Burning Season Comes to an End

lukem Posted By lukem, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:28 PM

  1. lukem

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    Looking like the last regular fire of the season will be Thursday night. There may be a few chilly nights after that, but no more nightly fire after this week. I'm glad...getting tired of feeding the stove.
     
  2. Jack Straw

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    30 degrees and snowing like hell here.....
     
  3. MasterMech

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    I had an involuntary end to my burning season about 3 weeks ago. Ran out of fuel. :(
     
  4. Jack Straw

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    Dec 22, 2008
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    I'll load a barge full of wood and send it up the Schoharie creek, that feeds into the Mohawk and that goes into the Hudson. You should get it by summer!
     
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  5. MasterMech

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    I'm set for 2014-15, working on 2013-14 now. Almost there. Another cord of something that dries quick and I should be golden.
     
  6. pen

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    Had 23 this morning, calling for 21 tonight, and 19 tomorrow night. I've still got some time to burn yet. Warmest lows for the next week are right about the freezing mark. Once it warms into the 30's at night and mid 40's or better during the day, usually 1 fire a day will do it for us, sometimes 2 small ones.

    I have right about a face cord left that I want to burn for this winter. Lots of other wood around but I hate looking at a partial stack all summer! That's not OCD or anything is it???

    I'm just glad it's been windy for a few days to dry some of this mud up. Hopefully now it gets warm enough to green things up so we don't have to worry about brush fires next. If it's not one concern with the weather, it's another :mad:
     
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  7. thewoodlands

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    It was 18 this morning with a wind that cut through you like a knife, it looks like the end of the week will be a tad warmer, plenty of wood in reserve so we'll burn until Mother Nature brings in the warmer weather.

    Still burning wood that we had ready for this year.
     
  8. bogydave

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    I'm close to MM , almost out of 12/13 wood.
    Getting long daylight now so the solar gain is helping warm the house.
    wttr.jpg

    Will let the NG furnace work after it's gone.
    13/14 wood is in the shed & 80% of 14/15 in the shed.
     
  9. fishingpol

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    Pretty windy here today too. I haven't had a fire in 3 weeks, but I got chilled working outside in the wind. I missed it a little, but really haven't needed it lately. The season is pretty much over for me.
     
  10. WellSeasoned

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    Will be burning here until late in the week. Who knows after that. Mother nature and old man winter may have a few tricks left.
     
  11. bogydave

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    Maybe you need a new chain saw so you can go cut some wood. LOL ;lol
     
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  12. save$

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    We have to have days that are not wet and above 50f before we let the fire go out. I've even had a few fires in June!
     
  13. tfdchief

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    I thought I was about done and then 20's for lows. Still burning.
     
  14. MasterMech

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    Both MS460's were pretty busy this weekend Dave. Working on making sure I never run out again!
     
  15. ArsenalDon

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  16. Paulywalnut

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    Nov 29, 2012
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    Still really cools off at night here. Daytime temps really make you feel like its spring.
    No fire for a week now.
     
  17. Dix

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    May 27, 2008
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    Upper 20's still at night.......40-50F during the daytime, usually.

    Fires at night, both stoves, and a restart from a cold ash bed the next night. Glad I saved all the kindling & splitter trash (hoarding my Super Cedars) :p
     
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  18. Hearth Mistress

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    I have the stove still goin. Weather man hasn't been right a lot this season so I'll just keep burning ;)

    It's suppose to be in the upper 60's here over the weekend and even 70 early next week but when it's in the 30’s at night, I still light the fire. I'm sure my hubby will be turning on the AC soon if I keep sweating him out!
     
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  19. ArsenalDon

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    Hey, nothing wrong with a good hot fire and the AC to mellow it out to perfect....we use windows to do the same thing, but to each his own....;)
     
  20. lukem

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    It's official. I'm done.

    Supposed to be 60's/40's for the foreseeable future. If it gets cool in the house I'll cycle the furnace a time or two to take the chill out.
     
  21. jeff_t

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    I've been away from home all week. First thing I'm gonna do when I get home is build a fire. There's still a few weeks left.
     
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  22. PapaDave

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    We're still getting cold-ish overnight, soon to be chilly-ish, then moving toward cool-ishness. ==c Reminds me of the "hippy dippy weatherman".
    I play it by ear and build a fire if I feel a chill. Burning mostly pine !!! now, and Oak overnight. Just c/s/s 2/3 cord of Spruce for next fall or whenever it's ready.
    Should be about 5 weeks or so of burning left, but greatly reduced recently.
     
  23. tfdchief

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    Nov 24, 2009
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    Last week, burned all week, lows in the 20's. Today, high of 74 ! Soooo.........I am outside, just can't quite let go.
    Outsid burner 2013.JPG And yes, those are flames at the top of the stack :ZZZ
     
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  24. WellSeasoned

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    First 24 hour period we haven't burned in a long time
     
  25. begreen

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    We started up again on Saturday night. Low temps about 40F and stormy made the fire very welcome.
     

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