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Going Back To Oil For 1/3 Of The House...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    *sigh*

    The Dixette and her SO are getting ready to close on their new house, and need a temporary stove until they get a 30, so they will be moving the 13 to the new digs. They'll be building a pad for the 30, with clearances in mind for the 13 to be used in the mean time. At least the 13 will help them cut down on fuel consumption until the new 30 is up & running.

    More than enough firewood here to move over and keep them up & running (go me for being prepared !!)

    The 13 is in the apartment, and I'm not really comfy with the thought of a tenant using a wood stove for heat, so it's back to oil for that side of the house.

    On the plus side, there will be rental income coming in from the apartment, and the oil will also heat the Master bedroom, which is on the same zone ( 2 zone house/burner has 4 zone capacity).

    Figure if I'm burning the oil in the winter, I'll shut down the electric HWH for the winter months, and turn it back on once heating season is over.

    Guess I have to fix the oil burner now :mad:

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    No electric ways to get'er done? How big is the apartment?
  3. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Apt is 600 Sf, Master is another 650.

    Electric is way to expensive here, especially for heat. No natural gas, and propane would be through the roof.
  4. FanMan

    FanMan Feeling the Heat

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    Really? Propane is considerably better than oil here, and a propane stove might easily replace a wood stove in the same space...
  5. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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