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Had to take the chill out

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NYLumberjack914, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Burned last night and the forecast looks like we won't be stopping any time soon. Time to get back to the routine.:)
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  2. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid Member

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    Night 3 for me. I fire off about a 3/4 load of chunks & uglys around 9-9:30pm. Get her going, set the air bottomed out and run the blowen fan on low and forget it. Stove rolls wonderful all night. Go to bed around 12:30 with her still cruising at 450* or so. Wake up around 7:00, nothing but ash and house still nice and comfortable at 70-71 degrees.

    Once it gets cold I'll cycle 3-full loads a day on a schedule of about 8am, 4pm, 11pm. Good stuff.

    :)
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  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I did a full reload before I left for work this am. It was around 34 outside. We were out of town early in the week so the house got cold. Its taking a little longer than I expected to catch up. We even burned some propane to warm the place up last night.
    I'm burning some deadfall Ash that I c/s/s about 2 years ago. Its burning quite nicely.
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  4. dyerkutn

    dyerkutn Feeling the Heat

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    Both mornings last weekend and every evening this week after work I did one fire with just a few logs--keeps the chill off during this in between season. It has been 50's during the day but high 30's and low 40's at night.
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  5. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Been burnin' for a few nights now and yesterday morning. Loaded up last night about 1000 and dampered down. Got up this morning, stirred the coals and threw a few splits on. We are crusin' here! Back in the groove==c
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  6. NYLumberjack914

    NYLumberjack914 Member

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    It's that time of year that we been waiting for.
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  7. Standingdead

    Standingdead Member

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    Yup my time of year to aggrevate my wife by leaving a "trail of wood bits" on my way from basement pile to upstairs wood stove. Lord my wife HATES late Oct/early Nov when I heat with the stove and she dont hold back letting me know it! I usually fire up the boiler about second week of November. But you see I got her figured out. The boiler is in the basement right under the kitchen. Keeps that kitchen floor about 80 all winter. She ain't foolin me I just think she likes warm feet when she is working in the kitchen baking pies and cakes for people. Wood bits my butt!! :)
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  8. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    First frost this morning and 20 degrees when I got up. Definitely need a fire! Luckily I had coals from last night's fire.
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  9. NYLumberjack914

    NYLumberjack914 Member

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    It's was 31 here last night. The coals were nice and hot. Sure feels comfy now
  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Frost at my house too. Cozy inside.
  11. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Frosty this morning down here as well came home and the GF has the Clydesdale up and cruising.

    Wood so far:
    Blackgum @10months bone dry - feels like I'm throwing Styrofoam in the box
    Silver maple @10months - cracks like a bat
    Elm @11months - worms devoured the stuff swiss cheese styrofoam
    Red oak @4yrs - even overnight burn and plenty of coals this morning, couple of pieces looked to have more beetle BTU's than wood;)

    Got a good lead on some sizeable hickory that may be worth the drive - when I get a day off in Nov.
  12. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    this morning here was the "killing frost"... we've had a few frosts over the last couple of weeks, but this is one that finally took out my peppers and eggplants... time to fire up the tiller. Got a load of hickory in the stove right now... 77 degrees inside.. outside smells like BBQ...
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