Make sure your wood will fit the the stove defore you try it!!!

lopiliberty Posted By lopiliberty, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

  1. lopiliberty

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    For the first time I had to remove a smoldering log out of the liberty. Filled it E/W and was going to put two splits N/S on the side. I usually measure the wood to be sure it will fit but that split I didn't. Got it in there and the door wouldn't shut so I had to take it out, filled the house with smoke and throw it out on the patio. Doors and windows are open on the coldest day of the year to try and get the smoke out. Good thing the stove is cruising at 750 and it was 90 in here. Live and learn:mad:
     
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  2. BrotherBart

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    Been there. Done that. Got the tee shirt burns.
     
  3. fire_man

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    Dont' feel bad. I got one STUCK in the loading door of a top loader VC Resolute. It caught fire while stuck. I yanked so hard on that burning log that I lifted up the whole stove, at which time the log broke loose.
    Live and learn.:confused:
     
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  4. tlc1976

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    I keep a buck saw with the woodstove tools for that reason. Has happened to me a few times so I can quickly just trim the protruding end so it fits, rather than yank the flaming log and risk burning myself or the floor or worse.
     
  5. Backwoods Savage

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    It's been a long time but we've had it happen too. Not because of too long but just would not fit but was smoking.

    If that ever happens again, instead of letting that cold air in, try lighting some candles.
     
  6. DianeB

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    That wouldn't have done much good. I had so much smoke in here it was like it was foggy. Temperature in the house dropped to 67 with the doors and windows open but has it warmed back up to 88 degrees
     
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  8. lopiliberty

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    Exact what was wrong with this. Cut on an angle. The one corner when loaded N/S wouldn't allow the door to close. I took that b**ch out and split in half so I can get it in there E/W
     
  9. BrowningBAR

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    I, for one, enjoy my annual "run through the house with a flaming log because I am not a good judge of size and space."
     
  10. DianeB

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    I would end up tripping over the dog and cat if I had to run with a blazing log....they won't leave the stove area- they are zombies.
     

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  11. BrowningBAR

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    My cat knows I am stupid. It stays out of the way and watches.
     
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  12. osagebow

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    I'm with BAR - though I have done it three times this year:rolleyes: ...but my stove is in concrete floored basement. Last time I calmly dropped it, sunk a hatchet in it, and walked outside with a flaming split.:cool:
    The next day i Marked my splitting maul, x27 and axe @ 25" to avoid this in the future. Anything that fits in the new huskee fits the stove, also.
     
  13. lopiliberty

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    My cat lays in front of the stove to but last year sparks started flying out of the stove and it scared him to death and I guess he remembered that because when it comes time to reload, he takes off
     
  14. eclecticcottage

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    Been there....got a load of wood from a guy that cut a few just a scosh too long. Worst time is the night reloads, which I've been doing because a bunch was about an inch too long to fit n/s so we're loading them cross ways, which means no full loads. I don't turn on the lights for those since the bedroom is right there...so I kinda need to feel the wood to make sure it's not too long :p Keep yer dirty minds in the ash can. FIREWOOD folks, FIREWOOD.
     
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    Get a picture next time BB !!! ;)

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    I've had an issue like this exactly one time.
    That was enough.
    I try to learn quickly (and remember) when fire is involved.:p
     
  17. rijim

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    I thought those were some kind of strange hearth rugs.
     
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    How I pray that one day someone films that and posts it here...made me laugh at the thought.;lol
     
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    For some reason I'm getting another "Christmas Vacation" cousin Eddie visual...
     
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    Thats why I use a "story stick" when cuting fire wood....How long a piece will that Liberty take, my Endeavor will take about 17", I cut to 16.... Thats N/S
     
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    I like to keep them around 15, 16 max and that's very close to the glass. Loading N/S I can leave the splits bigger. E/W it will take a 22 in but they have to be split pretty small to get a lot of them in. Most of my wood is 14 to16 in. but I have been finding a lot of 16 to 20 inch so I resplit them if to big and when I get a load of them I load the stove E/W to one side and then fill in what space is left on the other side with N/S splits . Got a stove with a big firebox why not use every inch of it!!!
     
  22. loadstarken

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    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one this has happened to! Hehe

    Since the day it happened I have put marks on my axe, broom, wheelbarrow handle, fence post, the firewood bin on the deck and on the beds of my 3 trucks!
     
  23. lopiliberty

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    I fill up a rack in the garage then bring it into two log racks beside the stove. When I do I can pretty well tell what will fit although apparently not this morning:mad:, I sort them out and anything I think is questionable I measure it. One rack holds all the N/S wood and the other holds the E/W logs. Ya I know I'm nuts :rolleyes:
     
  24. begreen

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    I have to deal with that a lot with scrounged wood. Road crews are not too consistent in the length of their cuts. I have a growing pile of 22-24" locust splits, some which I tried to get in the stove diagonally and failed.
     
  25. Seanm

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    That is a great picture! My Husky will sit in front of the stove if she gets scratches otherwise she just melts and puts up with the heat to be in the same room as her people.
     
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