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First good fire

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jetmech, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. jetmech

    jetmech Member

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    Woke up to 29 degrees here in South Central Pa.. T5 is earning its keep, top is 630 and its got the house at 74 really good frost this morning.. Could be a cold winter in store
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  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Had our first frost this morning too, but working on the 10th fire or so - quite a run of raw, rainy weather over the past couple of weeks. Glad you are toasty! I think we might be in for a cold winter as well. Pay back. Cheers!
  3. metalsped

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    Based on how active, and how long, the squirrels and chipmunks have been storing up acorns... we are in for a cold, long winter indeed. The animals know better than we do.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Still not much heat needed at these temperatures. Winter will be colder than last year.

    Now jetmech, rather than overhauling that jet, I suggest you overhaul that avatar. I hate having to lay down to look at it. ;)
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  5. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    There is a cold front passing by me Monday been really warm so far this weekend.
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    My first overnight fire was last night. It was about 27 degrees here in the morning.
  7. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Not easy installing a stove on the wall!
  8. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Think that is hard, imagine reloading...
  9. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    LOL yup need to wear a firesuit!
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    Lit one tonight... well season maple and a big wood brick from TSC..

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  11. raybonz

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    Interesting purple flames! Had to let my stove burn down or make the house too hot.

    Ray
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    So now he has a new avatar. Pretty good one too.
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    When a stove burns at 630 or 700, is it producing way more heat than a similar size firebox stove that isn't capable of burning that hot? This is a real question I have been wondering for some time, even if the answer may seem obvious to some on here; I never knew.

    That T5 must be cranking the heat at 630
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Some will depend upon the mass of the stove. For example, your soapstone stove has good mass. The heat from a soapstone will also feel much different from the heat from a steel stove.
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    What is the max temp on a Progress Hybrid? That has about 700 + pounds of mass.

    Anyway, glad that the O.P. was able to burn this hot. Should be keeping warm
  16. Backwoods Savage

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    I think most are getting 500-600. I've not heard of anyone running it any hotter and most don't want that much either.
  17. raybonz

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    Dennis we've had this discussion before and I agree that just because a stove is capable of running at 600+ degrees doesn't make it a good idea on a regular basis. To me it's like driving a car at redline RPM all the time because it can do it.. I would expect a reduced stove life running it flat out. If you need to operate a stove at 100% to get enough heat then you need a larger more capable stove! Like so many things in life moderation will enhance longevity..

    Ray
  18. jetmech

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    Hey guys thats on the upper end of normal. i try to keep it at 600 or below. but its easy with good dry wood for this thing to get hot and stay hot. i also have a fan on it if i need to cool it down. As far as the avatar my oldest son is a deployed Marine, he comes home next Sunday after 8 months overseas, lookin forward to homecoming.
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  19. Backwoods Savage

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    That should be a sweet homecoming! Our hats are off to him.
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    Your son coming is great news Jet! I thank him for his service to our country!

    Ray
  21. jetmech

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    Thanks guys, he only has 3 months and hes getting out. been a wild ride, this deploy was a MEU but he was in Afghanistan in 2010 for 7 months .. back to the stove, this is really my first year with really good dry wood. what a difference it makes, my stove is in a large room about 500 sq feet and heating the rest of a long ranch house. only issue is i have to keep a eye on flue temps during start up. they can go up pretty fast
  22. raybonz

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    Until your son returns home I'm sure you'll be anxious! Hang in there..
    I find the flue surface temp on my T-5 will run up to around 500+ surface temp then it settles down. When talking stove temps earlier I was referring to those who try to sustain 650 and higher stove surface temps all the time. I do get spikes of 650 stovetop surface temps but don't try to maintain that temp and it settles in around 550 or so.

    Ray

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