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Posted By smwilliamson,
Jul 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM
Just found some old mags and snapped a few pics of the ads
Cool old stuff.
Honestly now, have you ever seen a more beautiful way to save on heating? HA!
Started doing this stuff in 1977. I have drooled over those ads and tons of the ones in The Mother Earth News many a time.
Had that double barrel in the basement here for two years in the 80's. Moved it outside and put racks in the top barrel and made a hell of a smoker out of it.
That Apache was pretty much like the Bucks and Squires that most of this neighborhood installed. One neighbor just replaced the Squire three years ago when it cracked. I was sitting in his family room in 1989 when the chimney fire lit off.
The major brands didn't advertise in the mags, did they? I'm not sure who all was around then....VC and probably Englander....Buck....
Pretty sure the insert I pulled out at my MIL's to make room for the Buck 91 was a Squire from the early 80s. Couldn't close down the air very much, and it would burn up a load in a few hours.
So many random stove companies during the early 80's, it amazes me how many stoves I still see and have never heard of, never seen an apache stove before.
Squires and Bucks are very common around here as well , I love to rebuild them.
And back in the mid-70's there were stove sellers popping up like popcorn. All tried to give the impression they were pros at knowing all about wood burning. Truth was they were all hungry for your dollars and that was it.
who isn't hungry for dollars
Isn't it the truth?!
That article on the very bottom right about greenwood creating less crosote than dry wood i have read a similar study. This is either a reprint or a copy or they were the original testers or in on the same test i read from Georgia forestry commission. They basically did the same test and had the same results. I also think the USFS was in on grant money on the one i read. NOt sure....let me go pull my copy.
Nope the authors are different. The Ga paper has Fred Allen and Timothy Maxwell as authors. I have posted a link to it here before somewhere. The paper is titles Crosote production from beetle infested timber. It has a date on it of January 1982. Basically they tested Pine beetle killed timeber as a heat source. They also used green hardwood and dry or seasond hardwood (specs listed in paper) to see which had more creosote. It was i guess a year or 2 after a bad beetle kill and they were thinking of useing it for home fuel but due to the wives tale about burning pine they tested it to see, so that folks would burn all the dead wood laying around. Green and dry pine were tested as well.