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The Pile is starting to grow again, plus a couple Misc thoughts

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by wg_bent, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Began cutting again...Just went out and split about 1/4 cord of wood, mostly ash and elm. Outside temp is around 20, so I came in when my toes got cold. Remembered to leave the slippers in front of the stove. Now a brew, some toasty slippers , the stove is cooking down the coals to prepare for the nights load I just hope every day is 14 hours of this when I retire.

    Nice to see the wood pile growth exceeding the burn rate.

    There's now about 3.5 cords for next year, and I've got about another 20 standing I need to start hacking at seriously now if it's going to be burnable for next season.

    Last month the wife says. "Hey, look at the oil bill! Hardly burned any oil at all. If you put that baseboard heat in the basement room and office we'll be back to burning oil...How much will it cost you to put in the baseboard?" Answer...Around 300 - 500 bucks. (Zone valve, pipe, radiators etc...) Oh, think we should put another stove in the basement? :) :) :)

    (The basement room is a 22x17 finished room, with a 8x11 office (not finished yet, but insulated). Hmm...I'm thinking Morso 1410 or 2110, VC Aspen, Intreped or maybe an Osburn 1600. Chimney layout will be a PITA though.

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    As much as I like VC the Aspen will not make the cut,in your situation Intrepid II is a better choice. Can't comment
    on the other choices as I never burned them
  3. precaud

    precaud Minister of Fire

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    Don't forget the 3410, which is very nice and sized in between those...

    Mmm... a real dog... the Jotul F602 isn't on your list but is a better stove, IMO...
  4. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    In reality....Every stove is on my list...I guess, except the Aspen now...(Scratch)
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