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You Know You Are A Real Wood Burner If...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrotherBart, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. MnDave

    MnDave Guest

    You know you are a real cheap wood burner if

    you try to figure out how to get your multimeter to double as a moisture meter.

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  2. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    You know you're a wood burner when other kids at school ask your kids if your dad wants any firewood....;lol
  3. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    You know you're a real wood burner when...

    ...the oil man gives you the finger as he drives by.
  4. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    .... the dog shivers when its 68'f outside.
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  5. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    .... the back of your wife's Expedition is filled with sap and little pieces of bark you cannot get out and your wife is pissed so she makes you pull each piece out by hand which causes an argument which leads to you sleeping on the couch so you can "watch the fire" while sweating to death... Just sayin' ;)
  6. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    When there is not a wood stove, you've not owned. You guys know who you are, step forward...............
  7. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    You know your a wood burner when the wife calls hearth.com Facebook for woodburners.
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  8. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    When Your wood has been c/s/s longer than than most of the neighbor hood kids have been on the planet!:cool:
  9. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    When you look at all your CSS Cords of Wood as money in the bank.
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  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    ...When you consider picking up a thousand pounds of rounds hauling them home, split them and stack for a year - a "Score".
  11. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    And then go back for the rest of it, and then go back for the rest of it , and...........
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  12. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    .....when your cat is sweating in the dead of winter.
  13. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    when YOU threaten the propane company to get them to take their 500 gallon tank back! (by threaten I mean tell them if they don't come get it you're hooking it to your truck and hauling it out to the road for them-this works well, btw-very motivational for them apparently)
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  14. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    When some sort of wood burning related implement is on your or your SO's Christmas list. Again.

    When your neighbors ask if you're going to sell firewood after seeing your scrounge pile...and you're still adding to it.

    When you hate going to other people's houses (that don't heat with wood) for dinner because it's too cold in there.

    When it's hard to fall asleep without that flickering light (I love that we can see the stove from our bedroom)

    When you try to figure out where a wood stove would fit at your place of work because it's too darn cold in there

    When you envy the guy that rigged up the camera to watch his stove while at work because you want to as well

    When you burn candles in your stove during the off season out of withdrawl

    When you have nightly bonfires during the off season because you can't NOT have some fire
  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I wish - but I still need it for backup. I go away several weekends per winter and it is not uncommon for me to be away from home for 12 to 14 hrs at a time on any given work day. Gotta have the pane...
  16. ddddddden

    ddddddden Minister of Fire

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    Someone on here did that!
    . . .but they moved it with tractor, IIRC.
    Wish I could find the pic. . .
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  17. Sisu

    Sisu Feeling the Heat

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    When you say that you have "morning wood".........and you just mean that you have some firewood that you have to attend to in the morning.
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  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    And "playing with your wood" has a perfectly innocent connotation.
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  19. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    that's why we have 3 100# tanks here-well, that and hot water/cooking. They also supply a blue flame heater in the utility area and the backup VF in the dining room.



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  20. ddddddden

    ddddddden Minister of Fire

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    . . .when you have morning wood, afternoon wood, and evening wood. ==c
  21. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    ....and when scrounging gives you more wood than just whats in the pile
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  22. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    You know you're a real wood burner when...

    ...your kids are stuffing kindling in their backpacks on their way home from school.
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  23. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    When you put your hand into the pocket of your newly washed jeans and still find wood chips...same goes for constantly knocking them out of your sneakers...
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  24. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    When township officials come over to count how many cords are on your property.
  25. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    When the wifes boss drives by the house and says " I didnt know you guys sold wood" and the wife replies "we dont".

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