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  1. Sawset

    Jotul Oslo Hard To Start

    Get used to cracking the side door open on startup. It's effective, easy, and shouldn't really be an issue. Or you could get a third stove, and get to know the nuances it has, and then say, but the Oslo worked great just by cracking open the side door, now I need to do this wizardy, on to the...
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    RE: Which option to choose with splitter repair?

    Theisens. Flavor of the day. $899 Identical to TSC25T
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    Jotul Oslo Hard To Start

    I would say your wood is high moisture. Classic example. Close the door on dry splits, flue temps should hold steady or rise. Close the door on wet wood and the fire dies. The damper is finely tuned to regulate the burn, but is not enough to compensate for the air needed to keep a wet fire...
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    RE: Which option to choose with splitter repair?

    What do you think is the current resale value on your old unit, as is? Is it usable - .
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    Fixing Leaky Boots

    Snow seal? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P83HLG5/?tag=hearthamazon-20
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    30 years of hand splitting over

    Your going to get lazy, going from hand splitting, lots of time, lots of effort, but enjoying most of it, to just watching the cylinder go in and out. Not something to get the endorphins going. On the other hand I feel for you. Having also split mostly by hand for many years, there's a kind of...
  7. Sawset

    Jotul F500 burn

    White oak and a some basswood, dry wood. 15min from first lite in a cold stove. Good secondaries. Air supplies closed down, ready to run. With dry wood, flue temps rose fast, and could have been shut down sooner. 15min later, only secondaries are visible, stove top 350.
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    Whats going on here?

    My take is, if it were cut green, there would be a lot of moisture in the sap wood (outside dark ring area). The stack appears to be on the north side? Lack of drying sun and heat, high moisture/humidity, mold started when first cut, probably stopped now that the wood has dried some (can see...
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    Jotul F500 burn

    This is what I have, but not hooked up yet, with a 2000deg probe thermocouple: https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=106 A lot of guys are going with something like this: https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=279
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    Jotul F500 burn

    This is what I use. Most use a dial probe specifically for wood flues, with various reasons to back up the choice. This is what I have and have had good luck using it. 6" probe drilled into 6" double wall stove pipe about 18" above the stove. Surface gauges would be less accurate, but possibly...
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    Jotul F500 burn

    The first year I didn't have very dry wood to work with either, silver maple left uncovered and outside. I was able to use it though, as long as I was willing to work with it to maintain stack temps. It was a struggle, but the stove was new and I was willing, so it all worked out well. It meant...
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    Jotul F500 burn

    I've had the same stove for quite a while now. I use a probe type thermometer in the stove pipe to determine when and how much to regulate the damper. I also have a stove top gauge, but generally use it for reference only, and for determining if I'm ever nearing an overfire condition. Startup...
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    Ash Bucket

    Outside on the concrete here also. At one point I was using an old stainless mixing bowl for clean out. Set it inside the stove, draft takes the fly ash up and out, then set it outside. After a few times the stainless became discolored - the heat from buried coals took the temper out of it. Good...
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    Oct. 4th first fire

    A little bird showed up today in the garage. She has, presents. But it's also funny how she (the cat) doesn't seem to be as hungry when it's nearing frosty nights. Cat's away the mice will play. (Cat spends the night in the garage - she's taking care of the incoming.)
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    Oct. 4th first fire

    First fire last night. Some oak. And basswood to lighten the load. 50f out and 40s at night, don't need much.
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    Tariff Wars

    Resession periods in gray.
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    Tariff Wars

    A pricing scenario, one that was eluded to in one of the first links I sent - a what if, but I think relevant: Stove weighs 500lb 80% of that is iron, remainder glass, bricks, fasteners, leaves 400lb Steel price - $.40/lb = $160 Steel tarriff 25% Steel price now - $.50/lb = $200 $3000 stove...
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    My new tree guy dropped this off

    I had a large white oak to cut and split that had been dead standing for about 5 yrs. I was surprised how punky the large rounds had gotten. I thought white oak was supposed to be resilient to all that, but I guess not enough. It had plenty of white mold in the existing cracks.
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    Tariff Wars

    Where I work, we use many 1000s of tons per year of sheet and plate steel, aluminum, stainless, galvanized, galvanneal, in many different grades thicknesses and finishes. What I'm seeing is current prices paid for incoming raw stock have stayed steady or gone down slightly from a year ago, but...
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    Tariff Wars

    That's one perspective from a news organization. Or another: https://archinect.com/news/article/150058852/the-steel-tariff-and-construction-cost-putting-it-into-context
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    Tariff Wars

    I'm not seeing it. Prices seem to be a speculation blip, then business as usual. What am I missing. Steel import price index https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/IR141 Steel price index charts search https://fred.stlouisfed.org/search?st=steel+prices Individual price index charts by catagory...
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    Hilarious Video

    Da hooks. Nice.
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    Trailer oops! Never had this happen before!

    One thing I can see - What was the tongue weight and loading. Why is it tipped back? Should be 10-15% of the trailer weight forward.
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    How do I split these odd rounds?

    Cut on the dotted line with the chain saw (noodling), or use the splitter if that works out. It can usually go pretty quick. If the results are in odd sizes, stack off to the side and use them up in the fall and spring season (shoulder season) when temps are a little more mild and forgiving.
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    Trailer oops! Never had this happen before!

    A trailer tongue calculator I've used over the years with spreadsheets and other information: Fun to mess around with. Most of the time bolted designs come up stronger than welded. It looks like the weld here was a weak area. http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/tear84.htm
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    RE: Which option to choose with splitter repair?

    There are stainless rods used, mainly in the marine industry. There are also nichrome coatings used for enhanced corrosion resistance. Induction case hardening of the rod is available for severe impact conditions, such as in mining or excavating. But what we do here requires none of those, and...
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    RE: Which option to choose with splitter repair?

    A couple of observations. Lots of hydraulics spend their entire working lives outdoors, in all kinds of miserable conditions. I have not seen mentioned - keep the cylinders out of the weather, or store them retracted - by contractors or others who I've worked with. No one has instructed "make...
  28. Sawset

    Burning wood with some wood stain drips on it...

    Bet they would make good deck stain though.
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    Towing Around Your Splitter!

    Crusty old Murray. Cart, trailer, splitter. Cheap POS, but gets it done.
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    How big is a 3 cord grapple load?

    One 30-36"dia x 15ft oak log, stacked here makes up about .7cord By that math, 3 cords would be about 4 logs that size. I doubt they would ship logs that size - but you didn't say ---