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Poindexter

Minister of Fire
Jun 28, 2014
2,368
Fairbanks, Alaska
It is time. Sort of. Does anyone know of an air conditioning unit I can attach to my BK to cool the house down? A cord wood fired air confitioner?

We hit +90 dF here yesterday, looking for 87 above today. The fireweed started blooming again.

Caribou season opens in 7 days, the semi-official start of autumn around here.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,508
Eastern Long Island NY
I believe @peakbagger recently discussed precisely this in a thread: running a cooling system off of wood-provided energy.
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,782
Iowa
Hate to be butchering/hanging meat in that weather! I split for 2hrs today. That was plenty. Hot.
 

jetsam

Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2015
5,283
Long Island, NY
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It is time. Sort of. Does anyone know of an air conditioning unit I can attach to my BK to cool the house down? A cord wood fired air confitioner?

We hit +90 dF here yesterday, looking for 87 above today. The fireweed started blooming again.

Caribou season opens in 7 days, the semi-official start of autumn around here.

Talk to @BKVP about getting into the pilot program for the new 20cf Super King that they are developing for me.

In the summer, you can simply move the stove outside, burn a small fire to power the built-in ice cream maker, and run some insulated duct with an inline duct fan from the ice cream chamber to your living room. Tada!

While you're cutting a hole in the wall for the cooling duct, you may want to consider a second hole for minisplit heat transfer lines, because using the BK ice cream maker in this way will melt your ice cream... :(
 
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BKVP

Minister of Fire
We'll call it the "Interior"! That's the only place where we'd get any volume in sales.

In Wasilla right now, heading down Kenai Peninsula today....I'll check to see how the bigger "Interior" would sell there.
 

Tron

Feeling the Heat
Jan 1, 2020
272
Jackson MS
It is time. Sort of. Does anyone know of an air conditioning unit I can attach to my BK to cool the house down? A cord wood fired air confitioner?
Have a look at the invention of one James Watt, that should give you mechanical energy to apply a thermodynamic approach to the principle of vapor-compression refrigeration. If you look at the temperature-entropy diagram, the implementation should be trivial.
;-)
 
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BKVP

Minister of Fire
Kashwitna Lake...fishing looks good...but headed to Homer!
 

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Tron

Feeling the Heat
Jan 1, 2020
272
Jackson MS
Not by a long shot. We've just entered the hot'n'steamy season, then it's hurricane season, and at the end of that burning season may eventually start...
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,508
Eastern Long Island NY
I'm actually looking forward to burning season. Waiting for it. Should have enough wood. (I hope, because I have about 2.5 cords and I won't have more per year in the future.) Going to make an Excel file to record starting dates and temperatures so I can try (...) to make sure that I don't start too early so I won't run out in March cold spells...
 
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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,931
07462
Going on season 3 with the same cat! It was glowing nice and bright when I had that stove burning memorial day weekend
 

MissMac

Minister of Fire
Dec 4, 2017
867
NW Ontario
I'm actually looking forward to burning season. Waiting for it. Should have enough wood. (I hope, because I have about 2.5 cords and I won't have more per year in the future.) Going to make an Excel file to record starting dates and temperatures so I can try (...) to make sure that I don't start too early so I won't run out in March cold spells...
this has happened to me pretty much every year, so now I've bumped up my 3 year rotation so that i have an extra 1.5 cords per year for those cold march/april rains.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,508
Eastern Long Island NY
this has happened to me pretty much every year, so now I've bumped up my 3 year rotation so that i have an extra 1.5 cords per year for those cold march/april rains.

I wish I could do the same. The wife doesn't allow more after I built my shed this spring. 3 bays, 2.6 cord per bay. The rest will be the minisplit. But it's much nicer to have a fire going on low than having the minisplit run...
 

rdust

Minister of Fire
Feb 9, 2009
4,580
Michigan
Here :)

Hooked up to NG this off season with a new HE furnace. About 16 cords split and stacked. Planning to let the furnace handle some of the lightwork now, I ain’t getting any younger. ;lol
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,254
Ottawa, ON
I'm actually looking forward to burning season. Waiting for it. Should have enough wood. (I hope, because I have about 2.5 cords and I won't have more per year in the future.) Going to make an Excel file to record starting dates and temperatures so I can try (...) to make sure that I don't start too early so I won't run out in March cold spells...
If you have storage room, try to gather 1/2 to 1 more cord of softwood and have it as an emergency stash for March/April.
 

MTASH

Burning Hunk
Dec 24, 2018
169
Montana
Spent Saturday cleaning the chimney and tuning up the Ashford. Re-aligned the door assembly, installed a new gasket and lubed stuff that moves/turns. Should be good to go. I figure 6-8 weeks I'll be burning again. It was 43 this morning.
 

Poindexter

Minister of Fire
Jun 28, 2014
2,368
Fairbanks, Alaska
I don't quite understand the evolutionary niche of cranes. I don't understand how a bird like that can arrive on the North Slope in April, eat bugs and bugs and bugs all summer, and then fly south still skinny enough to fly through a shotgun pattern, but they did it again this year, starting three days ago.

The wife has been in wrist to ankle fleecy pajamas for three nights in a row now, and today, the first businesslike V of Canada geese headed south. When the Canada geese are leaving, it is about to get real.

Cranes just can't stop yammering away at each other flying over, squawk squawk squawk squawk squawk. The Canada geesa are making time, just the occasional "dress that line" "close up that formation" honks while booking down the road trying to outrun the radio in a police car.

As my kids would say, it is on like Donkey Kong.

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BKVP

Minister of Fire
And last week it was 85!
 

BKVP

Minister of Fire
Just arrived in Cleveland...hot and HUMID. We just don't get the humidity in Walla Walla. Probably some time before I light a fire....Lehman's is my first stop in the a.m. Great retail store, fun to visit. They sell many wonderful stoves from various manufacturers. Happy to be seeing dealers around the country.....
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,508
Eastern Long Island NY
Or hot and humid...
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,931
07462
When the Canada geese are leaving, it is about to get real.
I hate seeing you guys get real cold when we are in August or September here on the EC of the lower 48, usually means that the jet stream will be in a ridge over here which means the door is open for more ocean storms out this way.
We had our 3rd wettest July on record and just received nearly 5.5" of rain over the weekend, never been happier to have a woodshed as my out door piles are completely soaked through, its just been one of those kind of years around here.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,508
Eastern Long Island NY
I remember those days (E. TN) - but don't miss them (particularly when it was lawn mowing day...)
 

Tron

Feeling the Heat
Jan 1, 2020
272
Jackson MS
Lawn-mowing with a zero-turn is actually not so bad. But a while back I decided to cut up two large pines in our woods that fell during a storm a few weeks earlier. Now that was not so smart an idea, especially the heaving-rounds-into-the-trailer part.
 
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