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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    I don't know what the actual frost depth is, but I know that as long as you bury your waterlines at least 6-8 inches, they never freeze around here.
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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    I agree there is just way too much loss in the system. The people that told me this was evidently wrong and I am not the least bit disappointed. I myself thought that it would work but was mistaken. I have been under this thing more times than I can count, and as posted above, one little...
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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    Previous owners just stapled some plastic around the trailer to keep wind out.. it didn't last a month until animals clawed there way in/out. When we moved here we were offered this dump as a last resort. I packed my belongings and moved on a whim with the trailer site unseen. We got here...
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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    When I caught the installers snorting pills under the house I knew that this install is probably going to be iffy. Being a prior HVAC installer myself I kept a pretty good eye on them and didn't notice anything that I personally haven't done myself... except for the drug use part.
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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    Oh.. I told the installers that I needed a new trunk line built but they wouldn't hear of it... they said the old one looks fine... well I know myself it is cut in places accidently when cutting the floor out for replacement and hit it with a sawsall. After they left I crawled under and taped...
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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    I have been under this thing... the ductwork is uninsulated as well as most of the floors, I thank the cats and rats for tearing up the insulation. Soon as the weather warms up I definitely going to insulate underneath. When we first moved in there was also no underpinning and that called for...
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    If you think your HVAC unit will distribute the heat from a wood stove.. think again..

    Didn't work for me!..... I live in a singlewide mobile home. Four years ago I installed a wood stove as my only heat source since I was very strapped for cash and the old furnace just wouldn't work, and even if it did work I wouldn't have been able to afford the added cost of running it on...
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    Oil Lamp placement ideas please.

    I have a couple of these. They were cheap and I'm hoping they can be useful during power outages that we constantly have here up in the sticks. The woodstove has worked out great. I love the look of these lamps and would like a nice place to put them when not in use, or use where they are...
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    weird burning plastic smell

    it does look a little too close to the wall,,, myself personally have done way worse things and it worked out for me... could it be the paint burning off the pipes?... they look kinda new to me in the pic...... those paper stickers the store puts on them really stink too....
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    Open damper or closed for better burn?

    I wasn't referring to a baro damper... If i ever needed a damper, i always used these type.. hence fully closed before opening door...it wasn't ever self adjusting,,, fully manual operation/..even if this one pictured is self adjusting....
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    Open damper or closed for better burn?

    I was thinking about this last night.. i forgot that its was the damper built in to the stove..for some reason i was thinking about the "add on" damper that would come inside a tee.... your correct.. for damper in stove you want it open fully..... damper not inline with the flue, but on the...
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    Open damper or closed for better burn?

    bholler said "And open the damper before opening the door.".... i always close the damper because if i don't.. the lack of draft makes smoke spill out into the room..... close the damper before opening the door.. you want lots of draft anytime the door is open!!!!
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    is my drywall failing?

    everywhere I look on other forums say that its either drywall that has fasteners that are starting to fail, or not holding any longer,,, or water damage in attic aka wet insulation or rotten beams. Just what I have found..
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    The hated homelite and the 80 yr old grandma.

    I think you could still get away with mixing crankcase oil with fuel for use with 2stroke engines. The key would be to use straight weight oil, such as 30w.. I figure the EPA mandated that an oil be produced that would be less polluting,... as using motor oil was smokey and didn't burn well...
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    I need some boots, what do you suggest?

    size 12
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    Bashing this idea is encouraged.. Let me have it!

    Feel like letting off some steam? Want to tell someone they are crazy or that they are going to burn down there house or endanger their family? LET IT ALL OUT, ITS ENCOURAGED! Here is the setup, description first, pics to come. Vogelzang boxwood stove. Looks like the one in this pic but...
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    Negative pressure? smoke coming in

    Funny thing, in all my years of burning, I have never had a back pressure issue.... I hear of it happening, its just never happened to me, even on cold morning startups or warmer temps when draft would be questionable. I don't know why.. guess i have been lucky.....
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    I need some boots, what do you suggest?

    I have shopped and shopped... there is nothing in my quality/price range. Think I will wing it and try these.. if they last a year ill be happy and buy another pair next year... i just can't swing 300 bucks on boots right now...even tho I know they would be worth it.. these are the dreaded...
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    I need some boots, what do you suggest?

    I am so frustrated. I have read a previous thread where someone was looking for some new boots and there were a lot of great suggestions, but I'm looking for something a little different. In the post it was stated that it would be best to buy "Made in the USA" and I totally agree, not just...
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    The hated homelite and the 80 yr old grandma.

    My uncle bought a McCullough saw just for topping and small stuff... one of the smallest made.. the first cut was a small sapling that was in the way of a much larger tree... He hung the saw up in this small tree and i remember him telling me..."get out of the way,, im going to cut this big...
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    Indoor wood storage

    shoot... enough tarps to cover all my wood...... then replace every year... i could buy a new saw...... lol... tarps don't last long enough.. we have high winds here that shred them like paper.... plus the sun degrades them..... i need a covered shed is what i need... lol
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    New to wood burning game

    Build one of those barrel stoves and stick it in there.... no j/k.. don't do that.
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    How's everybody doing?

    Best time of season is when kids go to school???? I agree... FIrst day of school I see posts on social media----- Going to miss my little man/girl... its off to school........ I love my children dearly, but to be honest... I'm glad to get rid of them for a little bit each weekday.. but...
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    Indoor wood storage

    Living in a mobile home with a wood burning stove, storing firewood in the home is really a challenge as space is very limited. I have no covered woodshed so my firewood is damp if not wet most of the time during the winter. I have two stacks of wood in the home, and rotate them as follows...
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    The hated homelite and the 80 yr old grandma.

    This post is not about bashing homelite chainsaws or 80 yr old grandmothers. Here is a story of days long past. My grandmother heated her home with wood and coal up until she was too old and frail to keep a fire. Her 2 son's would cut/split/stack the winter's worth of wood up until she...
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    Architectural shingles and vinyl siding

    Oh... I have seen barns built with hand made wooden shingles,,,,,,,,,,,,that you could literally see the sky through them... but not 1 drip hit the floor that I could see... you would swear that there had to be a few...
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    Architectural shingles and vinyl siding

    I live in WV, and our summer temps get no hotter than 102 or so F. No problems with vinyl siding if its installed correctly. Hopefully the contractor "hangs" the siding instead of nailing them tight. That will have very ugly results. As for the roofing, I hate shingles, asphalt or cedar...
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    How to transport rounds from inaccessible area. Ideas?

    how about a 200 yard long boom, set up like a teeter totter, with a counter weight...that would swing from hillside to hillside.. ?? and yes I have thought about a catapult.. lol... think outside the box everyone!!! budget being number 1 priority...:-)
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    How to transport rounds from inaccessible area. Ideas?

    already been logged.. all the money entered the opoid crisis.. what a shame... finding anything large enough to spilt is a challenge.. they didn't touch any beech trees tho.. :-)
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    How to transport rounds from inaccessible area. Ideas?

    I cut from this area last year do to a "firewood emergency"... I had to have something that I could bun in very short time... The the wood is beech. Earlier I posted that the sapwood is punky but heartwood was good... Beech is all heartwood so what I meant to say is that 1/2 of it is punky but...