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

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  1. BotetourtSteve

    BotetourtSteve Member

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    Loc:
    Western Virginia
    Jotul F600 Firelight CB
    Mountains of Western VA, basement w/2 living floors above
    24/7 from October to April
    10-12 pickup (full size, 6 3/4' bed) loads (sorry, don't do cords)
    Husqvarna 55
    8 lb maul

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  2. crazy_dan

    crazy_dan New Member

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    Loc:
    Missouri
    1. PE Summit stove
    2. Mid Missouri
    3. 24/7 only heat in the house NO furnace at all
    4. used to be 4-5 not sure with the summit hopefully less
    5. Husqvarna 455 20”, 345 16”, and 142 16” Stihl MS280 16” and MS440 24”
    6. 22 ton huskee, 6&8lb;mauls various wedges and sledges
  3. kevin85

    kevin85 Member

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    CT
    1. Tarm Wood Boiler(seperate oil furnace back-up)
    Olympic Wood Stove
    2. Durham, Connecticut
    3. November till the wood runs out, 24/7
    4. 6-8 cords, depending on the winter
    5. Stihl MS310, 18 inch bar
    6. MTD Splitter
  4. moshiersr

    moshiersr New Member

    Joined:
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    68
    Loc:
    Horseheads NY
    1.Type of stove?
    - Century FW300010, Retired and sold the round Fire-View (I miss my Fire-View it burned green wood better ;-) )
    2.Location?
    - Horseheads NY
    3.24/7 or occasional burner?
    - Attempting to be 24/7 but not always
    4.# of cords burned?
    - Estimate 5-6 cords on a full year of 24x7, about 2-3 this year
    5.Type of saw?
    - Stihl MS280
    6. Splitter or Maul?
    - 8lb Maul
  5. CBBaron

    CBBaron New Member

    Joined:
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    12
    Loc:
    Cleveland
    1. Quadrafire Yosemite
    2. Cleveland OH
    3. Occasional Burner - Intending it to be used most evenings and weekends.
    4. Just got it installed yesterday so have only burned a few splits so far. I want to have 1.5 cords ready for next winter and another cord available at my parents farm incase I use that much.
    5. None yet. Probably just borrow my parents saw as that is where I will be harvesting the wood.
    6. Currently only an axe but will add a Maul soon. Dont burn enough to warrant a splitter.

    Craig
  6. prink3

    prink3 Member

    Joined:
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    1. Englander 13
    2. Central PA
    3. Evenings/weekends, primary heat this winter with a home addition underway.
    4. 2-3 cords so far
    5. Stihl MS290, Pro Mac 10-10
    6. 8lb maul
  7. mikeyny

    mikeyny Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    upstate ny
    Albany ny area.
    early 80's model 502 tarm combo boiler in shed out back. 4 yrs now (Freebie)
    Old school fireplace for Ambiance
    Nat gas weil Mclane boiler backup.
    Not quite 24/7. Gas kicks in early morn on cold nites
    455 rancher, 20 and 24 inch bar
    Chinese knockoff 4 ton electric splitter and big old maul.
    wood use varies, from 8 to 12 full cords Oct till april?
  8. soxfan13

    soxfan13 Member

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    Loc:
    eastern MA
    Jotul 550 rockland
    Kingston, Mass
    Just got it last week. I burn nights and weekends...if I am home.

    Don't know how much wood just yet.
    some sort of chain saw.

    The human splitter. The old sledge hammer and wedge
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    Michigan
    1.Type of stove? Woodstock Fireview (soapstone)

    2.Location? Central Michigan

    3.24/7 or occasional burner? 24/7

    4.# of cords burned? Last year 5. This year maybe 3 but too early to answer that.

    5.Type of saw? Stihl Farm Boss 290

    6. Splitter or Maul? Splitter
  10. loneeagle15

    loneeagle15 New Member

    Joined:
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    91
    Loc:
    Montana
    Hearthstone Mansfield
    Laurel ,Montana
    24/7
    3 cords
    Husky 346 xp
    8# Maul 12# sledge
  11. quinn

    quinn New Member

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    Loc:
    Southeastern BC, Canada
    Jotul F400 and F600 (we like it warm in here)

    British Columbia, Canada

    24/7

    6-8 cords a year (and that was just with the F600, will be more like 8-10 by adding the 400)

    Husky 372XP

    5 lb Maul
  12. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

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    Loc:
    British Columbia
    My avatar says most of it. Plus 8# spliting maul, an axe, and a craftsman 18" chainsaw.

