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Thinking About Going Over To The Darkside

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by CT-Mike, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. tim1

    tim1 Member

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    freakingstang, that can't be your shop, is it? Wow! At 66, the years of hard work and crashes have taken their toll. I too have changed my way of wood cutting, hydraulics, sharp powerful saws,hydraulics,pace myself and hydraulics. I miss my boys helping with wood. But, I really enjoy the smell of fresh sawdust in the morning. I love splitting, not stacking tho, but o-well.Dirty, yes. But the heat, you cannot beat. The sacks of pellets would kill by back. But in another 10 years, we will see. Tim

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  2. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    But isn't all that outdoor labor what's kept you looking so young and debonair all these years?
  3. ScotO

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    Looks good, FS. Nice job, it's crazy to think you got a stove that's relatively brand new (albeit neglected by the previous owner) for 300 bucks and with a little work, she's like new again.....
  4. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    I feel like I've been saying this in every post (which is funny because I'm not yet a believer) but why not buy wood bricks? Stores in a small space and you could sell off most of the stuff you want to but w/o the expense of a new stove and install. Won't you have to run a new liner?

    I'm still having a little trouble getting used to buying a manufactured product to burn but if your willing to go pellets why not. Can still burn wood when you want to.
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  5. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    The thought of nearly automatic pellet central heat system with bulk delivery is very appealing to me at this point in my life,
  6. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks my shop at work... i'm still getting moved into mine, don't mind the mess... the whole reason I bought the house. I liked the garage and the pup liked the house, even if it had oil heat.... yes I bought a shop and got a nice shortsale house with it.

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  7. ScotO

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    Looks like somebody has a Mustang AND chainsaw addiction....::-)
  8. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    yeah I had MAD (mustang aquistition disease) long before I had cad... one of those cars is a buddy's and one is a customers, although its always full of my junk...
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  9. ScotO

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    I was like that with old Cougars (no, not hot-looking, mid-40's and up desperate bar-hopping single mothers), and old Willys Wagons. I had a HOARD of parts vehicles, rollers, doors, bodies, motors, etc.....I still have TONS of hard-to-find fenders, heaters, grilles, hoods, emblems etc. from the early Willys wagons and trucks ('46 to '49). I had two wagons at one time, I was gonna tub the one, make a rat rod or weekend drag car out of it, but then the little ones came along.....

    Nice shop, my shop isn't quite that big but it's every bit that messy!
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  10. LarryD

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    Nope, not a TW-2HD, just the straight up TW-2. I am thinking $2750 is a reasonable price and should be a good deal for someone in the market. Still you should get 95% of what you paid for it.
  11. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    no way, not in this economy.. why would anyone pay 95% of it when they can buy one new with warrenty? sorry not trying be mean or rude, but it is still a used piece of equipment.
  12. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Let's stay on topic here. This is not a car forum.
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  13. Bigfoot

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    It's worth 2/3 or 3/4 what it cost new today. Start @ 80% & TAKE NO LESS then 2/3.
  14. begreen

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    For the stove I was thinking more like 50-60% if the goal is a quick sale. The season will be winding down soon. The splitter though should be highly marketable throughout the year if in good shape. For that I agree that at least 75% of new would be a good starting point.

    Try to get a quiet pellet stove if this is going to be in the main part of the house and get one with a large hopper system that burns multi-fuels.
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  15. LarryD

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    I disagree. TImberwolf splitters hold ther value, especially if it has been gently used. The rare Timberwolf units that you do see (in CT) for sale are well used and still getting good money. Start high, you can always drop the price if you aren't seeing any action. Tough to go higher, easy to drop the price.
  16. Cascade Failure

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    Lisbon here.

    I might, and I mean might, be in the market for the TW this summer.
  17. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    I will keep that in mind if it hasn't sold by then.

    Thanks.
  18. ChadD

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    Mike where are you getting your log loads? I'm in Uncasville.
  19. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    Chad,

    I purchase through Hull Forest Products out of Pomfret I believe. Good loads of all hardwoods, definitely recommend them.

    www.hullforest.com

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