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  1. Ro3bert

    Ro3bert Member

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    AH, I remember him well, and...er....ah, his product.

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  2. hearthstoneheat

    hearthstoneheat Member

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    Name: Rob

    Age: 35

    Location: Cleveland, Oh

    Years burning: little under a year, but Ive been playing with fire as long as I can remember

    Occupation: Mechanical/Product Designer

    Hobbies: Mtn biking, golf, r/c helis, wood burning, hiking

    Favorite adult beverage: beer

    Musical interests: mostly hard rock, classic rock, metal, but just about anything but rap
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Inside joke I guess....or trivia.
    The Bear.

    He's not a vegetarian, that's for certain!
  4. SpeakEasy

    SpeakEasy Member

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    OK. I'm in.

    Name: Jim
    Age: 57
    Location: the beautiful finger lakes area of upstate NY
    Occupation: Helping people learn to teach other people's children and do it well
    Hobbies and Interests: sailing, snow skiing, hiking, camping, travel, watching my family grow (still married to my first wife since '74; twin daughters age 29; three grand-daughters and one grand-baby on the way).

    I am really thankful for hearth.com and what I've been able to learn here!

    -Speak
  5. Ro3bert

    Ro3bert Member

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    Craig,

    Trivia, I guess with elements of the inside joke.

    Anyone who had reached his/her majority (and some before that) during the early to mid 1960's and lived on the west coast knew of Owsley and his product. He made and distributed the purest LSD know to man. His little squares of paper, about a 3rd of an inch which had a little owl printed on them, were guarenteed to be unadultrated, that is, no poisons that became so popular later on.

    I will stop the history lesson here as it has nothing to do with pellets and pellet stoves.
  6. jackofalltrades

    jackofalltrades Member

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    name: Steve
    age: 40
    location: Northeast MS just south of Tupelo; home of the King of Rock and Roll !
    occupation: Agriculture Instructor, FFA Advisor
    years burning: 15 years but this is my first year with an EPA stove( Morso 2110)

    I just built a new house and put a heater in it because I use to burn wood and really loved it, but the house I had been in for the last 17 years did not have a heater. It has been great burning again! I have been doing real well with the heater. I can get 9 hours out of the little Morso; so from what I read here I think I am doing real good. That will give me a bed of good coals to start from again. The temp will be down around 150 on the flue but atleast I get easy restarts from the coals. The house has spray foam insulation and is really tight so the warmth is still there in the mornings without running you out of the stove room the night before.
    We burn mixed hardwood around here; mostly oak, of all kinds, a good bit of hickory and some odd and end things. I steer clear of the pine, gum, poplar, and those kinds of things. No reason to burn that when you can burn good stuff easily. I am cutting for the 2012-2013 season right now. We have had an abnormally cold winter so far with promise of much more to come but it looks like 2.5 cords will get me through this first winter.
  7. MagnumPI

    MagnumPI New Member

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    Name: Bill

    Doylestown, Pa. : 25 miles North of Philadelphia

    Age: 55 ouch

    Occupation: former teacher, former police officer, former federal agent, currently Private Investigator

    Hobbies: Woodworking, home projects, photography, hunting, shooting, skiing, flying and mountain climbing.

    Used to burn wood for fireplace. Purchased Rockland 550 insert last week. Waiting on liner from the Chimney Depot. Gas bill last month for 35 days was $387.00 and another $250.00 for electric. Looking to cut gas bill back it will only go higher.
  8. amellefson

    amellefson Member

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    Tony, 26

    Electrician 10 yrs

    Milton, WI my whole life, 30 min south of Madison

    2 weeks now with my Quad insert. Built too many campfires to count, fell in love with my aunt and uncle's Quad 4 yrs ago, Finally saved up the dough, got lucky with the tax credit. I think I'm hooked!

    Remodeling my house with my wife of 5+ years, occasional hunting, fishing (ice too), working on cars, and hopefully kids soon!
  9. amellefson

    amellefson Member

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    Saw buddy guy at a free casino opening concert a few years back. awesome!. It was our 1st wedding anniversary. She only tolerates the blues cause I like it. What a woman!
  10. SnapCracklePop

    SnapCracklePop Feeling the Heat

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    I asked people all about their sex lives in my last job.

    No, really.

    From September to June last year I worked for a university research center, conducting interviews with folks from 15 to 44. The survey took well over an hour to complete. There were other questions, on employment, education, etc., but lots of questions on sex.

