Who are you, where are you from..and what do you do?

Dustin Posted By Dustin, Oct 9, 2008 at 7:34 AM

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  1. mrfjsf

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    Sep 29, 2010
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    Age: 27
    Location: Southwestern PA (Washington County) in the sticks
    Occupation: Commercial-Industrial HVAC Service Tech
    Married: 2 years this past october...been together 6. No kids yet, trying.
    Started burning october last year.
    Hobbies: Fishing, Being outdoors, My Job (lol), Wine and Winemaking, Cooking, Clay Shooting, Off-Roading.
     
  2. SlyFerret

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    Feb 12, 2007
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    Wow... holy old thread Batman! Normally I wouldn't post twice in a thread like this, but things change in 3+ years!

    Age: I turn 34 this weekend

    Location: still in rural Delaware County, Ohio

    Family: Still have the wife. Still have the dogs. We picked up two cats along the way. We were blessed with a beautiful baby boy last September!

    Occupation: I work for a large silicon valley company helping to manage a global oprtations team that runs the back end systems that support a software as a service product. (Clear as mud, right?) I still haven't figured out how to explain that so it makes sence to people who are lucky enough to not be up to their eyeballs in technology every day of their lives.

    I am now into my fourth full season with my 30. It has turned out to be the best money I ever spent.

    I dream of being able to unplug, simplify life, and get closer to nature.

    -SF
     
  3. Wallace

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    Oct 8, 2011
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    Prescott, AZ
    37 years old
    Fire Captain and Paramedic
    Married and 3 kids
    Prescott Arizona
    This is my first year ever using a wood stove! Been great so far. We haven't used our propane furnaces all winter.
    As for my hobbies...bowhunting any legal animal I can! Especially elk. We also ride our side by side Kawasaki Teryx every chance we get!
     
  4. NH_Wood

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    Dec 24, 2009
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    Name: Jacques
    38 years old.
    Second season burning wood in my house, but grew up with a wood furnace.
    Occupation: university professor - conservation biology, animal behavior, mammalogy, and vertebrate zoology.
    Research specialty - ecology and natural history of bats (and, yes, white-nose syndrome has made my life terrible!).
    A great wife and three great kids.
    Making the most out of 5 months off per year!
    Cheers!
     
  5. fredarm

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    Can't remember if I've posted in this thread before or not.

    Name: Fred
    Age:54
    From: SE Massachusetts
    Stove: Fourth winter with PE Vista Insert burning mostly nights and weekends, although I've been lighting up weekday mornings lately to try to burn less oil.
    Occupation: Commercial real estate lawyer, mostly retail sites
    Hobbies: Community theater (just played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol--no jokes about typecasting, please :) ); home brewing beer occasionally; skiing (when there's snow).
    Family: Lovely wife of 23 years, son in college, daughter in high school, 5 month old puppy.
     
  6. artmos

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    Oct 14, 2011
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    waay back in the holler- northern kentucky
    art
    location-back in the holler-northern kentucky
    occupation- retired 6 years. age 67.
    yrs. burning- 30 or so. currently heat our log cabin with an oil-fired wood burning yukon husky. an all-around great unit.
    hobbies- way too many to list,but my main ones are wood cutting,cooking,fine wine-we have a family wine business in the napa valley.,bird hunting,spending 6 months of the year at our cottage in muskoka,canada. 2 months in italy and just plain tinkering with tractors,jeeps, chainsaws,etc.
    other sites- forestry.com,arboristsite, numerous cooking and bbq forums and about 200 other sites that i visit from time to time,but my favorite is hearth.com!
    oh,yeah-i almost forgot- i am married to a gorgeous flight attendant for a major airline.
     
  7. ironworker

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    Dec 3, 2011
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    Upstate NY
    Age:47
    Location:Orange county,NY
    Occupation:Stuctual Ironworker
    Hobbies:Chopping wood, fly fishing, fly tying
    Happily married 13years, 3 kids, 1 boy, 2 girls
    And a Yellow Lab that loves laying down in front of the stove.
     
  8. PA Fire Bug

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    Jan 13, 2010
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    Name: Arlin
    Age: 41
    Location: Martinsburg, PA

    Family: Wonderful wife, two daughters.

    Occupation: Instructional Technology Specialist, Spring Cove School District. I help teachers use technology in the classroom. I provide training and support and am involved with nearly every computer program used by our district. I used to teach high school biology.

    How long have I been burning wood? I burned hard coal for 11 years. This is our second winter burning wood.

    Hobbies and Interests: We are involved with a variety of children's activities at our church. I enjoy working in our yard and garden and am always looking for more wood to process. I enjoy cheering on the Steelers and follow the Penguins after football season is over. I used to coach wrestling and work for the PA Wrestling Newsmagazine.
     
  9. raiderfan

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    Dec 1, 2008
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    Loc:
    Western MA
    Age: 34

    Location: Right on MA/NY Border

    Family: 2 1/2 yr old son + girlfriend (soon to be wife -- or so she thinks. hehe -- just kidding honey!!)

    Occupation: Teacher. I run a behavioral program for Emotionally Disabled kids, in an Elementary/Middle School.

    Burning Exp: This will be my 4th year. Two with a Jotul 602 and two with my PE Alderlea. I'm only a random night/weekend warrior burner, though.

    Hobbies: Sports! Give me my Sundays in the fall/winter with the Sunday Ticket and my Raiders games -- and I'm a happy man!! Yankees games in the spring and sprinkle in some Celtics games in the winter, and there you have it! (Add some beer and buffalo wings on top, and you will never hear a complaint from me)!
     
