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Somebody explain this please

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by johnstra, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. WOODplay

    WOODplay Member

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    That’s a good one! I feel the same...
    If I have to get out my calculator Fun just left the room ;)
    Just sit back, crack open another cold one and enjoy the heat and the view.

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  2. jadm

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    I read this topic last night before anybody responded. I almost responded but decided to go to bed and let someone else to the all the work. I see someone did and now I know a lot more than I did prior to going to sleep. Who ever said sleeping is a waste of time doesn't know what they are talking about....IMHO... ;-)

    My answer wasn't quite as involved but I like it just the same so I shall add it to the mix even though the mix has moved down the list a bit....

    Explanation via Buckminster Filler's words on wood burning....

    Wood burning = "sunlight unwinding" .....(That is - as a tree grows it captures energy from the sun and stores it for later use by us humans...)

    Hence the increase in heat output felt was simply sunlight unwinding a whole lot faster.... (My theory - not Bucky's....)

    :coolsmile:
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  3. krex1010

    krex1010 Minister of Fire

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    The angle of the dangle is directly proportionate to......
  4. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Fire sure is warm, ain't it?! (lol)

    -Soupy1957
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  5. henkmeuzelaar

    henkmeuzelaar New Member

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    Funny, how it sometimes seems a lot warmer all of a sudden, eh??!

    (aka the non-mathematical explanation)


    Henk

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  6. 410MAN

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    Well Soupy, Im down hear in North East Texas, its gonna snow here tomorrow for second time in 2 weeks and its cold, down to 17 (Texas temp not C) and it was cold so I put 2 little logs (oak and 2 bigger hickory) logs on and litted them, got a beer and it got warm, then wife got home and told me it was cold so I put on 2 more logs and 3 more beers and I got warmer. so I guess my btus are good, then I turned on electric blanket on my side and unplugged her side, PS i used one of those LONG matches to lite my fires, ya'll are lot smarter than me on math, i enjoy reading ya'll info.
  7. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Close the bypass and the air changes from exiting the stove straight up the back of the stove, or out the back of the stove, to instantly coming forward and washing up the window. All the heat of the exiting gas is now immediately adjacent to the glass, hitting it as it climbs, throwing a lot more heat out the glass. So you feel hotter instantly.
  8. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    That's 10X's as fast!!! Right??==c
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  9. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Can somebody please pass me the Alieve bottle?
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  10. Oldhippie

    Oldhippie Minister of Fire

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    Uh... yeah.. that!
  11. Pallet Pete

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    Hu ? Wow this thread is sandpaper on my brain :D

    Pete
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  12. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Just pass the Scotch please?
  13. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    When it's cold, I burn, if I still want to burn and it is hot inside I open windows...If it is too warm for a fire I do not light one.....sorry to be a smart a*% part of my nature
  14. Hearth Mistress

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    Now that's "math" i can understand :)
    Cold house + wood burning in stove = warm house

    I flunked geometry and trig in HS, all that "you'll need this in life" crap, hog wash, just turned 40, never needed anything more than basic math. I don't even know how you guys can come UP with these theories but if you want to analyze the laws of probabilities based on historical winning lottery number data, let me know what you find out :)
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  15. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    I teach econ, accounting and marketing.....Still do not need that trig and calc stuff...the big boys in the think tanks use all that and more, but I just wait to see if what they come down with sounds like logic :)

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