If money was no object...

tymbee Posted By tymbee, Mar 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

  1. chazcarr

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    Yes, I would still burn wood. I am hypnotized by flame and just love watching faces in the fire.

    With that said, I would no longer scrounge, cut, stack, or load my stoves. I would walk into one of my many parlors and the stove would already be tended to.

    ...and yet I imagine my wife would still be cold.
     
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  2. Grisu

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    That is actually a picture from a German website so I guess it should be rather European style - not the prettiest though. I have already seen nicer heaters but was in posting in a hurry and could not be so picky in choosing an image. I guess it got my point across. :)
     
  3. Ashful

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    More likely a German (mis-) interpretation of American southwest styling. They also have "American Classic Rock" radio stations, playing all music by American artists of which you have never heard. David Hasselhof was their favorite "American rock star", when I lived there. Very amusing...

    Great thread, my hijack aside!
     
  4. legrandice

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    The wife and I have had this conversation before. I will always burn wood, including scrounging, cutting and splitting. I love the entire process and it lets me play with my outdoor power toys. I have always said that I would not want to live in a house larger than could be heated by one stove. (newer house)

    I do think I would own much newer and better equipment for dealing with the wood though.
     
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  5. milleo

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    Ah yup would still burn.
     
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  6. ohlongarm

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    Absolutely,all gas oil and electric companies can all kiss my arse ,only out of necessity do I ever use their services,electric is about it for the wife. I could do without but would probably be living alone.
     
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  7. begreen

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    And you could afford an automatic loader, stoaker, vent controller for the stove, aka a servant. Also doubling as a beer delivery system.
     
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  8. n3pro

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    Absolutely! My choice to burn wood was out of want and desire not of need. I could afford to go back to propane but I am addicted to wood heat.

    I love the feeling of the heat, love the challenges of building the perfect clean burning fire, love it when someone comes over and says "holy #$%^ it's hot in here I hate to see your bills" - as I smile and say nope and show them the nice cruising wood stove. For health reasons wood heat keeps me active during my usual lazy, getting fat season of winter. The long nights and the fact I hate the cold kept me sitting in front of the T.V. and computer eating junk from the time I got home til I went to bed. Wood heat keeps me active going to the wood pile to bring wood in, loading the stove, checking the stove, checking the non existent emissions, sweeping up the dirt.
     
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  9. FPX Dude

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  10. Bub381

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    I don't know,burn wood in the yard at night and having a sip but i awfully like the looks of some of those gas stoves.
     
  11. Seanm

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    My parents visited for Christmas and dad said he was impressed at how warm my floors were and how it was -23 outside but the inside was warm and cozy. He likes to tell the story of the last time he was with his grandfather. We grew up on the west coast so only used a fireplace. Great Grandpa had a smile on his face as he put his old spine to the flames of the fire my dad made. Its a memory that is etched in my dads memory and now mine. I have a bad back and love my time with my back turned to the stove, not to mention the hours I spend sweating and watching the flames... Even with the low price of natural gas I would keep burning wood if the cost of heating wasnt a concern. Wood heat reaches deeper inside you than forced air.
     
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  12. jimmieguns

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    Agree- and a great short story Bud! thanks
     
  13. MasterMech

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    Hush! You're gonna blow my plan..... ;lol

    I only on 1 Acre here, not a lot of trees. So most of my wood-hauling is via pickup truck. Although the lawn-tractor/cart does see a bit of action every once in awhlie.
     
  14. Stella

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    Don't particularly like the design but cannot see why anyone would want a view of the fire stuck in a corner and not facing the entire room? Does anyone else deliberately fit a stove that can only be seen from one angle? I positioned mine on a plinth for ease of loading and facing the room rather than a corner so that everyone in the room could see the flames which is surely half the fun of a stove. Just my opinion anyway!
     
  15. ArsenalDon

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    design of stove area built by a nutter
     
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  16. etiger2007

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    If money were no object I would not have to burn wood (in a stove) I would have more babes than Hugh Hefner to keep me warm. Just saying.
     
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  17. Seasoned Oak

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    ET 2007 Wake up Wake up your late for work.
     
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  18. Machria

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    Yes. That is pretty much my situation. I love the stove/fire heat when it's really cold out. I love the smell of burning wood. I enjoy working with the wood and getting my FAT ass some excersize doing it. I LOVE saving some money not buring oil. I love thye ambiance of a fire, and instead of wasting heat up the chimney while enjoying it, I'm heating my house.

    I also love (and so does everyone who comes in my hosue) the beautiful look of the Soapstone appliance in the living room.
     
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  19. ArsenalDon

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    HA! Germany...figures.
     
  20. ArsenalDon

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    or a German.
     
  21. Val

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    Approx/rounded costs: initial charge (no use) is $16.00, THEN....electric delivery is .06/kwh, supply is .06/kwh, but there is a 3% tariff/tax on delivery cost, 1% tariff/tax on supply, 4.75% sales tax on delivery, 4.75% sales tax on the supply. Also...they add a $1.15 billing charge to send you the bill.

    To produce the same heat content in a 40 lb. bag of pellets would cost $16.00. (But now that is a straight figure, not taking into consideration any efficiency rating of the appliance itself).
     
  22. Lumber-Jack

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    If money was no object I doubt I would bother with wood heating, I'd probably go solar and geothermal, with fusion power back up.
    However, if I ever fall into that much money I'd buy every Hearth.com member a brand new wood stove of their choice!
    All those that liked this post that is. ;)
     
  23. Fod01

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    Yes - everyone loves the heat. If I were wealthy, I'd move to a much larger property ( to hold my stacks), and buy a house more 'wood heat friendly' ( too many corners in my cape)
     
  24. firefighterjake

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    I clicked that I liked this post . . . just in case you suddenly discover the next big thing and have so much money that you don't know what to do with it . . . other than buying us all a brand new stove. ;)
     
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  25. Fod01

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    ...was I too late to get in on that?
     

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