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What is your fuel preference?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by blthomas, Oct 15, 2006.

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What is your preference for buring

  1. Cord wood (I think that’s what you pro’s call it)

    86.2%
  2. Coal (size doesn’t matter)

    13.8%
  3. Wood pellet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Corn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Dogfood

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. blthomas

    blthomas New Member

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    As mentioned in my first post, we used to burn wood, then got a coal burner.

    After some great info on what I should be looking for to enhance my fireplace, I know they sell coal and wood pellet inserts.

    So, how many folks here burn coal or wood pellets, versus good old fashioned cord wood?

    My main reasoning for asking is I dislike the labor involved with cutting and splitting wood. But the rewards are damn near impossible to beat. Especially with plenty of downed hardwood at my fingertips.

    Just trying to figure out what I want to do.

    thanks,
    Blair

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  2. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Its hard to beat FREE wood.
  3. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Free works every time for me too.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I burn cord wood because it appears that if you burn pellets you spend a hell of a lot of time on hearth.com asking what the funny noise your pellet stove is making could be caused by.

    And the other half of your time on hearth.com telling other pellet stove owners what you think is causing THEIR noises.

    When I pull the rope on that chainsaw I know what causes the noise that comes next.
  5. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    Hey I was just kidding about it jamming the server... But I knew you would get a better response to your question this way
  6. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    :exclaim: :lol: :exclaim:
  7. Jay Shank

    Jay Shank New Member

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    if you can get free wood,i would go wood. And don't think of it as labor but as excersize.
    Jay
  8. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    Wow that's cold BB.........................................It is true though :red:
    but I know what makes the funny noises on my stove I just wish the manufacturer could figure it out and resolve the issues, maybe they should be on this forum :lol:
  9. BikeMedic2709

    BikeMedic2709 New Member

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    Eric Johnsons signature line says it best.

    If you don't mind the work (this is of course relative) than cord wood is the way to go.
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