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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Dustin, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Dustin

    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    Western Oregon
    I'm sure this has been done at some point in the History of Hearth.com. But I thought I would try it!

    We did this on a fishing website I moderate.

    It's pretty much like the title says, it's interesting to see the age range, and occupation, location range around here.

    I'll Start.


    Age: 23

    Occupation : Police Officer

    Location: Western Oregon, about 40 miles from Portland.

    Years Burning: 2. didn't know a darn thing until I came to this site.

    Hobbies and such: FISHING. Volunteer Fire Fighter. Bird huntin' with the lab.



    How about you guys/gals?

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  2. Medman

    Medman Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    This looks like a good idea!

    Age 37

    Biomedical Technologist

    Just outside Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - a border community with Sault Michigan. My house is on Lake Superior's beautiful shore.

    I've been burning fo five years with PE wood stove; am installing an EKO 25 boiler right now

    Hobby - the only one I have time for anymore with two kids in hockey: Photography. I gave up shooting things with guns a few years back-bag limits are too restrictive here-and now go hunting just to take pictures. I have found it much more rewarding to stalk and shoot with a lens, and the Labs and I can still spend a great day in the field.

    I am working on a blog/website to document my boiler install. Besides NoFossil, have others done this?
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Firefighterjake: Named after an Assistant Chief's bassett hound Jakob . . . guess being short and fat (I don't think I have big ears though) made the AC think I looked like his beloved dog. Ironically enough Jakob had a "girlfriend" . . . Heidi . . . which also happens to be my wife's name.

    Real name: Jason

    Age: 38 . . . although in my mind I often tend to think of myself more as a 28-year-old . . . until I over-due something and then I feel like a 88-year-old.

    Occupation: Public Education Officer . . . officially I have the rank of Fire and Life Protection Specialist Level II . . . but that's quite the mouthful and would never fit on to the nametag.

    Location: I live in the middle of nowhere, but I'm central to everywhere here in Maine. Closest movie theater showing first-run films is 30 minutes away, closest Wal-mart is 20 minutes away, Mall is 45 minutes away . . . in other words there's not a whole lot of the "big city" nearby, but it's within easy striking distance. Live in Unity, Maine (home of the Unity Raceway, Commonground Fair and Unity College.) Work in Bangor, Maine (home to Stephen King . . . and that's about it . . . well that and the State's only Racino and a larger than life fiberglass statue of Paul Bunyan.

    Years Burning: First year with the Jotul Oslo and the new generation of woodstove burners. I did burn in an old Shenandoah woodstove a year or two after college (although the stove was way, way over-sized for the small camp . . . ended up boiling my goldfish, warped my bathroom door to the point where you could stick your entire head through the gap at the top of the door when it was closed and I would usually be watching TV in my skivvies with every window in the place wide open in middle of a January blizzard.)

    Hobbies: Geocaching, ATVing, Snowmobiling, Photography, Computer Games, Volunteer Firefighter, Watching Movies . . . although as of late I've been pretty busy renovating the house to do much of any of these hobbies

    Other BBS Sites where you hang out: Geocachingmaine.org (a local geocaching site for Maine), Sledmaine.com (a snowmobile website for Maine), ATVTime.com (a site for ATVers)
  4. matt701

    matt701 Member

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    Loc:
    Syracuse, NY
    Matt701 because name is Matt and I lived in North Dakota for 10 years and the whole state uses area code 701.

    Age: 33

    Occupation : Logistics Coordinator at a Pharmaceutical Company

    Location: 20 Miles north of Syracuse, NY

    Years Burning: 3

    Hobbies and such: I have a 12x20 outdoor movie screen in my front yard which I built out of logs. Have a 13 month old which doesn't make much extra time for hobbies besides golf.

    Other BBS Sites where you hang out: Tractorbynet, backyardtheater.com (see featured member "upstatematt" for pics of the movie screen) and arboristsite
  5. Tessa

    Tessa New Member

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    Loc:
    DFW, Texas
    Age: 23

    Occupation : Customer Service Slave

    Location: North DFW, Texas

    Years Burning: I don't have a stove or even a fire place in my apartment...I've used woodstoves in the past (living in Michigan) and my parents prefer the fire place to our forced-air system

    Hobbies and such: I read a lot of non-fiction, psychology-based books, I like sewing (quilts, clothes-creation), comedy shows, concerts, etc.
  6. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    Age: 38, but you're only as old as those you feel.

    Occupation : My degrees are in chemistry (analytical), I work for a company that makes hand held spectrometers. I evaluate new technologies that we might want to acquire, write grants for funding internal ideas here, speak at conferences on our tech, test some new ideas in the lab... a bit of everything.

