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  1. Chas0218

    Work Done in 2019

    Most my beech got the blight so rotted before it actually looked dead. Wish I had known it makes great firewood.
  2. Chas0218

    Wood not drying in shed, what now?

    If you have a picture of the shed from a good distance away we can get a little better idea of what is going on.
  3. Chas0218

    This is why I don't split green elm in the summer

    That looks like some miserable stuff. I don't have much elm around me and the stuff that is dead standing has no bark and splits easy because it has been dead for a long time.
  4. Chas0218

    Work Done in 2019

    Trying to wash any higher up your arm becomes a contortionist show. It looks awesome, I really like the copper faucet. Don't mind the mess of the garage, but this is the island counter top I've been working on the last couple weeks. I didn't build it but did do all the finishing. I didn't want...
  5. Chas0218

    Work Done in 2019

    As promised.
  6. Chas0218

    Canadian needs more heat...

    I was one of them but I would buy where I could see the model and check it before it is loaded in my vehicle.
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    Canadian needs more heat...

    Can you get englander products up there? I heat my 3100 sp.ft. house with good insulation with the Summers heat stove I would think you could get a good amount of heat from it, for how big of a house we talking about here you should be able to heat it with this stove. My main floor that has it...
  8. Chas0218

    Work Done in 2019

    I'll grab one tonight, the copper has a little more upkeep but it looks really nice with the white cabinets. Ours is the sinkology undermount. We will have black granite counter tops.
  9. Chas0218

    Work Done in 2019

    Haha well to him it's both but wanted to help mom out and decided to vacuum for her.
  10. Chas0218

    Work Done in 2019

    Unfortunately the work I have been doing in 2019 isn't much related to firewood. Although I did get a good amount of firewood CSS in just a couple days these jobs have been keeping me inside. Started the summer with installing and finishing our hemlock flooring, love the fact that we did a black...
  11. Chas0218

    Wood Shed Advice

    I was thinking just for wood that will be used that season. You're right about lots of them for 3 years or more seasoned. How much do you fit on 1 load pictured?
  12. Chas0218

    Wood Shed Advice

    This is where the small running gear usually used for hay wagons would be perfect. Just get the ground somewhat level then they are easy to move. This might be a little pricey but would be able to be loaded pretty good. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_486971_486971
  13. Chas0218

    Night burn

    Saw last year that your loadd had a lot of square or rectangular pieces compared to triangles so this year i figured i would give it a shot. I wanted to see which would take longer to burn and which would season faster. O.P. white ash has a very close btu rating to red oak so i wouldn't try to...
  14. Chas0218

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    I ran 2 fires both all cherry the last 2 days. I couldn't believe I ran a fire in the middle of May! I guess I'm just cheap. haha House only got to 78*, wife was cold then started stripping off layers. I made a comment about "I wish I could run fires in July if this is what I get "and got a...
  15. Chas0218

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    As of right now only thing in my stove is ashes. I haven't ran a fire in it since friday last week.
  16. Chas0218

    CT EAB

    For the amount of Ash we have I would have 15 years worth of firewood if not more. Knock on wood we haven't had any EAB on our property or at least very little where other places around are hammered.
  17. Chas0218

    CT EAB

    Just curious anyone try killing larva with pesticides? If you season your wood it shouldn't have any residual pesticides on it when you go to burn. I wasn't sure if the typical permecetrin or similar pesticide would kill them.
  18. Chas0218

    Summers Heat 2400-sq ft 50-SHSSW02 Door Problems.

    They "tested" mine too but I don't think they actually burn in it. My guess is they do a vacuum test. Also I think they just check the stove and door with a straight edge or at least hope they do. I mean in their QC they should be checking that anyway being this is a known issue.
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    Summers Heat 2400-sq ft 50-SHSSW02 Door Problems.

    I've been following this and can't believe they didn't check the one they sent you. When I had my issue there wasn't as much of a gap, the total gap in mine was 3/16" on top and bottom. It seems that yours are only on the bottom. I would imagine a bottle jack and piece of 2x4 should correct the...
  20. Chas0218

    Seasoning 16" Rounds vs Splits

    I've stacked wood with the bark up and bark down the wood bark down seasoned much faster in the same location. I will never stack bark up again. I did this with Cherry.I always try to stack bark down if possible. I also top cover. I think if I were not covering at all it might work better bark...
  21. Chas0218

    Quanity of wood this season

    Same our driveway is on a hill and the water is running down it and freezing every night. Kids love sledding down it but makes it treacherous when trying to walk down it. At least it thaws during the day and doesn't keep adding more ice.
  22. Chas0218

    Quanity of wood this season

    I think I will be going through 1 more cord before the season is done. If I did the math right I should be around 2.75 cords burned which is a lot less than last year I was up to 6 cords by May but this year should be around 4 cords.
  23. Chas0218

    Shut down?

    Same, we have been running 3 fires/day. One in the A.M. to keep the house from getting too cold and able to get the house up to temp quickly when we get home from work then stoke it again before bed. This cold has me going overtime.
  24. Chas0218

    Shut down?

    Usually burn into April or real close to that.
  25. Chas0218

    Is this poplar worth the time or risk?

    With a 16" bar you should be able to cut anything under 30" I know my little 16" husky has cut a lot of firewood and for the price it has paid for itself. My bigger husky is real nice but definitely heavier.
  26. Chas0218

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Cold night last night, woke up to -1*F house was a cool 63* so a load of Ash it was. This cool weather has me wishing for Spring, I figure I have about 1 month left of burning hoping April is a little warmer.
  27. Chas0218

    What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

    Looked at the 7 day and for the rest of the work week I will be burning Ash. I tried to load her with only Cherry and Red Maple but it wasn't cutting it in the single digits and wind. Pretty amazing how much of a difference those BTUs are and how they heat. Right now she is burning away a full...
  28. Chas0218

    Seeking advice on best storage and drying technique

    1) If you have Ash trees they seem to season the fastest when considering hardwoods. IF stacked North/South with full sun you will likely only need 1 year to season or less if you top cover. All other hardwoods take a little longer some 2 years or more depending on conditions. 2) Don't burn wet...
  29. Chas0218

    Washers in re-burn tubes

    They should be doing it. I thought it was new to you not brand new.
  30. Chas0218

    Washers in re-burn tubes

    The stove might have a crack or a missed weld if it is still leaking a lot of air. I would be removing all the firebricks and inspecting everything very close for gaps that look like they shouldn't be there.