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Happy with wood consumption !

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by woodsmaster, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    Well I wanted to report my findings to all you boiler heads. I'm on track to burn around 8 cord total this winter. That's 2 more than I burnt with my old wood stove, but I'm heating a work shop the size of my house to 50 - 55 degrees, The boiler shed, All my hot water, and no supplemental heat in the rooms far away from the stove, like I did with the wood burner. Pretty happy with that amount. It's a lot of work to process that much wood, but even if I bought all my wood It would still be way cheaper than electric or oil heat. I figure it saves me approximately $10.00 each time I load and fire the boiler compared to using electric. Happy burning to all.

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  2. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    Woodsmaster..

    I told my wife, every time she fills the vigas it's a 20 dollar bill. Helped motivate her to not let oil take over.

    JP
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  3. BoilerMan

    BoilerMan Minister of Fire

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    Good to hear, just curious what type of woodstove were you useing prevously?

    TS
  4. kopeck

    kopeck Minister of Fire

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    I'm going to be at about 4 cords this year. Not to shabby.

    House stays a 70 down stairs and 68 up stairs + all the hot water you can use. Everyone is happy.

    K
  5. BoilerMan

    BoilerMan Minister of Fire

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    Same here 3.5 cord for everything, EVERYBODY, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

    TS
  6. Fred61

    Fred61 Minister of Fire

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    I'm happy too:) Just shy of three cords since early October. BUT I.m still BURNING.:p
  7. BoilerMan

    BoilerMan Minister of Fire

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    Still burning here too.

    TS
  8. woodsmaster

    woodsmaster Minister of Fire

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    Had an old Ashley automatic.

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