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Grandpappy of all clinkers!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by raybonz, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Just found this bad boy in the stove! Guessing it weighed 1-2 lbs.! :eek:

    Ray

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  2. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    What on earth were you burning in that poor T5...ha I dont have a long enough burning season to have to worry about those big guys.
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    Mostly ash and I have only been burning intermittently so far as it's been mild here..

    Ray
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    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    If the weather stays as mild here as they are predicting...I will have a lot of wood left over again this year. Its not a bad thing thou...I have been told to give my back a rest and I havent been cutting much this season. Passing up on good scrounges sucks!
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    Next week will be in the 20's every night but not too severe yet.. Hard to run the T-5 in mild weather.. Must be tough for you?

    Ray
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    Dang foreign stoves. ;lol
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  7. raybonz

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    LOL that must be the reason, EH? ;) Must be the minerals in the soil causing it?

    Ray
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    It is always difficult keeping the stove hot enough without running us out...I guess I will get better in time. The weather here has to be pretty cold before I even light it...or it just gets too hot. Sounds like you got some nice weather to stretch her legs a little...

    Boy, how do you guys find time to stay on here for a bit....I can never stay on here very long before someone calls or finds something better for me to do with my few minutes of free time...ha
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    I've been on vacation this week so I have more free time however my washing machine croaked and my Squaretrade warranty was due to expire in 1 day. They determined that it was cheaper to refund what I paid for the washer so I researched the problem and found the culprit and fixed it for $74.00! Now I will recieve what I paid and I fixed it for short money myself but it was a bear to get this damn thing apart and took me 4hrs.. I also replaced the toilet fill valve on the upstairs bathroom while I was off so I got a few things done and still had time for this and beers :)

    Ray
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  10. ScotO

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    I've been getting big clink like that in BOTH stoves from the silver maple and ash I've been burning. I pulled a couple out of each stove today that were around that same size......

    Sugar maple makes a lot of clink, too. Lots of it. I guess it's the minerals that are in the soil where the tree grows....
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    It would be interesting to see why these are formed. I shouldn't have to tell you this Scott but pictures or it didn't happen! ;)

    Ray
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  12. ScotO

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    Didn't get pics of them as I'm so used to having clink with the maple and ash I'm burning, I just throw it out with the ash. Next time I'll get some pics if I think of it.
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    Good answer with visual measurements too! I think leaving lots of ash adds a lot to clinker size too along with hot fires in contact with the ash..

    Ray
  14. ScotO

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    Yes it does! I usually only have to do a cleanout on the 1900p once every other week or so when I'm burning ash/maple/locust/elm, as I have been for several weeks. That stuff all burns down to absolute powder. I burn the ash and maple when we are able to check on the stove every couple of hours, and use the locust/elm for overnighter/extended leave fires. That means a TON of extended heat on the ash bed, which results in some decent clink.
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