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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by tim1, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. tim1

    tim1 Member

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    I am feeling the need to get more wood, but all my sheds are still full! Really was surprised how much less wood I have used this winter, and we were toasty! Love this stove. Tim
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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Don't resist the urge . . . you never know . . . the Ice Age may strike this year and you'll be humanity's savior by being the one guy with enough wood to keep Columbia River Gorge warm . . . plus, as long as you have the room, it never hurts to have more wood on hand for future years . . . although you may get a reputation in town as being "that neighbor who has all the wood piles."
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  3. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves Minister of Fire

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    Wod is like money, you can never have too much. It's still great not to burn any more than you need to. Glad you've experienced one of the big benefits of an efficient stove.
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  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Tim, many of us have found we burn a lot less wood with new heaters. We cut our wood needs in half or more with the Woodstock Fireview.
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  5. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Words of encouragement.
    Just what I needed. :cool:
  6. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    Wished you live closer to me... I would take some of that wood off your hands.. ;)
  7. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Curious to see how much less wood I will burn this year, but still stocking up more and more everyday
  8. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, when are you gonna join us in the 21st century? You're not even in the last decade of the last century with the old Ashley warhorse. I know you like processing wood but that's taking it too far. ;)

    I know, it's hard to part with old stoves that we have history with. I'm selling my BIL the Fv for upstairs, his Resolute III is going downstairs and the trusty old '85 Englander 24 is coming back home. Thinking maybe I'll use it as a garage stove one day. >>
  9. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Ouch.>>
    Probably next spring. The financial situation took a left turn in the middle of my new stove planning.
    Just one more winter...........ugh.
    Hey, the Ashley's only 28 yrs. young. Gooder as new.:p
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear about the bad turn Dave. Hope things recover quickly.
  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Looking forward to having the same experience as tim1, soon-ish.
  12. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves Minister of Fire

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    That's what I've heard from many sources too, an efficient EPA stove is about twice as efficient as an older stove.
  13. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Crank-up a fire pit, sit back, drink a beer, relax and Burn some wood!...
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  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, that's not uncommon. We burn half of what we burned in the old Majestic insert too.
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