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

  1. jeromehdmc

    jeromehdmc Member

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    Loc:
    Kansas City
    Name: Larry

    Location: Waldron Missouri, a little west of Kansas City.

    Occupation: Harley-Davidson Inspector/Roll tester for the Dyna line.

    Age: 44

    Interests: Motorcycles, I have an ElectraGlide Classic now but have an Ultra Limited on the way. Really want to build a 40's rat rod truck. I like good beers, just learning to appreciate IPA's but with winter I like Stouts and Porters. I'm lucky to have the largest American owned brewery in Missouri not too far away...Boulevard. Try it if you get a chance. Amateur cook, no Iron Chef material here but I can hold my own in the kitchen. Anything outside.

    Family: Great wife and two dogs...1 good and 1 pest.

    Time burning: This is my second winter, still learning, still enjoying all of it. I have been told I'm starting to get obsessed.

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  2. snowtime

    snowtime Minister of Fire

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    northern BC
    Happy even though I am 65, 6’5†and 250lbs. That is really my name. DW and I raised 2 boys who are 900miles south in Vancouver BC. They come home every summer to hunt and fish salmon.
    I am a retired guide. My dw and I came north from San Diego in 70 and found a remote ¼ section in the bush surrounded by Crown land on a beautiful river, about 4 hours from nearest big town and built our first log home. What we did not know is it snows over 30’ and that first winter was a shock. Needless to say we were snowed in and most winters are like that. Good thing the Moose like to hang out at our place so we had lots of meat but by the end of first winter we were eager for some “store foodâ€. Now days we raise a lot of our food in three greenhouses and the Moose still hang out at our place. We crosscountry ski every day in winter that’s above -20f. We are amazed that we have 3 dishes and are able to be on line. We now have wind, micro hydro power, diesel gen and some solar but those first 15 years were without any power.
    You might think we should move to the big city for retirement but we have everything we need and with power we feel like life is so easy. Even today we will look at each other and one of us will say “ I love that pressure waterâ€.
  3. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,055
    Loc:
    SE Michigan
    Age: 36

    Occupation : Male Prostitute

    Location: Detroit

    Years Burning: Only burns when I pee

    Hobbies and such: Guns, burning wood, torturing puppies, human sacrifice on week days, and baking cookies!

    Other sites: No
  4. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Tuscola, IL
    Steve
    Age 62
    Tuscola, IL
    BS in Education in 1970
    Teacher for 7 years, Fire Service since 1978, Chief of the department since 1994, Inspector/Code enforcement since 1994.
    Been burning wood for 36 years.
    Love my grand kids, golf, wood burning and everything that goes with it, hunted for 35 years but not much anymore, ATV's.
  5. Scotty0844

    Scotty0844 Member

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    Loc:
    Eastern Shore,Maryland
    Name: Scott (bet yall didn't see that one coming)
    Age: 31
    Location: 45 minutes west of the coast, Maryland
    Years burnin: 2, Had a giant potbelly in the house as a kid
    Occupation: Network Engineer / Software Engineer
    Interests: Burning dead trees, Staying warm, Fishing, Hunting, Football(Go Ravens!), Classic autos, Boating, Gardening
    Family: Wife and I have been together for 13 years, married for 5. 2 boys, 11 and 5. 1 mouthy Yorkie and 2 sinister felines.
  6. Later

    Later New Member

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    bernice from
    bayone
    they won't let me eat beans
  7. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Da "Sistahood" grows :)

    And we have a coroner on the board %-P
  8. ellipup

    ellipup Member

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    Loc:
    South Western Long Island, NY
    Name is Ellen. Im a 58 year old special educationn teacher. Was introduced to burning for heat in my year round vacation home near Monticello NY. The house I bought there had a pellet stove in it. I kind of have that down pretty good. I use about a ton of pellets per season going up on most weekends. That gave my husband and I the idea to turn our fireplace, which we havent been using ( because who wants to send our heating oil up the chimney??) So we decided to put a fireplace insert in. We have a Jotul Rockland C550 to heat our 100 year old center hall colonial. This is my first season. Im pretty much the one who operates the stove. My husband isnt really the handy one. We bought 2 cords of wood which we are halfway through. I guess it wont last through the winter, duh. We live at the beginning of Nassau County Long Island closer to the NYC side of the county. I really dont know how popular woodburning is around here. You dont see very many wood piles around here.
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Elli, there are a few members near you on the Island, and probably more we haven't meet yet :)
  10. mrurbplanner

