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What outside temp will you start to use your stove?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Lanningjw, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    As of yesterday I'd have said 45 F outside means stove inside, but right now it's 52, raining, gray, and Mrs. Blue has the windows open. Meanwhile, me and a coffeepot are in the stove room watching the 30 like a television. Just 2 3" BL splits plus kinlin... the cat LOVES it.

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  2. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    when the inside temp starts getting below 70, i start thinking about looking at the wood stove. a couple of days of this 50 during the day and 40 during the night will warrant some shoulder burning for sure. I don't normally start regular burning (24-7) until the end of November. thats when i typically burn my 25-30 gallons of fuel oil or run the heat pump. i consider it "periodic maintenance".......that is, for very short periods.

    cass
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    Sadly for me, my house is always in the shade this time of year.

    We're getting high daytime temps from 70 to 80, but lows at night down to 30 - 35. House never warms up during the day past about 62. Great for the summer as I don't need AC.

    Seems silly to fire up at night when the daytime highs are so high, but, the house just won't heat itself. Small fires in the evening to warm the place up ...
  4. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    It's 51 outside today and this is the 1st fie of the year.
  5. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    It got down in the mid 30's lastnight and I had the house at 80, ( I dont like it that warm) Scary part is how easy I got it there.
  6. rijim

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    Chimney is at min. 16' gotta be below 40 to get good draft for secondary burn.
  7. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I still can't get over the difference our blown in insulation job made... 55 and cloudy today, and its still 70 in here without heat. Im itching to burn but its not needed. Might fire up the old fireplace just for ambiance later when the game is on.
  8. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Well, I lied. House warmed up to 70*F after I posted, and is still holding 72*F with no heat and no stove. Maybe tomorrow?
  9. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I lied too. No fireplace fire tonight... TV den is 72F just from the heat the home theater is throwing off...


    Pats 31-21 baby!
  10. husky345 vermont resolute

    husky345 vermont resolute New Member

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    I have lots of wood so whenever i feel the need to take the chill off. Plus my girlfriend loves the heat as do i, and our vermont resolute is a beautiful piece of furniture
  11. WNY PAT

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    Around 45 for me, or when house gets to 68 or lower. That happened last night for the first time so off we went. Gonna load up my third 3/4 load and let it die down tonight. It's 78 in the great room now but 74 or so in the bedrooms. I won't have to reload stove until after dinner tomorrow. I personally like it, after all the work of getting wood ready two years in advance, the first few fires tell me a lot about how well it aged and how dry it is gonna be. I LOVE the challenge of really cold / windy days and trying to keep the house a uniform and comfortable temp. Crazy I know but those days are a couple months off yet. :)
  12. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Well the car gauge read 33 this morning on the way to work at 5:15am, I through in five splits of ash three real small ones east and west on the bottom and two bigger ones on top going north and south at 9pm last night, I went to bed at 9:30pm and the stove was steady at 600 degrees got up at 4:45am to a nice coal bed and a 76 degree house. Dont think thats too bad for the little bit of wood I put in there.
  13. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    55 outside, 62 in the house. Yep, fired up! 62 is just too cold inside.

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