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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Gunner, Oct 31, 2006.

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  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Loc:
    Northern IL
    1. Stove = Quadrafire, Isle Royle heating the entire house.

    2. Location = Northern Illinois

    3. burn rate = 24/7 as much as possible (forced air, propane for backup)

    4. # of cords = 5 to 6 (its the 110 year old family farm, I own it now, and am making slow improvements to it to tighten everything back up)

    5. Stihl 290 and homelite 240 (VT Woodburner - I can't wear mine out either)

    6. Self built splitter (currently trying to come up with a good name for it.)

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  2. JBinKC

    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    Lake of the Ozarks
    1. Jotul Castine F400
    2. Lake of the Ozarks 89 MM
    3. 24/7
    4. I am estimating between 3-3.5 cords in a normal year. Currently have about 2 1/2 cords 50% oak and 50% red maple on my limited space for holding the wood. Last year my first from late January to the end of the burning season burned about a little over 1 cord but that was a very mild year.
    5. Husky 141 16 inch, Stihl MS 180 14 inch
    6. by hand sledgehammer with splitting grenades
  3. z-man

    z-man New Member

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    1.Type of stove? Lopi Freedom Wood insert
    2.Location? North of Boston, MA
    3.24/7 or occasional burner? Occasional meaning every night but not 24/7
    4.# of cords burned? Estimating 1 cord. Have about 5 on my property from trees I cut down.
    5.Type of saw? 16" Homelight Ranger from Homedepot
    6. Splitter or Maul? 8lb wood handle maul and a 4lb super splitter from Lowes which I swear by.
  4. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Lake Wissota
    1. Woodstock Fireview

    2. Chippewa Falls, WI

    3. 24/7

    4. 3 cords

    5. Stihl MS290

    6. EZ Brave 8 ton splitter, Axe
  5. riguy

    riguy New Member

    Joined:
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    24
    Loc:
    Rhode Island
    1.Lopi Declaration
    2. Northern RI
    3. 24/7 when needed
    4. Roughly 3 cords seasoned, 3 cords unseasoned
    5. Stihl 16"
    6. Uncle's homemade splitter.
  6. Marty

    Marty Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
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    284
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh
    1. Hearthstone Mansfiled
    2. Pittsburgh PA
    3. Shoot for 24/7 end up closer to 18/7
    4. Unknown... first year. (looking like 4-6)
    5. Homelite EZ automatic c. 197x ... and a brand new, used, Stihl 290 c. 2006 I picked up today.
    6. Hatchet, axe, maul & wedge.
  7. mgambuzza

    mgambuzza Member

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    Loc:
    Syracuse, NY
    Don’t know if it has been done, but how about some info from everybody.

    1.Thelin Parlor 3000, Quadrafire Castile, Vermont Castings Winter Warm Large

    2.Syracuse, NY

    3.24/7, 24/7 or by temperature, weekends

    4.3-4tons pellets, 2cords

    5......

    6. Splitter or Maul? Just stack or haul.....
  8. Flame

    Flame New Member

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    Loc:
    Southbridge, MA
    Gladly,

    1. Hearthstone Mansfield

    2. Southbridge, MA / Stove in living room

    3. 24/7 (oil tank is full and furnace is in the off position Yahoo!)

    4. First winter, I started late. Probably looking at 3-5 cords (cape cod around 2100 sq ft ?)

    5. Had delivered this winter all cut (just stacked).

    6. Possibly next year
  9. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Verndale, MN
    1.Type of stove?
    Drolet Adirondack

    2.Location?
    Verndale, MN

    3.24/7 or occasional burner?
    Occasional burner will be 24/7 when I get a stove that is capable of it

    4.# of cords burned?
    1 cord?

    5.Type of saw?
    Husky

    6. Splitter or Maul?
    Eight lb. Maul, hopefully a splitter this year
  10. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Newfields NH
    1. Woodstock Keystone, dead center in open concept house, first thing you see coming in front door. :)

    2. Newfields (Seacoast area -all 12 miles of it) NH

    3. 24/7

    4. About 3 so far

    5. Stihl "Farm Boss" 029 Super, 18" bar

    6. 4# Ames super splitter axe and 8# wedge and sledge for knots, forks and da big boys.
  11. gyrfalcon

    gyrfalcon Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Champlain Valley, Vermont
    1. Hearthstone Tribute

    2. Shoreham VT (15 mi southwest of Middlebury)

    3. would be 24/7 if the tiny stove could keep going overnight, but have central heat (oil, baseboard) zone set at 60 for distant rooms, and both zones for backup overnight

    4. about 1 and 1/2 since starting in mid-December

    5. No saw. No need. No woodlot. Delivered firewood.

    6. Splitter or Maul? Hatchet/mini-sledge combination (with occasional help of a wedge) to split down too-big splits, but still debating a small electtric splitter for next year.
  12. 3fordasho

