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Does your wood stove have a name !!!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by dr.drew, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. dr.drew

    dr.drew Member

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    Okay am I crazy . I have a name for my wood stove and her name is Matilda!!! my girlfriend laughed at me at first, the next thing you know when we came home and the house was cold she would asked me if I was going to lite Matilda !! a friend of mine asked me the other day do you have enough wood for Matilda this up coming season . okay so the question is, am I crazy or do you also have a name for your wood stove lol

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  2. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    Kieth Stone; Just to aggravate the wife.
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  3. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Yes, I call it a Princess. Some times I use some less formal names like "the stove" or "the wood stove". :)
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  4. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yes, you are crazy. So am I, but my stoves don't have names other than "The Buck" or "The 'stone" (Keystone.) ==c
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  5. Grisu

    Grisu Minister of Fire

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    Stove (although it is actually an insert; hasn't complained yet).
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  6. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Abigail and she's a beauty !

    She can be a little demanding at times though.
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  7. Butcher

    Butcher Feeling the Heat

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    I call my Oslo Black Sabbath.
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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    On nights when the overnight load isn't cooperating so that I can go to bed I have several names for my stove. None printable here.
  9. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    "Freya" is our stove name, the Nordic fire Goddess - just because ;)

    (She is often depicted similar to the image in my avatar)
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  10. WellSeasoned

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    "The Ass Warmer" When I smoke, I go outside and have a seat on a chair that tends to freeze my butt during the cold months. When I come back in, I warm up, ya know.... my ass ;)
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  11. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Our old wood stove named "Dutchess" has a new home up north now. :-(
    She was an older FA288CL large consolidated Dutchwest federal design Vermont Castings coal/wood stove that weighed 600 lbs.

    However we have good news for this past winter and next winter. This last winter we had the twin cousins Patty and Cathy - 2 Quad Santa Fes! One heated our garage and one heated our shed. Today Cathy left our shed on a big flat bed trailer for a new home in Saugus MA. We will miss her. However about a month ago Patty's cousin Betsy (Quad Contour), a sweet southern stove with her nice pie warmer rack came and stole our shed's hearth!

    Recently we got all excited because big Uncle Harmy came to stay. He is a big BTU Harman P61 that had a serious heart attack when the control panel was zapped out due to no surge protector in his old home! With some tender loving care and few very expensive stove parts, brought him back to life with an ignition upgrade kit, a hopper extension, a new updated door to replace the old gold door and a nickel trim kit! He so sexy and younger looking now and a fully automatic fire breathing dragon!

    Now we have to find a new home for Asti our Avalon Astoria and hope maybe someone can help!

    So here is our story - See pics of the cast below:

    The Hearth Warming Story of the TRH Heaters !!!!
    Keeping the house warm this past long freezing cold snowy winter!

    Well our LP fireplace who we call Auntie Glow (SL-550-TRS-D 30,000 BTU Heat n Glow) warms us up in a pinch if I turn up her flame and the convection blower comes on. She is really warm if we lose power but that does not happen very much at all!! At Christmas time the lit candles on her mantle and lighted bead garland draped around her raised hearth bring holiday cheer for hanging up the stockings!
    Our 22 year old Uncle Villy (F75CW-55 155,000 BTU Valliant Oil Fired Boiler with Tankless Coil) kept us real warm and toastie till he sprung a leak one day last summer. God rest all of his cast iron sections in the scrap yard! (The junk man there gave me $137 dollars for his heavy 550 lb carcass and some old copper pipe & brass valves!! YO !!!) However We will still miss that green steel and white shell of his and big 6” 450 Degree F hot smoke stack!
    So now to really save money we have our new Asti (Avalon Astoria 45,000 BTU Wood Pellet Stove) and as an energy saving backup with the light blue steel shell we call BIG BOO (Buderus G115WS/4 110,000 BTU Oil Fired Boiler with Indirect Superstor-Ultra who we call MaxiSuper). Big Boo is the latest high tech Triple Pass Cold Start boiler with a Tekmar 260 Outdoor Reset. Big Boo uses less than half the oil our old Uncle Villy used. MaxiSuper sure makes our bath water piping hot and we never run out!
    Also it is good to have Cactus Quartz (1500 Watt Dual Element Electric Portable with Convection Fan) around in case we need him! Cactus blows electric heat as dry as the desert when someone has a cold or sickness or any aches and stiffness or just needs to warn their feet!
    OOps, I almost forgot to mention STINKIE out in our garage. Our 23,000 BTU CV-2230 KeroHeat Convection - Portable Kerosene Heater. Stinkie gives good quick heat for getting the car started or doing a tune-up!
    So now we have Asti for our warmth and comfort and only if needed Big Boo to keep us warm on a sub zero cold winter’s night or to keep the house from freezing when on a winter holiday. We also turn on Auntie Glow on a dreary cold winter morning to view her dancing flames while sipping on a fresh cup of coffee!!!

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  12. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    No...not yet
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  13. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    My Lopi in the house is "The Lopi". My Century stove in the shop is "The Shop Stove". They both told me they like the names I picked for them.
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  14. DevilsBrew

    DevilsBrew Minister of Fire

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    This thread is classic. I love it.
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  16. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I call mine "The Beast"
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  17. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    A lot of our stuff has names. Kitty is the cat, she has another name but I've forgotten it. Funny the stove doesn't have a name. Have to work on that.
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  18. Creature

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    Dr. Inferno Jr.
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  19. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    It came with a name: Oslo.
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  20. Soundchasm

    Soundchasm Feeling the Heat

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    I call the old basement unit the "Belchfire 2000".
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    rkshed Feeling the Heat

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    Gary.
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  22. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    Evil Edna...... the wife named 'her' i dont see the resemblance.......;)

    evil edna.jpg Mega.jpg
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  23. Coog

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    Oh, so it is like naming livestock. I have a perfect name for my stove now if it starts acting up.

    I used to call my old beagle a son of a bi$¥# but that was actual more accurate than offensive....
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  25. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    It doesn't have a name, but if it did, it would probably be something like Zebekiah...or Jedediah...or Hezekiah. Something very Appalachian...that ends in "iah".
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