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Burning in a Hurricane

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by dafattkidd, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Is it a bad idea for me to light a fire this morning? We have sustained winds around 20 and gusting around 40. Will continue to get worse through out the day. But I'm home and it's a bit chilly and I would love to have a fire. Bad idea?

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  2. WellSeasoned

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    I had the same conditions this morning and built a small fire with 3 splits and did ok. I kept the air open more than usual to have it burn quicker than normal and am in a coal state now. You should be fine. Stay safe
  3. argus66

    argus66 Feeling the Heat

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    ya i run mine in huge winds.. no prob.
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  5. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. This is what I'm afraid of. We have enough going on right now. I don't need smoke in the house. I think I'll wait til Wednesday to burn again.
  6. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    I do really want a fire right now though. Crap on you, Sandy!
  7. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Be safe out there on the east coast!
  8. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    id burn one, even if it meant i had to run air at 75%. I cant see how 20mph winds should affect you if you have a decent draft?
  9. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    We got winds like that last winter. Burn smaller loads and keep an eye on it. You're likely to get more draft and go through more wood. I had to cut the air back pretty well when we had high winds-I know that can help reverse the draft but I had to keep it under control burn wise. We've been steady over 10mph and up to 20 mph the past few days and we've been running 2-3 smaller splits and let it burn down to coals before bed with no overnight fire, just in case the winds spiked higher at night.
  10. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Started mine yesterday. Been burning mix of old pine and shoulder season uglies.No issues . Rather have a head start so the house isn't damp or cool when the power goes out. I approve this message.
  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We've had a fire going during 40mph winds without issue. I agree with the advice given to burn smaller fires and be sure that class A pipe is properly braced. Good luck to you all.
  12. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    We are currently up to 40-55 mph winds in SE Mass. I started a small fire in the 602 just to take a chill off in 1 room. After the initial start with the door open the flames shot up upwards towards the top plate, they looked like red/orange arrows. I had to close the door and shut the air down to nearly nothing to keep it from overfiring.
  13. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I have two going right now as the wind and rain is making everything cold and damp. Other than everything being sluggish, no problems to report.
  14. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Forcast calls for 50 to 70 MPH gusts here tonight. Liberty is cranking away at 650 and everytime we get a strong gust the fire really takes off but thats because of my 16 ft flue straight up. Amazing we have had and inch of rain and 15 miles from my house there are blizzard warnings for the western part of my county. Just burn smaller loads to reduce the risk of the stove taking off on you
  15. Bret Hart

    Bret Hart Burning Hunk

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    Perfect timing for this topic as I was unsure of what to do during high winds.
  16. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Great advice and perfect timing thanks everyone.
  17. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    Winds all day here 40 to 45 mph stove burns fine but I did notice I can set it on a lower setting than usual,1to 1.5 burning larch nice.
  18. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I am concerned about burning tonight cause i have never done this.

    Sometimes we get a strong gust out of no were.
  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We've never had a problem with wind, but then, I don't think I've had to run the stove with wind over 55 mph. I remember a couple times with high winds but just don't remember for sure the velocity so just posted the 55 that I do remember for sure.
  20. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    The T-5 ran fine with steady and gusty heavy winds. Seems to make little difference with this stove. My CDW would go nuclear in the same conditions..

    Ray
  21. jetmech

    jetmech Member

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    Same here, ive been burning the T5 since early this morning and its rocking and rolling in central PA right now... its been burning just fine.. we still have power and have got 3 to 4 inches of rain so far.
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  22. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    It's actually getting warmer out here. The weekend looks like we will be back at it, stoking...
  23. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Had a fire going most of the day, wanted to pre-heat the house in case we lost power. No issues at all...other than I over did it and we now have windows open!
  24. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    My cat probe is moving in my stove, im gonna wait to light my stove, gusts of 60mph at the moment.
  25. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    My draft sucks!!!!

    In the process of trying to build more het in house.

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