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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 4, 2010.

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  1. voxland

    voxland Member

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    You are walking to work and notice a single squarely cut pin oak branch laying on the ground and think "that's just the right size for our F3 CB firebox door"

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    AND later that night you walk the dog that way so you can take the branch up north to the cabin stove next spring!


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    (This is a true story and my first post here)

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  2. Renovation

    Renovation New Member

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    Aw man, that's going to ruin your cat for sure! :sick: ;-P
  3. wood-fan-atic

    wood-fan-atic New Member

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    ...if your referred to in your town as "the wood guy".

    ...if,while driving with the wife,you can't help but shout out - "Baby,look at THAT sweet woodpile!".

    ...if, while on antiquing on vacation, you spend hours on end looking at ancient axes and saws,and wonder about their former owners,and how much/what kind of wood they split.



    ......................I'm guilty of ALL of these things..........and SOOOOOO much more!



    ;-P
  4. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    lolololol............one guy at work said the other day, "Dang! You smell like..........like.......BURNT WOOD!"

    -Soupy1957
  5. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    When in the dead of winter the sound of a furnance coming on can wake you from a sound sleep, "hey what's going on?"
  6. Rockey

    Rockey Minister of Fire

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    Always wondered how palm tree would do in the stove.

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  7. kbrown

    kbrown Feeling the Heat

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    :lol: Just happened to me this week! Too funny!
  8. krex1010

    krex1010 Minister of Fire

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    You know you are a wood burner when......


    You aren't really sure if your oil furnace still works.
    Or
    Everytime you pick your nose you think "mmmm BBQ"
  9. shawneyboy

    shawneyboy New Member

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    When leaving the house for 24 hours causes you to get a sick feeling in your stomach...... because you have to turn on the oil fired furnace..( me this morning)

    When the first snowfall comes and you admire how pretty your stacks are with snow on them (again me this morning)
  10. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    When you travel through the Alps in Europe and spend more time admiring the wood stacks of the locals than you do the mountains.

    When you spot a 250 year old, giant Live Oak and you think "Man! That's a lot of BTUs!"
  11. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    You know you are a wood burner when…...

    You're watching the movie Avatar the only thing you can think is how many cords/btu's are in the tree of life and tell the wife "I'll need a bigger saw for that one!" :lol:

    You give directions on how to get somewhere using downed tree's instead of street signs.

    You're driving around with your 19 month old son and he points to piles of wood or downed tree's and goes Oooooo!
  12. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    [You're driving around with your 19 month old son and he points to piles of wood or downed tree's and goes Oooooo![/quote]

    Now that's funny :lol:
    How about, when half the jokes you tell have a wooden theme to them.
  13. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    When the sound of a loud crash in the back yard gets you excited, not worried...
  14. Jaugust124

    Jaugust124 Feeling the Heat

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    Also, when you make sure to take a certain route when you leave home just so you can get a quick glance at someone else's neatly stacked wood.

    Or... Take a stroll to the window just to take a peek at your own wood stacks.

    Being a teacher, every year I have students make projects relating to Native Americans. Invariably students bring in sticks of some sort for their projects. This year I started bringing them home to use as kindling.
  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    And then you look out back and wonder what parts of a Cessna will burn in a stove. :lol:
  16. Scout_1969

    Scout_1969 New Member

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    Let's see......

    1> Can't help going by the stove and hand tool sections while in the big box and hardware stores to see if they have anything new or a 'better mouse trap' just to find out you already have it all!

    2> See dead standing wood (especially high btu type) and think what a waste it is and telling the better half or children.. 'there must be x cords of wood in there going to waste'

    3> Reading the old newspaper before using it to start a fire or better yet rummaging through the papers to read something while attending the fire.

    Done all of this and a lot in this thread so far, except for 'HotCoals-underwear blow out' thing but anything's possible. Would that be a 'dung stove'? What's the btu's? LOL :)
  17. Capt

    Capt Burning Hunk

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    When the new flyer from Bailey's is your favorite bathroom reading material.........
  18. CTYank

    CTYank Minister of Fire

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    When you wonder, now and then, if you should light the pilot on the gas disposal unit (aka furnace) and fire it up to blow out the cobwebs.
    Nah, spiders gotta live too.
  19. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    When you get a sick feeling watching a commercial tree company truck with a LARGE "chipper " being towed.
  20. CodyWayne718

    CodyWayne718 Feeling the Heat

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    Subscribing. Keep'em comin
  21. shawneyboy

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    When you look forward to an oil delivery...just so you can figure out how much you have saved.

    When you time the oil delivery guy, seeing if it takes him longer to drag that fat A$S hose, then it does to top off your tank.
  22. cwill

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    When your waiting for the storm that will take down that nice big oak limb that hangs over your property from your neighbors tree. just so you can cut it up.

    When you come home and stop in the driveway just to stare at the stack. thinking i gotta add more.
  23. maverick06

    maverick06 Minister of Fire

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    1) When you wake up to use the men's room in the middle of night.... and figure, why not toss another log or two onto the fire.

    2) When you hear the oil burner fire up (and it waked you up) before you were planning on getting up, but get out of bed anyways to fire up the stove.

    3) you get annoied when the oil heat is turned from 62 to 63.... but dont mind when the wood stove is keeping the place at 68

    4) Haul wood 60 miles from your parents place... not sure if the economy of it adds up then!

    5) HAPPILY pay the guy dropping off my wood but hate paying the oil companies for the ripoff they market as "oil"
  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    [quote author="maverick06" date="1291522922"]
    4) Haul wood 60 miles from your parents place... not sure if the economy of it adds up then!
  25. EJL923

    EJL923 Feeling the Heat

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    When in the summer you almost crash your car checking out women, and in the winter you almost crash when your checking out someone's wood stack
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