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  1. Woodsplitter67

    2019/20 VC Owners thread

    I did some gaskets over the weekend and did a test fire Saturday night.. small nothi g big, with the windows open. Wif left the windows open by accident... or did she... i lit the stove as it was 64 in the house when i got home.. did a real fire.. felt good
  2. Woodsplitter67

    Late Season / Winter Solar Kilns

    Thanks for the heads up. I am glad to see it working out for you. The object of this site is to help each other and pass along Knowledge from one wood burner to the next. We all can learn somthing and also pass somthing on to one another. Please keep posting.. om super intrested in kiln temps...
  3. Woodsplitter67

    2019/20 VC Owners thread

    Great stove..i routinelyget 12 hours at night.. if you pack it right with a wood like oak, you get better than 10 hours
  4. Woodsplitter67

    2019/20 VC Owners thread

    What model Encore do you have
  5. Woodsplitter67

    2019/20 VC Owners thread

    Im doing gaskets on the stove.. i got this from midway hearth. Is there a better set than this or is this a good set. Im not sure. Its the mh 3419. Im burning the vc 2 in 1 2040..
  6. Woodsplitter67

    2019/20 VC Owners thread

    I agree with the above... you need all that. You may think the wood is dry but maybe not as much as it should be. The MMis like 20 bucks on Amazon.. and its well worth it.. look into the Auber at100 for your cat prob.. i had somthing else and it sucked.. get the at100 and youll know right away...
  7. Woodsplitter67

    2019/20 VC Owners thread

    I'm going to do some gaskets on my stove this weekend and then I will be ready
  8. Woodsplitter67

    2018/19 VC Owners Thread

    I have the 2040.. i have it with an 8in stove pipe. My choice to do the 8in was because I my stack is short, im in a ranch style house. My draft is great so my stove runs really well. I dont over/under draft. With 32ft you should be fine with draft. A little more description could help us out. I...
  9. Woodsplitter67

    Wood not drying in shed, what now?

    My reply is in no way bashing the OP or the shed. It is a good looking shed. Building a wood shed for drying and storing you need the following. A large roof overhang to keep the snow and rain off the wood stacks inside. Second is airflow. Air should be able to move through the stacks...
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    Does wood dry when it's freezing outside?

    So the answer to your question is yes and no.. Yes if your wood is a light wood and easy to dry like poplar. I split up some poplar this past January and stacked it in the shed. By may it was ready to burn and the wood was sub 21% mc. No if its a dence harwood like oak. 4 years of so i checked...
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    Late Season / Winter Solar Kilns

    Take a look at my stacks in the part duex thread. I stack in the opposite direction every once in a while and randomly through the row. This keeps the stack more stable and level. As all stacks they will start to shift, mine started to fall once. So next time i started to do this and my...
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    Wood not drying in shed, what now?

    Is your shed oriented with the summer prevailing winds. And is your shed vented so that the prevailing winds can exti out of the shed and the air can move through the stacks... 1 % itsn alot of movement for that period of time..
  13. Woodsplitter67

    Late Season / Winter Solar Kilns

    I like your post.. this is a great start for seeing how much the wood will season over the course of the winter in the Northeast. I like your set up. It seems as if you've have put a lot of thought into this
  14. Woodsplitter67

    My Solar Kilns.

    Kjames.. try it again next year.. but improve your design. Take a look at what you did. You may need to have you kiln higher off the ground, or you may need to change the orientation of the kiln. Dont take it the wrong way.. but somewhere along the way there was a mistake that was made that...
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    My Solar Kilns.

    I'd check your poplar with a MM in about a month. If its been top covered it should be ready in october.. i cut some poplar this past January and i burned some in may.. it dries super quick..no need to kiln that wood.. it will dry on its own
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    Stacking with class

    That is the one.. i cant remember where i was looking or what i was looking for.. but thats it.. it's definitely pretty cool..thanks for posting...
  17. Woodsplitter67

    Solar kiln for hardwoods part deux

    Thanks for posting this. I see your in NH if you can tell us a couple of things this would be great. 1 what is the MC of the wood right now as you start the kiln. 2 what kind of wood is in the kiln, hardwoods like oak, hickory ect.. 3 please post some temps here and there over the winter.. out...
  18. Woodsplitter67

    Solar kiln for hardwoods part deux

    The greenhouse plastic is so much better.. its aldo expensive. I have done 4 different kilns and all were different sizes.. untill i come up with a standard size.. it will be big box store plastic
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    Solar kiln for hardwoods part deux

    I opened up the kiln today.. today markes exactly 60 days My oak wen fron the lower 30% to 19 % in the 60 days Interesting though some of the stuff that was a little punkey droped to near 2% in the same time period. Im going to keep the kiln going for another 12 days and then tarp it up untill...
  20. Woodsplitter67

    20% moisture content for burning firewood?

    The rule of thumb is 20% MC OR BELOW. The advice given to people just starting out with newer EPA stoves. This advice is to help people have a more pleasant experience. If you can get your wood to say 18% or lower that would be even better.. the 20% is just a starting point. As far as the wood...
  21. Woodsplitter67

    Wood Shed Advice

    @Ashful if you dont mined me asking how much can your tractor lift.
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    Just wet or rotten

    Yo should split it and.stack it... top cover, it will dry out, then burn it up..
  23. Woodsplitter67

    Firewood Shed Finished and Filled.... Question About Season Time

    Your seasoning time should drop. My time did for seasoning when i switched to a shed. The one thing to point out is for you the outside stack will season faster then the inside. Your bay is long and wide so the middle portion will not be getting as much air through it and that will slow the...
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    Solar kiln for hardwoods part deux

    I dont need the wood.. im sitting on 14 cords of wood CSS. This is wood that i have had sitting in rounds that was getting some rot on the outside.. i do this more for fun than necessity. One of the reasons i did this in the beginning was to see if i could do it.. if ever i got in a bind I could...
  25. Woodsplitter67

    Winter is right around the corner!

    I keep Nome and Fairbanks in my locations and check them every so often.... its finny to see a high of 3 every day, for the 7 day forcast
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    Winter is right around the corner!

    Had the windows open the past 3 days... was 59 yesterday morning hadn't seen that for 3 months.lower humidity is a super big bonus. House this morning was a beautiful 68°..
  27. Woodsplitter67

    Solar kiln for hardwoods part deux

    Its run by the sun, so the hotter the better. The plastic does not hold up. You will get 1 summers worth out of the pladtic. Theres better plastic on the market if you want it. Im not going to do a kiln next smmer, also i have changed my kiln size form time to time.if your wooded area has alot...
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    ATV. Is it worth to invest? Look at some ooptions here in CT

    I would get any equipment that would make my life easier. I have 2 ATVs one is a 400 the other is a 700.... i wouldn't buy anything smaller than 400. Throw a wench on it and your in business. You can hall a log splitter to your site, hall logs out with a cart, pull logs out that you cant get to...
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    Scrounge ID Please

    Looks like free wood to me.... i would cut it, stack it, and burn it...
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    Meat smoking wood

    Im using all the odd pieces that i dont put in the stove.. mostly using oak.. and cherry with some hickory.. cooking for free is a bonus also...if i have rounds like 6 to 10 inches .. that gets split and goes right to the smoker pile