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Wood Next to Fire

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Vic99, Aug 31, 2009.

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Once the shoulder season starts winding down, how much wood to you most often keep stacked near the

  1. None, I make a trip outside or to the basement each time I reload

    50.0%
  2. 1 day’s worth

    26.2%
  3. 2-3 day’s

    10.7%
  4. 4-5 day’s

    5.7%
  5. ~1 week

    7.4%
  6. more than a week

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. colebrookman

    colebrookman Minister of Fire

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    Just be careful and use common sense. We were Mutual Aid to a house fire in the next town over. New house and the owner had stored wood to near the cellar stove. A few pieces fell onto the stove, maybe the cat hit the pile, and set the side of the house on fire while they were away. It was a decent save but still lots of smoke and water damage. Common sense ain't to common. Be safe and also check those fire and CO detectors.
    Ed

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Ah . . . so did you take in the cat on the suspicion of setting the fire? ;) :) Darn cat . . . probably was upset about getting Sam's Choice Catfood instead of Fancy Feast! ;) :)

    On a serious note . . . well worth mentioning . . . storing combustibles too close to a hot woodstove is asking for trouble.
  3. Vic99

    Vic99 Minister of Fire

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    So, as of this writing, it looks like 2/3 of those that chose to answer the poll store between 1 and 3 days worth of wood somewhat near their stove. Nearly 40% of those polled store 1 day. I wonder how many of those that store 0-1 days of wood are weekend or occasional burners that are concerned about bugs if wood is left in a warm room for a week.

    Love that set-up, jlow.
  4. jlow

    jlow Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the compliment. You can see the before and after process here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/jlowry10/WoodStoveInstall#

    I built the sunroom in 2001 and we wanted to open up the sight lines to the backyard as well as heat the home. I am glad you like how it turned out. We still use the fireplace for grilling steaks in the wintertime, otherwise it is our wood storage.
  5. skinnykid

    skinnykid New Member

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    I keep about 4 days worth in a closet across the room, lined it with plastic to keep the ickies of the walls and carpet!!
  6. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    In the past couple years I've kept about a day's worth, maybe a bit less, in the living room by the stove in a sling carrier. This year I've dusted off my old hoop rack and after I gert the last coat of paint on it will be putting that in the living room...probably get nearly a week's worth of wood in it. The rack is a couple feet from the stove, no further.
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