Winter night memories ?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Robbie, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. Robbie

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    I was wondering if anyone else likes to go out on a "breath freezing" cold night and watch the wood smoke slowly make it's way out of the stove pipe ?

    My favorite time for this is on a moonlit night, when the air is calm, and the smoke rises straight up into the sky.

    I did this often last winter and before going back in I filled my nostrils with that wonderful smell of outside winter wood smoke.


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    Actually, I go outside on that cold winter night to make sure I have no smoke going up into the sky. Its the way I make sure I getting a good, clean burn.

    Perfection to me is a 600 degree woodstove inside, and when I go outside I see absolutely nothing coming out of the chimney!!!
     
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    Ah , Yes . Great memories . Really nice to think about when its 108° during the day . I have a next door neighbor that has a fireplace so i get to see i the smoke i want during the winter . I get the chance to see our smoke when i "reload" the EPA stove but it dont last too long once the secondary burn kicks in and hits prim temp .
    Good stuff . I do the same thing then come to my senses and think "what the hell am i doing outside"?
     
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    I'm with you Sandor. Smoke out of the chimney most likely means either I've JUST loaded the stove or it needs to get hotter. I like going out in the crisp mornings after the stove has been running good for an hour. I'm on my way to work and notice that there are a few people who have smoke coming from their chimneys, and I have nothing but a heat plume.
     
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    Yep, me too. I Like the looks of that heat wave or white steam compared to some of my neighbors chimneys that beltch smoke. Also like to take in that smell.
     
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    Me, I save a few cherry splits when guest are comming over. Not too much to complain about with the sweet smelling cherry.
    More than one visitor mentions experiencing that sweet aroma.
     
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    i also get favorable comments when i'm burning black walnut and hickory. half my wood supply is made up of these two species. of course i burn the black walnut during the warmer days.
     
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    Was eyeballing my cord of apple for the same reason this weekend..when it is below zero and you are outside it is comforting knowing there is a few chunks of knarly apple in there...makes it all worthwhile....

    fortunately we were able to do something outside this weekend..low 80's and dry...
     
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    Great thoughts, my stove smoked a little more last season because I had to use some wet wood. This year should be much better but I still expect to see some steam or something coming out on very cold nights.

    Another memory, a calm wet rainy drizzly day when the smoke seems to linger around the house and sometimes even wrap around trees in the yard.

    I have had smoke come down so low it entered my front porch and came in my front door if I opened it.

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    I burn my stove as clean as I can, but I usually have some smoke coming out of the chimney. But yea...I like to hang outside with the dogs on a cold clear night and check out the smoke. I burned a good bit of apple last year and man I love the smell.
     
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    I had a cord of old Creosote coated CCA pilings from a dock I once had... stuff burned like nothing else. Beautiful, mesmerizing flames. Man, I used to go out on a nice, calm winter's night, smell that wonderful aroma, get a nice buzzy tingle in my head, ... and... wait, what was typing about... oh yeah, turnips. So, I plant the turnips in nice rows, and fertilize them with ash from my friend's coal stove. Wonderful stuff that ash.

    -- Mike
     
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    Mike, you might want to cut back on the creosote burning......... %-P


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    Or at least sniffing the fumes. :-S
     
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    Hi , My name is Mike Wilson ............... I am a creosote-aholic .
     
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    Hi Mike ....................
     
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    I hear it could make you crave turnips on cold winter nights.......... :cheese:


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