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RE: Nah, clearances aren't that important . . . right?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by firefighterjake, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Wow! Must have either been a super hot fire or the wood was really close (and well seasoned). Sad that so much was lost.
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Bummer, don't let Daksy see that.

    I've seen this setup before and have warned the owner of the potential hazard. The typical response is I've been doing it for the past 20 yrs. and ain't had a problem yet.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Right begreen. How many times have we seen it posted on this forum. Dry your wood by the stove....
  5. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    So the Owner indirectly caused the fire himself? Thats what it sounds like. Does an insurance company pay out in a situation like that.? Owner certainly should have known better if he already knew the cause of the blaze.
  6. egclassic

    egclassic Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah, check those clearances and while your at it, make sure you have enough insurance. Who keeps that amount of tools and equipment and does not insure it properly? Especially when it's your livelyhood at risk.
  7. Jacklake2003

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    Was that a home-made stove in the picture?
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Holy crap! I didn't enlarge the picture before. The wood is still there. Right next to the stove!
  9. Reckless

    Reckless Feeling the Heat

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    That back wall was all stacked wood! Looks like he had about a cord inside XO
  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It also looks like the only thing to survive the fire was the firewood!
  11. joecool85

    joecool85 Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't say much for the quality of the wood does it? Glad he's ok, too bad about the huge losses though.

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