    mrurbplanner Member

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    Atlantic Canada
    Name: Mark
    Age: 37
    Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
    Years burning: Had a stove at the house and cottage growing up. Installed a Regency insert at the last house (3 years), but have a gas fireplace at the new house (less than a year).
    Occupation: Urban Planner (Undergrad in Civil Engineering, Masters in Urban Planning)
    Interests: Home Improvement, Gardening, Golf, Running
    Family: Married with 2 cats
  11. mkt1

    mkt1 Member

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    Loc:
    Central, Ok.
    Name: Mark
    Age:56
    Occupation: Retried State Trooper,26 years on the road,and 5 year prior service, Now Doing security work guarding the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex, and some off time guarding different locations for a major
    Electric generation,and gas gathering and distribution company.
    Location: Central Oklahoma
    Years burning. 20.
    Education. Gen-Ed degree
    Hobbies: GRANDSON, Hunting,fishing,farming,gardening,reloading and shooting.
    I need 48 hour days!!!!
  12. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

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    Loc:
    Rhode Island
    Name: Al

    Age:43

    Occupation: Under employed painting contractor

    Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island

    Hobbies: Drug free body building, restoring muscle cars, hiking, BURNING WOOD : )

    Status: Married, 4 cats, several box turtles and a big ass tortoise

    Years burning: grew up warmed by a big Nashua from '78 til I moved out on my own. Got my own stove two years ago. It's my new hobby that makes the winters suck less. It's like a new challenge every day...see if I can make a better fire than yesterday.
  13. VCBurner

    VCBurner Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Templeton, MA
    Name: Chris

    Age:34

    Home:paxton, MA

    Job: Union Carpenter Local 107 Worcester, MA

    Hobbies and favorite things: Coaching soccer and watching the boys play. Camping and beach going. Dinning out with my family! Wood heating, gardening, building anything carpentry related.

    Most important and enjoyable role: father to my four boys ages 10,9,7,4 and husband to my wife. We have another child on the way due in May!

    Burning: Third season, still learning and enjoying everyday. On my third stove. Always thinking of burning new stoves or improving my operation one way or another.
  14. Ro3bert

    Ro3bert Member

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    New Fairfield, CT
    Name: Robert (as if you couldn’t tell)

    Age: 77 going on 17

    Home: New Fairfield, CT

    Status: Married 34 years, no children, two childs from first marriage, two grandchildren, a lovely black and tan Sheba Inu dog.

    Job: Retired

    Hobbies: Web site design (no more), Model cars, target shooting (big and small bore) NRA Expert, hiking, bicycling, reading (SF, history, mysteries, almost anything scientific), designing and building cabinetry, finish trimming (house stuff), ceramic sculpture

    Burning: Here’s the rub: first burning experiment; How fast does a shower curtain burn? Answer: too fast. (age about 9 or 10). Only consequence-sore ass. Lots of campfires, a couple of fireplaces, a Franklin style stove (burned only pine) and finally for 10 years, a freestanding Whitfield Quest Plus.

    Occupation: Shall I list them all? Why not. Student, AT&T installer(main office), warehouseman, tracked vehicle mechanic (California National Guard), unemployed, USAF (gunlaying systems mech/tech(B47,B52, mussel flight control (THOR and Atlas), student, service station attendant (more than once), Credit Coordinator (Gaming [gambling] Pit), various other Casino jobs, unemployed, auto mechanic, Carpenter/Contractor (first of a long line of independent contractor businesses), Home Depot Millwork specialist/expert, retired (one year while designing/building addition to home), courier and finally Oversize Load Escort, the best line of work I ever did.

