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Cold weather coming to New England

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Huntindog1, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Lows around 0 , wind chills in the minus numbers.

    Time to bring out the Hickory stash.

    Should I mix it or burn full loads of hickory?

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  2. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

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    burn what you got! Gonna be cold in MO as well. good luck and stay warm.
  3. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    Time to load the best wood that you have. It's already cold here and dipping south.
  4. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Somewhat seasoned Hickory and Ash at the ready....actaully, the Ash seems to be putting more BTU's than the Hickory, which is reading 18-20% on a fresh split.
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks like Tuesday night they have us at -26, Wednesday night -20 so we have the beech all set along with the pellet stove in the opposite corner of the basement.
  6. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Lows in the single digits here Tuesday night. The Mag is going to get to stretch her legs this week.

    Stay warm every one.
  7. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Only getting down to single digits here with highs in the teens/lower twenties for a couple days but this will be the coldest week I've seen this winter. Looking forward to it to see how we fare - last year I would have gone into this knowing we'd burn some oil each morning at least to catch up the house temps. As much as I don't really like the cold, this is 'fun' in a hearth.com geek sort of way...
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Coldest weather in two years for us on the way. Hope there is something around here I can use for heat. >>
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  9. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Bring on the cold. I broke out the 5 square locust slabs to mix in with oak for Tuesday night. Will probably still be between 85 and 90 in here Tuesday night but because its going to be cold it might not fell that warm. I feel sorry for the neighbors who's heat pump will probably run nonstop.
  10. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    A recent post showed a used Blaze King for cheap. Maybe..give 'em a call?;lol;lol
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  11. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Lets all stop for a moment of silence for all our non-stove friends, WHO's electric bill will be going sky high!!!!!!!
  12. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    One of our neighbors has their oil vent (power vent) on the side of the house facing our garage. Thus if I'm out there (i.e. leaving in the morning, bringing in wood, splitting... whatever) I can hear if they are actively burning oil. They must go through quite a bit as that runs frequently and as it gets cooler it seems to take fewer breaks. I feel bad for them too - plus I remember when our power vent failed one winter before we had wood heat...
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Don't ya just love walking out on a bone chilling night and hearing all of those heat pump hums. Knowing that the resistance heat strips are glowing red.

    Of course I envy them on forty degree days.
  14. loon

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    Getting the T5 geared up ;) ::-)

    loon

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  15. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Ready.

    House loaded, back deck & landing loaded, fortex totes loaded & inside.

    Cleaned boost baffle.

    Cleaned the stove, took out all of the ash, rebuilding coal bed, and almost ready for the over night.

    Wednesday night looks like the killer here........ forecast of 10F, which mean 0F here in Icey Hollow.

    Better winter than 2 years ago by far, but that one taught me one helluva lesson. Never again.
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  16. katwillny

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    Its going to be the coldest week in about 2 years in this area if all goes as scheduled. brought in enough week for the week today. This is why we do what we do, weeks like this makes it all worth it. Lets go Ravens.
  17. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The 30 will be "choochin". An inside joke from a thread a few days ago. ;lol
  18. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Loon, those combustibles look to be a tad close to the burning stove, don'tcha think? :rolleyes:

    ETA: Make that just too choochin close!
  19. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Choochin right. Dag nab it.
  20. HomeBruin

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    You boys gonna be going through wood like a locomotive! Was 52 in dirty jersey this afternoon until the cold front came through. Later this week we get to share some of the cold, but not much below normal, just low teens.
  21. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Naww, that's Lodgepole Pine. Only makes chimney fires, dont'cha know.;)
  22. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Isnt Chooching a saying from some Canadian trucker with a wood stove? Pug Something or other i think. saw some of his videos last winter.
  23. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Was just getting the night burn ready..The wood box is about 15ft away and I cant fill the stove in one trip ==c


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  24. loudog

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    Sure glad I bought the wood stove!

    I've been burning Hickory exclusively all year...sure keep us warm.
  25. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Next few days will be the coldest we've had this year. Tonight we'll probably hit the single digits(13 right now). With a stove that's right for my house I don't pay as much attention to the cold stuff as I used to. I loaded for my overnight load at 7pm, I wouldn't have dreamed of that with my old stove on a single digit night.

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