    Once I got in the door (and, boy, THAT didn't always happen) the respondents were, I thought, surprisingly cooperative. Out of nearly 100 interviews, I think only one did not tell the truth.

    I did two interviews in Spanish, and they were challenging.

    The survey resumes this June, and I'm debating whether to continue. I opened a dog boarding kennel in August, and this summer I'll be really busy. I think dogs will win out over sex.
  11. dougstove

    dougstove Feeling the Heat

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    Doug, 45
    Molecular microbiologist/university professor/help run a small biotech business.
    New Brunswick, Canada, at the top of the Bay of Fundy

    I grew up around people who worked in the woods.
    I am on my third woodstove, a Pacific Energy Super 27, and love it.
    I split my own wood but get it delivered by a friend who has a local woodlot. I like splitting because it takes concentration but not too much thought.
  12. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    Sorry guys and Ladies just found this thread. Real name is Edward go by JIM. Just turned 42 . I am a Finance Manager at a Dealership ( I will wait for the car sales man jokes)
    I live in Elyria Ohio Have a Wife and One girl 11 .
  13. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Occupation: Nuclear Medicine
    Age: 42
    Children: none
    Years burning: 1
    Interests: Other than all things related to wood burning, I am a real girly girl....shocker, I know.
    I do enjoy traveling, cooking and love to shop.... :coolgrin:
    I came to Hearth.com to learn how the hell to operate the wood stove my husband brought home one day. >:-(
    I am also here because it saves me money because I would be buying clothes, jewelry and shoes on the internet.

    I hang around the board because I am hopelessly in love with Brother Bart (it wasn't in the cards for us this lifetime around)...so I come here to be close to him.....Ah....so far....yet so close...... :) :lol:
  14. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Very interesting backgrounds
    49yo
    BS in marketing
    Sales Rep in critical care equipment and radiography for 20yrs.
    Currently a carpenter, licensed home improvement contractor.
    Burning in insert for 3/4yrs. 10 yrs open fireplace.
  15. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you frame that pic of him sitting at a desk...you know, the full head of hair, etc.?
  16. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I made a huge poster of it and hung it in my Hot Lab....... %-P
  17. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    first time I ever heard "the ceiling over the bed" called a "hot lab"..i like it.
  18. Mt Ski Bum

    Mt Ski Bum Member

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    ok, I'll bite...


    Name: Eric

    Age: 20

    Occupation : Aquatic Invasive Species Technician for Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks

    Location: Big Sky Mountain Village, Mt (el. 7,500 ft.)- at the base of 11,166 ft. Lone Peak

    Years Burning: outdoor campfire burning: 18+, indoor burning: <1

    Hobbies: skiing (winter AND summer), hiking, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, burning wood [& anything else that burns %-P ], fly fishing (currently not real good at it)
  19. HoosierTransplant

    HoosierTransplant New Member

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    Age: Turning 30 tomorrow

    Occupation : Assistant Professor of Philosophy, small Christian liberal arts college in Manhattan.

    Location: Moving to Boonton, NJ in 2 weeks. Lived in Bloomington, IN for the last 8 years. Moving from one of the free-est states to one of the most oppressed.

    Years Burning: Zero. New house has a Jotul c350 Winterport Insert so I came to Hearth.com to learn the ropes. Have learned a TON. I've burned open fires and fireplace fires for years at my family's cabin in Montana, so I'm comfortable with making and stoking fires. Looking forward to having something efficient and warm in my house! New house also has a gas boiler with radiators -- looking forward to no more forced air.

    Family: Married 9 years, have 5 kids that are all 2 years apart. Oldest is 8, youngest is 3 months.

    Hobbies and such: Between job, family, and church I don't have much time left over. In the time I do have I usually take care of the house, read, or shoot guns.
  20. cdirks

    cdirks New Member

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    just found this post. very interesting backgrounds. I'll add mine too.

