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So, anyone light up yet?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by smoke eater, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. smoke eater

    smoke eater Member

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    not me yet, but "they're" forecasting high 30's this thur n fri night. that means mid 30's up at my house- 1250' up that is. who will be the first? i don't light up until the wife and kids are begging for heat.

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  2. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    I'm lighting up as we speak...cigarette that is..I don't really light up until mid October. I have new heat pump that's pretty efficient. . In the mild weather anyways...but once I light up .....heat pump doesn't kick on
  3. 'bert

    'bert Minister of Fire

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    Wife lit the stove on Sunday while I was outside splitting wood for 2015-2016 season. Kinda seemed unfair to me :mad:
  4. wood spliter

    wood spliter New Member

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    I'll see how cool the house gets this weekend.
  5. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Many times in the last few weeks. Fire going right now, 52° outside. Anytime there is a cool night, I light a fire. That's the reason I have heat in my house, especially free heat, so I can be warm whenever I want to be!
  6. burntime

    burntime New Member

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    Nope, 49 right now. Supposed to be upper 30's tonight then warm some. I did however start bringing the wood up by the house yesterday. Fall is in the air!
  7. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    3 days straight the week before Labor Day in the ADKs, one dehumidification burn at home during the monsoon.
  8. River19

    River19 Member

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    Lit up a quick low burn on Sunday morning at the cabin in VT. Woke up and it was 38 segrees outside and about 60 inside, wife was chilly.....happy wife happy life, so I threw a few cut-offs in and some scrounged dry crap I had from last year in the "shoulder season" pile.

    Held it at about 400 degrees for a couple hours to take the edge off until the sun warmed things up.......

    Not too far away.
  9. Rob From Wisconsin

    Rob From Wisconsin Minister of Fire

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    Same things here.......
    Burning some "scrap" stuff that I have laying around here.
    Tonight will be our 2nd burn of the season - mid 30's forcasted.
    More of an "ambiance" thing........
  10. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I'm hoping to make it to November...or at least late October. Seems like I was able to last year, but can't really remember.

    When the sun gets low in the sky, I get pretty good solar gain on my large southern exposure and the house holds the heat pretty well. I don't mind a little morning chill.
  11. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    We haven't even thought about it yet. We've had a few cool nights, but not enough for the inside to cool down to light-a-fire temps. It looks like this weekend might be different.
  12. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Not yet...heck I ran the A/C last night
  13. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

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    I might tonight, it is suppose to be in the low 40's tonight and no sun today so no solar heating during the day. I brought in some cottonwood last night before the rain and I am itching to fire up the new/old DW and see how it compares to the old Defiant/Encore.
  14. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    What a difference a couple hundred miles makes. I could have put ours back in the basement weeks ago.
  15. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Same here...it was 94* on the way home from work yesterday...and now the forecast high today will be lucky to hit 70*. Calling for low 40's tomorrow night.
  16. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    Had a few cool days a little over a week ago so I lit up then. Got some cool weather coming up now and will light again. Wood is more economical to burn than fossil fuels so I see no reason to wait to see if the oil furnace will kick in. In the summer I use the a/c to stay cool so I guess you could say I like to stay in a comfort zone. I have a good excuse too... me!
  17. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    smoke eater; we have had two fires already and with the temps going down in the mid 30's I'm sure we will have another.

    zap
  18. Trktrd

    Trktrd Feeling the Heat

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    Could have lit up a couple of times, but supressed the urge until I pull and clean all the pipes and give the stove a good cleaning.
  19. Frugal

    Frugal New Member

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    Friday or Saturday evening, maybe. Upper 30s, a sheet over the tomato plants.

    "Already? It's still summer!"

    "Just getting rid of some Irene debris, Dear ..."
  20. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    Ran A/C last night but thursday/friday night it is supposed to dip in to the upper 30's ....think I'll just go with an extra blanket
  21. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    These next few days looks like time for a few small evening fires just to boost the house temp up a bit so I don't get that morning chill in the house. We may hit record lows the next couple mornings, could dip down under 30.
  22. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    I had a couple fires a week or so ago when it dropped a bit.
    I left the doors open and put the screen on the FP to see how the draft did on the 7100.

    worked great. I have tons of scraps so I will have a fire this weekend I am sure.

    Its still new to me to build a fire in my house.
  23. Bamawood

    Bamawood New Member

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    Farmers Almanac says frigid winter from Rockies through northern plains to western great lakes.
  24. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Temperatures just dropped a couple of hours ago. Wonderful to feel that fall air. Suppose to drop only to the low 40's for the next couple of mornings. We will see how it all pans out.
  25. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I've had 3 so far. The 1st Fire I had was the night I installed the stove (70 degrees and draft like a champ). The last 2 were not needed either. Just trying to figure/tinker with it before it gets really cold. Also, its in the basement. So I can open the windows downstairs and leave the basement door shut.

    Still have not decided whether to have one tonight. But tomorrow and Fri night is a for sure thing. I am going to try and utilize the Wood heat as much as possible. To see how long I can hold off on lighting the pellet stove (heated the whole house for 3 seasons) and on the same note, to see how much I can reduce my Pellet consumption.

    Have not used the LP furnace (56 year old Trane X90) in 3 years and really never intend to again. Its Primary function in life is the A/C. I check to make sure the furnace still lights and all is O.K. In the Spring and Fall (just in case of emergency or we leave town). Have 50% in the tank and its been 2 years this Nov since our last fill.

    We will have as many Fires as needed to Keep Ferrel Gas out of our Life for forever. Looking forward to this heating season with the 30-NC. Gonna be "Nuclear" in our house this Winter.

    Cheers

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