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Why I Love my Summit !

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Willhound, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    Here is the view outside my doorway this morning. More coming. -9C or abolut 15 F. Daughter is off school for a teacher's PD day and I think I'll work from home today. Sitting here in front of the Summit with a good flame going and a big mug of coffee.....hmmmmm....maybe stay here all weekend....

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  2. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    Oh yeah! Nothing like "having" to stay home because it snowed!! I can't wait. We've had a warm spell here in Virginia this week - no burning. I wish we would get hit with some snow. I'm jealous!!!

    Here's a pic - I love both seasons.

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  3. Greg123

    Greg123 New Member

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    Dam I cant wait until my section of Ontario gets the good snow, all he have had is that heavy water laden stuff that feel in the middle of October that lasted for 2 days but cut the power out for 5 days.
  4. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Wahoowad, nice location. I like the setting with the house, gardens and trees. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the snow, just as I get older, I wish it didn't come so early and stay so long. Just in time for a white Christmas, and then go away in March would be fine with me.
    BTW, staying at home didn't work out. Phoned a client this morning around 10 and ended up having to deliver something to him, and have to go back this afternoon. Oh well, there's always tonight around the Summit.
  5. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    well Can't we get a picture of the stove burning?












    please?
  6. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    Okey Doke. Here ya go. Sorry, not a real good Summit secondary burn going yet as I just got home and got things stoked up again. Just got back from a midget hockey game. (Midget is the tier, not the size of the players. Some of these guys are 6'4" and over 200 lbs.) Local boys got beat 5 to 3, but a good game anyway.

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  7. JasonOH

    JasonOH New Member

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    Holy cow! Enjoy the heat INSIDE! Looks cold up there for sure!
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    Great pictures Willhound & wahoowad . Nice fire picture Willhound , it even warmed up my computer room.
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    OK. That did it. A Summit warms up a room hundreds of miles away!

    Sheesh.
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    ;-)
  11. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    Hey BB, it's that great cosmic connection that Summit owner's share.

    Become one with the Summit collective....resistance is futile...

    OK, gotta go back to the mother ship now////////
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    Can you guys here that.....yup, it's Sandor gringing his teeth. :lol:

    ///////////////Ducking///////
  13. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    hahaha , You Summit owners are nuts. :lol:
  14. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Spike, wadaya mean "You" Summit owners?? ;-P
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    Roospike New Member

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    :lol: I wanted to be on the outside looking in when i said that. :p
  16. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    I quite often get questions regarding overnight burn capabilities of my Summit, so I thought I'd log my typical experience. Here is a shot of the firebox at 11 P.M. last night. I've just stuffed the firebox as full as I could get it (8 splits of birch), let it char for about 10 minutes and I've just closed the damper right down before going to bed. Stove temp is about 550 and the temp in the main living area of the house is about 74F.

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    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    At 6:25 this morning, here is the massive coal bed still left. Temp of stove is about 370F and temp in main living area is about 72F. I should mention that normally I get upa and re-fill at around 7 or 7:30, just happened to be up earlier today.

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    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    I opened the damper up, didn't bother to rake the coals around (too lazy, no coffee yet) and threw in two splits on top of the coals. Here is what it looked like at 6:30.

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    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    At 6:45 I closed the damper back to half, secondary burn has just started to kick in and the stove temp is back up to 475 F. (actually, back to 500 as I post this) It is going to be warmer here today, so I will likely just let it simmer along all day like this.

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