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Its the season for burning! Autumn in Melbourne. OZ

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Hills Hoard, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    it looks as though Melbounre (OZ) is settling into a proper cold autumn after what can only be described as a long hot summer heat wave!...got the heater going tonight, and as usual i put in the hard work only to have the dog and the wife take the hot seat...:mad:.....fun times though...i have a beer going and am just enjoying building the fire up!!!...:)

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  2. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Have a great winter, "enjoy":cool:
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  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Looks cozy. What stove are you burning in? From what I can tell your temps are the same as we are having right now. Fire is quiet here. I need to reload the woodbox.
  4. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Heat wave to put it mildly, that was outright hell you guys were experiencing. On the good side your wood should be plenty seasoned ;)

    Have a happy and safe heating season, I am glad mine is done.
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  5. Oldhippie

    Oldhippie Minister of Fire

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    Great pics! Nice room, ...wine rack, music, fire, and a lovely bride. Life looks pretty damn good over there!
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I will be glad to hand off the torch to you folks just starting the season. Now, if we could just get some heat around here.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Light up the barbie!
  8. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    cheers guys. The heater is an Austwood. does a great job of heating the whole house. Didnt load it up last night as it wasnt that cold.But if it drops below 15 degrees i will fire it up. Whats that around 50 in your fahrenheit?

    Was funny though I woke up on the couch this morning at 4AM. Wife and dog had left me!!!
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  9. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Darn you beat me to it but I was going to say what did the temp dip down into the 70s F? (Feels cold after 100F right?)
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  10. Nick Mystic

    Nick Mystic Minister of Fire

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    After reading your post I was telling my wife how lucky you Aussies are having a burning season opposite most of the rest of us here at the Hearth web site. You get to enjoy our fires and track our woodstove stories all summer long down under reaping six months worth of vicarious enjoyment. Then when things wind down for us up north and we start to experience firewood withdrawal you get to start firing up your woodstoves! The wife said she thought you Aussies should be required to sign up ten other friends and neighbors before you can participate in the forum so we'd have more good woodstove stories to read during our summer months to equal things out. I agreed with her, but noted that you don't have as many people living down there was we have up here. In the end we decided you could at least round up some good story tellers and have them join the forum and make up some good posts for our summer months!
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  11. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    i still want to see wood hoarding missions, splitting and stacking from you guys throughout my winter/you summer!
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  12. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Try the wood shed forum here. That's where you'll find this stuff.
  13. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    But but but the wife says there's no more place to put it in the garden. Doggone small plot suburbs.
  14. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Tag, you're It now. ;)

    I love the first fire of the season.
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  15. ScotO

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    Nice looking pad there, HH. Looks like mum and the pooch are cozy on the couch! It's neat to see you guys are just starting your burning season, and we're just winding down here. BUT, that said, still lots of 'cold' weather in our forcast here in the northeast US. I figure around another month or so of evening/overnight fires before we shut 'er down for the summer....
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  16. heatwise

    heatwise Feeling the Heat

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    Nice set up,I lived in Sydney for 10 years and realy appreciate the photos you posted, keep warm .
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