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Just engaged the CAT...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Beetle-Kill, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    58f. when I walked in tonight. Inside temp. Had to do it, so first fire of the season. I'll bet BogeyDave beat me to it, but anyone else thinking about lighting up?
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  2. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    100::F heat index here so no.

    fv
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  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    This is how we engage the cat with our stove.
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  4. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    FV, too hot for me, but I'd love to split the difference in temps. Too rainy, too damp almost all summer here. Glad the wife had the foresight to bring in wood a few weeks ago, everything outside is a sopping wet sponge right now.
  5. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    For sure not today, but perhaps Friday. Or maybe I'll just take the furnace for a test drive.

    I should probably finish cleaning it out. I ran the brush down when I was on the roof a few weeks ago, but still need to clean behind the cat.

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  6. TX-L

    TX-L Burning Hunk

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    Tempted, but no (unless you count the outside fire pit). We have had two frost warnings this month so far, but I refused to engage the cat. However, my buddy has had two fires so far...his wife starts their stove when it gets chilly.
  7. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Maybe Friday morning when we may see upper 30's. I am getting the itch but don't mind waiting a little longer.
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  8. BrianN

    BrianN Burning Hunk

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    I had one last night. Woke up yesterday to 17::C in the house. Looked at the weather forecast and it is getting to 5::C overnight. So, lit a fire last night and a very comfy 20::C this morning. Supposed to have another couple nights at 5::C overnight.
    Winter is a comin'.
    Good thing I only need one more truck load of wood for my 10 cords.
  9. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Hrmm.. if forums can convert timezones, they should be able to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit.
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  10. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    I had one fire in July and two in August! Think I only engaged the cat on one of those. If it's chilly, I'll fire it up. Why not?
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  11. BrianN

    BrianN Burning Hunk

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    That's why you gather wood right? For when it gets cold outside, you can be warm inside.
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    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    I try to wait till November. I usually have a few before then. Not cat here.
  13. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Burn early and burn often. It's not a waste of wood if you are able to keep the windows closed.

    We're still hot in the NW but some years, we are already burning daily at this time. Soon we will be again. I already notice it is dark much earlier.
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  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Another engaged cat pic ;lol

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  15. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Today felt like the hottest day of the summer 91 and getting hotter,high expected to be 93. Hazy ,hot and humid. 68 overnight tonight.
    May be awhile. Has to be in the 30s overnight and 50s or lower daytime before the house goes below 70.
  16. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    The weather in northwest Oregon is ridiculous. This time last year I seem to remember burning. It's 95 outside right now!
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    johnstra Feeling the Heat

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    high 90s on the Colorado front range last week, rainy and cool this week. Headed in the right direction.
  18. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Wow, Hillsboro is at 96F. We had a nice Sept last year, but not this warm. Only 68F here so far, 80F in Seattle. Nice and comfy.
  19. Backwoods Savage

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    We were hot yesterday and today. Much more humid today. High of 58 forecast for Friday and down into the 30's Friday night. Maybe....
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  20. BrianN

    BrianN Burning Hunk

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    We are back up to 29::C (84::F) for today and near that for the weekend.
    Next week, different story, with highs of 13::C (55::F) and overnight lows of 5::C (41::F)
  21. Archminer

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    first fire in the wood stove this morning. just to take the chill out of the house. 45 degrees in denver, wv
  22. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Thanks for the conversions, helps us southerners.
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  23. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    History tells me that my first "eager to burn" fire is likely for me in the first week of October, then 'real' burning about 2 weeks later. Then again, I don't recall running the A/C this late in the summer in the past either, we had it on for two days this week (humid (70%) and 90's outside). Only one hurricane so far (barely qualified) out there... glad I don't rely on weather predictions for my survival!

    Wood is stacked and ready to go whenever we need it. Won't fill the inside racks until after first hard freeze to reduce the bug count, but perhaps I'll bring a handful of small stuff in for that "first fire" and leave it in the stove ready to go (bugs can camp out in the stove if they like). Hmm... I could have some fun with that if it is cooler this weekend, make the family think I'm about to light up, heh.
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  24. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Like Waulie, I had a fire (mighta' been 2) in July and a couple last month.
    Started one about 40 minutes ago with some small kindling, and just added 2 chunks of pine.
    Mom's staying with us for a while, and she thinks it's chilly when the house gets down to 70.
    I like fire, so no problem. Waaay early for us, but I put up tons of kindling for this year.
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  25. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Our stove is ready and i asked the Mrs if she wanted me to bring enough wood for a morning fire. She said no so if it is cold in the morning, we'll cuddle.
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