"Keep doing what you're doing...."

Iembalm4aLiving Posted By Iembalm4aLiving, Sep 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

  1. Iembalm4aLiving

    Iembalm4aLiving
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 3, 2008
    272
    53
    Loc:
    N.E. Ohio
    ....said my chimney sweep today as he was packing up his gear. Last winter was our first with the Osburn 2200, and I was a newb with a modern stove. Apparently my wood was good and my burning practices were sound. He said that what was in my liner was very light and came out with little effort.

    Thanks to all who've directly or indirectly taught me so much about proper wood prep and good burning practices.

    I'm really impressed with these stoves. I recommend them to all my friends who still burn open fireplaces. I'm sure they're annoyed with me. ;lol
     
    Dairyman, FyreBug, blacktail and 2 others like this.
  2. FyreBug

    FyreBug
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 6, 2010
    771
    145
    Loc:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Way to go! I have the 1800 and wished I had the bigger 2200
     
    gd9704 likes this.
  3. Grisu

    Grisu
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 1, 2010
    4,123
    899
    Loc:
    Chittenden, VT
    For me it is the same. The advice here has been and still is invaluable. I do not want to think how badly I would have abused the stove and put me and my family in danger without all those experienced woodburners here that spend countless hours passing on their wisdom to newbies like me. I passed the link to this website on to all the woodburners I know. Hopefully, they took a look or they may never know what they are missing.

    P.S. Special thanks to Craig to keep this forum running.
     
    pen likes this.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    32,535
    9,713
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Posts like this are what this place is all about. Seeing your post will hopefully make some of the lurkers stop and think instead of just keeping on doing it the way they always have.

    Congrats. You are ready to do it again. And again and again and...
     
  5. Jags

    Jags
    Moderate Moderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    17,263
    5,927
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    ..and again and again.

    Nice. It is always comforting when a pro reassures your practices.
     
  6. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 17, 2009
    5,257
    1,257
    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    I went two years between cleaning after we installed the Fireview and I started reading in here regularly. The sweep told me i could easily go three years next time. Its probably easier to do it right than it is to do it wrong.
     
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 22, 2008
    17,173
    3,606
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Sweet . . . gotta love the great advice here at hearth.com.
     
  8. Scott2373

    Scott2373
    Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 9, 2011
    145
    21
    Loc:
    Williamson, New York
    Your post describes my situation to a "T". I to am going on my second year as a woodburner. My chimney sweep said that same thing to me verbatim, as he was packing up! I should also take a moment to thank all the nice folks on this forum for all the info, tips and tricks they have directly or indirectly bestowed unto me!
     
    gd9704 likes this.
  9. fossil

    fossil
    Accidental Moderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    10,535
    2,416
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    It makes me feel really good about my association with these unique and wonderful forums and the many fine folks I "know" as a consequence whenever I read reports like these from members who are new to the wide, wonderful world of woodburning. Thanks for "reporting in", and by all means keep doing what you're doing. Rick
     
    gd9704 likes this.

Share This Page