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Stoking in the middle of the night

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by chutes, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    The rich, rich irony of a guy with your avatar resorting to an ad hominem. . .

    And, I'm not wrong. But thanks for sharing your fantasy life with us.

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  2. chutes

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    Now that we're officially talking about New England micro brews, there is a very good beer that I find down here in CT on occasion. It is made up near Bethel, Maine, I believe. Sunday River Ale. Very good. I think the same brewer also makes an IPA called 420 IPA, though I think that is brewed out of Portland, ME.

    Shipyard is good too, though I don't think I've tried Prelude before. Just checked it out on their site. Sounds pretty good. I'll have to find it. I've only had their IPA and Summer brew.
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    Shipyard, Smuttynose, Ipswich (their normal pale ale and their oatmeal stout), Long Trail, Tuckerman's (their Headwall Alt is amazing)

    Oh man- the weekend is here. Going to get the DW to drive when we go watch the De Lahoya fight tomorrow night in Manch Vegas
  4. chutes

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    Bigg_Redd-
    Seriously. What is the problem? Read through this thread and note your contributions. Someone taught you how to build a great fire once. Maybe your dad or or grandpa or whatever. People like me are learning on this site. It would be a very quiet place if everyone was on the same page and had the exact same experience level. Whoever it was that taught you what you know, honor that person by sharing your knowledge with others on this site. Or, if the topic is beneath you, avoid it.

    PS - there are a lot of women on this site - many of whom have given me awesome advice. The term "broads" is a bit condescending, dont ya think?
  5. Hogwildz

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    Chutes, bottom line is your right to ask questions, pick & choose the reply's you get. And there is nothing wrong with being cautious when you first get your stove and actually give a crap about yourself or your family.
    And btw, be very wary of answers from a self proclaimed know it all person with 200 something posts, as he is still shattin yellow and doesn't even know it.
    Not all mind you, but the ones I speak of clearly stand out.
    You can usually spot them spending more time in the Ash can then here.
    Trust me, many leave as quickly as they enter.
    Oh, don't feed the trolls.
  6. chutes

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    Wow. So we're way off topic here, but also a fight fan and hosting the fight here with my brothers. I think 147 is too much weight for Paquaio. Gotta think DLH has advantage. Hopefully I'll be in a good mood. SEC championship is tomorrow afternoon and I'm an Alabama alum. Florida is pretty heavily favored, given that the Tide is #1....
  7. Hogwildz

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    Chutes,
    Don't waste your time or your energy. The response will be the same.
    You hit the nail on the head in your statement. The person that taught him/her whatever it is how to build a fire, if that indeed ever happened, also taught them their etiquette and people skills.
    A troll is a troll. Don't feed the trolls.
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    The old man is still a tough SOB and my money is on him.
  9. Jake Weaver

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    Chutes, Thanks for posting a great question. It is keeping me enterained while I should be working.

    I tried to get to know my christmas tree last night, but the damn thing is fake..
  10. Bigg_Redd

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    I don't recall any problem with you. You asked a question, I answered, then got my schidt jumped by other members. Your question was legit, as was my answer.

    But I make no apology for being dismissive with members who repeat and rephrase questions that are asked and answered simply because of unfounded and irrational worry.
  11. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Feeling the Heat

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    Only a one degree celsius difference. hmmmm.

    Also discovered that even just wandering down from the 4th floor to the first where the insert is and doing the quick reload still made me Wide Awake. damn!! Just not worth losing sleep over.

    There were a couple of times this fall that I managed to get 7 to 7.5 hour burn times. So in this case I think my time would be better spent in trying to ascertain how I accomplished that? :roll:
  13. Bigg_Redd

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    Touche.

    Worry on, Ma'am. You have my unconditional support.
  14. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Feeling the Heat

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    I used to have my wood in - good company, excellent listeners but we all ended up freezing. I just couldn't bring myself to take that same piece of wood and throw it to it's death...a horrible death at that....Thoughts of the inquisition ruined any pleasure I would of had from the fire. :lol:

    All wood stays outside now. Only 'nice' thing I do to it, so I don't get too emotionally attached, is tuck it in under a tarp so it doesn't get too cold.
  16. downeast

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    Get out of the sandbox and stop the squabbling boys and girls. It's not life and death, it is wood heat.

    You heat with wood, you will experience temperature swings and cycles. It is the Zen cycle Little Grasshoppers.

    You want a steady state temperature, use your fossil fuels and flip that thermostat.

    Learned from living in Norway and Switzerland, we sleep in unheated closed door bedrooms; warmed by love and a foot thick down comforter. Not bad. Your little nose will get chilled.
    In the morning, the windows are shut, door opened after running into pile robes and pile slippers. Then the stoves ( two, count 'em "2") are rekindled over remaining coals or restarted. So what? The only time I've ever reloaded ( or "stoked" ! what's with that ?) a wood stove at zero dark hundred was in in the North Woods in an uninsulated cabin with a cheap thin steel stove.

    Get to it.
  17. chutes

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    Yeah. That's not for me, though. I prefer to manipulate those Zen like cycles. Hey! I guess that would make it not Zen-like. More Dave-like.

    You sound like you've had some wonderful experiences though. That is fantastic.
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    ive not posted much latly hear but redd ive found out when if you try to find out some tec things about making your stove adjustments ,and ask to many times and in to many ways about what you can and should do a brall starts and they will kill the thread......just trying to learn hear in n.d, where its soon to be -50 and some times cant get the help from all the ''''' pro's'''''''yah know...ZZZim
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    or yo









    or they just go away.....
  20. ansehnlich1

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    I'd like to report that I loaded the Oslo last night at 8:30 pm, at 6 am, outside temp was 16F, inside living room was 70F....no overnight loading.

    Now, when it gets REAL cold, which in this region is 0F to 10F, and in particular if a good wind is blowin', I'll get up around 2 am or so, open the air wide open, loosely throw 3, 4, maybe 5 pieces of nice dry split stuff in there, set the air to half or less, shut the door, and go to bed.

    Methinks some worry too much about a smolderin' fire. Now, it depends on YOUR setup, but if you load in the middle of the night, and say it don't burn as well as you'd like it to, meaning, it's puts out smoke and you think big fat layers of creosote are forming instantly in your liner, well, it just ain't so. In particular if you get up in the morning and make a good hot fire, and do that routine every morning, you will be fine.

    THAT's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
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    Thanks!
  22. chutes

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    That's good advice. Thanks.

    Went to bed early and woke up late today. House is cold, but it forced us to all be close to each other. For the first couple of hours this morning, everyone was in the room with the stove together. Now the house is warm, the kids are sick of me, and everyone is doing their own thing. But, I finally have time for coffee.
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