1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

So, anyone light up yet?

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

  1. joefrompa

    joefrompa New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    776
    Loc:
    SE PA
    Two addt'l notes:

    1. We've had a spurt of a few warmer days now with no rain. Since it's still early in the season, I'm gonna go ahead and move ~2-3 weeks worth of wood into the garage/under the porch to keep it dry. I'm burning mostly pine in the shoulder season, and pine seems to absorb rain the most, so I've got to take advantage of the dry days.

    2. I burned my first 2 fires using trader joe's paper bags for kindling. I probably won't do that again unless I'm out of newspaper. I found ALOT of black ash in my driveway that appears to be partially burnt flecks of the bags. Nonetheless, they did fire up all the wood :)

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,426
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    Yep
    Burning 1/2 loads, mostly spruce.
  3. Llamaman

    Llamaman Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    140
    Loc:
    MA
    going to fire up the stove and enjoy the first Bruins game of the year.........possibly with a couple of "Llama Lagers"
  4. TK-421

    TK-421 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Messages:
    79
    Loc:
    Eastern CT
    Popped it once two weeks ago. My wife lugged in some wood today getting ready for morning. She said they're calling for 30 in the early am. Might pop it till 9 or 10 then let it die out till the next day.
  5. basswidow

    basswidow Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,313
    Loc:
    Milton GA
    We had upper 30's overnight. We fired up the stove for the first time. Got the house so hot - we kicked the covers off.

    Alittle disappointed with my wood. We'll have to see how it goes. A few pieces were showing some hissing and bubbles. Not a good sign at all. We had alot of snow last year that delayed the warm spring stacking and then a short, cold, wet, summer. Hope it's all not like this.
  6. breamer999

    breamer999 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    74
    Loc:
    Brackley Beach PEI
    Prince Edward Island, Canada here, last night was my first light. A real burning uglies night....+4c overnight and inside was +13C


    Again tonight burning. Dish water on stove for dishes and reheated stir fry in cast iron pan. (consolation for burning before nov 1st)
  7. Treacherous

    Treacherous Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    949
    Loc:
    WA state
    Low 40's last night so I started the first fire of the season. What a great feeling!!!
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    28,626
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    I have lit an electric fire in the oil filled heaters the last couple of nights. I can wait as long as possible for the "romance" of lugging wood in and leveling out a burn. We are actually having some Fall weather here for a week after years of not having it and the monsoons of August and September. Day before yesterday was the first day it didn't rain in a month and a half.
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,943
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Tonight will be the first time both stoves are burned. Working on the coal bed in the PE now, and the Dixette is getting ready to fire up the 13.


    Forecast for the Island is 56 - 32 F. Knowing Icey Hollow as I do, we're getting ready now. We'll see 35F, I figure. Sure was chilly when I took Murph out @ 6Am today.


    Threw some sheets on the house plants still outside, will bring them in this weekend. And we're up to the 80's next week !


    I had thought I would be spared this ;-)
  10. Agent

    Agent Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Messages:
    165
    Loc:
    Gillette, WY
    After hunting speed goats in the constant wind today a nice little fire was in order.
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    7,607
    Loc:
    Doylestown, PA

    There's a breed of goat that's addicted to Meth? Why doesn't Animal Planet cover that?

Share This Page