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T5 performance update

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by raybonz, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Mitch Newton

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    Wow!!
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  2. raybonz

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    Loon your thumbs will be very sore after a day of splitting with that thing lol..

    Ray
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  3. loon

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    I couldnt get the hang of it today :p But this thing works great ;)

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    Terry that is cool! Now you need to practice! Come here I have a nice pile of red oak you can play with ;)

    Ray
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    If me and Buddy leave right now Ray we should be at your house in about 2014 :cool:

    Very cool machine for sure! ;)
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  6. loon

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    Had a very nice overnite burn '9hrs' and will be splitting some more fillers today..

    I have a large amount of Locust that is nice and dry but wondering if it is kind of a waste to use as fillers?

    What does everyone else use?

    loon
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  7. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Nothing wrong with locust fillers or 9 hr. burns. :)

    Ray
  8. Oldhippie

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    I love the pics. The one of the woods looks like my backyard, although I've got a mix of pine too.

    Nothing like free energy!
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  9. Oldhippie

    Oldhippie Minister of Fire

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    I want one of those for my backyard!!!
  10. loon

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    The tractor is sitting over in the wood pile right now hippie..Blown front tire :p ==c

    Going to see today how the Locust lasts in the stove? had room for one little Ash filler :)

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    That looks like a load of prime wood Loon! I bet you get a good 10 hrs. from that load.. The trick is to get the wood charred and get the air all the way down while maintaining a top down secondary burn.. :ZZZ

    Ray
  12. loon

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    Will do Ray ;)

    Just came in the house and boy-oh-boy Locust smoke sure has a stink all its own :p ;lol

    Gonna give it another 10/15 minutes before the shutdown..
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    The secondary is running well right now so wont touch it till tonight..Hopefully >>
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  14. begreen

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    Yes, unsplit rounds can hold moisture inside for quite a while. Next year they should burn better.

    That's really cool, thanks for posting. I like how he can use the splitter as a grabber in addition to splitting. It makes splitting look like child's play.
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    Yep, locust has stinky smoke, but a beautiful blue flame once it gets going. It puts out a lot of heat too. That wood is dense!
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    Its fun to work bg, just gonna take me a little time to the hang of it >>

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    Got the stink eye from Mrs loon after 7 1/2 hours Ray ;lol

    Had to throw in a couple smalls to get the house back in action..

    Everything is pulled to the front and will reload for the night in a bit ;)

    Terry

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    ut-oh! That can't be good. :rolleyes:
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    Holy crap, that thing is sweet!
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    ;lol

    She's a country gal hippie :cool:

    Had a good burn today for sure and just trying different woods ;)
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    Lets see if this comes out alright? :cool:

    Over at the farm getting some 14inch dead Elm for a try at the EW burn in the T5 tonite..

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    And me and Emma were doing great and had a fun day for sure ;)

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    "BUT" was getting the wood ready to throw in the stove and dropped that first one right on my little toe ==c

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    Sitting here at the pute and wondering if its worth going to the hospital? as i am thinking theres not alot they can do?

    Gotta love cutting wood! ;lol

    loon
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    Ouch that had to hurt! You better call a toe truck! :)
    Great pics too!

    Ray
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    I try to wear steel toe boots when working with firewood cuz that hurts!
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    Had my safety stuff on all day.. Got home cold and took it all off..Friggen slippers! <> Mrs loon just rolled her eyes again Ray !!! ;lol
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    The only safety gear I use is steel toe boots, gloves and sometimes safety glasses..

    Ray
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    Gonna let todays burn get to small ashes and try out the EW in awhile ray ;) Savage is right with the dead tree's only dry up halfway.. Will split the lower half's up and use em next year >>

    Terry
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