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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mattjm1017, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Im getting mine next week and Im looking at my wood supply Ive found some pieces that are longer than 16" so my question is can i fit a longer piece in this stove. The woodstock website says 16" but maybe some of yall have found that you can get some in that are a little longerby say 1/2"-1"?

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  2. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I believe you can fit up to 18" splits in the Fireview. You just cant do it throughout the firebox.
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  3. Flatbedford

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    I find that 16" is a little short. I cut at just under 18", but longer ones will fit in the middle of the firebox. Probably even up to 20" will fit. Short splits will leave you with unused space inside. A little variety in split size will make it easier to use every bit of available volume for longer burn.
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  4. charly

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    Being a new Fireview owner I also found some longer then 16's would fit in the stove. Didn't measure them but they look to fall into the length that Flatbedford mentioned.
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    Boy are you going to like your stove!;lol
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  6. Jambx

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    You can easily go corner to corner and fit 20 inch'ers - 16 is a bit small - 18 ideal but at the end of the day it all burns.
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  7. charly

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    So any new wood, what would you cut,,,,, all 18's or a variety of 16-18's?
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  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I'd stay closer to 18". I feel that 16" wastes space and 20" can be a problem. Be sure to vary split thickness too to make it easier to fill it to the top.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Aren't you limited to 16" or something like that at certain areas of the firebox? Below the door, or something. I can't remember, but I remember it being mentioned when I came close to buying a used Fireview on two separate occasions.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It's really more like 17 1/2" or so. When I shoot for just under 18", I end up with 17"~20" rounds anyway. It all fits with some finagling.
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    I always end up with 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20's, odd cookies - its all burns - and just as flatbedford says - just finagle it in - just be sure to watch out for any falling hot coals when you open the door!
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  12. charly

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    Ok , so I'm going to cut all my wood @ 17.375 inches;lol
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  13. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Better make it 17.374". Give your self a buffer in case you make a mistake :)
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  14. mattjm1017

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    Alright thanks guys I got a cord of wood the other day and some of it is split anywhere form 17-24" so I spent the day with my trusty sawzall cutting a couple inches off of everything halfway through I thought maybe I should ask the guys on hearth.com if the 16" is really the max. Ill go out tomorrow and cut up anything more than 20" the rest ill keep as is. Thanks again for the for the quick replies and info.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Are you planning on burning this year? Where did you get this cord of wood? I don't want to deflate your excitement, but, that wood might be really wet if you got it from a supplier at this time of year.
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    dylskee Feeling the Heat

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    The fire box measures around 19-1/2" wide, the 45° corners will cut down on that measurement but you can easily put 18" lengths in there no problem. I have 1-1/2 cords left over from last year for my old stove and most of that is 18~22", I'm going to trim the 22".
  17. charly

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    I'm just thinking my Esse Cookstove can take a 19 inch piece, so 17 or 18 would be a good length for both stoves.
  18. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Yes Im planning on burning this year dont really have much of a choice I know my wood is a little to wet still but Im kind of up against the wall. I have a thread going in the wood shed about this and am planning on using bio bricks/envi blocks something like that along with my wood and Im also getting some wood next week thats a little bit more seasoned so that along with cleaning/inspecting about once a month-6 six weeks is what Im going to have to do this season. I wasnt planning on using wood at all this year but between the gas company and elctric company I dont have a choice. I do appreciate your concern and understand where your coming from.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I think you'll be fine. Just understand that it will be a pain and don't get frustrated. Burning wet wood and heating your home is very possible, it just requires a lot of patience.

    How many cords do you have and how mild is the NC climate?
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    So far only 2 cord but I plan on getting another 2-3 a month for the next couple months so as to get ready for next year. As far as climat goes this weekend has been in the upper 60s with nights in the 40s-30s but towards the end of Dec it will be getting and staying colder. I know its going to be a bit of a fight with my less than seasoned wood but Im always up for a good fight. We have some small elctric room heaters to supplement if I cant get as much out of the stove as I should do to my poor wood.
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    I have been burning some Ecobricks in this stove and they burn great! Not as hot as good 'ol wood but pretty close. I mix them in with my cord wood and it has worked out well, I'm down to my last 3 bricks so I'll be re-stocking tomorrow.
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    +1 on ~19.5" firebox and 18" splits fitting fine. Inside the door frame, you have another inch or so, but if you are doing hot reloads, be careful with those 20.x" splits, or you might have to pull a flaming split back out when you can't close the door.!!! Doh! Also, be careful not to block the door latch area.


    +1. You will probably want to re-split a lot of your wood, maybe as much you're going to use this year. This will help the less-dry wood burn better, and it will season more quickly too. IME, this stove likes smaller splits better than larger splits anyhow, and you can control the burn well enough that it doesn't burn up too quickly. :)
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  23. Backwoods Savage

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    Yes you can fit in longer than 16". However, it is still best to stay at least close to that 16" because it is good to have some air space on the ends of the logs just like there is on the top. Saying that, we did end up burning some longer logs but would not do it as a regular thing. I'm thinking that we got 19" or 19 1/2" in but only above the lip. I did not like the idea of angling the logs so did not.

    We had a small problem when we bought our Fireview because of log length. Ended up cutting quite a bit. Also this fall I had lots of lumber cut-offs that I wanted to get burned. Here is one more use for the old milk crate. I filled the crate and then using a ratchet strap, snugged it all together. Then laying the crate on its side it was simple to make the one cut and then all the wood would fit in the stove. Other folks have built a jig to do this and that would be simple to do. Just make the jig so that it were perhaps 2" short of the length you wanted. Do the same as I did with the ratchet strap though as makiing that snug means it will cut much easier.

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