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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Shane N, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    This fire was a bastard to get going. Everything was too green. Ended up using some bad diesel I had along with a propane torch to get it started.

    Plenty of snow for a fire. The day after this we got another 18" of snow.
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    My two helpers:
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    Finally, a fire:
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    Can't get closer than 15 ft without losing hair:
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  2. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    I burnt a brush pile a couple Sundays ago. It was no where near as large as that one! Only one more pile (small one) to go and then the snow can melt and give way to spring.
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I got one to burn yet this spring. Seems like an annual thing.
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  4. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    ooooh, I love's me a bonfire......

    nothing like a bonfire....
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  5. peakbagger

    peakbagger Minister of Fire

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    A few year back when burning large snowy brush pile we figured out that a key deice is a leaf blower with an extension on it. Otherwise the pile tended to burn ou to the center and leave a lot of unburnt wood. With a leaf blower we figured we could direct the heat towards unburnt areas to melt them off. Havent tried it yet.
  6. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    That looks like it was fun Shane. We have one on the family property that we need to burn up. It is so big that after we burn it I will have to use the loader to push it all together and get it going again. I need to get that done next week on my days off. Thanks for posting yours. You reminded me to get ours done.
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  7. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I'm going to have to do the same thing. Only the middle burned up. Once the snow is down to less than a foot, I'll go back out with the skidsteer and build the pile back up and burn again.
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  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Looks like fun. If I did that where I live the PD and FD would be there in about 5 minutes!
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  9. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I currently have a pile so big that I am going to have to call it in as a controlled burn. They will probably see it from space.:p
  10. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    That dog ever get tired out? We have one too. That thing will run and run and run, all day long!

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