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Zero Degrees and breeze!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Henz, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    Well, had quite the time on Sunday with thos sub-zero temps and breeze..HAd the house up to the 73 mark and struggled to keep it there I tell you even with being home all day and reloading..Although, I first re-loaded from the night before at 7am (temp 66) got the house up to the 73 degrees and didnt re-load until 2ish, house only at 70.. 7 hours of maintaining a house temp on a windy, zero degree day aint bad I would say.

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  2. swestall

    swestall Minister of Fire

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    Well single digits it is...but for how long? We had a similar situation with the stove tending. BUT it was nice to be at home and just work at keeping it toasty in here.
    We managed to keep 74 on the second level and 72 on the first. The overnight was a bit different, because I didn't get up. So, when we got up at 7AM it was down to 66 upstairs. (OK for sleeping anyway)

    I can honestly say winter would be just plain misery without my woodburning experience.
  3. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    is this your first year with a woodstove??
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    swestall Minister of Fire

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    NO, this would be my 40th year with woodstoves...
  5. Henz

    Henz New Member

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    oh gotchya!
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    I had to load mine every 3-4 hours, and managed to maintain in the low-mid 60's. If I would have let it go overnight without reloading, I think we would have all had frostbite!
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    Henz New Member

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    ouch M f A! small stove?
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    OK...I realize this. But unfortunately, I'm on my third stove (had small VC Dutchwest catalytic, then bought large VC Dutchwest NC, and now the Heritage) for this house, and the wife would kill me for even mentioning a new stove!!!
  9. swestall

    swestall Minister of Fire

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    Well Mike, you could always run them in tandem...(LOL)
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We wondered if our stove would be large enough once the cold air settled in, especially when the wind kicked in too. Going from a big Ashely to a small Fireview soapstone, we did worry some. No need to worry though as we kept the house very warm. Had company Sat. night and had them removing clothing! You could hardly see any fire in the stove but the room temperature was 78 degrees. In short, we like the stove.
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    Nice! that is one thing about burning wood. If you goto a house that does not have a woodstove, you freeze your ass off..
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