    Name: Chad
    Age: 29
    Location: SW Kansas (been here all my life)
    Years burning wood: New to wood burning. Just got the Jotul Oslo 500 installation complete! (played with fire a blew things up as a kid!)
    Occupation: Registered Respiratory Therapist. Make my living off of mucus and blood!!
    Hobbies: Anything I'm interested in this week. Some gardening. A little pheasant hunting. Raising chickens. History. Science. Staring at my stove. Staring at my woodpile. Collecting wood. Hanging out on hearth.com
    Status: I have been married for 5yrs. Have one little boy who will turn two in Nov. 2011. Another child on the way!
  21. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    Age: 33
    Occupation: Corrections.
    Location: North of Seattle.
    Years burning: Enough. I grew up cutting wood and loading my dad's stoves.
    Hobbies: Fishing rivers for steelhead and salmon. Blacktail deer hunting. Trail cameras. Dualsport motorcycling (Suzuki DRZ400). The #1 reason I work where I do is so that I can fish weekdays when most people are at work.
    Other: I closed on my first house in August. I looked for a looooong time before buying. I'm in an area that feels totally country but isn't that far from most stuff. The three big things I did after I bought the house were flooring, paint, and an insert. I'll get some of my wood from my property, some from friends' property, and some from government permits. I keep looking at new saws, but I got a free Poulan that works so I'm running it.
  22. mhrischuk

    mhrischuk Guest

    Name: Mike

    Age: 52

    Married 22 years, 2 Children, 4 Grandchildren, 2 Bengal Cats

    Occupation : Unoccupied... uneducated aerospace engineer

    Location: Garnet Valley, PA about 20 miles South West of Philly on 3-1/2 acres of woods.

    Years Burning: Grew up in a centuries old log home that was expanded over the years. Heated with an old coal boiler. Wood burning since 2000 and just started EPA stoves this fall.

    Hobbies: Pyro, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Home improvement projects, Radio Control Model Helicopters and Airplanes, Diesel trucks and anything mechanical and electrical.

    Life throws left curves at us all the time. Sometimes we strike out but we keep swinging.
  23. crackshot

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    name.... Nate... age,....31
    occupation..... laborer..... erect mast climbers and scaffolding on high rise buildings for a masonry outfit out of rhode island, we do work in both boston and providence,... 12 years experiance
    I have a great family,... 2 boys one 3, and the other 2 months... and a great wife that lets me hunt and fish, and go out with the boys sometimes!
    I work my ass off and play even harder,... I hunt the great whitetail for 4 months out of the year ,.. and think about hunting them for the other 8!...... this will be my first year burning in my home,..... have some experiance lighting things on fire,... but have learned so much from this forum and it members,.. I really enjoy comming on here ,... I learn something new everytime I log in,..... and can not wait to "put it to the man" (so to speak) and save money on fuel oil.....
    when im not chasing deer,.... Im riding motocross,....cutting wood or doin side work,.... and Im always looking for a new place to hunt! lol
  24. WoodNStuff

    WoodNStuff Minister of Fire

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    Occupation: Social Worker (7 years)

    Age: 38

    Location: South Central WI

    Chainsaw: Echo CS-400 (18" bar)

    Hobbies: wood stoves and wood heat, home renovation/remodeling, woodwork, playing my fiddle (taught myself to play about two years ago), tinkering with electrical projects - applied for electrical apprenticeship and hoping to get accepted. I grew up around the trades my whole life - electrical, masonry, carpentry, roofing, siding, you name it. So got a lot of skills. I love to help people, hence social work, but my passion is working with my hands. Electrician seems a great combination of hands work and thinking work.

    I also like camping with my wife. I enjoy learning about bushcraft and primitive technologies as applied to wilderness survival.

    Current Projects: installing Jotul F 118.

    Other interests: I love finding free sources of wood. So if anyone knows of free wood in the Madison, WI area, please PM me. The best exercise is when I can work hard and get direct benefit to my family - that's why I love cutting, splitting, and stacking firewood. My wife love's this stuff too. We get the kids involved. Makes a great way to show how cooperation and hard work can benefit everyone who participates. My dad grew up on a farm and says that's how farming was when he was growing up.

    Favorite websites: the forums at Hearth.com; DIYChatroom.com

    Favorite power tools: Ridgid; Apple MacBook (not the kind of power tool you were thinking of?)

    Least favorite tool purchase: Nikro Industries HEPA vacuum. Completely awful. It doesn't work and the manufacture, located in Indiana, will do nothing. And the cost was $750.

    Family: Great wife and five super kids.
  25. Ken S

    Ken S New Member

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    Name Ken
    Age 46
    Location Duanesburg NY (Schenectady County)
    Occupation Full time landlord and house flipper
    Married 8 years 1 step son,23, in Army living in Germany
    When started burning- age 12 my dad hooked up a stove in kitchen,off and on since depending on time and income last 2 years steady
    Hobbies I live on a lake so I fish and canoe a lot.
    Other websites mrlandlord.com
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