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Gentleman get ready to start your engines

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by elkimmeg, Aug 31, 2006.

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  1. elkimmeg

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Willhound would call that picture a "Possiblity of snow in the forecast.".
  3. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    Tools of the trade around here: Snow shoes, Cross country skis, snowblower (with plenty of sheer pins). no more no less. No chopping, cutting, building, or chinmney sweeping. I love the winter. We get that champange powder, the air is so cold, the snow is so dry, just kicks up like fine dust. It a few months away from that kind of snow, but only weeks away to regular snow.
    I dont own a lawnmore :)
  4. My_3_Girls

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    I can't wait!

    The installers are on the way to put in the Kennebec insert, the old VC044 is on the hearth waiting for them to move to the garage. Hopefully will have a break-in fire tonight!

    I felt like a kid on Thank-huana-mas last eve last night - visions of gefilte fish and turkey dancing in my head.
  5. Greg123

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    Well I know it’s still a little early in the season, but I started moving my wood under better cover of my garage, I can fit 3 cords nicely in there.

    I typically wait until mid October, to avoid the bugs but with the remnants of Ernesto and the possibility of up to 4-6 inches of rain falling, I couldn’t bare to watch my seasoned wood get soaking wet, even though it does have a tarp on it.

    Any bugs that are in the wood will be hibernating soon, so I won’t have to deal with it for vary long.
  6. brian_in_idaho

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    Yeah! It was down to 37 here this morning! But it's supposed to hit 70 today, and back in the 80s-90s next week :( Lots of cutting and hauling to do this weekend.
  7. elkimmeg

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    BTW this is my home I stick built with no help. Back in the days when almost no codes, where I could do my own plumbing wiring heating and masonry. In the middle is the field stone chimney wth 4 flues. I picked up the stone here on my lot. I have already redone the front porch and installed allnew sliders since last winter I need to post an update photo. the sliders all face due south tremendeous passive solar gain in the winter the 4' roof overhang shades them in the summer That front room on top will get to 80 degrees sunny FEB day bottom floor is actually built into a hill not shown all exterior walls are near R30 2/6 and ridgid styro foam the plywood and real hand split shakes shingles.
    One person can build their own home if they have the skill and knowledge. 40 squares of roofing here replaced last year.
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    elk, awsome job on that place, looks like some nice work. How long did the construction take you, and were you going at it full time? I'm on my 3rd year of construction, but the light is there, hope to move in in about 6 weeks. Of course it won't be finished for a while, lots of flooring and trim will need done, but if I don't get the wife out of the pole barn...I'm liable to loose 1/2 my stuff. The plumbing and electrical inspectors around here have been good to work with and pretty helpful. They work for the state, we don't have mechanical/construction inspections from the county.

    Too bad you don't get a little more snow :).

    Bri
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    I plan to keep riding until the morning ice starts.
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