    Location: Londonderry, NH.

    Years Burning: A bunch when I was a kid, then with fireplaces in my own houses, now 2 years with a modern insert.

    Hobbies and such: Did a lot of bow hunting and bow making- would like to get out muzzleloader hunting. Pottery, firing my wood fired kiln.

    Jason- your location sounds too cool my man.
  7. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Western Mass.
    Ancient - 54 years old.
    basic bio:
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/wiki/Craig_Issod/

    Live in Happy Valley (Pioneer Valley of W. Mass)

    Loved blowing things up (backyard terrorist) when I was young - model rockets, fireworks, match heads - you name it.

    Degree in Hippiedom. A child of the 60s. When I was growing up it was really an open question as to which day society was going to fall completely apart.

    Tastes in music - stuck back then......Hendrix, Clapton, Blues, etc.....Led Zeppelin even!

    Hobbies, pursuits: This (web), marketing, playing guitar, skiing, tennis, inventing, doing stuff for others.

    Years burning - since I went "back to the land" in rural WV back in 1971 (was 18 years old).
  8. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Arrow Bridge,NY
    Age: 38

    Occupation: Firewood Jockey & former Commanding Executioner of Organization (CEO) of a Waste Transportation and Recycling company

    Location: In front of my computer somewhere in NY state

    Burning: Since I was old enough to pick up a maul.

    Music: Jenifer Kruskamp, rock, and blues.

    Hobbies: Hunting dogs -especially Walkers,forest management,work, wrenching on BIG trucks

    Other sites:WVO and bio diesel sites, Arborsite, Tool sites, NY Hounder
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Age: Older than oak trees, 61

    Occupation : Maverick <wink> <wink>

    Location: The fringe of Northern Virginia

    Years Burning: 31

    Hobbies and such: Whacking trees and BSing on hearth.com. Gave up watching football during the strike in 1982 and got my Sundays back. Gave up golf in 1985 and got my Saturdays back.

    Other sites: Drop in on occasion on Arboristsite and hearthtalk.com
  10. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Hayden, ID
    Age: 33

    Occupation : Mechanical / Process / Combustion Engineer & IT manager for my company

    Location: North Idaho (Hayden)

    Years Burning: 14

    Hobbies and such: Woodcutting, gardening, canning, computers, home repair, wood stoves, engines

    Other sites: ArboristSite, Perspectives
  11. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Massachusetts
    Age: 38

    Occupation: Insurance underwriter - Not sales, nor life/health....please hold the bashing :)

    Location: About 5 minutes from Mt Wachusett in Central Mass.

    Years Burning: 4 (3 in my old home with the Jotul F3CB which I miss dearly)

    Hobbies: Brewing beer (Relative newbie, but the first batch was great), Commando Gardening - basically finding stuff out in the woods that will grow nicely in my yard, kayaking (not so much now with 3 kids under 6), gardening, and of course looking at my wood stacks :)

    Other Sites:

    http://greengigs.blogspot.com/2008/08/what-is-green-gig.html (My wifes blog..green type jobs and blog)
    http://www.subaruforester.org (I own a subie)
    http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/ (Looking to go solar)
  12. polaris

    polaris Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
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    Name: Joe
    Age:45
    Occupation: Public school teacher,administrator/farmer
    Wife, two sons(10 & 6)
    Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Horse back riding, Black powder rifle building/shooting, antique firearm collecting and Boating(28' cruiser).
    Location: the woods of KY.
    Did my undergrad in state and when a girlfriend went to law school in Boston I tagged along and picked up a masters in special ed. at the 3rd most expensive school in the nation located in Rhode Island.(took over a decade to pay off the loans). She decided that big city living was for her and that I was not. It was a lucky break for me. When I began my doctoral work at U of L I met a highly intelligent, magnanimous, great looking girl who actually agreed to marry me. Life is truly good and I'm happy more than I'm not . What more can one wish for?
  13. bayshorecs

    bayshorecs New Member

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    Loc:
    Central Illinois
    Name: Sean
    Age: 30
    Occupation: ERP Systems Manager (computers)
    Family: Wife and daughter (8)
    Hobbies: VW TDIs, camping, computers
    Location: Central Illinois
    Other Sites: www.tdiclub.com
  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Age: Darn close to 40

    Occupation: Computer Dude ( Actually I'm the IT manager for our company, but that sounds kinda stuffy, because I'm the ONLY computer dude here. It's cool cuz I get to do everything and we are a mulit-location, across 3 states company. Oh yeah, did I mention that I'm the ONLY computer dude here :shut: )

    Location: Northern Illinois, 'bout 30 minutes from the WI border.