    And bad temper and grumpiness, to get the job done :coolgrin:
  13. flyfishn

    flyfishn New Member

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    17
    Loc:
    North Van , BC
    1.Type of stove? Regency F1100

    2.Location? North Vancouver British Columbia

    3.24/7 or occasional burner? 24/7

    4.# of cords burned? This will be my first year. I figure 2.5-3 cords.

    5.Type of saw? Craftsman 42cc with 18" bar

    6. Splitter or Maul? Splitter
  14. snowtime

    snowtime Minister of Fire

    Joined:
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    523
    Loc:
    northern BC
    1. New T6, PioneerMaid cookstove, 2 fishers for greenhouses plus an old but good cookstove in outdoor kitchen
    2. Northwest BC
    3. 24/7
    4. 15
    5. got 2 372s, 2 361s, 2 350s
    6. Various mauls and wedges
  15. Backroads

    Backroads Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    Richmond, RI
    1.Type of stove? VC Defiant currently being replaced by the brand new Jotul Oslo in the garage!

    2.Location? Richmond RI

    3.24/7 or occasional burner? I'm aiming for 24/7 but depending on weather and wife sometimes less.

    4.# of cords burned? Last year 3 1/2 in conjunction with 200 gals of oil, wife likes to warm up the kitchen floor in the morning

    5.Type of saw? Stihl MS310, decent enough for cutting 5 cords a year.

    6. Splitter or Maul? I prefer the maul but have to admit after 6 days of almost 90* heat and humidity I've borrowed a splitter for the tough stuff.
  16. trailblaster

    trailblaster New Member

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    Loc:
    Loudon, NH & Greenville,ME
    1. Enviro kodiak 1700
    2. Loudon, NH & N. Maine
    3. 24/7
    4. 4 cords
    5. Poulan Pro 42cc 18" bar
    6. 20ton MTD splitter
  17. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    1.Type of stove? Hampton insert

    2.Location? S. NH

    3.24/7 or occasional burner? 24/7

    4.# of cords burned? 3.5

    5.Type of saw? Stihl 260pro

    6. Splitter or Maul? Both. 33 ton TroyBilt
  18. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    base of Mt. Rainier on the wet side, WA
    1) Hearthstone Heritage

    2) Buckley, WA right next to Mt. Rainier.

    3) 24/7

    4) 7 cords of soft wood this last season, junk varieties.

    5) Poulan wild something. Bright green.

    6) Bark buster unicorn style death splitter from tractor PTO, + maul.
  19. Tfin

    Tfin New Member

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    Loc:
    Central Maine
    1.Type of stove? Englander 13NCP

    2.Location? Central Maine

    3.24/7 or occasional burner? 24/7

    4.# of cords burned? 3

    5.Type of saw? Echo CS-440

    6. Splitter or Maul? Both (8 lb maul wedges/rented splitter)
  20. FLASHMAN

    FLASHMAN New Member

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    Woodstock, CT
    Jotul F600 Firelight

    Unfinished side of basement, Woodstock, CT

    24X7, but only in the winter. :coolgrin:

    3-4 per season

    Stihl MS660

    Splitter... Me and Woodbutcher split damn near 16 cord a year, so the mauls had to be retired...
  21. RedOak

    RedOak New Member

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    Loc:
    Central Ma
    1. Hearthstone Mansfield
    2. Central Massachusetts
    3. 24/7
    4. 6-7 cord
    5. Stihl MS180
    6. Maul
  22. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Western CT
    Holy Old Thread Batman!
  23. Max Headroom

    Max Headroom Member

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    Loc:
    North Central MA
    1. Lopi Declaration (install tomorrow!)
    2. North Central MA
    3. 24xweekends and days off, 12xweekdays
    4. 3-4 cords this year
    5. Poulan 3000
    6. Maul

    That's the plan, we'll see how it pans out.
  24. skamp

    skamp New Member

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    south eastern ct.
    Soon to be Lopi Revere
    Niantic CT. Pretty much smack in the middle between New York City and Boston.
    Evenings, nights and weekends
    Not sure 1st. year burning. Have 3.5 cord ready to go.
    Husky. 350 18" bar.
    Will have some sort of splitter by spring. Right now an ax,10lb. sledge and a hatchet.
  25. WILDSOURDOUGH

    WILDSOURDOUGH New Member

    Joined:
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    250
    Loc:
    Unity, NH
    1.Type of stove?
    Lopi Leyden,Central OWB"
    2.Location?
    Unity, NH
    3.24/7 or occasional burner?
    Lopi- Occasional, OWB- 24/7 in Winter
    4.# of cords burned?
    Lopi-1.5 last year, OWB- 10 last year (20+ on hand)
    5.Type of saw?
    Husqvarna
    6. Splitter or Maul?
    Man-u-al- Maul and a sledge- only for the woodstove, OWB takes whole logs [/quote]
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