Do you keep your stove lit all night?

BrianN Posted By BrianN, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM

  1. DexterDay

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    Yep...

    You would leave your furnace on while your away? Right? There is flame in it (assuming you have HHO or LP/The flame is still there) its just hidden within the furnace.

    The stove has plenty of safety features (depends on model, as to how many). My dryer scares me more than the stove. Dryers start a lot of fires every year. They have, well, lets just say, very few safety features (if any). And people trust them day in and day out.

    If you haven't cleaned your dryer vent in the last 2 years (even 1 year depending on loads ran) then you would be utterly surprised at the lint build up and fire hazard within that steel box :(
     
  2. firecracker_77

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    A stove would not be very valuable if it could not be heating at night. There should be built-in safety features.
     
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  3. CtPaul

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    Yeah I tell her we live in CT not Alaska! That and if you do that for too long you are going to feel cold when you walk away. :)
     
  4. chuckster

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    24/7 and shut down to clean once a week.
     
  5. doghouse

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    Perfect candidate for a thermostat. Why not go 100% pellets?
     
  6. gymrat0663

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    24/7 because I live by the "Happy wife, happy life" motto! (And I like my happy life!) >>
     
  7. blanc12

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    Thermostat. any time it needs to come on. These machines will shut down if there is a problem. If there is a power outage you need a good draft in your exhaust pipe like a wood stove. I use a ups. for at least as long as it lasts. Without a draft, Mine is a direct vent. It will smoke up the house. Stinks but not a big deal for me. Some on these forums may have a big problem. If I can save cash and do it safely I am in.
     
  8. MommyOf4

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    HA! My husband says the same thing, but sometimes says that we (women) can never be happy...or satisfied. Can't live with us and can't live without us!
     
  9. robert65

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    24/7 here also with a once to twice a week cleaning, 7 years now no issues!
     
  10. SXIPro

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    12 years straight 24/7 over the winter. It's my only source of heat. :)
     
  11. IHATEPROPANE

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    I will have mine in all night tonight
     
  12. Northwoodneil

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    If I could clean it running I'd never shut it off. Room temp set at 75::F and it comes on and goes off as needed.
     
  13. Danny Cathcart

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    All night long.
     
  14. JHASS

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    I leave it turned on but it only runs when the T-stat tells it to.
     
  15. Redbarn

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  16. SmokeyTheBear

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    Depends upon the t-stat mode, during the winter it is lit 24/7 except for a weekly cleaning.
     
  17. JHASS

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    I always run in auto on/off, I live down in the tropics compared to you Smokey.
     
  18. Snowy Rivers

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    Unlless the weather warms up.

    This house is a 2300 ft ranch style and once it gets cooled off, it can take a long time to bring it back up to temp.

    With one small stove and one large one, we can tailor the heat pretty well to fit the weather conditions

    I always worry about fire, but I keep the stoves in good shape and the pipes clean, so the worry is minimal.

    The one thing to worry about is msking sure the Smoke and CO alarms are in good order.

    Snowy
     
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  19. tjnamtiw

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    24/7 like every other person here. If you trust it when you're awake, trust it when you're asleep. Make sure you have CO and smoke alarms, which you should have anyway.
     
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