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who is still burning?????

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CHeath, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    OIl burner kicked in last night, as someone who likes to be cold left all the windows open!

    I closed the windows, turned down the thermostat and piled the blankies back on.

    No insert here (still a distant plan) and a fireplace fire at 3 am is not a great idea ...
    It's definitely been cold enough down here at night to think about it, but not quite cold enough to actually do it. Spoke with another neighbor who was pondering the same thing.

    On the other hand, the charcoal barbecue has been very busy this weekend.

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  2. privatejoker75

    privatejoker75 Member

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    We've been having "poverty fires" lately...aka going around with a wheelbarrow and collecting branches and burning those. Low of 24* tonight, so i'm heading out in a few minutes for another load.
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  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I thought for sure yesterday would be Day 1 of No Burns . . . but my wife started hinting about it being cool and finally came right out and asked if I wanted to light a fire or turn up the thermostat. I lit a fire.
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  4. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Woodstove fires are hit and miss now. 60° in the house right now. Was in 70's outside over the weekend. Memorial Day weekend is our last frost date for planting. Saratoga NY.
  5. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    Winter won't die where I live. We are expecting 10+ inches of snow tonight. Glad I have plenty of wood on hand.
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  6. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Done. Glass cleaned, stove vacuumed. Just scrounged two loads of locust osage and oak.
    Just have to split and stack and wait 3 years.
  7. nate379

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    Have had a fire every couple nights. Been in the 30s at night. High 40s during the day.
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  8. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    No fire last couple days, 79 tomorrow , but wait 5 min, it could change ;lol :confused:
  9. nate379

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    I'd melt at those temps!

    It's snowing in Anchorage right now!
  10. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Been cool enough a few nights, and lows will be in the mid-40s ... but not quite cold enough inside — it seems to hold at 65 — where I can justify a fire to the cold-loving wife and furry animal.

    He's on his last legs, with not long to go before he tells us its time, unfortunately, so I am definitely not going to make him uncomfortable, either. He seems to like it cool, and so would I, if I had that much fur.
  11. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    May 1st and 39 degrees outside right now. I'm still burning at night. Supposed to be around freezing by morning.

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  12. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    There is a load waiting for a lighter in the stove for 5 days now. I may end up unloading it.
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  13. privatejoker75

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    I think last night was our last fire of the "winter". It was 24* but going up to 70-80 for the 10 day forecast
  14. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I have about 12-14 splits of Cherry inside that will be going back out, if we need a fire it will be some pine that will do the job.

    The night temps are dropping to the low 40's, the day temps will range from 70-75 this week.
  15. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    OK, I'm gonna bring up a wheelbarrow load tonight before the rain/snow starts. Calling for up to an inch on Thursday, and more wintery-mix and cooler (35) on Friday. That means that unless something changes, I'll have a fire going on the 3RD OF MAY! Crazy.
  16. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    I finally shut the 30 down for the season and cleaned it all up. Only fires I have going are outside and a candle in the stove to keep moving air up.
  17. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Stove is off most of the time now. Wife has a complaint of it being cool in the mornings. 69-72! I sleep with the bedroom window open. I have had it open for a couple weeks now. Only close it if it rains because I don't like dampness.
  18. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    4 degrees below freezing last night and had to put a fire on....very sad being its the 10th of may​
  19. JBinKC

    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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    I lit a fire at 3 am with the outdoor temp. in the 30s. That makes it the tenth time I filled the firebox this month.
  20. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    That is just too much! I have had my window open for a month. I like it warm, but not hot or humid. The weather is so odd sometimes. Our leaves are out, but some cold temps are anticipated these next couple of days. Anything tender I have outside is growing under glass or plastic.
  21. WellSeasoned

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    Tonight and tomorrow night temps getting down to low 30's :eek: for may 13 & 14.... dont think ill make a fire but who knows. The outdoor pit has been running though
  22. charly

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    Fireview is going right now,, 10:30 am here... temps just dropped from 50 to 45 in like 30 minutes,, crazy.. going down to the mid 30's tonight and a chance of snow before 9 am tomorrow! It's nice being able to low burn the Fireview on days like today,,no flame just a full box of wood on a slow cat burn...love it!
  23. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Might be burning ourselves again. Going down into the 30s over the next three nights. Latest ever I would have ever thought we'd need heat. Might be an 8 or 9 month burning season if it gets cool right at the end of the summer.
  24. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Had a fire last night, will again tonight. Should be the end after tonight
  25. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinkin about lighting afire just for fun, little chilly outside so would make it nice and cozy inside.

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