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Super Cedars: I ordered a box of 30 last August and finally finished...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by KaptJaq, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    I ordered a box of 30 Super Cedars last August and finally finished the first one. No, not the box, the first disk. I had cut it up into quarters, then cut some of the quarters in half. Usually we have occasional fires in the fall and have to restart a couple of times a week. This season we started the stove during Hurricane Sandy then kept it going for the Northeaster the following week. Everybody got used to the warm house so we ended up not letting it go out.

    I've gotten good with the stove and loading for overnight burns. I'm pretty good at shifting the hot coals from side to side to clean out the ash. The only time the wood stove went out was when we were away for long weekends. The snapdisk has kept the fan going continuously since Halloween. Most of the time the hot coals with a couple of pieces of kindling or small dry splits and we were burning again.

    Sorry Northwestern Fuels, you make a great product but I think I've grown out of the need for them...

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Do you do shoulder season burns? That's where I find them a real blessing.
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  3. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    I ordered a box last year too and have given away more then I have used. I've found also that an eighth is plenty to start with good kindling. I use split up 2x4's and any cedar I come across. I cut up a puck into eighths and put in a Baggie and start some fires with just the crumbs.
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  4. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    [quote=" Everybody got used to the warm house so we ended up not letting it go out.
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    Isn't it amazing how easily we get used to 75. If it drops below 70 except in the bedrooms she's either loading wood or on me to get after it.
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    For sure last year we used a lot of the super cedars because we were constantly letting the fire go out. This year it is mostly fall use and now we are expecting it to warm so will be using more of them perhaps daily. For sure they make starting the fires go much easier and faster and are super easy to use.

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