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

  1. jimbom

    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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    Loc:
    Missouri Ozarks
    Jim
    63
    Retired Engineer(civil, mechanical, construction)
    Missouri Ozarks
    Wife and I have two adult sons, one old dog, and one ornery cat.
    Have a stove for backup and burning down/dead trees off my small patch of rocks.
    Solar fraction for my system in the works is about 6/10. Trying to figure an economical way to use wood for the other 4/10.
    Thanks for this site and for sharing your knowledge.

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  2. ispinwool

    ispinwool Member

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    Loc:
    Zelienople, Pa.
    I'm Debbie.
    Mom of 5. Work as a tax collector from my basement so I can stay home for the kids.
    Married 26 years to the Fire Chief. Two older boys are also firemen.

    Hobbies mostly relate to the stages of yarn: wool fresh off the sheep ---> finished garment.
    Also have a dog, horse, cat and 2 bunnies to teach the kids responsibility...and to play with.

    Been burning our woodstove for 3 years (had a fireplace in the old homestead farm; the woodburner's
    different and is how I found this site).
    :)

    Another THANK YOU to all the folks that answer so many questions from folks like me.
  3. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Woo hoo !!! Score another for the ladies :)
  4. Boozie

    Boozie Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    SW IN

    Just curious, why did you not go back to the catalytic burner?
  5. Boozie

    Boozie Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    SW IN
    Name: Barbara

    Location: SW Indiana, along the Ohio River

    Occupation: Retired secretary of large corporation

    Education: Life

    Age: OMG!!

    Burn History: As a child in Oklahoma we had a wood stove. It was the center of activity. My dad and brothers gathered around playing music while someone made fudge or popped corn on the old stove. A fireplace while living in Upstate NY. A fireplace in SW Indiana home. And now years later an insert. I must say it's been different getting used to the insert vs a fireplace. I've only had my stove for a few weeks and I'm still learning. That's why I love this site so much. Everyone is so helpful.

    Hobbies: Woodcarving (check out my Santa carved on a pencil on my profile); gardening, crafts, painting, creating unique things, baking, watching the birds, rescuing lost animals, you name it.

    Family: Two grown children, two grandchildren, and two cats.

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  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Eileen - are you recruiting again? :lol:
  7. mrsmarv

    mrsmarv Member

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    Loc:
    East Fishkill, NY
    Name: Nora

    Age: 59 but feel like 39

    Occupation : Principal's Secretary for an elementary school in our local school district.

    Location: Dutchess County NY - 7 idyllic acres.

    Years Burning: 3 years current, 6 years in a previous life.

    Hobbies and such: Bird-watching, fishing, sewing, gardening, cooking and canning, home renovations and improvements, entertaining.

    Married 21+ years, have a 27 year old son (who we share with his father :) ), hubby cuts the wood and I help split it with our handy-dandy Cub Cadet 9-ton splitter. We have 6 cords seasoned and ready to burn and another 4-5 cords seasoning. We heat primarily with wood. Our fireplace insert is a PE Vista, which is the smaller one, but since our house is modest in size it works just fine for us. Put a pair of velour lounge pants on and some logs on the fire and I'm good to go.

    Nice meeting you all.
  8. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Nope, but don't think I haven't thought about it ;-)
  9. Dieselbreath

    Dieselbreath Member

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    Loc:
    Oregon
    Name: Dan

    Age: 68

    Location: Sheridan, Oregon

    Years burning: 2 with modern insert, does an adequate job heating 2800 ft of a 4200 ft house, decades with inefficient fireplaces. (Sure do wish I could install a stove like my buddy's standalone Quad.)

    Occupation: Tree farm owner, so have lots of wood.

    Hobby: Old cars, old farm equipment (which I still use)
    Fishing & swimming in my 3 acre pond with the grandkids. Life is good.
  10. guy01

    guy01 Member

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    Loc:
    northern PA
    Name ,Guy
    From Shinglehouse,PA
    I'm one of a dying breed, Factory worker
    Hobbies include wood processing and burning,and being a Grampa The Grampa one is the most fun
    Oh ya I'm 53
  11. mbutts

    mbutts Member

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    Loc:
    central nebraska
    My name is martin, I live in the midwest, I've been burning things since I was a child, and I own several wood stoves.
    Oh wait this isn't 12 steps.


    Age 2 score and 7 You old farts didn"t even have to convert it did you?

    Location Nebraska

    Years burning or helping to burn 40 or there about Yeah it's kinda in my blood

    Occupation Currently dredge operator, but wore many different hats

    Hobbies Amateur radio, electronics, CAT fishing, gardening, computers, wood gas things, internet plus wayy too many other things. If its technical, science related, history or involves making or eating food I'm there!

    Favorite adult beverage Anything but beer

    Musical interests Anything but cRAP
  12. PJF1313

    PJF1313 Member

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    Loc:
    Pine Barrons, L.I., NY
    O.K, I'll bite...



    Name :
    Peter-John (hence PJ ;-) )

    Age : 16th, or so, ann. of my 39th

    Location : South-Eastern shore of the overcrowded sand bar of NY

    Occupation : General Mechanic - You F-it up - I f-u up! - then fix it up...

