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Finally cold enough to burn a full load!!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by lopiliberty, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    For the first time this burning season, it was cold enough to fill the liberty. Let the fire go out last night because I was to tired and lazy to fix the fire(I think every woodburner feels this way at some point) so it was out this morning. I started one this morning and built up a nice coal bed, raked them forward and load 6 splits of oak and locust at noon. Stove is still cruising at 650 and its a toasty 84 in here and 36 outside with snow showers. Its supposed to drop down to 20 tonight so hopefully i won't be to tired or lazy to fix the fire or I will wake up to a very cold house!
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah I have my first all day load today. Windy and cold.
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  3. laynes69

    laynes69 Minister of Fire

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    Last night was the largest load this season. Temps in the 20's with whipping winds. I believe the cold weather is here for the season.
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  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Last night it was hot in here. Wife must have put too much wood in during the afternoon and some of it was really dry so it got hot. Before I went to bed I put in 1 round and 1 split. House was still nice and warm when we got up this morning. Put in 3 small splits when I got up and just a few minutes ago put in 3 more. House temperature is at 76 and climbing. Hopefully those 3 splits will burn down fairly decently before we go to bed and I'll probably put in 3 or 4 more tonight. Still no need to fill the stove but it won't be long before that cold air gets here and then we'll fill it every night.
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  5. jharkin

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    Today was the first time I needed more than one medium breakfast load and a dinnertime load. Put in a couple splits at lunch to keep it warm, probably two more in an hour or so then fill it up around 9pm.

    It was not super cold today.. 40s, but very windy and now the temp is crashing towards the 20s.
  6. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Been burning all day here.
  7. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    To me thats alittle on the chilly side. Good thing the temperature is still climbing;)
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  8. OhioBurner©

    OhioBurner© Minister of Fire

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    I start out on day one with a fully packed stove. Unless I am sitting there at home all day I fully load it about every time. It doesnt really ever get above 70 inside, unless its over 50 outside.
  9. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It is 81 in my house right now that is a nice temp.

    still have not packed my stove yet.
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  10. nate379

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    Been running the stove 24/7 for a while now. Just finished cleaning it out for the first time, had about 5 gals of ash. Starting to warm up a bit outside... I hope. Got up to 9* today.
  11. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Put in 3 splits at 6:30... 75f in here now,that's as hot as I can stand. Hope it cools down a bit so I can reload before bed.
  12. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I would have to smoulder my stove if i could not stand 75.
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  13. nate379

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    I'd have the windows open if it was over 75* in the house. I like to keep the bedroom in the mid 60s at the highest.
  14. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Well it just hit 92 in the living room, so I guess I'm retreating to the bedroom were its a little cooler, going to finish watching moonshiners(if I make it to the end) and hit the sack. All this heat sure does make a person very sleepy
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  15. remkel

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    Been burning 24/7 for about a week. Let the stove go out yesterday (50 degrees outside) and did to load it this morning. Came home tonight to the awful smell of baseboard heat in the house.......I quickly remedied that problem.
  16. PLAYS WITH FIRE

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    I have been loading my stove fuller this year than I have in the past 2...and I have come to a conclusion. The more you put in the longer it burns, amazing!
    I had a crap load of Burgundy Maple that my neighbor cut down late last winter. I didn't think it would season fast enough for the big stuff but there was tons of little stuff. The little stuff was great but the big stuff was pretty dry too. When dropped on the ground it sounded like 2x4's. Burns hot and fast so I mixed it with some ash and that was nice for shoulder. Now I load with ash, maple and like one split of 2 year old Osage. Wow, the stuff really burns like coal! One load in my insert of this mix in my insert gets me about 7 hours 450-500F.
    I'm happy, the wife's happy and most importantly the wife's cat is happy!
    Moral....load more burn longer(for me).
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  17. jharkin

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    I'd sweat to death... Hottest I ever got the stove room was 80, and I opened windows. Usually I aim for 74 or so, that will keep the rest of the house at 70. On a real cold (teens) night I may push it up to 75 or 76 to help keep the rest of the house warm.
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    You guys/gals need to move some place where you can start burning the stove in September, and not end until mid May.
  19. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    I do start in September but I'm usually done by the end of April
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    I have had one or 2 loads in the stove, should of not loaded it that full but did. I have got the stove room (450sqft) to warm the last few days it being 80+ in here. The bedroom has been 70, last night I almost had to open a window in the bedroom. The times it was too hot I messed up and put some good dry oak on or loaded up to much elm. I need to be mixing more pine into the loads as it throws way less heat. IT just doesent coal well and burn well in my stove when its drafted way down. It seems to burn but fire not transfer to other adjacent logs very well on a low smoldering burn.
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    With the night load I try to time bringing the downstairs up to around 80 with the night load just before going to bed. Lets me sleep upstairs under that sheet I am so fond of on nights like tonight where it is 32 now and gonna be mid-twenties in the morning. The furniture and stuff downstairs soaks up the heat and releases it slowly so I can do my usual old retired guy sleeping in act.
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    I try and have my stove room @ 80+ as well at sleepy time. That allows my uninsulated bedroom to be at the mid 60s on the coldest of nights. Its in the 30s now and im [prolly close to 70 right now back there, to hot for me to sleep like I like.
  23. nate379

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    Already do and it sucks at times. I've got wood I need to finish cutting and cording, a shed I need to organize, etc. Not messing with any of it when it's single digits outside for the high.

  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I hate the wood consumption but love the Jan. Feb. drill of just load it three times a day and rock.
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