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First night without a fire since October!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by ScotO, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Last night was the first night since October that we didn't have a fire. Downstairs never dropped below 69. Upstairs stayed in the mid 70s. I'm sure we aren't out of the woods entirely yet, but I'm gonna miss the old stove going non stop. Its a part of our family!

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, a lot of folks say that burning the stove gets old toward the end of the season but I've never experienced that. This year I've got a new stove so the luster hasn't worn off yet. :)

    No burning here for a while; Forecast says highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s for a week at least.
  3. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    With the wacky weather this year we'll probably be burning more in May than in March.
  4. ScotO

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    We'll be building a night fire here and there, but for the most part we are in the same pattern as you....



    That's a fact, weatherguy!! I don't mean to rain on anyone's spring parade, but I have a bad feeling we're gonna pay for this mild winter and end up with a cool, wet summer......I sure hope I'm wrong!
  5. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    My last load was Sunday evening. I just walked in the door and looked at the stove out of habit. It's still warm, still enough coals to light off a load. It was too warm to touch for long this morning. I might burn a small one before bed. Low is supposed to be in the thirties tonight.

    I'll miss it.
  6. ScotO

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    Yeah Jeff, the kids were mad at me this morning (I had already left for work) because they came down to the kitchen and there was no fire!! We'll be building one too, around 10:00 tonight just to be able to take the chill off of the house in the morning....
  7. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Yes - seems like a real fast slow down in burning here. Was burning normal until about 3 days ago, then to one small fire in the morning for the past three days. Looks like small fires to take out the chill for at least the next 10 days or so. Wow. Cheers!
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It is 80 upstairs with the windows open at six thirty in the evening. 75 down stairs. I kinda sorta think there won't be a fire like last night.
  9. ScotO

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    wife and the kids are all looking for sweatshirts and it's still 69 degrees in here! We're so used to it being in the upper 70's! Guess I'll be building a small one tonight.... %-P
  10. n3pro

    n3pro Minister of Fire

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    Agreed. My friends keep giving me the one finger salute, but I've been saying that too. The rest of March here in PA according to Accuweather, Weather Bell, NWS, and local guys all say above normal to record warmth. Two different local guys have mentioned the the chance for a "bookend" season. We had Snowtember and they see a possibility of an Easter cold blast with snow. Kind of an amateur weather geek; my gut tells me this warm dry winter might mean the opposite for summer.

    Time will tell but I've been leaving the propane take care of things for the last week. 8:32 and still 67 out and 79 inside. I love it.
  11. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

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    One weather pattern I have noticed, at least here where I live, it never rains on Easter. Maybe a shower in the morning, or late afternoon, but never cancelled an Easter BBQ. This has been tracked last 40 years by myself.
  12. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Stove was cold this morning, tonight it was 65* in here with high 30's projected for tonight. I've got a small fire going now and it will probably be the last for a while. The 10 day is showing some days with temps in the low 70's which is absolutely nutty for this time of year.
  13. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I hate when the fire is out...even if house temps are comfy....it just ain't the same...
    Damn...I am gonna burn till its 90 degrees out....maybes even run the 30 with the a/c.... :bug:

    I have become this way from hanging out with you people too much....you guyz have created a monster...
    :ahhh: :lol:
  14. ScotO

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    I hear ya there, Gamma! I was wanting to throw another log on this morning and wife was already telling me NO!! :bug:
  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Last night was the first night since the Fall I didn't bother with a fire . . . 72 degrees in the house and I was too tired and lazy to light a fire. A bit chilly this morning though.
  16. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Burning 24/7 here. With nights in the 30's looks like we will be for at least the rest of the week.
  17. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I had the Liberty cranking along at 650 last night, still getting in the mid 30's at night so we have been burning one fire at night.

    swampy
  18. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Here in Detroit we havent need heat for almost a week!

    been in the mid 70's during the day

    Its almost like Northern Virgina!!!!!!:)
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  19. NSDave

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    Still burning here; but the weather is warming up
  20. ScotO

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    Yes it's been that way here too, HM. Totally insane, I can't remember a winter or spring that had this long of a mild stretch......I fear we're gonna pay for it come late spring into summer...
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  21. WellSeasoned

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    I built a fire tonight and last night and during 1 morning this past week. Temps look mild the next seven days, and will finish de-winterizing the boat and hopefully get out this weekend. Be well!
  22. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    I cleaned out the liberty last week because when it starts to get warm outside, the ashes inside cause a creosote smell in the house but last night I had to break down and get it dirty again and have a small fire because it was only 70 in here. I burned some scrap 2x4's and some small pieces of plywood(of course one piece at a time because that stuff burns scary hot). Took it up to 83 with 700 stovetop and blower on low, outside temp of 53 and decided to call it a night. High was 75 here today and still 76 in here from last nights fire.
  23. ScotO

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    I may build one to take the chill off this evening, it's 65 in here now and I guarantee that "da Boss" is gonna have "high beams" in the morning if I don't. Not that I don't like the "high beams".....;)
  24. burleymike

    burleymike Feeling the Heat

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    For over a week now I have not had a night fire, just a pallet wood fire in the morning and another small one before bed. It sucks doing a cold start up in the morning and evening but it keeps the house nice and warm and not hot. Now we are stuck in a cloudy/rainy weather pattern which I hate. I want the sun back.
  25. ecocavalier02

    ecocavalier02 Minister of Fire

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    lit my first match since october yesterday to light a fire. now today high 60's and then 70's and 80's this week. Not looking forward to it. i just hope we do have a cool summer. The bugs are already out and its going to make for a miserable summer.

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