  10. Locust Post

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    Jan 12, 2012
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    Age : 52 in a week from now
    Occupation : Damage Appraiser for an Auto Ins. Co. almost 15yrs. now
    Hobbies: Naturally firewood,kissing my wife,hunting,reading
    Married: 6 years 3 adult children no grand kids yet
    have been burning wood for almost 30 yrs
     
  11. cricketfarmer

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    Jan 12, 2012
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    Name: Tom
    Age:55
    Occupation: cricket farmer
    Location: east central Illinois
    Years burning wood: I don't have a stove yet, but I've been burning wood for many years in my other wood burner. It's a 1924 Minneapolis steam traction engine. If you think your stoves are heavy, try hauling a 14 ton steam engine to a show!
    Hobbies: playing with antique tractors and I sing in a barbershop quartet
     
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  12. tcassavaugh

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    Jan 10, 2010
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    Name : tom
    Age: tail end of 59
    Occupation: Civil Servant (I'm with the gubmint and here to help)
    Years burning: lifetime.....like some, i grew up around wood stoves. i remember my grandmother cooking on an old kitchen wood stove in upstate n.y. in essex county near lewis. everyone there had a wood stove or furnace. my relatives are still there, most have wood stoves and are in the logging industry (hard life). we migrated to the albany area.....where we had a wood furnace, then moved a few years later to a small farm where we got an old montgomery wards wood stove with blower that ran for years. about the only time i didn't burn wood was during the 10 years i was in the army, which i joined in 1970 to evade getting drafted and not having a choice of skill sets......i stull use them today.
    Location: I currently live in southern maryland and have since 1984 because i couldn't afford northern virginia in the alexanderia and manassas areas.....found three acres here that put Walmart 15 minutes away and major malls in the d.c. annapolis area at 45 minutes and its right by the bay. about the closest i could get to remote living.

    cass
     
  13. Huntindog1

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    Dec 6, 2011
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    Name: Kevin
    Age:46
    Occupation: Electronics Tech in Research and Development for a major Diesel Engine Manufacturer
    Years Burning: Since I was a kid and 14 years in my own home then 6 years off, Back into wood burning just this year with Non-Cat Stove.
    Married: 25 years, 3 kids ,2 Sons and a Daughter.
    What keeps me Busy: Baseball Coach, oldest son pitches college baseball, Younger son plays recreational sports, Daughter is on the dance team at her middle school. I love the outdoors and I train hunting dogs , started out in my younger days Competition Hunting Beagles, Then got into Bird Dogs and Grouse Hunting with Ryman Setters, Now I have for the last 15 years been Night Hunting Coon Dawgs as I spent years as a kid listening to my grandpa tell me Coon Hunting Stories.
     
  14. seeyal8r

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    Jan 20, 2011
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    Loc:
    North Central Oklahoma
    Guess I'll play along as well.
    Name: Joe (noticed there are lots of Joe's out there)
    Occupation: Civil Engineer
    Age: 30
    Location: North Central Oklahoma
    Years Burning: Grew up burning. Been burning at my own house for 2 seasons.
    Hobbies: I played football so I'm a big fan of High School and College Football. When its not football season I spend my days outside.
     
  15. daveswoodhauler

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    May 20, 2008
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    Just reopening this thread as we have lots of new members. Thanks Velvetfoot!
     
  16. Realstone

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    Jan 20, 2012
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    Loc:
    Southern ON
  17. Stax

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    Dec 22, 2010
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    Southeastern PA
    Name: Rob

    Age: 33

    Occupation: School Counselor (BS Psychology; MS Counseling Psychology).

    Hobbies: Being a dad; talking about wood; thinking about wood; home improvement; wood working; weight training.

    Burning: 2nd season and loving it. Love the lifestyle.
     
  18. Dtunes

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    Mar 7, 2012
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    Outside of Boston MA
    Age: 31

    Occupation: Money Market Investments(trading for mutual funds).

    Location: Eastern Mass

    Family: Great wife and 1 crazy little man(2yo), one more due Feb 1st.

    Burning: Bought our house 2 years ago, got a pellet stove last winter. Split and burnt plenty of wood for my father growing up.

    Hobbies: Play guitar, bass, keys, drums. Listed in decreasing order of proficiency. Also do home recording. Gardening. Spend to much time playing video games. Love cooking. And man enough to admit I love cats. Well I love dogs too, but don't have any at the moment.
     
  19. smoke show

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    Age: 37

    Occupation: Auto Technician

    Location: Outskirts of Green Bay Wi

    Years Burning: 5 years combusting compressed sawdust

    Hobbies: camping, ATVing, Harley ridin, beer drinkin....
     
  20. fossil

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    Interesting. I'm on page 1, post #24, Oct 9, 2008. A lot of water under my bridge in those 4 years. A lot. Rick
     
  21. Dix

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    May 27, 2008
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    I'm page 2. Now 54. And alot also.

    Huggs to ya, Rick.

    We're still here !!
     
  22. smoke show

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    Some of us were here back then, just didn't get around as much... ;)
     
  23. wesessiah

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    Aug 31, 2012
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    Loc:
    Lincolnton NC
    Name: Wes

    Age: 28

    Family: married for 7 years at the end of this month, no kids yet

    Occupation: most hated one in the world (other than ceo, lol)

    Location: foothills of NC

    Years Burning: first with a stove, off and on with wood or gas.

    Hobbies: cars, guns/hunting, fishing, keeping saltwater fish, golf... video games.
     
  24. Flatbedford

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    Mar 17, 2009
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    Was
    Attorney?
     
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