    3fordasho Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
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    470
    Loc:
    South Central Minnesota
    1. Woodstock Fireview
    2. 75miles SW of Minneapolis MN
    3. 24/7
    4. ~3 cords so far
    5. Stihl MS210 & 361, Dolmar 5100, Makita 6401 with 7901 jug/piston upgrade
    6. TSC splitter
  13. fullbore

    fullbore New Member

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    120
    Loc:
    Northeast PA
    1. Quad 5700
    2. Northeast PA
    3. 24/7
    4. 3 cords
    5. 3 Stihls (2-046mags, 1-ms260)
    6. Speeco/Huskee 22-ton
  14. argus66

    argus66 Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    central coastal nj
    1-jotul f3cb
    2-central coastal nj
    3-nites weekends
    4-1/2 cord but just got stove in jan
    5- ax for now but shopping for saw
    6-another ax
  15. slowski74

    slowski74 New Member

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    Loc:
    St Charles michigan
    1. 2002 Century (small)

    2. Near Saginaw Michigan

    3. 24/7 since early november

    4. Second full season of burning. Will probably go through 2.5
    to 3 cords

    5. Stihl MS 270 18 inch bar

    6. Timber King gas wood splitter
  16. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Halifax, VA
    1. Englander 13NC

    2. Amherst, VA

    3. 24/4 (Depending on the weather)

    4. Two cords plus maybe a bit more.

    5. Stihl 260 PRO
  17. ControlFreak

    ControlFreak Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    Holden, MA
    1. Napoleon 1401, Load and go with SmartStove (TM) combustion control system.

    2. Holden, MA

    3. 24/7

    4. 3.5 cords.

    5. Husq 350, MTD 20 ton splitter, two boys.
    (Last summer was the first time I bought a half-load of logs due to the increasing cost of cut/split cordwood. Was paying $160/cord cut/split green, paid ~85/cord for the load of logs (about 4-5 cords). I like the logs. There are no tops and I get it processed exactly the way I want it.)

    Dan
  18. bartlett920

    bartlett920 New Member

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    Loc:
    Fort Scott Kansas

    1.Type of stove?
    Century 2000 Sq Ft

    2.Location?
    Fort Scott Kansas

    3.24/7 or occasional burner?
    24/7

    4.# of cords burned?
    First Year

    5.Type of saw?
    Husky 455
    Stihl 029

    6. Splitter or Maul?
    Splitter and Maul!!!!!!
  19. milner351

    milner351 Member

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    Loc:
    Belleville, MI
    1.Type of stove?
    Previously an '80's Nordic "smoke dragon"
    (just ask the neighbor, she still complains about the new stove)

    Now frustrated with getting my new Pacific Energy Summit working properly
    (loosing too much heat to the exterior chimney thanks to a bad install)

    2.Location?
    Belleville, Michigan
    (between Ann Arbor and Dearborn)

    3.24/7 or occasional burner?
    24/7

    4.# of cords burned?
    I don't estimate cords well, our first year we burned two rows of wood stacked 6ft highx30ft long
    the last two years we've burned 4-5 full size pick up loads.
    Once I get the Summit dialed in and the chimney insulated and sealed properly with a block off plate, I hope that number will decrease.


    5.Type of saw?
    Used Craftsman 40cc 18" bar with new oregon bar and chain

    6. Splitter or Maul?
    Huge home made splitter - 8hp tecumseh, two splitting wedges welded on top of each other
    5" diameter ram, 20 gallon tank, complete with a seat for the operator!
    - the brain child of a few engineer friends of my friends Dad.
    My friend let's me use it, he's sick of dealing with wood!
  20. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Pomfret, CT
    1. Jotul F500 Oslo
    2. NorthEastern CT (Pomfret)
    3. 24/7
    4. So far this year 3.5 cords
    5. An old Craftsman
    6. 27 ton splitter/8lb Maul/wood grenades

    WoodButcher
  21. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    [quote author="Todd" date="1162419222"]1. Woodstock Fireview


    5. Stihl MS290

    Todd,
    How do you like the MS290?
    Gonna retire my 42cc craftsman and Have my eye on the Farmboss.
    With an 18" bar it fits my buget real nice.
    Using it to chop up grapple loads and scrounge some trees in my woods.

    Thanks for any input,

    WoodButcher
  22. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Peru, MA
    1. Morso 3610
    2. Western MA (or living room, depends on what you mean)
    3. 24/7
    4. Unknown since this is my first year...I estimate between 4-6 cords total for the season.
    5. Craftsman 18".
    6. Axe, maul, sledge/wood grenade. No splitters allowed...if I can't split it by hand then I need more exercise, which I can get by splitting!
  23. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Northern Virginia
    1. Jotul F100 Nordic, Jotul F3CB, Englander 30-NCL, Englander 25 PDVC

    2. 45 miles from D.C.

    3. Only heat we got.

    4. Around five cords.

    5. Poulan Pro (back when they meant it) 405+ 20", two Husky 142s 16", Poulan 1975 14"

    6. 1988 Duerr splitter with a 2007 engine. A variety of busted and to be busted mauls.
  24. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Silicon Valley
    1. Jotul F3CB

    2. Silicon Valley

    3. Nights/Weekends

    4. Pushing 1 cord (all scrounged)

    5. Poulan ES350 (Electric)

    6. 8lb maul, Sledge and wedge.
  25. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    1. Jotul F400 Castine
    2. 25 miles from Seattle
    3. 24/7 when below 40 degrees, evenings when above 40, otherwise the heat pump does it better for less
    4. ~ 3 cords
    5. Stihl 029
    6. Northern Tool 20T, 8lb maul, wedges
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