    Years Burning: From childhood, but I think this is year 7 or 8 in the current config. Hell, I don't know.

    Hobbies: Fishing, beer drinking, whiskey drinking, vodka drinking, Cooking, burning things, wood work, steel work, outdoor stuff, Old equipment (I mow with a 1939 VC Case, and plow snow with a 1959 FC150 Jeep) anything that gets me out of the house.

    Other BBS (I didn't know anybody still used that term, so old school): Arboristsite, My portfolio site :-S , morebeer.com, and critterfitter.com.

    OK the last one I made up. :red:
  15. The Dali Lima

    The Dali Lima New Member

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    Loc:
    Central Connecticut
    Name: Steve

    Age: 36

    Occupation: Marketing for financial services firm. Yes, life sucks right now.

    Burning history: My dad had a bunch of stuff when I was younger. I remember walking around a kerosene heater in the middle of the room when I was 10. Man, talk about a fire hazard! He created a water heater through his fireplace to run the hot water in the baseboard heaters and avoid the oil burner. Pretty cool idea. I decided to get into wood burning myself because my house has NO alternate source of heat (oil only).

    I'm having fun on this forum and it has been very educational - thanks!
  16. polaris

    polaris Feeling the Heat

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    Bayshorecs, I just bought the wife a Passat with the 2.0T and 6 speed tiptronic. I am blown away with the handling, power and economy(for a family sedan). Is the new graduate going to be available with the TDI? I drive a 5.9 cummins TD on the weekends and for farm work. There is nothing like the looks on peoples face when the see a 8000 lb. vehicle with the areodynamics of a brick roasting both rears. Sorry about the off topic post.
  17. jghall

    jghall Member

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    Loc:
    Metro Atlanta
    Name: Jeff
    age: 39
    Occupation: Optical Network Engineer
    Hobbies: Woodworking, Fishing & Motorcycles
    Location: Metro Atlanta
    Married with children: 2 girls 10 & 18
  18. Mmaul

    Mmaul Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Muncie, IN
    Real Name: Aaron
    Occupation: Chef (Ball State University)
    Location right in the middle of Muncie, IN
    Age: 28
    Years Burning: 3
    Children: Daughter 3, Daughter 1.5, son Newborn (if you are wondering all are 17 months apart.)
    Hobbies: Chainsaw, splitting wood, remodeling house. Thats what I like to do if I have time.
  19. sullystull

    sullystull Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    WV Mountains
    Name: Rob
    Age: 32
    I have 2 degrees: 1 in Environmental Science and the other in Park management. I currently work part time for an Outdoor Education Center and part time for a small company installing solar panels and wind turbines for homeowners
    Hobbies: mountain biking and backcountry skiing
    Location: the mountains of wv. population 480 and elevation 3200'
    Married with our first on the way
    Music: The Band, Steve Earle, The Avett Brothers, Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers
    Burning for 14 yrs
  20. LONDONDERRY

    LONDONDERRY Member

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    Loc:
    New Hampshire
    Frank
    Age: 41

    Occupation : Mechanical Engineering, Biotech, label free technology for drug discovery.
    Location: Work Location: Woburn MA
    Home Location: Londonderry, NH (commute sucks)
    Years Burning: 0 years .0 days Will start this weekend

    Hobbies and such: Who has time, when I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old. Plus house and car repairs ( Well I do enjoy working on Nissans) I'm over at www.nissanforums.com
  21. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Frank- who do you work for? I know folks in a couple of those type companies in Woburn. I work in Wilmington.
  22. LONDONDERRY

    LONDONDERRY Member

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    I PM'd you
  23. Max Headroom

    Max Headroom Member

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    Loc:
    North Central MA
    Name: Joe
    Location: North Central MA (Pepperell)
    Occupation:Software Development Manager
    Age: pushing 54 (sigh)
    Burning History: Not much...Long time fireplace burner, 2 weeks burning for heat (lots to learn)
    Hobbies: Running, skiing, "yard rat"
  24. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Rick

    60 in two months

    Retired in 2000 after 30+ years in uniform

    Born & raised in California, now living in Oregon in my last house

    Studied Architecture for 3 years before joining the Navy in 1969 to keep out of the Army.

    3 degrees in Mechanical Engineering, they make for nice wallpaper

    1 daughter, 24, about to complete her Master's in mathematics

    Woodwork, metalwork, resto-rodding a '36 Ford p/u, riding my '02 Deuce when weather permits, picking on Jags

    Burning wood for about 12 years or so, more "seriously" these days
  25. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I knew I was "special". :lol:

    Cheers, Shipmate!

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