Bringing out the big guns continued.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ohlongarm, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. ohlongarm

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    These are the big guns I'm feeding the King,today and tonite. Wind chills will be well below zero,osage orange 3 years young,black locust 10+,I threw 2 splits on a raked forward coal bed ,and my temp shot up to well check it out in minutes. I'll tell you one thing the King is definitely at it's best when it's sub zero,and it loves the hell out of rock hard dry wood,house will not leave the 70's the next 12 hours guaranteed.PS I don't use the blower,only for a quick warmup. Load for cold Monday 001-001.jpg Load for cold Monday 001-001.jpg Load for cold Monday 003-001.jpg Load for cold Monday 004-001.jpg Load for cold Monday 005-001.jpg
     

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    looks good longarm...........now crawl under your covers and stay there
     
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    I been burning full loads of mulberry and lovin it!
     
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    I don't have quite that kind of menu, but we're into the 2+ year Mulberry now & the difference from my Red Elm is sure noticeable!
     
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    Just tossed a bunch of wood on my king that looked just like that. Good for next 16 hours.
     
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    How often are you reloading during this cold snap?

    PS: moved this over to the hearth forum so that more folks can see what constitutes a belly full in this beast.
     
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    Last night at 18:00 with hedge, today at 10:00 with some ash, and again at 18:00 with hedge.
     
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    Maybe some day I will find some wood like that. We're just having ash tonight.

    It still amazes me how much wood this thing will eat. The before/after rack pics say a lot more than a pic of a stuffed fire box.

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    I'm drinking red wine. Seems to be keeping me warm. The white ash, black birch, and black cherry seem to be helping enough. Only one zone out of three using oil right now. Wife must have fallen asleep or something.
     
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    Tonight she is having 2 year old Locust, maple and some cherry. Shes coasting at 550 and will for most of the night. At 7 I will reload with a similar mix.
     
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    I weighed my wood load last night; came out to 100 lbs. It's two year old bitternut hickory and hard maple (so the weight is NOT from wet wood!!). Yep, a big load to be sure. Nine hours later (this morning at 5:30), stovetop is 650 with nary a flame in sight. Cat is brilliant red, stat is set at two. House temp on top of refrigerator is 75. Outside it is 0 right now, predicted to swing down to between -15 and -20 this evening. I'll repeat again at around 8:00 tonight. I might even run the blower on low overnight, considering the weather...
     
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    How big is your house?
    Seems the King is doing a great job for you!
    I rode my apex up there Sunday(the hill) and the week before on Saturday..pretty windy last sunday!
     
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    Dontch'ya love a cold snap now and then. :cool:

    14'F here in north central Ma this AM and I woke up to 71'F in the living room. New England Oak and other hardwoods 2 years old.

    I'm retired and fighting a cold, but I will go brush off Mama's car and warm it up for her, she has to go to school and teach the kiddies. Oh well.
     
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    The house is just under 1600 SF.
    Yes, the King does a great job!
    I also have an Apex.
     
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    My unbaffled Fisher is eating ash faster than the emerald ash boarer . The wind is a killer
     
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    Loaded up at 6pm last night,house got to 75* on 2.5 kept it there all night at 7am house was 74*at 8:30am I threw on 3 huge oak splits loaded E/W house was then at 72*I will load again tonite with the osage and black locust,so in trying to answer your question, I did a partial reload 14+hours later,and will do a full in 24. The house will not drop below 72* doing it this way.Ten hours into the burn I had blue flame,and a stovetop of 600*suits the hell out of me.If I wanted to fiddle dik with burning coal bed down and all that I could extend last nights burn to 18 hours easily and maintain 70* temps but really no need to.
     
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    Yeah, I hear ya. I had a Grandma Bear with no baffle in my basement once upon a time. Ran out of wood in early March the first year I had it, and I had about 14 face cords - 16" long.

    So far this year I have burned 4-1/2 face cords. What at difference! I appreciated that my Fisher was an original concept and the name had historical significance, but couldn't keep it heating during my time away at work everyday.
     
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    Some of that would be awesome to chuck up in a lathe and make a bowl or two out of.....

    (Some of my firewood doesn't always make it to the stove)
     
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    Wife reloads at noon , I see you got what I want . Thinking princess though . Im tired of cutting soooo much wood

    Cheers
    Thinking single malt with grandpa tonight
     
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    I'm burning only 3 year old apple from a 60 year old orchard that I cut up. Burns good.. We have two classifications of wood here.. "Good Wood" and "Day Wood". The Good Wood is just regular splits that are nice and straight and tend to stack well.. Day Wood is the ugly stuff that is shaped funny, twisted, chunks, Y's, W's and other "not very easy to stack it" type of stuff. We call it Day Wood because the funky shapes prevent you from packing the stove up full and so it must be replenished every few hours...

    Apple burns extremely well for those who don't know.. I have about 20 cords of it on pallets that I pick up with the tractor forks and bring to the porch.
     
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    Amen Longarm on the big guns, same here with the 3 yr locust. Ive been packing the rock stove full these past fiew flippen cold nights/days, makes my surface temps at least 100+ deg warmer than my other stash of ash, cherry, elm ...
    With these single digit nights wish I had that little extra stuff in room like the king, that would give me that extra 2-3 hrs of burning hot like your getting. Sure is nice watching the oil tank gauge" not move":) with florida temps in the house.

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    Osage orange, nice!!!!!!!!! Not very much of that at all here in Iowa but I did find an old grove a few years back that a guys grandpa had planted with some import woods that was osage orange. That stuff was amazing enjoy!
     

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