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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 17, 2009.

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  1. woodjack

    woodjack Minister of Fire

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    Thank you for your voice of reason. I was getting carried away with the rest of the nutjobs on this site.
    . . . but why do you have 4818 posts?
    Face it, your as crazy as the rest of us. :ahhh:

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  2. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I was about to post, then got to the end. When I read Rick's, I thought similarly. I just do it because it's a lot less money than nat. gas, propane, oil, whatever. Some might think I obsess over it, when all I'm really doing is what's necessary. Kinda' like gettin' up in the morning, making the coffee, gettin' dressed, etc......I guess by their definition, I obsess over that stuff too.
    However, after all that, I don't want to be a wood burning grinch, so,
    YKYARWB when you turn off gas line and power to your furnace and refuse to relight it or turn it back on.

    Is someone passing out YKYARWB shirts? I wear at least an x-large. ;-)
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    If I'm gonna do it at all, I'm gonna do it the way I think is right. :) Rick
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Crazy comes in a lot of flavors. %-P Rick
  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    No prob. It's a fake I made with my scanner, photoshop & inkjet printer anyway. :coolsmile: Rick
  6. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I KNEW it! He's an imposter. Give us back our Rick. :coolgrin:
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Denial is a terrible thing to watch.

    "I don't have to burn wood. Really, I don't. I can quit anytime I want to. I just don't want to right now. Yeah, that's it. I just don't want to right now. Maybe next week."
  8. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    And sexes !!

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  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Thank ya Jayyysus!!
  10. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Hey, that was Slow, not me :)
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    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    +10 Says the man with the $20,000 woodshed ;-)
  12. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn't a bit envious of the younger folks who live in the midst of verdant hardwood forests and have the time, energy, skills, equipment, and fortitude to go out and harvest their wood from stump to stove. I think that's very cool, and I enjoy reading about it here. My personal reality is that I'm 61 years old, and I live in high desert country in the Pacific Northwest. There isn't a harvestable hardwood tree growing within 200 miles of me. In fact, even the harvestable softwood trees are a good ways away. All that's around me, basically, are Junipers (I did take down three of those on my property this year, which will make some good burnin' wood in a couple of years). There really aren't any opportunities to "scrounge" wood where I live. Trees (what trees there are) don't often fall down here. Fortunately, I have a few very honest and reliable wood suppliers who will deliver either rounds or splits, and I've managed to come into some wood from other sources as well. These are younger folks who are willing and have the requisite skills, time, and equipment, to get Forest Service permits and go out 50 or 100 miles into the designated cutting areas and take down the standing dead trees, limb, buck, and transport back. Tough way to make a few dollars. Those days are well behind me at this point. I do very much like burning wood, so I do what I'm capable of doing to keep on burnin'. Dunno, maybe I am a real woodburner. :roll: Rick
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yep. The title wasn't "You know you are a real wood cutter if..."

    And at 62 I just may have seen my last year of going stump to stove. The guy that sells a bazillion cords a year right down the road from me may have a new customer this spring so that I can start drying that wet stuff he sells while I still have two years stacked.

    The Social Security check starts in Feb. and I just may put it to good use. :lol:

    So you may a real wood burner if you look forward to buying C/S/D wood with your Social Security check.
  14. tfdchief

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    BrotherBArt, I feel your pain. At 61 I am still going "stump to stove" but sure does hurt more than it used to! Trouble is, I really like ALL of it. The satisfaction of cutting, splitting, hauling, stacking (well maybe not stacking :-S) and standing back looking at it afterwords....and then I get to burn it and do it all over again. I did quit using the "Monster Maul" a couple of years ago and now have a fine log splitter. My son helps me too. Hope I can keep doing it a good while longer. I guess I might be "a real wood burner" ;-)
  15. woodjack

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    <del>You</del> We know you are a real wood burner when your avatar is a Fiskars Pro Splitting axe buried in stump.
  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I have to be the only guy on this forum that only likes the stacking part. The rest is a royal pain in the butt. I like stacking because it means I am done with those splits until it is time to bring them in and burn'em. Now hauling it in all winter to burn is a whole nuther story. I need a house boy like they had in the old black and white movies.
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    You know you are a real wood burner if...you just like burning sh!t.

    That's the only reason I do it. The heat is the justification.
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    I loved stacking wood too. Something about nice neat rows - order. A job with a definite beginning, middle and end and then the knowing exactly where it was and that there it would sit and dry out waiting for winter to hit....

    I am not a guy. I am a mother and my days consist of no definite beginnings, middles or ends.

    Most of the time I use the word 'order' as a verb and it relates to what I end up giving to one of the kids after I have asked nicely to have something done several times and it doesn't get done....

    Most days, unless the almost 20 year old is asleep in his bed, I never really know exactly where he is or what he is up to...

    So, wood stacking I liked but, alas, due to age and injuries I have to have help. Can't do the bending and twisting but, once stacks get high enough - I can help.
  19. lazeedan

    lazeedan Feeling the Heat

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    You know you are a real wood burner if... you actually read all 5 pages of this thread.
    (and several apply to you)
  20. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Getting ready to burn wood is the fun. Burning it is just heating the house.
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    I like stacking.

    It's kinda neat to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. I like looking at it from another angle. Makes your mind work.
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    . . . you've only turned your baseboard heaters on once in 5 years, and then only to see if they worked.
  23. ROBERT F

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    you know your a true wood burner when your 2 year old wants to help carry splits into the house, and says "da-e, fire gone" when its time for reloading.
  24. dvellone

    dvellone Feeling the Heat

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    You know you're a real wood burner if you drain your plumbing system when you go away for the weekend.
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    .......... if you've ever said to your wife, "I did NOT almost crash the car because I was checking out that (insert: downed limb, downed tree or woodpile) back there; honestly, I didn't even notice it..." :roll:
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