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very happy not to be burning wood this yr!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by crossout, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. crossout

    crossout Member

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    rented a house last yr with 2 wood stoves and the place was rigged up with fuel oil furnace and man the biggest mistake in my life to rent out a place like that!.. i am so happy i get heat included in rent in my new place its always 75 and i get to sleep good at night and not have to worry about the wood stove burning the house down or fire going out and wake up to 60 lol glad to join in this site last yr i did learned alot! since it was my 1st yr burning wood..and did not counted on doing it 24 hrs a day which i ended up doing cause its not worth 300-700 a month on fuel oil! and to that guy that gave out free samples of super cedar was awesome! I'll never forget that and would buy them in the near future for campfires and recommended them to people that i know burns wood..

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I can't imagine not burning wood, you will find that most people on here burn because they want to, not out of necessity. The people that have to burn seem to be ok without learning more about it. I'm glad you had a good experience. By the way,I'm one of those that has to, I couldn't afford this all electric heat.
  3. stejus

    stejus Minister of Fire

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    I've lived in my house 21 years now. Back when oil was .75 a gallon I didn't mind using oil to heat the house. I even had the fireplace going every weekend from Oct through Apr. I enjoy the ambiance of a fire. When oil was near $5.00 a gallon back in 2008, I said enough is enough. Now I get to enjoy a nice fire and heat the entire house from Oct to Apr! I guess we all have options and we do what we feel is best!
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I can't imagine not burning wood either and not because I have to. I have a well insulated home with cheap natural gas heat so wood burning is more of a lifestyle than necessity. I think I would miss it, and not like one might miss a wart that was removed either.
  5. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    i started out of necessity cause i couldn't afford it either. while i probably could now, i hate the thought of giving up $3.30 or more for gas let alone fuel oil. i'll scrounge or cut what i can and buy the rest and still come out way ahead.

    cass
  6. Retreadsme

    Retreadsme Member

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    My problem is that there are too many nice stoves made and I would like to buy one of each! I've heated with NatGas, Electric, Propane, and Wood with wood requiring the most effort, providing the most satisfaction, and feeling better than any of the others.
  7. chipsoflyin

    chipsoflyin Member

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    With near fifty percent of our money going to taxes, any chance I get to stick to the man I'll gladly take. The green factor is icing on the cake
  8. crossout

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    i think i would liked it better if they had a newer stoves and not a 32 and 45 yr old wood stove they would hog up a full cord of wood a month 150 is better then 300-700 a month! lol but what i missed is the 2000 suq ft space and all.. and i really feel sorry for who ever brought or rented that house last i knew fuel oil is over 4 bucks a gal i paid over 2.90 a gal last yr
  9. branchburner

    branchburner Minister of Fire

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    +1

    I also have that "I would like to buy one of each" feeling - not very practical with stoves. Have to stick with collecting coins and wine (not always that practical, either, LOL).

    I'm quite sure wood-burning has become an addiction for me, almost literally. I know I would suffer some serious withdrawal symptoms if I tried quitting. Thank heavens it saves money instead of costing money.
  10. Angelo C

    Angelo C Member

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    you do realize this is "hearth".com and not "no hearth" .com
    I'm thinkin you're on the wrong site if you want sympathy.
    Last time I checked "Sympathy" was in the dictionary between "s--t" and "syphilis"...
  11. argus66

    argus66 Feeling the Heat

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    sounds like a drag, i make 1 fire a day when i wake up. house is between 85 and 65. not a problem at all and gas bill is less then $40 a month!!!!!
  12. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Sort of confused as to the purpose for this blog.
  13. Trktrd

    Trktrd Feeling the Heat

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    Need to move over to "the landlord pays for the heat.com"
  14. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

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    I think he is saying he did it out of necessity financially. He was using two OLD stoves which is not the most pleasant experience if you are new and is now glad to have his heat included with the rent. Sounds like an appreciative farewell notice to the site.
  15. Angelo C

    Angelo C Member

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    very well said. I wish I had the kindness and soul searching ability to have produced such kind and sympathetic words. Not me, all I heard was waaaa waaaa waaa woa is me.
  16. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Troublemaker!
  17. CTYank

    CTYank Minister of Fire

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    Yes! You rang?
  18. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Not you! The guy that come here bragging about free oil heat.
  19. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    So why put up a response at all if it's just going to be the drivel you spit out in your post #9 above? :mad:
  20. gyrfalcon

    gyrfalcon Minister of Fire

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    + 1

    Not every post requires a response.
  21. Angelo C

    Angelo C Member

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    So both of you took the time to respond about not responding....
  22. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We went 10 yrs. without burning wood because of the work it would take to properly install as stove, a reasonably tight house and we were side-tracked raising a young family. Withdrawals and frequent outages cured that quickly when we moved out of Seattle. There's nothing like a 7 day power outage in winter to convince one of the value of wood heat.
  23. crossout

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    you got that right!...
  24. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Ya, you may have enjoyed it- or been less put out at least- with more efficient stoves, but install etc for a couple years operation would have cost more than oil.
  25. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    If you are forced into burning wood out of necessity and are ill prepared for it resource wise it can be a less than desireable experience! I am glad this site was able to help you through that situation and hope that some day you get to experience the joys of heating with seasoned wood and a nice EPA approved stove, you may just find it an enjoyable experience.

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