborrow load of wood a day. I've got lot's of junk wood to clean up around here and I don't intend to quit for a while.
  20. 101x81

    101x81 New Member

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    i still burning,

    the nights are cold here
  21. heaterman

    heaterman Minister of Fire

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    One of my boys is still firing his old H-4 Hardy OWB. Hardy has a good design for making hot water and he uses it year round. A load of wood every three days will make all the hot water for his family of 5. Right now he needs it for heat!!! 33* with stiff north wind and snow as we speak.
  22. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    My taxes are in the mail . . . and it's snowing as I type!! Yup, still burnin' :cheese:
  23. Chris S

    Chris S New Member

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    One load every other day, except yesterday my wife refilled it, and for the first time in 5 months, the boiler reached temp, and went idle.
    Storage at 180 this morning, but it's cold outside, so I may have to light a fire tomorrow.
  24. Hunderliggur

    Hunderliggur Minister of Fire

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    I think tax forms make good fire starter!
  25. trehugr

    trehugr New Member

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    6" of new S$#% on the %$#@&* ground.... happily still burning

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