    Years burning : As long as I can remember ( I do know that the mind is second thing to go..) I was involved in one aspect of burning or another. Kindling gather-er, go-fer, stack-er, etc. After a 4yr "break" in the service (way too f'n hot in the desert!!), I bought my own home. Too small and too poor of a layout, the stove ended up in the shop. F.F. to present day... an Castline in the in-laws attached apartment, but nothing YET in the main house (to change shortly!)

    Hobbies : Besides playing around with the older saws,engines, and general mechanical devices;
    here's what'll screw with everybody's mind - PINBALL!!
    Yeah, I restore/rebuild/repair pinball machines from the 80's on up! Go figure!
  13. vixster

    vixster Member

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    Loc:
    hudson valley , ny
    Name: Vixster

    Age: 52

    Location: Nyack, NY

    Years burning: Burning with HUGH Mother of a stove (Hearthstone) '92-'96 and now I feel like a newbie all over again, on my 2nd month with Shelburne.

    Occupation: Computer Janitor.. I fix other peoples Mac issues. Mac ONLY!, website work.

    Hobby: Gardening, being with my 18 year, hope to start traveling again. Fixing up this old house. all technology. life long learner....
  14. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    NE Virginia
    Name: Bryan
    Age: 64
    Location; Vienna, VA
    Years burning: Had a heatolator from 1981 to 2010. Installed a Jotul 550 C in Spring 2010.
    Occupation: Economics professor
    Hobby: Intensive gardening. I have two beds in the front yard about 5'by 25' to grow vegetables. That's where the sunshine is. I use square-foot gardening techniques. We also grow (on about 1/3 acre including the house) Asian and Bartlett pears, concord grapes, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, Asian persimmons, (way too many) figs, and hope to harvest our first pomegranates next year.
  15. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Loc:
    Wisconsin
    Name: Shari

    Age: too young for Elvis, too old for the Beatles :)

    Location: just outside the home of the Brewers; south of the Packers

    Years burning: coming up on 1st anniversary of our woodstove; before that 15+yrs. burning in a fireplace; before that many years hauling firewood with my Dad to heat a picturesque country church

    Occupation: had a few - now retired

    Hobby: Family & keeping the home fires burning
  16. gilmil

    gilmil Member

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    Loc:
    Central CT
    Name: Gil

    Age: Just past the 3 decade mark

    Location: 1/5 of the distance from the Hartford Civic Center to Gampel Pavilion.

    Years burning: For years I burned wood outside. Been burning wood inside for a week now

    Occupation: Software developer at a local university

    Hobby: renovating our old 80 year old home, cycling, working on cars, wood working, photography, pottery, traveling anything and everything
  17. DonNC

    DonNC Member

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    Loc:
    Fayetteville, NC
    Don
    Age: 41
    Location: Fayetteville, NC
    Years burning: zero
    Currently out of work, Construction Health & Safety
    Hobbies: I love outdoor cooking, smoking ribs, shoulders, beef,.... discovered mesquite 2 years ago and love it too. Talk about a wood that puts off allot of heat tho
    Also into computers, bible study, fishing, hunting... and am a diehard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Ive ordered my first wood stove, a Drolet Sahara, and hope to have it running within two weeks.
  18. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Member

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    Loc:
    Bay Area, CA
    Hey! I have a pinball machine, but way older than what you work on. Doesn't work. :-(
  19. spacecowboyIV

    spacecowboyIV New Member

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    Loc:
    Central VA
    Name: Some people call me Maurice

    Age: 27

    Location: Lynchburg, Virginia

    Years burning: 1 year

    Occupation: Pharmaceutical R&D
  20. vixster

    vixster Member

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    Loc:
    hudson valley , ny
    some people call me space cowboy :)
  21. Jutt77

    Jutt77 Feeling the Heat

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    Loc:
    Idledale, Colorado
    Howdy folks.

    Name's Jutt
    Born and raised in SW Virginia
    34 yrs old
    Moved to Colorado 11 years ago..currently reside in Lakewood Colorado
    I'm an engineer at a telecom company
  22. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Loc:
    Western Mass.
    Dang, I think we have the best members on earth!

    Amazing...all except the 27 year old brewing up new pharma.....
    :)

    But, then again, how old was Owsley?
    (same age, it appears).
  23. Wingman

    Wingman Member

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    Loc:
    St. Louis
    Name: Joe
    Age: 30
    Location: Saint Louis, MO
    Occupation: Grocery Store Assistant manager
    Education: BA Webster U
    Burn History: Ever since I held an unlit match on a piece of metal that my Dad just welded and it burst in to flames, I've loved fire. Now, burning in my insert for 2 months.
    Hobbies: Disc golf, concrete tables, glass etching, fiberglass, restomodding an 84 VW rabbit, scrounging, bucking, cutting and stacking wood.
    Family: Wife, 4yo daughter, 1.5 yo son

    Love the site!
  24. rockbottomranch

    rockbottomranch New Member

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    Loc:
    MO.Ozarks
    36 yo, SW Missouri, auctioneer
  25. dkf5

    dkf5 New Member

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    Loc:
    Central Upstate New York
    This is for Frank....Londonderry.... My son is taking Mechanical Engineering how hard is it to get a decent job in that field? He graduates in May of this year. Has had a hard time finding an internship. Just wondering if finding a job is going to be as difficult. I don't believe he will be very lucky in locating one in the Central New York area. Thanks

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