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The Last fire of the season. How much did you burn?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by seeyal8r, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Still burning . . . mostly morning and evening fires.

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  2. Lynch

    Lynch Member

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    yeah same here
    still burning pretty steady
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Uh oh, a couple nights in the 30s coming up. Looks like I'm not quite done.

    J, have you got your stove in yet? :)
  4. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    The weather man said "hard freeze" tonight for me. After 2 nights off the stove will be burning again.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I made a fire last night as it dipped below freezing. Also burned down my brush pile on Monday. Supposed to be a nice day today but they are calling for showers tomorrow and some single digit highs after that so more fires are in order.
  6. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    I'm still burning and will be for the next week if it stays where they are calling, high 50s lo 30ish. I've got a bunch a junk wood that won't last another year before it loses too many BTUs so it's perfect for right now. Not to mention I'm making room to a score that I'll be working in about a month.

    On your question, I would say that I'm looking at about 2.5 cord total.

    fv
  7. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Shut the biach down last week, firing up in evening this week. hitting 20's this week at night. Next week not getting out of the 40's again. Weather this year is wayyyyy f'd up!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    So, I guess I'm burning 7 months out of 12??? Geez.
    (Remember that October snow storm?)
  9. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    My brother will be 60 this year, and I'll be, um, younger. Still.==c
    We still disagree, yeah, that's it, from time to time, but we also work together pretty well most of the time.
    Blessings come in all shapes and sizes,.... sounds like you have at least 2 of 'em.
  10. ditchrider

    ditchrider Burning Hunk

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    Oh I have more than that. I run out of fingers counting. You really don't want me to take of my shoes and keep going.
  11. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    This is just nuts. The wife asked for a fire this morning. It's not supposed to go above freezing today and may dip down to -9°C tonight. More of the same through the week.

    I've used more kin'lin and Super Cedars the last month than the previous part of the season.
  12. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I hear you on the kindling. I have started more fires this winter than in the previous 2 or 3! At least I have gotten better at it.
  13. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We are now running mostly on the heat pump. There will be some occasional nightime fires, but that will probably be all. I'm going to call this season at 2.75 cords.
  14. Megunticook

    Megunticook New Member

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    Here in Maine we burn well into May. By that time, though, it's usually just a quick small morning fire on a damp drizzly day. April's another story, we had a fire going all morning on Easter Sunday, with snow and sleet coming down.

    All told it's going to be right about 2 cords by the time June rolls around (wood stove is only heat source, but house is very well-insulated).
  15. Otis B Driftwood

    Otis B Driftwood New Member

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    SeeYa: Lean year. Burned half what we normally burn due to the jet stream
    flying north of New England this winter. Which is fine by me, 'cuz we got our
    collective asses kicked in August and Halloween. Halloween pruned back
    our foliage more than I'd care mention since the snow stuck to still-leafy trees.
    Snapped many branches.

    Oil bill suffered for it which is a good thing. Of course, speculation will make
    sure I pay anyway. With that, wood prices go up accordingly. So I've been
    taking out dead ashes in our woods, free for the taking. I figger in a few years
    I'll have cleared out all the trees out back and I can open a public golf course.
  16. Mr. Kelly

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    Occasional evening and weekend fires here in north-central MA.

    We've done about 2.75 cords this year.

    Some days, the house won't dip below 63 degrees, or so, even without an overnight or daytime fire. If we're not here much, that doesn't bother us. But, I'll spark one up every night or two, just to keep us toasty!
  17. seeyal8r

    seeyal8r Feeling the Heat

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    Its been nearly 7 months since I created this thread. Tonight the lows are back in the 30s and high tomorrow isn't supposed to get over 50. But next week we are going to have upper 70s here so I'm going to hold off a few more weeks if possible. I bet some of you are already burning steadily again.
  18. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Poured in the morning, 68 at one and clody..threatening rain...thengot sunny, and warm. At 6:30 PM still 71 degrees.
  19. Dexter

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    East of Boulder, CO, we had an awfully hot, long summer, w/ wildfires, drought, etc. The prevailing winds were ALWAYS out of the Desert Southwest. BUT: Two days ago, it was clear and 82. Two nights ago, and last night as well, it dropped below freezing. 'Supposed to snow and sleet today, with a low in the mid 20s tonight. That's two to three weeks early for the first freeze, and we usually don't get snow until Halloween, or so.

    The Jotul is roaring in the living room, thank you very much. 'Wasn't going to rent a compressor for the lawn sprinkler system for another week -- but now I have a heat lamp on the above-ground pipes, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'll try to get that done this weekend, if the store isn't all out because of other similarly minded customers.

    2.75 cords last season, BTW.
  20. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    Not consistent but occasionally, like this morning:p.

    fv
  21. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Done had 2 fires this fall not burning today yet may hold off till tomorrow morning house ant that cool yet.

    Forecast for tomorrow is a high of 47 with a low of 34.
  22. Hanko

    Hanko Minister of Fire

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    I burned a whole hell of alot less than I did the year before. I judging by what was left over maybe 8 face cords, usually do 10 or 11
  23. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Gonna close this one folks. No need to have people scrolling through 150 posts of last years news to find a new one.
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