    Interests: Art, most if not all applied sciences, being as independent as possible

    Education: Ba in fine arts with philosophy minor

    Other: Lived in 7 different states while in the California National Guard and USAF. Traveled through all but 4 of the contiguous 48 states. England twice (USAF) and Belgium (twice) and Germany (wife's home country) 5 times both as a civilian.
  15. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Bow, NH
    Name: Chris

    Location: Goffstown NH (60 minutes north of Boston)

    Occupation: CAD Specialist @ an engineering firm

    Education: Architectural Engineering

    Age: 28
    Burning History: going on my first full season of burning, started with my first stove last febuary (napoleon 1450) i have been bitten buy the bug big time, scrounged enough wood in my first summer to heat for all of this winter and probably all of next winter. Learned most of what i know on this site and now have recently got a buddy of mine to invest in an insert.

    Hobbies: Scrounging for free wood, boating, playing and hiking with duke, snowmobiling, skiing

    Family: Just married 3 months ago and have a 2 year old chocolate lab, Duke
  16. maverick06

    maverick06 Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    media, pa
    Name: Rick

    Age: 29

    Home: Media, pa

    Status: Married

    Job: Civilian mechanical engineer for the US Navy

    Hobbies: RC aircraft, photography, being outdoors, tool junkie.

    Burning: occasionally all 29 years; at my house all winter 24/7, for the last 4 years.

    Education: BS Mechanical Engineering
  17. Mcbride

    Mcbride New Member

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    Loc:
    Mcbride BC Canada
    For my location, see my user name, one in the same.

    Male, name is Frank, age 44, married with children.

    Shop owner, mechanic, and light fabrication/welding.

    Hobbies are guns, hunting, fishing, boating, motorbikes, cars, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, photography, travel, music, being outdoors.

    Dream is to retire young enough to still travel lots and enjoy it.
    Move further north, possibly even to Alaska, if not northern BC, own a nice little acreage, build a smaller 1 level home, and live in peace and quiet, while i hunt, fish, explore, and maybe do a little gold panning.
  18. Soadrocks

    Soadrocks New Member

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    Loc:
    Rochester, NY
    Name: Scott

    Location: Rochester, NY

    Occupation: Teacher of the Deaf

    Burning: Jotul Castine, 2nd year. This website is/was my savior!!!!

    Age: 32
  19. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Member

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    Loc:
    Bay Area, CA
    OrpingtonManor is actually the name of my chicken coop. I am Steffanie.

    Age: too old to be pretty. too young to be beautiful. Old enough to have 3 grown sons. Young enough to ride a bike as serious exercise.

    Family: 3 grown sons, 6 chickens, 2 tabby cats, and an ex-husband who can still be called family (but lives elsewhere. well, I guess you could say that about the sons, too).

    Occupation : Music Teacher in an urban public school district. I teach grades 3-8 at four different schools -- chorus, brass, woodwinds, strings, recorders and xylophones. Got my degree in piano performance. Before I was a music teacher, I was an RN. Music is more fun.

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area

    Years Burning: 5 years burning pellets as my sole source of heat. Once I install the Squirrel, then I'll have to get serious, and buy a chainsaw.

    Hobbies and such: chicken tending, bread-making, canning interesting things, making amazing soups, scavenging at salvage yards, restoring my 91-year-old bungalow (wow, that's moved to 5th on the list. I must be nearly finished! awesome!), reading again (now that I have given in to reading glasses), and learning the oud and ukulele. I also hoard pellets, and like to make little stacks of wood in the backyard out of dead or heavily pruned fruit trees. I needed a woodstove. The piles were getting obnoxious.
  20. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Welcome to Da Sistahood, Stef :coolsmile:
  21. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Member

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    Loc:
    Bay Area, CA
    Thanks, Eileen. So, da sisterhood is hot women and women who burn? ;)
  22. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Blue Ridge Mountains NC
    <nods and smiles>


    I have orpingtons on my "spring chick" list :p
  23. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    I hear orpingtons do it in the buff, in a feathery sort of way that is.
  24. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Member

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    Loc:
    Bay Area, CA
    They are definitely "in the buff." They aren't the only ones out there, though. I have a couple Barnevelders, too. They do it in lace. :D
  25. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

    Joined:
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    Loc:
    Southwest NH
    Age: 40 as of Monday
    Occupation: Health and Safety Manager
    Location: Southwest NH
    Years Burning: 32
    Hobbies and Other Stuff: Hunting, Soccer, golf, cycling, Sap 3 in Five Sap Syrup (maple syrup production)

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