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  1. babalu87

    babalu87 New Member

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    With the mild weather here we havent fired the stove in at least a week.
    Low of 29 and its chilly now with temps in the low 40's by sunset and 34 now , feels nice to have the fire going again.
    All I need now is for Big Popi to hit another bomb, Manny found his groove tonight with two

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    This time of year we have massive temp swings. Mornings here have been high teens, and afternoons in the 70's. I love the spring. I broke down and chopped some wood so i wake up to a warm house.
    4 cords is on the menu for next year. Three didnt quite get me through.
  3. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    I thought I was done burning too. I also had a fire for the first time in a couple weeks. You never know what the weather will bring in spring time. Look at the Dakota's, they had over 2' of snow!

    Still have a face cord of firewood left over from 3 full cords. I have 2 Holz Haufens built with about 2 1/2 cords in each for next year, and still collecting more Oak at $30 per pickup load til I run out of room for it. I think by next fall firewood will be worth it's weight in gold!
  4. elkimmeg

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    Todd split now and stacked correctly with exposure to the sun you can burn it in the fall good work
    Let us know if the holtz method works.

    A sure win slipped away last night I thought I was watching homerun derby bummed about that

    Got cold last night maybe the last fire in my Resolute Acclaim.
    I am starting the proceedure of picking up the used Encore.
    I figure I have to remove the bottom ash pan assembly to get the two wheeler under there.
    If I don't I would chush it. While I'm at it I plan to remove many of thee parts as possible doors, top, inner plates,
    to reduce the weight
  5. PAJerry

    PAJerry Member

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    Burning's done here but it does feel good to have 3 cords all stacked up, drying out for next winter. After a few $300 gas bills this past winter (before we bought the Vista), I can't wait to have a warm, cozy and inexpensive winter.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Moved the office to the basement this year. I am starting to think that I may be burning the stove in the office in July and August. I guess picking up a screen door for the basement walk-out door to let some heat in would be a better bet.
  7. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    I figure that with my new Avalon rainier and my hosue I will want to have 5 cord dried..Figure on starting to burn pretty regularly the ist of October through Mid June
  8. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    I have to figure out how to get some wood this year, i ran out in march. It normally takes me all of the short summer that we have to get it ready for september. Being mr mom is wonderfull but it doenst give you the chance to get wood done.I have been splitting a few pieces at a time, today the snow is cranking, i could realy use a fire.
  9. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    snow in may YIKES

    my back is aching just thinking about it
  10. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    truthfully! I cant wait till fall to burn my new stove!
  11. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    It can snow here pretty much any time of the year, it doenst mean its winter like all the time. Year before last i had a forth of july party, started out 60's and sunny, storm rolled over and dumped snow all day. Next day 60's and sunny again. Strange what altitude does to climate. Or summertime night time lows are in the 40's and 80's in the day. Not uncommon to get 50-60 degree swings. The only month i have never witnessed snow was august.
  12. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    your plants are probably confused

    how high are ya

    i meant above sea level :wow:
  13. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    they are about 8500ft around Tahosa Valley
  14. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    my house is at 9200', the other question is personal he he he
  15. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    you live in the mtns yhuh..thats quite a place, Allanspark Co..not much there
  16. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    not much here?? i consider 60 people and a cafe a ton of stuff here. LOL. There are more summertime residents then winter.
  17. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    You live off of HWY 7( Cabin Creek RD)??
  18. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    I live north of there, the south ridge of wild basin. You live around here?
  19. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    Glacier basin??
  20. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    No, wild basin. You?
  21. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    thats beautiful Country..I live in the Adirondacks of NYS..I am just peeking in on you through Google Earth..Ever used it?
  22. Rob From Wisconsin

    Rob From Wisconsin Minister of Fire

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    An upper level low will be arriving here in the
    upper midwest later this week. Very little sun
    & highs in the low 50's w/ overnights in the
    upper 30's. Covered what's left of my outside
    woodpile to keep it dry for use later this week.
    My wood harvesting for next winter will begin
    over the next couple of weeks. Anticipating need
    for about 4 cords of med. hardwood to get by next
    time around....

    Rob
  23. DonCT

    DonCT Minister of Fire

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    Yeah!!! I almost relish the chilly days here now. Great time to try out the BioBricks.

    Gonna play with the starting/timing on the fire to see how to get the fastest start and best results for my stove:

    P.S: I love being a wood burner. The sound of the heatpump kicking on is such an annoyance now ;)

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  24. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Rob,
    I saw the same weather report and I am looking forward to a couple evening fires to take the chill off. Still have some wood left over from last season I need to burn. Where abouts in WIS are you? I'm in Chippewa Falls.
  25. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    don sorry for not being the brightest bulb on the tree but i have a question.
    looks like you have three bricks going there in the pic's. how long does three bricks go?
    oh one more.
    how many can you put in at once?
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