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    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    32 and spitting snow, red oak going in for the afternoon burn. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Bucking Ergonomics

    I use a cant hook to roll the log up onto a few boards, start the cut from a standing position then then kneel down beside the log to make the rest of the cut without too much back bending. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    It was over 65 degrees last night so we let it go out. 35 this morning. cold start with brown paper, poplar kindling and small cherry sticks then 4 splits of red oak and a good sized cherry round to keep it going wile we went to town. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    please help id this firewood-2

    Just saw your post PA. Woodsman. That makes sense. I've only dealt with gum on one occasion about 12 years ago and it wasn't in a firewood capacity it was wile clearing trees from in front of a satellite dish. I remember it as being very tough to deal with. I was drawing a blank on other trees...
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    please help id this firewood-2

    The splitting was the main difference I see between my sassafras and the wood you have. Mine seems to split pretty cleanly not all stringy like that. Mine burns well and with enough heat but a lot faster than oak. The bark and wood coloration looks right but the splitting is wrong. Ive never...
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    please help id this firewood-2

    If this was in my stack I would say it was sassafras but I don't know for sure, it doesn't look exactly like the sassafras I have. But I'm drawing a blank on anything else it could be. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Anyone ever use one of these

    If you did most of your splitting by hand you could save this for the problem chunks maybe you could chain the car to an immovable object to prevent it escaping if the screw got stuck. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Filling the basement.

    This stuff is bone dry been css and covered for almost 3 years. Very few bugs we checked it over really well and rejected anything that looked buggy or sub standard in any way. The reject pile will feed the garage stove Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Filling the basement.

    We're planning on putting in one or loads like this a day until our 3 cord capacity is full. Then going to fill the outside basement stairwell and tarp it. Hopefully this will last till march with the increased efficiency of the wood furnace finally being connected to the ducts this season...
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    This tree has a lot of sole!

    I wouldn't cut that thing with a stolen Poulan. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Cherry red glow

    Been there done that. I fell asleep after reloading the wood furnace with a large load of hardwood and didn't close the ash pan. Part of the firebox and at least 3 feet of the pipe was glowing red hot. What a draft it had going, the air was whistling through the air inlet control after I shut...
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    New door gasket question

    Not sure about your particular unit but when i replaced my gasket on my wood furnace i went from 3/8" to 1/2" "rope" style gasket. The larger gasket fit nice and tight in the groove in the door so I didn't bother with glue. I picked up a tube of gasket cement when I got the gasket material. It...
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    Yellow pine

    I scored a few big pines they were different from this tree (white maybe?) a few years ago after a storm, they were still very alive when I cut them up and even after mret than a year of being CSS they burned that way, but i burnt it in the old coal stove in the garage with the well casing pipe...
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    How am I going to get it out

    You could put some strong epoxy on the head of a nail and stick it to it, then try to pull it out after the epoxy fully cures. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Questions about burning walnut shells in boilers

    I'm interested to see some good answers here. Personally I have no idea if your boiler would like wallnut shells. Do you still have the manual for your boiler? If so I would look up acceptable fuels listed in the manual. If the manufacturer is still in business a phone call to them might shed...
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    cast iron pans IN the woodstove.

    If they are badly pitted by heavy rust they might not be worth restoring. Keep your eye out at yard sales, flee markets, good will, and second hand stores. You can find some good ones pretty cheap. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Yellow pine

    I'm planning on moving the pine to the garage next fall before things get damp. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    One year old white oak test.

    Sounds like it will be golden next year. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    cast iron pans IN the woodstove.

    I have a few older ones I use daily they are slick as Teflon. Nothing better for making eggs than the cast iron griddle. Of the ones I cleaned up today one is a griddle and the other is a deep sided frying pan. Its probably 10 or 12 inches in diameter. It's kind of big for my small family but...
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    cast iron pans IN the woodstove.

    So I found a pair of cast iron pans while cleaning up some junk at my dads place. These things had a thick layer of crud and grime burnt on the outside and inside along with plenty of rust. After tons of scrubbing they didn't look much batter. The burnt on grease and grime didn't really come off...
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    Back Up Generator ?

    Yeah just plug the stove into it and plug the conditioner into the wall or into the extension cord from the generator. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Back Up Generator ?

    It really depends on the quality of the generator. My experience is that smaller inexpensive portable generators have poor quality power output. A larger unit like yours is likely to be ok. However I would recommend a line conditioner if you have sensitive electronics you plan to use with the...
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    How long does it take you?

    From a completely stone cold start to when I can walk away about an hour or a bit more. That includes cleaning out the ashes of the last fire and running the brush through the clean out tee a few times. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Yellow pine

    I am in no hurry to burn this tree i have a 2+ year supply of wood already laid up CSS and covered and close to another years worth of EAB killed ash already sawed into stove lengths and stacked in the round. So I plan to give this pine at least a minimum of 1 year CSS before burning. I really...
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    Firebrick... more like firegravel.

    The beast was out cold when I got home. So I took the opportunity to completely clean it out. I knew the firebrick was rough goig into this season but It has seriously degraded since last inspected it a few months ago. Looks like I'm going to be replacing firebrick next weekend or whenever I get...
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    How do you handle windy days

    I usually run a hotter fire in windy conditions to compensate for more cold air forced into the house. We sometimes have draft problems on windy days but a good chimney cap cleaning usually prevents that. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Hearth gloves recommendation.

    I like to use black stallion #39 mighty MIG gloves they are softer and more flexible than standard welding gloves. They supply them at work and when they get grease on them we throw them away so I get them and wash the grease off and use them at home for work gloves Sent from my SM-G900P using...
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    Fire Brick

    I have a friend who does glass blowing. He always said that the firebrick in his kiln needs to be heated slowly, if there are new bricks. To get all the moisture out of the bricks. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    Disposing Of Wood Ashes

    I do the same thing with my ashes. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    It begins. Froling +1000 gallons of storage

    Thats gonna be awesome once everything gets hot. Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk